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Puyallup Fair, Sept 22-26, 2010 - Puyallup, OR

Our setup, we took 23 Katahdins and had a good setup with several banners, new picture boards and lots of handouts. 4 breeders in our group, Shirley also brought a group of Katahdins.
Our setup, we took 23 Katahdins and had a good setup with several banners, new picture boards and lots of handouts. 4 breeders in our group, Shirley also brought a group of Katahdins.
Getting the sheep ready; Kara Kenagy and Breanna Hisey wash sheep.
Getting the sheep ready; Kara Kenagy and Breanna Hisey wash sheep.
Since it's a cold Sept day we dried the sheep, first with towels.
Since it's a cold Sept day we dried the sheep, first with towels.
And then with a blower which they actually seemed to enjoy.
And then with a blower which they actually seemed to enjoy.
Breanna shows how we brush the sheep to remove unshed fibers, dirt and straw.
Breanna shows how we brush the sheep to remove unshed fibers, dirt and straw.
All clean and ready for the crowds.
All clean and ready for the crowds.
The crowds were huge, people wanting to touch and meet sheep!
The crowds were huge, people wanting to touch and meet sheep!"
We got to talk to adults and kids about our sheep and they sure enjoyed it!
We got to talk to adults and kids about our sheep and they sure enjoyed it!
The 'moment'; seeing the joy in a childs eyes as he meets a sheep for the first time is a great experience!
The "moment"; seeing the joy in a childs eyes as he meets a sheep for the first time is a great experience!
Shirley Hasbrouk helps out with one of the 'big boys'
Shirley Hasbrouk helps out with one of the "big boys"
Debra Blake and Karen Kenagy get
Debra Blake and Karen Kenagy get "Curley" set up for the judge.
Everyone helps out in the groups, Karen's
Everyone helps out in the groups, Karen's "Flock" which is two yearling ewes, two ewe lambs and a ram lamb
Shirley's flock
Shirley's flock
Karen and Kara's pairs of ewe lambs, people as well as the judge loved the colors and spots!
Karen and Kara's pairs of ewe lambs, people as well as the judge loved the colors and spots!
The rewards of all that work!
The rewards of all that work!
Kara congratulates Rocky, sire of her lambs.
Kara congratulates Rocky, sire of her lambs.
Fun with lambs, we had lots of fun with the lambs, they loved our snacks, Breanna and Annie
Fun with lambs, we had lots of fun with the lambs, they loved our snacks, Breanna and Annie
More fun with lambs, these spotted lambs attracted a lot of attention and we did a lot of education about sheep.
More fun with lambs, these spotted lambs attracted a lot of attention and we did a lot of education about sheep.
 So come have FUN! Join us next year as we are featured breed at both Clark Co Fair and Clackamas Co Fair, we will be glad to help you learn!
So come have FUN! Join us next year as we are featured breed at both Clark Co Fair and Clackamas Co Fair, we will be glad to help you learn!

Clark Co Fair, Aug 5-10, 2010 - Ridgefield, WA

This class is judged first by the public and then by the judge as to how a second judge will place them hanging on the rail. Katahdin in front.
This class is judged first by the public and then by the judge as to how a second judge will place them hanging on the rail. Katahdin in front.
The first class is the Jackpot Market Lamb class, the Katahdin is in the front.
The first class is the Jackpot Market Lamb class, the Katahdin is in the front.
Here the judge checks leg muscling on a yearling ram.
Here the judge checks leg muscling on a yearling ram.
Kara Minor and Bethany Forester show ram lambs.
Kara Minor and Bethany Forester show ram lambs.
Whitney Blake and Karen Kenagy say come join us, it's fun!
Whitney Blake and Karen Kenagy say come join us, it's fun!
Here he measures length and thickness of the loin.
Here he measures length and thickness of the loin.
Debra Blake demonstrates a well set up yearling ram.
Debra Blake demonstrates a well set up yearling ram.
Remember it's fun! Come help us make next year a good one with the Katahdin as featured breed!
Remember it's fun! Come help us make next year a good one with the Katahdin as featured breed!
Aug 4-9, 2011; Katahdins as Featured Breed! We need your help to put on a great show!
Aug 4-9, 2011; Katahdins as Featured Breed! We need your help to put on a great show!
Kara and Bethany show yearling ewes.
Kara and Bethany show yearling ewes.
Clark Co Fair, Ridgefield, WA, Aug 5-10 2010.
Clark Co Fair, Ridgefield, WA, Aug 5-10 2010.
Our display and handouts
Our display and handouts
Judging hainging on the rail. By entering this class we show the public that Katahdins make good, lean meat lambs.
Judging hainging on the rail. By entering this class we show the public that Katahdins make good, lean meat lambs.
loin eye/lamb chops can be measured
loin eye/lamb chops can be measured
People really enjoyed our Stall Cards that had each sheep's picture and birth and breeding information.
People really enjoyed our Stall Cards that had each sheep's picture and birth and breeding information.
And of course everyone loved the baby lambs!
And of course everyone loved the baby lambs!

