Yesterday, we attended the Summit City Classic ADGA All Breed Goat Show in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As newbies, we really didn't know what to expect, but we knew we had to get our feet wet. We took our buck, Topper, and our little doe, Tator. We wanted to take Trixie also, but her papers didn't come through in time. Precious had to stay home, because the show did not have a category for a dry doe of her age. Tator took home two first place finishes, and was considered both times for Grand and Reserve Champion Junior Doe.
Topper was also shown, and although he didn't do as well as we had hoped, we are confident that he will soon come into his own. Topper placed last out of nine in the first show, because the judge was concerned that he was too tall for his age. In the second show, the judge placed him fourth of nine. In both shows, Topper was commended for his body capacity and his dairy character. We are very proud of Topper. He behaved really well for his first time in the ring.
We are very glad that we attended this show. We learned alot about showing goats, and we met some great goat people. Our "real" kids even got to help out in the show. Here is a pic of Kara showing a goat for another farm. She was SO excited and she did a GREAT job!!
In other news, we finished the bridge to the pasture. Now the does can hang out in the barn, go out to the intermediate yard, or climb the bridge to the big pasture. They now truly have the run of the place. It turned out REALLY well!!
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