Post by Debbie Lincoln on Feb 22, 2020 22:14:59 GMT -5
San Antonio Barrow Show Winner Captures Hearts and Breaks Records There wasn’t a dry eye in the barn when Samantha Nicole Iselt of Lexington, Texas, was named the exhibitor of the Grand Champion Market Barrow at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. On Friday, she won over hearts again when she walked her barrow into the sale ring. Iselt sold her pig for a record-breaking $157,000 and received a $10,000 scholarship.
Samantha has Down Syndrome and captures hearts everywhere.
I wish we had a heart sign as well as a thumbs up.
I'd love to know who bought the pig for $157k. Does that money go to the kid ?
Big Moo & Heidi (dexter cows), Belle (jersey cow) Little Moo (dexter steer), Jack (lowline steer), Ziggy (lowline x dexter steer), Flora (lowline cow), Jaffa (dexter x red angus cow), Sorcha (jersey x highland heifer), Anne (jersey heifer), Tug & MoonBoy, (angus x lowline steers), Heart, Panda, Oxboy & Freckles (jersey steers). About 30 sheep (dorper and awassi x white dorper), 3 cats (Sarge, Hoot & Jasmine), Finn& Poppy the Amazing Maremmas, 15 chooks.
This made me cry! Thank you for sharing it, debbielincoln! Don't you know that sweet girl is going to be walking on Cloud Nine for many weeks to come?!?
We have a goat down there at the San Antonio Livestock Show. Her name is Serendipity, and she is there as an example of an Angora goat. She kidded a day or two ago, so everybody is getting to enjoy seeing her brand-new fat little nannie kid! Her compadre, Lindsey Poop-oop-a-doop has been going for the last several years, and last year they even had a naming contest for her twin kids (no, maybe that was two years ago). They were born there, as well, and came home with the names Dixie and Roxie! The stock shows are a great vehicle for educating a huge number of people in a short time about agriculture. Teachers bring their classes of kidlets to walk around and see the many exhibits, and folks volunteer their time to talk about cows, goats, chickens, pigs, bees......
Wife to the Greatest Husband Ever, Mother of Three Awesome Daughters, Mother-in-Law to Two Amazing Sons-in-Law, The Most Precious Grandson and Granddaughter Ever, Rancher/"Zoo-Keeper" of Hereford Cattle, Angora Goats, Remuda of Horses, Two Border Collies, One Mini-Aussie, A Duke's Mixture of Chickens, Seven Ducks (Rouen), and One Sweet Mini-Jersey named Katy Kow!
claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
May 23, 2019 13:07:11 GMT -5
Trim: I'm baaaaacccckkkk!
Aug 31, 2019 17:57:22 GMT -5
alpacalexi: My mini jersey cow is pregnant, however the last couple days her udder has deflated. My vet saw her on the 23 and said delivery in a couple weeks Is there a reason for her deflating?
Oct 2, 2019 17:17:00 GMT -5
Trim: She probably aborted a while back. That happened to one of my animals. She was bagging up but within a short while of her "due date" she began to deflate. I had no idea what had happened. I was seriously bummed out.
Feb 8, 2020 20:46:23 GMT -5
mamacherri10: good afternoon! I have not been on the website in a long time. Have a new jersey milk cow and am looking to see how long she needs to be dried up prior to calving? She is due the third week of May.
Mar 10, 2020 14:33:11 GMT -5
steven888: Dry her up now, she needs 6 wks of rest.
Apr 1, 2020 2:05:11 GMT -5
highlandteen: five to six weeks is generally suggested
May 7, 2020 14:39:23 GMT -5
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