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Thoughts from Kelln

Adventure

Posted on May 6, 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

Gas Prices

Posted on May 5, 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

Speeches

Posted on May 4, 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

Sales

Posted on May 1, 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

Joy of goats

Posted on April 30, 2011
Is there anything more fun than burning horns on goats?  Not an enjoyable job, but it must be done.  Duke and I have a set to do today.  I am excited about this set.  Spent a lot of miles and a lot of money looking for new bucks last summer.  This set of kids is out of Freak on a Leash and Joe Dirt.  I am real pleased with the way this set of kids

Common Courtesy

Posted on April 28, 2011
Maybe I’m wrong.  I doubt it, but just maybe.  It seems to me like it would be common courtesy to NOT call a breeder and ask them what the judge at Tulsa will like and what goats at Pfeiffers will work for that judge.  I will gladly answer questions, but it seems to me like it would help if the person asking the question had EVER bought a goat from me or even been to

Hey…

Posted on April 27, 2011
Should have started this blog six months ago.  FInally got an inch of rain here at our little piece of paradise west of Fairview.  Hope it rained west of here.  One thing about it, goats don’t like to ever get wet.

Another day…

Posted on April 27, 2011
with almost no rain.  Did have to turn the wipers on for a minute.  Had the honor of judging the NW district speech contest.  Very good division with really good speakers.  Public speaking is quite possibly the best part of the FFA program.  Of course, this meant it was after ten before I got to do my chores tonight.  Kind of reminds me of my teaching days.

Willkommen

Posted on April 24, 2011
Welcome to the Blog section of Kelln Livestock.  Thanks to Julie Milligan for helping build all of this. I hope to use this blog to dispense pertinent goat information, happenings at Kelln Livestock and random Kelln thoughts, which can be dangerous and sometimes politically not quite right. If you have a question or concern that you would like me to answer, please e-mail me and I will try to answer it.

Rain

Posted on April 24, 2011
Well, some places are finally getting rain, but we are just getting teased.  Just enough drizzle to get your glasses wet.  Pray for rain as the western half of Oklahoma and Kansas as well as most of Texas are extremely dry. 

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