After bout with BPPV (Vertigo) am now able to write about grandsons Colt and Cade awesome showing at the Deschutes County Fair in Redmond OR.So proud of them and their hard word in caring and training of their entries. High Fives to both of you and your parents on your awards. The whole judging process is very complicated.
Colt decided this year to do a steer he named Poncho instead of pigs. He is with FFA. For a first time entry he did quite good and he thinks he would like to try again next year. He got 2nd place FFA and reserve champion out of 30. At auction he got $7 lb for a weight of 1411 lbs.
|Proud Colt with Poncho|
Cade showed 3 pigs: his market hog and 2 breeder gilts. For his market hog, Jed, he won 1st in heavyweight class, reserve champion in heavy weight,overall 4-H reserve champion and 2nd overall out of 150 market hogs. At auction he got $18 lbs for a weight of 268 lbs. Below is Cade's Buyer's Letter.
|Cade and Jeb|
For his breeders for which prizes and ribbons are awarded he got reserve crossbred meaning 2nd place. Out of 10 crossbred gilts ,Cade got 1st with Pistol. He then when back for championship against 11 others.and got 2nd place. They have breeders that want to breed them and Cade will either sell or get pick of the litter.For the breeders, entrants get ribbons, medals and reputation..
|Cade & Breeder Pisto|
I may have some of this wrong, but the gist of it they did a wonderful job and showing. This type of interest builds character, competition and hard work. So proud of our grandsons. Looking forward to next year. Special thanks to Hope and Shawn for encouraging and supporting them.