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Troy Sommer Faye & Clayton Smith

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State Fair

Posted by mbarshorthorns on September 17, 2008 at 10:27 AM

Well, it rained and rained and rained some more.  Our rain guage only goes to 6 inches, but one of the neighbors said we received close to 8 inches.  It really doesn't matter, it's wet! 

The Kansas State Fair was last week and M Bar made a good showing.  We took the 6049 bull and a bull calf.  The calf, "M Bar Castlerock 722T" was reserve champion bull behind TM Gus and we won the pair of bulls.  (now he gets his own tab on the web site )  Faye's heifer looked good, but not good enough for that day.  We had two heifers in the same class... Cale Hinrichsen's Countess/Dazzler and Faye's Georgina/Dazzler, they stood 2nd & 3rd behind the Champion Heifer of Fischer's.  We had a "plus" show this year and Grady Dickerson won that with his M Bar heifer.  (see the picture on the mission tab).

This was the first year for a "grand drive" at the fair and I think it was a success.  The stands were full and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.  It was kind of a long week, but there was a lot of socializing between the breeders of all the breeds that you don't get at most events.  Hopefully it will be somthing that will continue, maybe with a few improvements.

This week is the Jr. Livestock show in Wichita, we will see what Mr. Perry thinks. 

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