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Thoughts from Kelln

Another Round

Posted on June 4, 2011
The next round of does are due to kid starting June 1. Nothing had happened on the first or second or yesterday morning. However, I got home last evening and asked my youngest offspring if any does had kidded. “Nope” was the reply. I asked when he had checked last. “15 minutes ago.” We had a quick chat about lying and laziness and get your butt outside and double check. I changed clothes and met

Goat Sale Season

Posted on June 3, 2011
The season is upon us. The lone star elite sale is tomorrow, followed by numerous sales every weekend throughout the month of June. We are going to have a few in the Wild Wednesday sale on the 15th and the rest will be in the Kelln online sale on the 21st. From what I have seen of goats in Oklahoma this year, people can save some gas money and stay right here and buy wethers.

Consistent

Posted on May 31, 2011
How do the same people always end up being in the hunt to win shows, make sales, etc? Is it money? Genetics? Feeding program? Showmanship? Luck? How about all of the above. In order to be in the sales at statewide shows, year in and year out, requires a program. It takes work studying genetics. Just because you bought a goat from a big name breeder doesn’t mean that you bought a good one. It

Windy

Posted on May 30, 2011
It is a little bit windy today. I weaned a couple of does this morning. Decided to leave the rest on their mommas for a couple of weeks as they are only 6 weeks old. Brought some weaned babies in on Saturday. Most of these were out of Freak on a Leash. They are from one my herds out west and are pretty green. But there is a couple of wethers that look good and

Bob

Posted on May 27, 2011
Looked on the oklahomashowgoats message board and noticed that bob and Diablo were at it again. If you would like Bob’s identification, then email with your guess as to the hometown or county of Bob’s residence. I will reply with a correct or incorrect. I will not reply to text or phone calls. Make sure you read previous posts before sending me your guess. There is already one hint out there in the blogosphere.

Weather

Posted on May 25, 2011
Got home from work last evening and was told that the Gosney’s had been hit by the tornado. Tammy and I loaded up and went to help. It was a direct hit. Their large metal barn was completely gone, even pulled the stem wall and foundation out of the ground. Numerous trailers destroyed/missing. Shannon’s brand new Suburban totaled. Thank GOD nobody was hurt and all of the livestock was accounted for and moved to neighbors.

Setting Up

Posted on May 24, 2011
Been catching babies and setting them up. If you ever think about having an online sale, then you need to catch the goats and set them up five or six times before picture day. Otherwise they won’t photo very well. These online sales are more work to do one right, but with my schedule it works for me. I can do this stuff after dark and then schedule photo day with Mr. Milligan and his

Working babies

Posted on May 23, 2011
Duke and I worked a set of babies yesterday. Gave everything their 2nd Covexin 8 shot. Wormed with prohibit. Banded and sheared weathers. We will wean this set in a week or so. Most of these are sired by Joe Dirt. This is an extremely consistent set of goats. He has stamped them with good rib shape and big loins that tie into their hip very well. Trying to get everything ready for the June

Captain Morgan

Posted on May 19, 2011
Made it out west on Wednesday. Stopped in to look at a set of Captain Morgan x Bodog babies. They are about 7 weeks old. Very good set. 4 or 5 wether kids that are real good. Only one doe kid in the whole bunch. They will be ready to sell in June. This set and several others will all get banded Sunday. The signs are right.

Something new everyday

Posted on May 18, 2011
I have a pen of first time doe kids that are due in late June.  They have several acres of grass, are being fed twice a day and have free choice to an alfalfa bale that has no mold in it.  They have mineral with CTC (chlortetracycline) in it for an antibiotic.  They were vaccinated before breeding.  They look real good and yet, everyday is a new day in the doe pen.  One of them

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