Some truly mar­velous goats

Evans com­petes in 2008 Au­tauga Agri­bi­tion show

The Covington News - - Agriculture & outdoors -

Ad­die Ann Evans, age 7, of Ry­dal com­peted in the 2008 Au­tauga Agri­bi­tion in Au­tau­gav­ille, Ala. on Feb. 1 with over 100 other youth from Alabama, Ge­or­gia, Mis­sis­sippi and Ten­nessee.

She ex­hib­ited eleven reg­is­tered full blood boer goats in 23 events and placed first or sec­ond in nine events in­clud­ing the Ed­u­ca­tional Dis­play and Scrap­book con­tests.

Ad­die and her young buck, “PLCF Ad­die’s Long Black Train” won Over­all Grand Cham­pion breed­ing buck for the show and Grand Cham­pion Ju­nior breed­ing buck. She placed first in the 6-9 month old breed­ing buck class with “PLCF Ad­die’s Knock’em Out John.”

Her three year old doe “J&J1 Prime Time’s Gayla” won Re­serve Cham­pion Se­nior breed­ing doe while six week old “PLCF Ad­die’s But­ton Her Up” claimed first place in the 0-3 month age cat­e­gory for per­cent­age breed­ing does.

Ad­die placed sec­ond in the com­mer­cial breed­ing doe class with “BZI Maize” and 4th with both “PLCF Ad­die’s Su­gar­land De­light” in the 6-9 month old breed­ing doe class and “River’s Michelle” in the 9-12 month old breed­ing doe class. Ad­die’s youngest doe, one month old “PLCF Ad­die’s Lone­some Dove” achieved a third place win in the 0-3 month old full blood breed­ing doe class.

Ad­die’s show­man­ship

abil- ity was re­warded with a 1st place award in the Ju­nior Show­man cat­e­gory and she took a break from the hard work to dress up her goat “River’s Michelle” and claimed sec­ond place in the cos­tume con­test.

Ad­die is a mem­ber of the In­ter­na­tional Boer Goat As­so­ci­a­tion Ju­nior Herds­man pro­gram; the Bar­tow County 4-H Meat Goat Club; the South­ern High­lands Goat Pro­duc­ers As­so­ci­a­tion; and is a first grade stu­dent at Ex­cel Chris­tian Academy in Cartersville.

Ad­die and her par­ents, Shane and An­gela Evans, op­er­ate Pine Log Creek Farms in Ry­dal and raise Boer goats to show.

Ad­die has al­most 40 goats on her farm. Ad­die’s goats may be viewed on­line at www.pinelog. com.

Sub­mit­ted photo

Cham­pi­onship ma­te­rial: Ad­die Ann Evans and her Full Blood Boer Goat “PLCF Ad­die’s Long Black Train” won Over­all Grand Cham­pion Buck and Grand Cham­pion Ju­nior Full Blood Buck at the 2008 Au­tauga Agri­bi­tion in Au­tau­gav­ille, Ala. They are pic­tured with event judge Chris Shaf­fett.

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