We caught up with the breeder of the Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb at the 2022 Tulsa State Fair. We invite you to read our candid interview with Hild Brothers Show Stock below and please continue to check back often for our next edition of “Breeder Spotlight.”
TELL US ABOUT THE BREEDING OF YOUR STATE FAIR CHAMPION:
The Res at Tulsa is a product of our ET program- Freestyle x “Paris” (Fowl Play), which was sold on our annual ET Wether sale on SC. He’s got a full sister from 2021 that’s already in the donor pen, and Paris was flushed to Ride Time for January’s, and Gable for March lambs.
TELL US YOUR FAVORITE PART OF YOUR BARN/MOST INTERESTING OBSTACLE YOU HAD TO WORK AROUND WITH YOUR BARN:
This summer we added a “working area” with a tub and chute. It’s been real handy!
WHAT DOES YOUR TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?
It really depends on the time of year, but the day always starts and ends with chores. Summer is filled with repro activity and winters are filled with lambing.
BEST LAMBING TIP?
Barn cameras are worth it!
HOW LONG DO YOU LEAVE YOUR LAMBS IN JUGS?
3-7 days depending on how many we’re moving through the barn.
THE WORST PART ABOUT RAISING SHEEP IS…
It’s a huge time commitment if you want to do things right.
THE IDEAL SHEEP CUSTOMER TO ME IS:
A hard working, good stockman that pays attention to the little details.
IF I DIDN’T HAVE LIVESTOCK YOU’D FIND ME….
Traveling much more!