2009 KHSI Expo Sept 10-12, Corvallis, OR

2009 KHSI Expo! Sept 10-12, Corvallis, OR, Benton co Fairgrounds. 86 people attended this exciting and fun event!
2009 KHSI Expo! Sept 10-12, Corvallis, OR, Benton co Fairgrounds. 86 people attended this exciting and fun event!
Thursday close to 40 car pooled first to Abundant Life Farm near Dallas. Scott and Marilyn Jondle showed us how they pasture raise and market sheep, cattle, chickens and other livestock.
Thursday close to 40 car pooled first to Abundant Life Farm near Dallas. Scott and Marilyn Jondle showed us how they pasture raise and market sheep, cattle, chickens and other livestock.
We ate box lunces on the way to Jon Carters commer­cial hair sheep farm near Scio, he's using  Wiltshire Polled genes AI to improve his flock.
We ate box lunces on the way to Jon Carters commer­cial hair sheep farm near Scio, he's using Wiltshire Polled genes AI to improve his flock.
At the OSU sheep barn Tom Nichols gave us some good insights on newborn lamb care
At the OSU sheep barn Tom Nichols gave us some good insights on newborn lamb care
We had a fun evening welcoming folks to Oregon at our Host hotel in Corvallis
We had a fun evening welcoming folks to Oregon at our Host hotel in Corvallis
On Friday Dr Kreg Ley­master, NE gave some interesting talks on genetics and performance; The Katahdin: Just another Breed, or an Exception?
On Friday Dr Kreg Ley­master, NE gave some interesting talks on genetics and performance; "The Katahdin: Just another Breed, or an Exception?"
Dr. Woody Lane, L Livestock Services, OR, gave a couple very informative and useful talks.
Dr. Woody Lane, L Livestock Services, OR, gave a couple very informative and useful talks.
Dr Lynn Hermann-Hoesing, USDA-ARS in Pullman, WA spoke on using ge­netic tools to identify genetic disease in breeding stock, especially OPP
Dr Lynn Hermann-Hoesing, USDA-ARS in Pullman, WA spoke on using ge­netic tools to identify genetic disease in breeding stock, especially OPP
Dr Jim Miller, LA, gave good practical advice on parasite management and control and decreasing resistance to dewormers
Dr Jim Miller, LA, gave good practical advice on parasite management and control and decreasing resistance to dewormers
Dr Charles Parker, Ohio spoke on how we can market breeding stock in the 21st century.
Dr Charles Parker, Ohio spoke on how we can market breeding stock in the 21st century.
John and Marian Stromquist enjoying some of the good food! John was the main force in getting the 2009 KHSI Expo in Oregon and we thank him!
John and Marian Stromquist enjoying some of the good food! John was the main force in getting the 2009 KHSI Expo in Oregon and we thank him!
Ron and Sally Howard, Bethany Forster, Johanna Consor and Paulette Alexandria enjoyed visiting
Ron and Sally Howard, Bethany Forster, Johanna Consor and Paulette Alexandria enjoyed visiting
At the Ewe-Th Camp Fri afternoon John Stromquist shows Kara Minor and Breanna Hisey how to select and handle lambs.
At the Ewe-Th Camp Fri afternoon John Stromquist shows Kara Minor and Breanna Hisey how to select and handle lambs.
