Sister, brother exhibit top goats at Yoakum Project Show (Video)

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  • Champion and reserve champions

  • Market animals

    • Steers

    Champion - Kaci Herman

    Reserve - Kailee Knezek

    • Hogs

    Champion Sheela Webb

    Reserve - Anna Reardon

    • Goats

    Champion - Kylie Quinney

    Reserve - Payton Quinney

    • Broilers

    Champion - Cole Cowan

    Reserve - Kaitlyn Caka

    • Rabbits

    Champion - ...

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  • Champion and reserve champions

    Market animals

    • Steers

    Champion - Kaci Herman

    Reserve - Kailee Knezek

    • Hogs

    Champion Sheela Webb

    Reserve - Anna Reardon

    • Goats

    Champion - Kylie Quinney

    Reserve - Payton Quinney

    • Broilers

    Champion - Cole Cowan

    Reserve - Kaitlyn Caka

    • Rabbits

    Champion - Justin Ramirez

    Reserve - Ashley Carroll

    Breeding animals

    • Heifers

    Champion - Wesley Janik

    Reserve - Ashley Carroll

    • Gilts

    Champion - Ashley Morris

    Reserve - Bridget Frazer

    Third - Clayton Wenske

    • Goats

    Champion - Ashley Morris

    Reserve - Payton Quinney

    Third - Kylie Quinney

    Look for auction results and photos of the champion and reserve champion winners in the Jan. 27 Victoria Advocate.

  • Showmanship awards

  • • Beef

    Senior - KC Rex

    Junior - Wesley Janik

    • Swine

    Senior - Savanna Kremling

    Junior - Rylan Schindler

    • Goat

    Senior- Amy Malik

    Junior - Hunter Kvinta

YOAKUM - Kylie and Payton Quinney took different approaches to obtaining their goats for the Yoakum Project Show.

In the end, they brought home the top two prizes in the goat division Friday night.

The show ended Saturday night with the sale of the top 70 animals.

Kylie, who showed the champion goat, opted to buy a show goat from Yoakum breeder Robert Washington, while her older brother decided to breed his pasture nannies, using one of Washington's bucks.

Payton won reserve champion with his home-bred efforts.

"I thought she would beat me. I didn't think he would do as good as he did. We figured he would place in the middle of the pack," Payton, 11, said of his goat, Popsqualy.

Their goats were among 15 in the show.

Kylie, 9, knew how to show off her goat Chewey's best feature.

"He has a lot of muscle in the rear so when the judge was looking at him from the back I had to make sure I had him set up to show off his muscles."

The pair followed the same routine to prepare their goats for the show. They fed them daily at 6 a.m. and after school, usually about 6 p.m., and walked them every other day after school to build their muscles.

This was Payton's fourth year to show goats while it was Kylie's second. They plan to show more goats next year.

The pair, who are members of the Yoakum Junior FFA, also raised breeding goats. In this competition, Payton won reserve champion with his doe and Kylie took third.

By Saturday afternoon, their thoughts had turned to the sale. Both hoped to make more than the $3,000 they did last year, and they were petty sure they would make it.

Her secret to getting more money was to be "silly in the ring. I will smile and try to be cute, they say you get more money if you are cute," the freckled-face fourth-grader said.

Payton opted for the more business approach - go in and show the goat.

Their efforts paid off. Kylie received $4,000 for Chewey while Payton earned $3,245 for Popsqualy.