Thoughts from Kelln

Cool Stories

Posted on April 30, 2018

Some stories are just better than others.  The story of the bull Heat Wave is cool.  900 has a fun back story.  Of course, I like a good story.  I would like to tell a story or two on here about a thing or twelve, but I won’t. A couple of years ago, a cool dude goat breeder in Nebraska called.  Ron Simonson hollered at me and said, “I need you to take care of

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Full Day

Posted on April 27, 2018

Opening day of the Shattuck FFA greenhouse was today.  It was packed FULL of green.  And we sold a pile.  It went really well. But, we’ve still got a lot.  We had a lot of customers from other towns.  I like it.  I am still learning about this side of agriculture but it is fun to see what is in demand and use some ideas to teach about value-added products.  You know something is going

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Posted on April 25, 2018

We hauled 11 kids to the NW area speech contest in Enid on Wednesday.  Tough contest.  And since Enid is a short distance to Garber, I thought that I better to talk to Schoovy about these bucks that they are selling. Lot 1 is a goat that sold intact as a baby.  He was originally bought to be a wether, but he just kept looking more and more like a power buck.  And that is

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Max Bid

Posted on April 24, 2018

Things that can flat out piss me off include when I start bidding on something, try to remember what website I am on, which login do I use, oh crap…which password do I use for this site, re-enter password, now remember correct password and enter that one, logged in, enter the amount, submit bid, are you sure that you want to bid this amount, click yes AND then, you have been outbid.  Another bidder has

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Drive for lunch

Posted on April 23, 2018

Duke and I had a six hour round trip drive in order to get lunch on this fine Sunday.  We took 3 head of bucks to Fletcher, OK.  Why Fletcher?  Because the most influential man in the livestock industry has a drop off point there…at his wife’s house.  Who?  What? Yes, we met up with Bob May. Yes, that Bob May.  I first met him in a parking lot at OYE in like 2006.  Vince

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Hey Kody!

Posted on April 22, 2018

I have had my faith shaken really bad over the past few years.  Not my faith in GOD, (NEVER) but my faith in the jr. livestock show program.  I’ve been led behind the curtain and didn’t like what I saw.  However, there have been moments lately that give me a warm and fuzzy feeling about the industry as a whole that makes me happy to be a part of it. To start with, I spent

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Posted on April 21, 2018

The skies finally opened up on Friday night.  It wasn’t the amounts that the weather people were calling for, but it was rain.  We had just about 1″ in the gauge.  It’s a start and we will take it.  I pray that it is enough to let the healing begin on the burnt areas.  And I also pray that it is enough to prime the pump and keep some more rain coming this way in

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Shitty Week

Posted on April 20, 2018

This has not been a fun week.  But it could be worse.  One only has to see what people that were in the path of the fires are enduring. I did enjoy reading the write-ups on the Sloan-Page sale.  Those were good. Have a good one and I hope you are dealing with smarter people than what I have had to deal with.

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Posted on April 18, 2018

It can be hard to find time or desire to sit down here and write some crap.  This weather can just suck!  The fires are back in Dewey and Major county.  Tammy’s parents were evacuated last night.  Luckily for them, the winds shifted.  Lots of acres, livestock and homes lost or damaged. For the first time in a long time, the weather experts are calling for rain on Friday and Saturday.  MY GOD, I hope

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Good One!

Posted on April 17, 2018

Sweet and I parted with a buck that sold tonight.  And that buck is now headed to Ohio.  This one will generate good goats.  No doubt.  This one fixes a lot of problems.  I like this goat and he will generate. Thank you to all the buyers and bidders.  I am honored to have a part in making one of this caliber.  Good genetics just keep going, and going, and going.  Energizer bunny anyone?  

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