Howard Brown looks on as John helps Breanna with a lamb, he later surprized her by donating a ewe lamb to her!
Howard Brown looks on as John helps Breanna with a lamb, he later surprized her by donating a ewe lamb to her!
Adults got in on the action as Dr Leroy Boyd showed how to measure size and muscling.
Adults got in on the action as Dr Leroy Boyd showed how to measure size and muscling.
Saturday morning started with Dr Parker with his 4 legged stool  demonstration of how we need to balance conformation, pedegree and performance as we select our breeding stock.
Saturday morning started with Dr Parker with his 4 legged stool demonstration of how we need to balance conformation, pedegree and performance as we select our breeding stock.
Wess Limesand listens to requests as the sheep are lined up for display
Wess Limesand listens to requests as the sheep are lined up for display
Ram lambs from Illinois, Montana, Washington, California and Oregon were entered.
Ram lambs from Illinois, Montana, Washington, California and Oregon were entered.
Ewe lambs from all these states were also displayed for the buyers to handle and view.
Ewe lambs from all these states were also displayed for the buyers to handle and view.
Marian Stromquist and Jackie Hagberg hold their Lambs as Debra Blake looks on
Marian Stromquist and Jackie Hagberg hold their Lambs as Debra Blake looks on
Debra showing good technique in measuring loin and hindsadle.
Debra showing good technique in measuring loin and hindsadle.
Jackie talks
Jackie talks "Katahdin" to our St Croix friend Vickie.
Montana girls
Montana girls
This is on cover of The Katahdin Hairald, for a good magazine four times a year become a KHSI member
This is on cover of The Katahdin Hairald, for a good magazine four times a year become a KHSI member
Jon Carter, Debra and Carla Green look on as the sale gets ready to start!
Jon Carter, Debra and Carla Green look on as the sale gets ready to start!
Jackie with one of her ram lambs
Jackie with one of her ram lambs
Kindra with top selling ewe at $475 to KRK Katahdins
Kindra with top selling ewe at $475 to KRK Katahdins
John and Marian Stromquist with one of the Katahdins they drove all the way from Illinois to bring to our sale!
John and Marian Stromquist with one of the Katahdins they drove all the way from Illinois to bring to our sale!
Karen Kenagy with one of her ram lambs
Karen Kenagy with one of her ram lambs
Aspen Mountain Katahdins, MT selling one of their ram lambs
Aspen Mountain Katahdins, MT selling one of their ram lambs
Just Plain Sheep with one of their ram lambs
Just Plain Sheep with one of their ram lambs
Top selling Katahdin from KRK Katahdins  sold to Carla Green and Michael Polen of Sweet Home for $550
Top selling Katahdin from KRK Katahdins sold to Carla Green and Michael Polen of Sweet Home for $550
Dr Parker congradulates breeder and new owners
Dr Parker congradulates breeder and new owners
We finished out a great Expo with a Hair coat training class attended by a good group.
We finished out a great Expo with a Hair coat training class attended by a good group.

