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|OG||Posted 08/06/12 11:01AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I had the priviledge of judging The Summer Classic Mkt.lamb and meat goat prospect/market jackpot show at the Dist. Fairgrounds Show Facility in the beautiful town of Harrison,AK this past Saturday. The weather was hot...the quality of the livestock and exhibitors was even hotter..It was evident to me that Darren and Cindy Kendrick and othr parents and show organizers run a quality well organized show. It's a 100% payback show and they have solicited several quality sponsors...one such sponsor even footed the bill for the ol' judge to spend two nights at the Hampton Inn. Darren Kendrick hand made grandfathr clock mantel awards to the Grand and Res. in bothe the lamb and goat division along with a hand made wooden trophy belt buckle case to the showmanship winners in each division were some of the finest, if not the finest awards I have ever seen. If you are tired of the traditional banner/belt buckle championship awards I would suggest you contact Derrick about making awards for your show..Darren has a WEB site that features some of his handicraft...now to the show..I found quality showmanship winners in each of the 4 age divisions...I do not remember the names of all the winners however, the Kendrick Bros. can flat get a lamb stuck and the little Stone girl can show a meat goat with the best of them..quality livestock was found in each breed class. I believe the association will have winners posted on the Arkansas Sheep Council WEB site on CLP.
When Darren contacted me about judging the show he stated the Ozark Hog Rally Prospect Market hog show would hostinga jackpot show at the same arena Saturday night and if they had not selected a judge would I be interested..I told him I would and he passed my name on to the association president and he called and after assuring him that although I mainly judge sheep and goats I do judge all species of both market and breeding show animals and hogs were my first love and I used to breed and sale show pigs and keep up to date with trends, he extended me the invitation to judge. I'm glad he did as I saw some of the best show prospects I have seen in some time and I apparently satisfied the pig people as I'm going to get some future pig judging gigs from this show. ..All in all it was a successful week end in the Ozarks and I apprciate the folks that extended the opportunity for me to work with the fine youth, their parents and leaders in Norther Arkansas...To you fine folks in Heard County Ga., I'll see you the 25th of August as we T it all up again...OG
|SnarkyArkie||Posted 08/06/12 05:54PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Gail, First I'd like to thank you for braving the heat with us and agreeing to judge our jackpot show. Through the previous 2 years of putting this show on, various people(ourselves included) had mentioned either at the show or right here on Mylamb that they would like the opportunity to show under you. For one of those folks, this would be their last year to have that opportunity and that was what really got me to consider emailing you about judging our show. This year there was much uncertainty with getting this show together due to several unfortunate incidents at the Kendrick house throughout the year but we got r done.
When we put on this show, we do our best to provide the kids and their families with the best show we can put together and I think a competent,knowledgable and honest judge is probably the most important element of the show and I am confident that you provided exactly that. It was our pleasure having you judge our show and you can be certain we will call on you again as long as "your bags are packed".
It was an honor to meet you and I want to thank you for the livestock judging tips you gave my boys just prior to the hog show. I doubt a man with your reputation needs a recomendation but if you ever needed one, you'd get a solid one from us. Thanks again Sir!
|ARlambs||Posted 08/07/12 11:37PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Thought I would share some pictures of OG's trip to the Ozarks.
Summer Countdown Classic Grand Champion
Summer Countdown Classic Reserve Champion and Champion AR Bred Lamb
Summer Countdown Classic Reserve AR Bred Lamb
Grand Drive picture
Enjoyed visitng with you Gail and thanks again for making the trip to AR to judge this show.
|TXsheepRaiser||Posted 08/08/12 01:21AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Darren nice craftsmanship|
|OG||Posted 08/09/12 03:01PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Cindy..Thank you for posting the pictures, especially the Grand Drive...again, I'm very impressed with the quality of the awards and would encourage those of you that have influence over the selection of awards for your show to look over the awards pictured above and give Darren a call...These type awards have lasting value...Good luck to the exhibitors and their families as they get animals ready for the Arkansas State Fair, Little Rock, in October...our own OSS judge Vance Christie(WestTex)..is going to sort the mkt. lambs...OG|
|SnarkyArkie||Posted 08/09/12 04:55PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Gail and Tyler, thanks for the compliments. Hope to get them on the farm website soon. |
|samarillo||Posted 08/09/12 11:12PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Wow! What nice awards. I want to drive to Ark to have a chance to win one. Gail looks like a really nice lineup of sheep. The sheep industry has changed from the Mudcat days. I just now have one ready to start showing. I have a few ewes to breed and really like the looks of Snarky arkies ram and ewe package, but the thought of raising sheep again excites and scares me to death. You look just he same, just a little grayer. I am glad that you could judge for these people. |
|OG||Posted 08/10/12 09:53AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Sam...when I saw the word "samarillo" I wondered if that was a connection to a guy I used to know and when you mentioned "Mudcat" I said, "yeah, that's got to be Sam. I'm glad too see that you are still involved in the show game and have one ready to get involved...it's a little different game when you have a child of your own involved, but, knowing you and your background you guys will be a great team and will have a lot of positive results. Sam, when I had my dispersal sale with the Gov't, retired, and moved to Ft. Worth to watch a little grandson grow up I thought my involvment with junior livestock show youth and their parents was coming to an end because I had stopped judging several years before retiring from breeding and selling sheep and goats, however, a good friend invited me to judge a 4H sponsored jackpot lamb show and I accepted the invatation(that show was Sept.27th. 2002 at Waxahachie,Tx) and I've since judged something over 500 shows in 18 states. A friend in Ca., asked me two years ago how much longer was I going to judge and I replied, "Dennis, that's going to be determined by two things, first, if and when I no longer enjoy the judging experience, and two, when the phone stops ringing." So far, I still enjoy the experience of judging and working with the youth, their parents, and show officials, and the phone still rings. I'll be judging a jackpot lamb show Saturday, Aug. 25th in Franklin, Ga. and I'll be judging all species at the Apache County Fair, Sept 6th and 7th, at St.Johns, Az. Sam, I hope I get the opportunity to judge your child before I hang it up....OG |
|SnarkyArkie||Posted 08/10/12 02:34PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Samarillo, the ram and ewe package has been sold, however we do still have about 8 yearling or older ewes available that we have been reluctant to advertise but we still need to slim down our flock some this year. Considered selling as bred ewes but I think as hard as they are to part with now, they will be that much harder to part with once they're bred. |
|samarillo||Posted 08/16/12 10:57PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|OG Send me your email. I will send you a few pictures from the lambs this year. Will my son showed last year and we were dead last the first show and ended up winning third in a really competitive county show. I have moved to just north of San Antonio. You are right, it has changed. It was as much a learning curve to me as it was to him after being out of the show barn for nearly 15 yrs. I do hope my kids will get to show to you as well. I might not win first but will be judged for the livestock presented. I helped a girl about 14 yrs ago in in a show in Randall co with a sheep her grandmother had raised. We ended up second, we wished for better but were placed in the position we deserved. We showed more through the season and continually improved, just missing the sale in San Antonio. I was really proud getting that close with a sheep that was less than $300 and 9 year old showman. He turned nine on Jan 28 and the show was the middle of Feb.
Glad you got the sheep sold and more happy
I am not tempted any more.
|OG||Posted 08/16/12 11:06PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|samarillo...my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
would love to hear from you...OG
|samarillo||Posted 08/17/12 12:11AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
Tried to email, but couldn't make it work. Email me at email@example.com and I will send you a few things
|OG||Posted 08/17/12 10:53AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Sam..I just sent you an email..on the above post click on the email address and it goes straight to my email...OG|
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