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2009 Photo Contest Winners

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Judging the entries in the 2009 Ranch & Rural Living Photo Contest was harder than ever. We received more photos this time than we have in several years—and all of them were very good, well composed pictures with interesting subject matter.

Photos were judged by Jim Bean of Jim Bean Professional Photography in San Angelo, Texas, as well as by staff members. Entries were viewed this time on a computer monitor, one by one. Prints were scanned and viewed on the montor as well. Judges were blind as to who took the photos. They were judged on merit only.

 The first place winner of the Rural Life and Landscape category, by Connie Thompson, was reproduced on the cover of our September magazine. A photo of a young Charro, or Mexican cowboy, rating second place in the People category and taken by 12-year-old Emma-Leigh Coffman, wound up on the cover of the October magazine. Winners are reproduced below.     

—Editor

Category: People

1st Place 2nd Place

Granny and her Paintings -- By Kristi Beabout, Seguin, Texas.

 
 

Charro Boy -- By Emma-Leigh Coffman, Temple, Texas.

 
 3rd Place  4th Place

State Champs -- By Gina Munn, Miles, Texas.

 

  Mason Munn -- Photo by Gina Munn, Miles, Texas.
 Honorable Mention
  

Photo by Angie Taylor, O'Donnell, Texas.

  
   

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2009 10:39 Read more...
 

Decent Bids Offered at TAGRA Sale

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Angora ranchers bid on fullblood hair goats at the annual Texas Angora Goat Raisers Association Sale in July. At the Texas Angora Goat Raisers Association 90th Annual Show and Sale held July 24–25 in Junction, Texas, Angora goat ranchers gathered to show their best and buy new genetics for flock improvement. The sale was dedicated to longtime Angora raiser Jack Groff. Auctioneer Mark Tillman wielded the hammer.

Champion Sale Buck, sold by Triple S Angoras, was purchased by the Pfluger Ranch, Eden , Texas, for $600.  Champion Sale Doe, owned by Bonnie and Dale Naumann, was sold to Cerulean Farm, Harrah, Okla., for $650.    



High selling doe of the sale was offered by Bonnie and Dale Naumann and sold to Alan Stieler, Rocksprings, Texas, for $700.
High selling buck of the sale was offered by Ted Smith and sold to Seco Mayfield for $625.    

The day of the TAGRA sale in Junction, Pat and Tracy Ross from Harper had for sale mohair products including knitted products and yarns. They were selling these Angora goat dolls made with mohair locks.The day of the TAGRA sale in Junction, Pat and Tracy Ross from Harper had for sale mohair products including knitted products and yarns. They were selling these Angora goat dolls made with mohair locks. In the show on Friday, July 24, the “finale class”,  Annie Auld and Bob Davis Special Award $1000 winner-take-all went to Dale and Bonnie Naumann of Spicewood, Texas. The descendants of Bob and Annie Auld Davis have sponsored this event for 10 years. The previous winners are1999—Triple S Angoras, 2000—Triple S Angoras, 2001—Cindy Sites, 2002—Cindy Sites, 2003—Dale and Bonnie Naumann, 2004—Triple S Angoras, 2005—Dale and Bonnie Naumann, 2006—Bo Evans, 2007—Dale and Bonnie Naumann, and 2008—Kim and Bonnie Turner.    

TAGRA members expressed appreciation for the Davis family support and dedication to the Angora industry as well as their show. Show and sale organizers said they would like to thank all the buyers who attended the sale and said they look forward to seeing everyone again next year.           

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2009 14:56 Read more...
 


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