Monday, March 23, 2009

Best of Midwest Success!

Last weekend's show and auction in Columbus was a great way to get back into the alpaca scene for springtime. It's always so fun to see our alpaca friends again, to get our young animals into the ring for the first time, and to regain enthusiasm for the industry!

Jitterbug, consigned to the auction, gained a wonderful new home with John, Mary and Sally Francis of Alpaca Corner in Shandon, Ohio. They are long-time loyal customers, and we are excited that they got such a lovely Michelangelo daughter! (She placed 2nd in a very competitive fawn class!) Thanks and Congratulations, John, Mary and Sally!!!
Our new farm manager, Jenny, was great to have along and as always she was a sponge, trying to learn every nuance of showing and judging. She is proving to be a fantastic asset to our team here on the farm!

Our animals did great, with the highlight being XXXtremely Sweet taking the brown female championship in her first show at just 9 months(seen at top). I have had high hopes for her since birth, and it's going to be a lot of fun showing her this year!

Our newest Thoroughly Bred Herdsire, LMFI Man of Steel (co-owned with Catalpa Creek) took a blue ribbon as well in the greys, and he garnered lots of complements with his distinctive good looks. Competition is always brutal in Ohio, and since most of the animals that we took placed high, we were really pleased! We look forward to attending the Futurity, Kentucky Classic and Nationals later this spring- hope to see you there!

1 comment:

Alpaca Farmgirl said...

Congratulations on your wins, Lindy! And what a handsome grey male. Striking! Hope to see you at AOBA in June.