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Thoughts from Kelln

Looking back

Posted on March 24, 2013

     This show year is done and in the books.  There were a lot changes and trends this past year in the goat world. 1–Best of the West Labor Day sale.  I said that this was the best sale in Oklahoma in terms of overall quality.  Was I right?  Yes.  Reserve grand at OYE–Helms, reserve grand at Enid–GT and class winning premium sale wether at OYE–Kelln.  Plus, numerous county winners, Woodward and Enid premium

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We’re home

Posted on March 23, 2013

     After living in a motel in OKC since last Sunday, we are home.  The shows are over, the premium sale finished up last night and it is now time to relax and then reload. I don’t have a lot of comments about the doe show other than it reminded me as to why I don’t like showing does.  We did have several Joe Dirt doe kids place in the top 2 or 3

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OYE

Posted on March 17, 2013

The end is near.  All of the Texas majors are completed.  Denver, Phoenix, Tulsa, KC, Louisville and the northern fairs for 12-13 are finished and in the books.  The last big one will be over this week.  By Thursday night, OYE wether and doe show will be done and then it will be time to start again for next year.  Good luck to all.

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Another history lesson

Posted on March 16, 2013

     These dang websites tied to the goat industry are amazing.  It astounds me how many people read this blog that is packed full of so much worthwhile information.  I commonly get asked how we came up with this idea.  Here’s your answer.      In the early 2000s, an ag teacher named Tommy Milligan, started a website called oklahomashowpigs.com.  With some promotion and the addition of a message board to stir up conversation,

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I saw them…BOTH…

Posted on March 14, 2013

    Yes, I recently saw both of the orginal Oklahoma goat gurus.  Who? The L and the W in L&W boer goats.  Who you ask?  That would be Don Lenhart and Sonny Wagner.        It’s time for a bit of Okie goat history.  Back in the late nineties, these two old geezers would sit around at Don’s country store at Camp Houston (look that one up on a map).  Sonny had goats

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Dirty Deeds

Posted on March 12, 2013

     He strikes again.  Who?  Well, quite possibly the best wether buck in Oklahoma.  No, I don’t have a picture of Joe Dirt wearing a Chive On t-shirt, but I do have pictures of more winners sired by the dirty dude himself.  Joe Dirt sired the reserve grand at Enid last week.  This week…the reserve grand wether at Woodward District.  Dirt’s deeds just keep stacking up. Now remember, he is owned and used by

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OLD!!!

Posted on March 11, 2013

     There comes a time when you realize that you have been caught.  I don’t mean being caught in a foot race.  Heck, I don’t like running unless I am being chased.  But, I can tell that I have been caught.  I have been ran down from behind from Father Time.  I have been caught by time.  Things don’t fit like they used to.  Activities hurt now that didn’t before.  You can tell that

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Stuff

Posted on March 10, 2013

     Got a really nice rain yesterday morning.  Got a smooth 1 1/2″.  Hadn’t had a rain like that in a long time.  Coupled with all of the snow melt, we are plum muddy around here.  Not complaining.  Starting to see some life to wheat scattered around the area.        We’ve got Dozer the Duroc showing at Woodward District today.  Then he has an appointment Tuesday morning for his final show–at the

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Enid

Posted on March 08, 2013

     Made it to the Enid show.  This has routinely been one of the toughest shows in the state–does and wethers.  Phil Stacy did the judging.  I won’t say that I agreed with every placing, but he ended up with top notch goats that patterned up extremely well.  Structurally correct, balance, with a good look and enough muscle.  His three division champion wethers matched type and kind very well.  You can always count on

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Chain vs. Brace

Posted on March 05, 2013

     Some states have showmanship rules of showing on the chain, while others allow bracing.  There was a lot of debate for several years, here in Oklahoma, about which way it should be.  It didn’t bother me to show on the chain when Kela was showing as I knew that she had a competitive advantage over 99% of the field.  But I was fine with it when they decided to allow bracing.    

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