Sunday, January 11, 2009

Happy International Livestock Show--2009

Sadie with judge Ronnie Dennis after receiving the First Year Exhibitor Award.

Sadie with Robby and Jim Mc after the show. Jim Mc helped me with my pigs way back when and he's still helping our 4-H and FFA kids now.

Yesterday was an exciting and busy day. It was Sadie's first "official" stockshow. She worked very hard helping Robby prep all of her animals. There were 20 lambs and close to 80 pigs in our "little" show. Sadie placed first with all of her animals except Otis, who got second. Leonard placed first in his class and was once again the smallest lamb in the class (and barn). The judge had very nice things to say about him and was excited we are planning to take him down the road later on. Otis, Harry and Wilbur all had reserve breed champion as well. Sadie's pig Harry was reserve breed behind the pig that won the show, so she even got to show in the grand drive for Reserve Grand Champion. Although she didn't get that honor, she had a great day and showed well. During the awards ceremony she was named Outstanding First Year Exhibitor.

Sadie showing Otis and then Leonard.

Sadie penned with Harry and showing Wilbur.
**Please note, my camera doesn't do well in barns with lots of dust--I've never been successful with stockshow pictures. The ones of the pigs are a little fuzzy and grainy.


Jen said...

I am so proud of you! You did such a great job! Love, Jen

Ashly said...

Great job Sadie!!! You looked cute, too... :-D