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Kalloo’s winning streak with goats
Tyson, the one-year-old animal, referred to as “miserable” by Kalloo, copped his first award at the Sugar and Energy Festival this June.The senior citizen, who recently won four awards at the Festival, spoke excitedly about his love for animals. Pleasant and hard-working, Kalloo said he had been forced to reduce the number of goats he breeds since development had almost taken over farming lands.Though he has built a reputation of being a top breeder, Kalloo’s winning moments have been saddened by his wife’s death.She died one year ago and he said he still misses her every day. “She helped quite a lot. When they born, she helped...time to nurse, everything,” he explained.The sadness was evident in his voice as he spoke about his wife whom he trusted with his animals.
Always a winner
The goat breeder from Dinsley, Tacarigua, however, remains enthused about his accomplishments over the last 35 years.He said from the moment he started goat-breeding he was hard to beat.“I winning awards since 1977. Every show I went to I did well,” he saidAt his first show that year, Kalloo put top goat breeders from south Trinidad in the shade and has been going strong ever since. “I went up against top breeders in South and managed to catapult them,” he beamed.He said he copped four top prizes and third place at the nine-day show.“I also did exporting of goats throughout the Caribbean,” he said.In 2008, he also copped the top prize at a show in the St George County.“At some shows I got cash, some awards,” he said. Kalloo was also supposed to represent this country at the Goat and Sheep Festival from July 31 to August 2 this year in Jamaica, but he was not given a passport in time.Nonetheless, Kalloo said breeding goats kept him happily occupied.
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