Thank you for your interest in our dairy goat herd. We have been raising dairy goats since 1980, our first goats being a 4-H project for our youngest son, Richie. Our herd consisted strictly of Nubians until 1988 when we added our first LaMancha doe. It didn't take long for them to steal our hearts and take over the entire barn! Our herd now consists totally of LaManchas. This is our 30th year on DHIR test, and we have had the top milk and butterfat LaMancha in the state of Colorado for the past 27 years.
We have been on a strict CAE prevention program since 1988, and we will continue to do so because it works! Every kid is taken at birth - every birth is attended! All our kids are raised on heat treated colostrum and bottle fed pasteurized milk. In addition the entire herd is vaccinated for tetanus and entero and dewormed regularly. We feed the highest quality alfalfa available, a 16% protein grain mix, and free choice of salts and minerals.
It seems like it makes no difference how many years we have goats, every year seems to be a new adventure! Last season we had 45 kids born, which for me was way too much work, so we cut a few more does thinking we would have a few less and it would be good. Nope, the girls had other ideas. We had 5 sets of quads born, I have never seen anything like it. And 3 of the sets were born in one week, they just ran me ragged again! Four of the sets of quads were 3 bucks and a doe, and 3 of the doelings born in those ended up being free martins, too much male hormones! Gosh it was so disappointing! The doelings out of Bonbon and Torie were kind of questionable so we did the free martin blood test, and were so happy to find out they were really girls! By the end of kidding season we had 41 kids born, lots of bucks this year too. So once again we cut even more, hoping they will be a bit nicer to me next spring.
The girls had an awesome show season! With the help of our good friends Curt and Tamra Cash and Jose Sanabria, they were able to travel with them to a few more shows than what just Richie and I can do. It was great! We finished Sweet Rose, Azure and Torie this season. Taffy looked better than I have ever seen her she was just spectacular, going 5X BOB, 5X BDIS and 5X BUIS only to be beaten by her herdmates Azure and Torie. Because of so many buck kids being born, we ended up keeping some doelings that were born later which we don't usually do. We only took the older kids to 2 shows, where Bridgett was JRCH and BJDIS her first time out, Cee Cee 2X Res. GCH to Toffee, who ended up also wining BJDIS getting her dry leg too!
The following sales list offers prices on kids available for the 2017 kidding season. In order to get the herd to a more manageable size for me to care for, we are again planning to sell more milkers after they have freshened and the majority of our kid crop will be offered for sale. Extended milk records are available on request.
A $100.00 deposit is required on all orders, with the balance due upon notification of birth. If the balance is not received within 2 weeks the kid will be offered to someone else. We do reserve the right to our choices of replacement animals, so, if possible, please select a first and second choice kid. If both choices of kids are unavailable, your deposit is refunded. NO refunds of deposits on canceled orders. For animals ordered after birth we do not guarantee these prices. We will take deposits on bucks out of first fresheners, but must make our final decision on that sale after the doe has freshened. We will not sell any kid unless we feel it is of outstanding quality. This does not mean that all kids sold will be grand champions, but should compete well. If any animal is found to be genetically unsound or infertile it will be replaced, contingent upon receiving a vet's signed statement that the problem was of genetic origin. All shipping costs and health certificates are the buyer's responsibility.
Thank you to all of the breeders who purchased animals from us in 2016. Our website is now up to date with all the current information for our herd. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.