Thoughts from Kelln

Captain Morgan

Posted on May 19, 2011

Made it out west on Wednesday. Stopped in to look at a set of Captain Morgan x Bodog babies. They are about 7 weeks old. Very good set. 4 or 5 wether kids that are real good. Only one doe kid in the whole bunch. They will be ready to sell in June. This set and several others will all get banded Sunday. The signs are right.

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Something new everyday

Posted on May 18, 2011

I have a pen of first time doe kids that are due in late June.  They have several acres of grass, are being fed twice a day and have free choice to an alfalfa bale that has no mold in it.  They have mineral with CTC (chlortetracycline) in it for an antibiotic.  They were vaccinated before breeding.  They look real good and yet, everyday is a new day in the doe pen.  One of them

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How did we get here?

Posted on May 14, 2011

     It was less than a decade ago that there was not an organized OK state goat show.  I wasn’t raising goats.  Pfieffer’s were well known for Angus cattle.  The honorable Jack Staats was in his 54th year of teaching Ag-Ed and hadn’t touched a goat without a rope.  Fred was showing everything but goats.      I didn’t want to do it. Kela, Danielle Litzenberger and Kourtney Childers talked me into the goats.  All three of these

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What about BOB?

Posted on May 13, 2011

I do get hit up with lots of questions.  People call, email or catch me at shows and sales to ask about goats, judges, feeds, etc.  I would be willing to bet that the #1 asked question for the past year is…”Who is BOB?”.  I think that I will start leaving clues on here until somebody emails me with the right answer.  We’ll just see how mouthy Bob wants to get on the message board. 

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Posted on May 11, 2011

     The internet is an amazing tool when used properly.  It has definitely changed the way ag products are marketed.  I routinely get calls and e-mails from all across the U.S. regarding goats.  Although most of my sale goats stay in OK, the online sales have generated interest outside the state.       The internet affects equipment sales as well.  Even though it is dry in our part of the world and not many people are

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Big Weekend

Posted on May 11, 2011

What a weekend.  Duke, Mikey and I traveled south.  It was worth the trip to see that high of quality of wethers for sale.  Lots of rumours about this set of goats.  Who bought what before hand, where the high sellers went, etc, etc,…  Doesn’t make a rat’s donkey in the end.  The good feeders and showers will rise to the top.  My opinion was that was one heck of a top shelf set of

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Posted on May 06, 2011

Duke and I are headed south today.  We have a lot of orders to start filling for Tulsa, Phoenix, Woodward, Enid and OYE.  I feel very good about the goats in our pens.  I am not extremely confident in being able to fill a lot of these orders.  It seems like prices are higher again this year.  A dollar just doesn’t go very far.  Oh well, we will just have to buy what we can

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Gas Prices

Posted on May 05, 2011

It will be interesting to see how the high fuel prices affect goat sales this year.  I have always enjoyed driving all across OK and Texas to look at as many goats as possible.  But it might be cheaper to pay more for goats at one or two farms and not drive as much.  I’ve got a lot of orders to fill and I don’t won’t to fill a tank very often.  Might have to

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Posted on May 04, 2011

Congrats to Chacey on winning the plant science division of the State FFA Speech Contest.  She was also 2nd overall in the State finals to represent OK at the National Convention.  She was also 3rd in natural resources and 4th in extemp.  Way to finish up a phenomenal public speaking career.  Of all the awards that Kela won, her winning a state FFA speech contest was, in my opinion, her biggest accomplishment.  It won’t be

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Posted on May 01, 2011

Made it to Pfeiffer’s sale last night.  Good crowd.  A lot of goats and dollars changed hands.  Top end sold extremely well.  Goats were greener than I was expecting.  Some goats sold higher than they should have, but there were bargains to be found.  There will be premium sale wethers out of that sale that sold for $500 or less.  It is amazing how high these goat sales have gotten.  It does take a lot

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