Monday, February 25, 2013

2013 WKU Block & Bridle Winter Classic

Champion Market Heifer and Overall Champion Market Animal

     Blake enjoyed a successful day in the show ring at the Western Kentucky University 1st Annual Winter Classic Jackpot Show. He took home the purple rosette for Champion Market Heifer then went back in the ring and won Champion Market Animal.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Green River Preview Beef Show ~ Hartford, Kentucky

     Traveling to Hartford in March with trailer in tow has become a Quiggins family tradition. No matter how many years we do this, getting up at 3:30 am to load heifers and make the nearly 2 hour drive is not getting any easier, at least not on Tim and I.  This has long been a favorite show of ours because it's early in the season and it's just so good to visit with dear friends. Thanks Jim Jasper for making me laugh so much that morning with your stories and insights on the world around us!

    Blake had a great day that started with class winner with his market heifer and she was later named champion market heifer.

Champion Market Heifer by Heatwave.

      In the Angus show, Blake's September heifer was also a class winner, but couldn't get passed the older heifers in the championship drive.

September Angus heifer in championship drive, Voyager Queen 991, a daughter of SAV Bismarck 5682.
     I'm not sure when we will hit the road again with the heifers but keep an eye on this blog for pictures of new calves and our cow herd.

Photographs on this post property of Wanda Quiggins

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

2012 Kentucky Beef Expo

  It was a super weekend in Louisville, a time to catch up with great friends and enjoy time with our family. Of course there is a lot of work and little sleep involved in a weekend show like the Kentucky Beef Expo. It was so nice to have Ashley fly in for the weekend, making it so much like years ago with her and so many of Tim's former students with us. We did not have sale consignments this year, there was not a Chiangus Show/Sale, but we did take Blake's heifers for the junior jackpot show held on Sunday.
Blake's Market Heifer, Class Winner in Kentucky show and open show.
     Blake's Heatwave market heifer did great, winning the class in both the Kentucky and open market heifer classes. It was a great way to begin the Kentucky show season with her.
     The Chianina heifer is still green so we weren't expecting much from her at this show, just a good time to get her on the trailer and have a little road experience. She was a Kentucky class winner and, she has brighter days ahead.

Blake's September Angus heifer, Class winner in both Kentucky and Open show classes.

     Blake's fancy September Angus heifer, a daughter of SAV Bismarck 5682,  purchased from our friends at Voyager Angus in Hodgenville, Kentucky, won her class in both the Kentucky and open show and is the beginning of Blake's involvement with the Kentucky and American Junior Angus Association. We look forward to participating in the NJAS National Junior Heifer Show in July in Louisville!
     A special thanks to James Comer, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner, and the staff with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Division of Shows and Fairs, for another great show supporting and encouraging our youth.

Photographs on this post property of Wanda Quiggins and Quiggins Chiangus.