Miller Grove FFA Member
Prepares Lamb For Market Show
by: Bobby McDonald
Miller Grove FFA member, Pauline Rubart, is an experienced lamb showman and is making plans to show her lamb, "Martin," in this year's NETLA Youth Market Show, February 21-23, 2013. "I've shown lambs for the past five years and this will be my sixth year to show," says the Miller Grove High School junior. "It's a project I enjoy and it is really neat to see the lambs develop and reach their potential!"
Pauline says that she named her lamb for the Market Show, "Martin," as he is being fed on feed purchased at Martindale Feed Mill. "I'm experimenting with two different kinds of feed, this year, and this is the one being fed on the Martindale ration," expressed Pauline. "I have another lamb that I'm getting ready for the Ft. Worth and Houston Shows."
Pauline says that the lambs do much better when fed together and when they are raised along side each other.
"I'm excited about the upcoming show and look forward to bringing my lambs to the shows, to see how well I've done feeding and exercising them!" denotes Pauline. "The show tells you how well you have done and hopefully you make the sale with your entry!"
Pauline, meanwhile, is out morning and night feeding and exercising her lambs, despite the weather. "They really do better when it is colder weather, but it isn't near as much fun getting out and working with them, especially when it rains," allowed Pauline. "But, then that is just part of the things you have to do to get them ready and to be able to enjoy the time spent with friends at the local and state shows!"
Watch for Pauline and her lamb, "Martin" at the show, in the Hopkins County Civic Center, February 21-23rd.
Best of luck to Pauline!!!
Pauline "braces" her lamb to teach it the correct way to be
presented to the judge, at the show.