James Agnew and Brenda Larner were the happiest people in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when their January buck kid "Trust-N-Luck" was named Grand Champion Buck of the first annual THE Buck Futurity and winner of an estimated $20,000.00.
August 2nd Tulsa, Oklahoma was the site of the first Annual THE Buck Futurity. The event took place at Tulsa's Expo Center in the beautiful Pavilion Coliseum. Twenty four of the 30 member breeders brought 42 bucks to be judge by three of the nations leading livestock judges and collegiate judging team coaches. The judges were Kelly Bruns, PhD, South Dakota State University, Matthew Claeys, Purdue University, and Thomas Turner, PhD, of Ohio State University.
Judging took place at 1:00 PM Saturday afternoon, refreshments and Hors d'oeuvres were at 7:00 PM and the Top Ten Parade and Sale started at8:00PM. An estimated crowd of 200 watched the show and the sale had 62 registered buyers. Breeder members, spectators and buyers alike felt that it was one of the best events of the year and all enjoyed the quality of the goats, beauty of the facility, atmosphere, judging and companionship. Many voiced their opinion that the industry needed an event of this quality where contestants could win serious money.
Grand Champion Buck and the winner of an estimated $20,000.00 was James Agnew/Brenda Larner Wetherford, Texas, with "Agnew's Trust N Luck", a January born buck kid. His Sire: Eggs Ryals Magnum **Ennobled** Dam: RMR-SA-Kitty. The three judges stated that they found him early and placed him as Champion Buck because of his tremendous muscling, width, style and balance.
First Runner-Up, Reserve Champion Buck and winner of an estimated $5,000.00 was "Jackpot", a March born buck kid presented by Turner Livestock of Dublin, Texas. Jackpot's sire is TX02 N1075, a son of NK Blazing Frank. His dam is TX02 N1067 another Turner bred doe. The judges found this buck to be a much leaner, later maturing, big boned buck with excellent width and length. The judges felt that "Jackpot" would grow to be a large buck with excellent breed qualities.
Second Runner-Up, Reserve Champion Buck and winner of an estimated $5,000.00 was Lewis Creek Boer Goats of Shelbyville, Indiana with "Lewis Creek Trump". Another March born buck kid, His sire is RRD P463 by Ryals Top Brass **Ennobled** and his dam is Lewis Creek Point of Grace, a NBBG bred doe. "Trump" was also the 2003 ABGA National Reserve Champion Junior Buck. The judges praised him for his class, balance and mass.
4. Bates Boer Goats Mullin, Texas. - "BBR Barlow". Sire: R7R Rush an Emmett bred buck. Dam: TX02 M735, a Turner bred doe out of SGF KF42 **Ennobled**.
5. James Agnew/Brenda Larner Weatherford, Texas. - "Agnew's Bo-Howdy". Sire: Ryals Top Brass **Ennobled**. Dam: EGGS Macey.
6. Par 5 Ranch Lometa, Texas. - "Par 5 R0162". Sire: PARM Gorgeous George. Dam: PARM M115 a Rambo **Ennobled** daughter.
7. Trueheart Meat Goats, LLC, Eldorado, Texas. - "TH R3100" Sire: 2SIS 15N out of 2SIS 324 M **Ennobled** Dam: TH N1105, a CNR Conan daughter.
8. T4 Ranch, Sonora, Texas. - "T4 OBIE". Sire: T4 Ozzie. Dam: T4 Ranch's CaraMia
9. T4 Ranch, Sonora, Texas.- "T4 Mhumbo". Sire: T4 Ozzie Dam: T4 Ranch's CaraMia.
10. Cummings Ranch Pleasant Hill, Mo. - "GFG Starboy". Sire: Starman **Ennobled**. Dam: FSE 9051 Top Ten, a Highlander's 95 bred doe.
James Agnew lives in Weatherford, Texas and has two grown children. He purchased his first Boer goats in 1999 and started showing goats the next year. He has approximately 50 head of fullblood and percentage Boer goats.
Ray Bolinger was the winner of the drawing for 1/2 the proceeds of the sale of the Champion Buck, "Trust-N-Luck". Butch Patterson bought 1/2 interest in the Champion Buck for $7,000. Ray Bolinger is the happy winner of that $7,000.00.
A membership in the 2004 THE Buck Futurity auctioned to the highest bidder, C.L. Gage, for $3,000.00.
There will be a new membership auctioned at each annual event.