Oregon State Fair Aug 26-31

Our sheep display
Our sheep display
Sharing about our sheep is a major reason we go to the fairs.
Sharing about our sheep is a major reason we go to the fairs.
colors are fun in this breed
colors are fun in this breed
They sure become demanding for their snacks!
They sure become demanding for their snacks!
some even learn to
some even learn to "kiss" for their treats
The yearlings impressing another judge!
The yearlings impressing another judge!
Debra and Karen with fall ram lambs
Debra and Karen with fall ram lambs
The colors of the breed are a real selling point on the West Coast.
The colors of the breed are a real selling point on the West Coast.
Ram Championship
Ram Championship
Yearling ewes
Yearling ewes
Pair of yearling ewes showing depth and muscling we are looking for in the Katahdin
Pair of yearling ewes showing depth and muscling we are looking for in the Katahdin
Look at all the colors!
Look at all the colors!
Size, growth, muscling, multiple births, milking ability, easy care.... The Katahdin!
Size, growth, muscling, multiple births, milking ability, easy care.... The Katahdin!

Clackamas Co Fair Aug 19-23

Our pens and display
Our pens and display
Sheep content in their pens
Sheep content in their pens
Bethany Forster and her ram lamb get ready to show.
Bethany Forster and her ram lamb get ready to show.
The yearling ram brothers were impressive.
The yearling ram brothers were impressive.
Kara, Bethany and Karen with their Spring ram lambs.
Kara, Bethany and Karen with their Spring ram lambs.
A good group of yearling ewes
A good group of yearling ewes
The judge really liked our Katahdins, here judging the ewe lambs
The judge really liked our Katahdins, here judging the ewe lambs
This white ewe shows the depth and muscling that we are looking for in our Katahdins.
This white ewe shows the depth and muscling that we are looking for in our Katahdins.

Clark Co Fair Aug 6-11

Kevin Kiedrowski getting his lamb ready for Clark Co Fair Aug 6-11
Kevin Kiedrowski getting his lamb ready for Clark Co Fair Aug 6-11
Kara and Breanna show off the baby lambs
Kara and Breanna show off the baby lambs
Lambs are a great learning experience for all.
Lambs are a great learning experience for all.
The KHSI banner over the breeders pens.
The KHSI banner over the breeders pens.
Yearlings and Fall ram lamb.
Yearlings and Fall ram lamb.
Sheep trainers hard at work!
Sheep trainers hard at work!
The Katahdins showed against Horned Dorsets in
The Katahdins showed against Horned Dorsets in "Other meat breeds"
And did well! Debra Blake and Breanna Hisey with fall ram lambs and Karen Kenagy with a yearling ram.
And did well! Debra Blake and Breanna Hisey with fall ram lambs and Karen Kenagy with a yearling ram.
Our ewes did good too!
Our ewes did good too!
Katahdin Flock.
Katahdin Flock.
And a Katahdin took 2nd in the meat lamb on the rail class.
And a Katahdin took 2nd in the meat lamb on the rail class.

Country Lifestyle Experience gave us a chance to put together a Power Point on the Katahdin sheep and present it to the modest crowd that attended that event in Albany on April 10-11. We had a display set up with pictures, info and sheep who were shedding so we were able to talk to folks about this aspect of Katahdins. Of course the baby lambs were a hit.

Welcome to the PCKHSA display at the 2009 Country Lifestyles Experience in Albany, OR.
Welcome to the PCKHSA display at the 2009 Country Lifestyles Experience in Albany, OR.
PCKHSA display - Country Lifestyles Experience '09
PCKHSA display - Country Lifestyles Experience '09
Buddy was glad to visit the people.
Buddy was glad to visit the people.
Buddy and yearling display shedding in progress.
Buddy and yearling display shedding in progress.
Yearling ewes displayed shed out coats.
Yearling ewes displayed shed out coats.
Two year old with second group of lambs is a good example of productivity.
Two year old with second group of lambs is a good example of productivity.
The lambs were a great attraction.
The lambs were a great attraction.

We had a wonderful time of visiting and talking Katahdin to the good sized crowd that attended the event at Ruth and Robert Bleau's place in Grass Valley California on April 4. They did a great job of putting on a fun and educational event, fed and housed us. The weather was beautiful and it was great to see all the sheep and their beautiful place.

2009 Sheep Day at Blue Oak Ranch
2009 Sheep Day at Blue Oak Ranch
Ruth Bleau welcomes folks to her Katahdin Event.
Ruth Bleau welcomes folks to her Katahdin Event.
Our new PCKHSA banner.
Our new PCKHSA banner.
Our display and handouts.
Our display and handouts.
Equipment Display.
Equipment Display.
Fed Vet gives informative talk on Scrapies.
Fed Vet gives informative talk on Scrapies.
Ruth's vet gave a great talk and answered lots of questions.
Ruth's vet gave a great talk and answered lots of questions.
The Bleau family sure knows how to cook!
The Bueau family sure knows how to cook!
Eating great food while teaching folks about our great breed!
Eating great food while teaching folks about our great breed!
We had a great time talking SHEEP!
We had a great time talking SHEEP!
We met new people interested in Katahdins.
We met new people interested in Katahdins.
Ram used for hair coat inspection demo.
Ram used for hair coat inspection demo.
Rams from three back East States, They're shedding.
Rams from three back East States, They're shedding.





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