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Thoughts from Kelln

Weekend

Posted on July 08, 2013

     Saturday was typical at the store.  Hardly any activity until about 10:30 then people stacked in there until about 12:30.  That afternoon, Duke and I decided to worm, vaccinate and band a set of 5-6 weeks old.  I know that some like to band at 4 weeks and others like to wait until 8 weeks.  I kind of go with when the goats are ready, and at least 5 weeks old.  I do

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Let me tell you something….

Posted on July 06, 2013

that’s good about the show goat industry.        I spent my 4th of July holiday driving to look at goats.  The rest of the family was tied up w/ a fundraising deal, so I went with part of my other family to look at goats.  Big Bill, Tyke, Braden and I met Thompson to look through a set of goats.  We left early.         Another family was there ahead of

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The shits

Posted on July 05, 2013

     Just about every goat farm that I have visited, there have been goats with the shits.  I am sure that it has been spread by moving goats from farm to farm as well as people tracking it from farm to farm.  I’ve tried several medications this summer.  Some prescription, some not.  Some chemical, some herbal based.  The best recipe that i have used is as follows: –2 ccs Baytril–IM, in the muscle –3

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Home

Posted on July 04, 2013

     Those people that I live with have returned home from their extended vacation/contest trip to Orlando.  The highlight was that the legos which were ordered by Duke at the huge lego factory store also arrived today.  Another week or so and Kela heads to LA.  Big fun at our house.        The house was in good order.  They actually dirtied it up more by coming home.  I can survive on my

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Interpretation

Posted on July 03, 2013

      Sometimes, when trying to write this word-of-the-day (BLOG), it is hard to interpret how the readers will take what is written.  Sometimes, when writing it, I know that there will be some crap stirred.  Other times, I don’t expect to receive any feedback.  Like last night, or a couple of posts this past week.        As somebody that is involved with sales on numerous levels, I think it is important

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Market

Posted on July 02, 2013

      A common question is “How long will the goat market stay like this?”  I can answer it honestly.  Who knows?  I don’t. The market is moving north, east and west.  Cattle & horse people are getting into the goat business, looking at the price tags and going “Well hell, if that’s all it costs, let’s do it!”  Some breeders will grow, almost overnight, others won’t make it.  Why?  There is a lot

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Favorite

Posted on July 01, 2013

Drink–Orange Juice (I have orange juice EVERYDAY)   Music–both kinds—good and loud Song–Amazing Grace  Baseball player–Kirby Puckett Football player–Barry Sanders Basketball player–RUSM!  I’m 5’9″ and white, like a give a rat’s ass about that sport.  Although, I watched a LOT of girl’s 6 on 6 basketball back in the late eighties.  It paid off.  Yep, I married the hot one with….attitude that was/is meaner than a cat w/ turpentine on it’s ass.   Day–Tomorrow Good

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Let me tell you….

Posted on June 30, 2013

about my last day or two.  I should have gone and bought lottery tickets as lucky as I have been.  First of all, I left work on Friday to come home, load the popper and head to Waynoka to pickup a Poe goat.  Before, I left work, I told Caleb, “I’m leaving to do this so that I can be here at the store in the morning.  Caleb said, “I want to work tomorrow.”  Jackpot.

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Critical

Posted on June 28, 2013

     How do you raise better animals?  You have to be critical of your own stock.  It is a requirement that you be able to look at your stuff, go “I raised how many premium sale goats last year?”, then pop a top and go “That wasn’t enough.”  Then answer the question, “What do we have to do to keep moving forward?”  Some would use the term progressive.  The Dragon Lady would just call

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Sales, sales and more sales

Posted on June 27, 2013

      Boy howdy, there sure is a pile of online sales this week.  And they seem to be going pretty well.  We’re selling a nice set of does in the Girls of Summer sale.  Whoever gets these 5 girls will love them when they go to raising babies out of them.  They are stacked with maternal genetics.  I am a firm believer that you have to have good mommas to raise babies.  It

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