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Thoughts from Kelln

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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Finally

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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Hard

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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Not Fun

Posted on April 15, 2018

The last few days brought us some of the worst weather that I have ever witnessed in this part of the world.  Temps–Thursday it was a hundred degrees.  Friday night it was in the mid 20s.  Still no rain.  And the wind.  Oh jeeminy!  What a brutal wind for several days straight. Thursday brought fires north of Woodward and south of Vici.  Friday saw a repeat with Dewey County losing lots of acres of land.

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Sale Time

Posted on April 10, 2018

Huge thank you to everybody that had anything to do with our online buck sale.  I am ecstatic with how it went and look forward to getting sale and show reports of the kids from these bucks. I do think that it would be good for all goat buyers, breeders and sellers to have to deal with an online yearling buck sale.  It ain’t fun.  You don’t just grab a yearling buck out of the

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Guard Animals

Posted on April 08, 2018

Anybody in the sheep or goat industry understands the value of a guard animal.  Here at Kelln Livestock, we have a GARP–Goat And Ranch Protection.  He is a neutered 7/8 Pyr & 1/8 Komondor male.  He is a DGD–Dang Good Dog.  I have seen the use of llamas, donkeys and really mean dogs.  In some cases, all of the above are needed.  However, today, I saw a first. If you know me, then you know

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