To view the most complete review of the 2012 NKR Elite Buck Sale and Spotlight Auction, check out the Goat Rancher Blog.
Terry was nice enough to share a few photos with us that he took after the sale.
MRG Smooth Criminal and his proud new owner Dr. Stemme (L) Mike, Lorie, Colton, and Mason Renick (R)
M. R. Goats is a family operated farm and everyone contributes to it’s success. This includes the long drives and travels to buck tests, seminars, and sales. Our latest trip to Springfield was by far our longest trip ever. It did pay off for us on Saturday mid-way through the NKR Elite Buck Sale when we were able to claim Highest Selling Kiko Buck. It made the long trip worthwhile and encouraged us that we are making the correct strides in advancing our breeding program.
Kraig Stemme (left) and Mike Renick with MRG Smooth Criminal, the high selling buck at the NKR Elite Buck Sale.
The high-selling buck was consigned by Mike and Lorie Renick of M.R. Goats in Worthington, W.V. MRG Smooth Criminal, a December 2011 buck, was purchased for $1,400 by the partnership of Dr. Kraig Stemme, DVM, and Jay Haggerty of Lake Fork Kikos
in Alba, Texas.
We wish Lake Fork Kikos the best of luck with their awesome new herdsire in the future. We are confident that he will produce great offspring for their growing herd and yours.
MRG Smooth Criminal
MRG Smooth Criminal was the high selling buck at the NKR Elite Buck Sale on May 19th in Springfield, Mo. His proud new owners are Kraig Stemme, DVM and Jay Haggerty of Lake Fork Kikos. MRG Smooth Criminal will have his work cut out for him this fall breeding some of the best doelings from the NKR Spotlight Sale who will also be going to Lake Fork Kikos along with the outstanding lineup that they already had in their breeding program. We are super excited to see his kids when bred to these exceptional does. Congratulations once again to Lake Fork Kikos!
We would also like to say thanks to everyone at the NKR for putting on such a great event. The materials were first class, the seminars were outstanding, the sale barn was well laid out and managed, the goat meat meals were delicious, and the comradery made the old and new breeders feel most welcomed. We were able to catch up with some old friends and meet several new ones that we hope to see again this fall. It was standing room only once the auction time rolled around and bidding continued through the last doe offered in the sale.
Overall the entire event was ran like a well oiled machine by a group of unmatched professionals. We’d try to thank everyone individually but would be afraid of inadvertently leaving someone out. We’ll try and get a few more photos and information on our website and blog as soon as we can.
We’ve stopped in Corydon, Indiana at the halfway point on our return trip home. Corydon also happens to be the home of the annual fall NKR Cream of the Crop sale. We hope to make it to that sale this year and this time we’ll be able to pull the trailer in anticipation of filling it up for the ride home.
NKR Elite Buck Sale May 19th, Springfiled Mo.
We will depart from WV on Wednesday morning and arrive in Springfield, Mo on Thursday afternoon with MRG Smooth Criminal, our nomination to the 2012 NKR Elite Buck Sale. We are looking forward to meeting a lot of new folks and seeing some old friends. It will be nice to put faces with names of those we’ve visited with on the phone and via email in the past.
We are also most excited about the buck that we are bringing and where he will end up going. We’ve traveled all over to get some of the best genetics we could find and by bringing a sample of our breeding program to share in Springfield, we know you won’t be dissappointed.
Here is a picture of MRG Smooth Criminal from a week or so ago when he turned 5 months.
MRG Smooth Criminal 5 months old
Good luck to all the potential bidders as we too hope to bring home some high quality does to compliment our current breeding program with some new genetics.