Thoughts from Kelln

Goat Notes

Posted on July 01, 2016

Just a few notes about goats–does and dont’s. I hate it when it happens, but it does.  New showers need to make sure that halters properly fit their new projects.  The nosepiece needs to be as close to the eyes as possible.  NEVER walk away from a goat that is haltered and tied to a fence.  It doesn’t take long and they can choke themselves down.   We’ve been fighting some spots on babies eyes.

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Weekend sales…done

Posted on June 28, 2016

No goats sales for awhile.  Thank goodness.  I didn’t have very many to sell this time around.  Mainly due to a crappy experience with a flush deal back in November.  But, that is fine.  Now, we can work on getting these sets of May & June babies ready to go for Labor Day and later.   What did we see at the sales?  Smaller crowds, lower averages but still good sales.  Good goats brought really

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Sale Time

Posted on June 24, 2016

      The wethers are sheared and loaded.  We aren’t taking many–just five wethers.  But this is a really nice set.  Taking a little guy that is just about 9 weeks old.  He is a Dirty Rain x Rumour Has It.  Super complete kid–cocky, shapely, round ribbed and excellent on feet and legs.  I haven’t banded him and I almost would like to keep the nuts in him.  But, we need to take a

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Right here at Home

Posted on June 23, 2016

I’ve been a lot of miles and seen a lot of goats, all over Texas.  I’ve also seen a lot of Okie goats.  In all honesty, there isn’t any need for any Okies buy outside of OK.  There is going to be a wicked set of goats selling this weekend.  One day, 3 sales and all loaded with good goats.   The Circle of Champions sale is a known producer for excellent goats.  All of

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Under-Rated Breeders

Posted on June 20, 2016

I could go on and on about the BIG time breeders.  Some of them are like Wal-Mart. I don’t mean this in a negative way, as Wal-Mart is one of the most successful companies of all time.  These breeders are going to have banner pictures year in and year out, just by shear numbers.  They can try new matings while still using the tried and true that pays the bills. Then there are those few

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Posted on June 17, 2016

  The critters are fed, hayed and watered.  The babies eyes are doctored.  The truck is running and ready to roll…again.  Hopefully, this sale weekend is the best so far.  

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Things I have learned

Posted on June 16, 2016

It doesn’t matter what business that you are in, you better understand marketing and/or be ready to be able to pay somebody to help market said product.  I can tell you that I am still learning.  And the other thing about marketing, you better always be learning and willing to learn more.  Because somebody else is already working on a new way to sell you something.  How many of you have bought some flex-seal?  I

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10% chance

Posted on June 13, 2016

Tammy told me last night that her phone said that it was going to rain.  Mine didn’t.  The tv weather gave us a 10% chance of rain in far NW OK.  Well, that 10% chance hit at 5 AM.  Hard.  I went out in it to shut the kidding barn up, close the chicken barn and make sure babies that had just been moved outside were under the shed with their mothers.  The rain hurt

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I’ve got a headache…

Posted on June 13, 2016

The past three days have not been fun in this part of paradise.  Duke and I changed travel plans on Thursday.  We found out that one of our traveling companion’s mother was being admitted to the hospital.  Hopefully, this was the only scare for that family.   We were running late to the TX sales, so we didn’t get to make our planned farm stops.  We did make it to FNF in time.  Huge crowd

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Posted on June 09, 2016

       The dreaded doe kid curse has returned to Kelln Livestock.  The plan was for buck kids–nope.  Hopefully, this blog will change the luck.  However, I doubt it.  I guess if they are good, it doesn’t really matter.   I see saw lots of various posts regarding Mark Hamill.  If you don’t know, this was the dude that plays Luke Skywalker.  If you keep up with those-in-the-know, they had some trouble getting all

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