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The Western Nebraska Sheep and Goat Association mission is to support, improve and strengthen the Western Nebraska's sheep and goat Ag community and it's infrastructure, through education, networking and marketing programs.
Autumn Pittman made her debut at the American Dairy Goat National Show in Loveland Colorado July 7-14-2012. The first event was the fitting competition which Autumn is pictured in below.
From left to right are Delaney Schmer of Lingle, Wyoming, Darian Ashenbrenner of Fort Lupton, Colorado, Autumn Pittman Morrill, Nebraska and Cassie Bennet of Parker, Colorado. The team started with an unclipped goat. They had 30 minutes to prepare it for show. They could only run one clipper at a time and could only have one hoof off the ground at a time. They were judged on keeping their area clean,clipping on the animal and final presentation. Autumn traveled with her grandmother Patty Pittman and they showed their lamancha herd exhibiting three doelings and 3 milkers. The youngest traveler was Champagne, a lamancha kid who was born 3 days before the show. By the end of the week she was broke to lead and followed Autumn up and down the aisles. Patty, Autumn and neighbor Janelle Anderson stayed in the Pittman camper. Janelle's daughter Dana Anderson and her friend Cameron Cardwell helped show Saanen kids. 4-H leader for the Just Kidding Around club, Carolyn Thomas attended and she and her daughter Chelsea Thomas helped with grooming and showing. Patty used her home made goat milker which
4-H club assistant leaders Shelly and Jim Longsdale of Lyman helped members make at one of their meetings. It is made from a brake bleader, plastic tubing and a half gallon jar. You attach a syringe without the plunger and it quite handily milked the first time fresheners with ease. Hay at the show was selling for $13 a bale and a Texas herd across the aisle said they had paid $27 a bale at their local show. Makes Wyoming and Nebraska look a little better!