On Saturday 5/21/16, we attended the Western Reserve Dairy Goat Association (WRDGA) show at the Burton, Ohio fairgrounds. We just brought two bucks, and competed in both rings – this was only the second time we’ve ever competed in a buck show.
It was a cold, rainy day but the show was still fun and it was nice to catch up with friends we know that also own goats.
The bucks we brought were Mighty Quinn and Celtic Quinn. Mighty is not yet a year old, so he competed in the Junior yearling class, while Celtic is just over a year, so he competed in the 1 year and under 2 class.
This was the first show for both of them, and although I’ve been walking them and working with them so they would cooperate in the ring, they mostly decided not to.
I’ve been working on getting them to walk with a collar, and set-up properly – and they seemed to be getting good at it. But, that was while we were at home. As soon as we got to the show, they decided they wanted nothing to do with it. Fortunately, there were lots of other bucks doing exactly the same thing.
Since Mighty was in the Junior class in each ring, we went first, and with lots of coaxing and encouraging, we did manage to get around the ring. He won First Place in both rings.
It’s always fun to win, and Mighty Quinn proceeded to win Champion Junior Buck in both rings!
Celtic Quinn’s class was huge, and he didn’t do quite as well as Mighty. He was Second Place in the first ring and Fourth Place in the second ring. Still not bad for his first show!
Since Mighty won Champion Junior buck, he also competed against the Champion Senior buck in both rings for the title of Grand Champion buck. The older bucks almost always win, and that was true in this case too. He lost to the Champion Senior buck in each ring. Still a fun day, and hopefully the boys will behave a little better next time out!