“We Won Second Place in Hay Event in Kaufman County” copyright 2013 John J. Rigo co-owner Stewart-Rigo Farm and Ranch of Texas

Comp breakdown on our current hay for sale.

Comp breakdown on our current hay for sale.

Out of 16 entries we placed "second" in the catergory of "Other Grasses."

Out of 16 entries we placed “second” in the catergory of “Other Grasses.”

20131022_213503This evening my wife and I attended the 2013 Floyd Smith Memorial Hay Show at the Kaufman County Fair Grounds.  We had placed one of currently owned 5 X 6 Rolls of hay for analysis and judging for the event.  We are proud to announce as the only out of county entry from Henderson County, we placed “Second” in this event in the category of “Other Bermuda Grass.”  Pictures of the actual analysis sheets will be posted tomorrow.  Our actual % of CP came to 12.9.  We were within a whisker of the first place winner. There were 13 entries in our category.  For newbie farmers in the East Texas area we are very proud and thankful for our placement for our fine hay which is currently for sale at $70 a roll. 

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“Hicks knows horses: Longtime veterinarian specializes in horse medicine” Commentary by John J. Rigo, co-owner Silver Star Farm and Ranch of Texas, copyright 2013

Group picture of Dr. Steve Hicks in backround and Linda Stewart Rigo)  (foreround) of Silver Star Winery of Texas. Dr. explaining to AG group about different kinds of grass.  Copyright 2013 John J. Rigo

Group picture of Dr. Steve Hicks in backround and Linda Stewart Rigo) (foreround) of Stewart-Rigo Winery and Stewart-Rigo Farm and Ranch of Texas. Dr. explaining to AG group about different kinds of grass. Copyright 2013 John J. Rigo

Last night I had the blessing of being the guest of one my wife’s AG classes through the junior college in Athens, Texas.  A class of approximately nine with my wife and I attended a seminar on the proper feeding of horses on Dr. Hick’s farm in Palestine, Texas.  Without a doubt, Dr. Hicks is truly one of the finest vets I have ever met in my life. Following is an article about him and his long history as a vet. Click the following link for his full story: Hicks knows horses: Longtime veterinarian specializes in horse medicineA picture of my wife, Linda with Dr. Hicks will be forthcoming. Linda is currently in the mist of a full semester of two AG courses through the college and another winery on-line course, part II of a five-part course through the UC of Davis out of California.  Knowledge is power when it comes to our forthcoming winery, farm and ranch in this part of East Texas