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 28th year on DHIR test, and we have had the top milk and butterfat LaMancha in the state of Colorado for the past 25 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.
I was really excited to have the opportunity to travel to the National Show in Louisville with my friends Curt and Tammy Cash this summer. But excitement soon turned to disappointment when the truck broke down and we were stranded for 4 days in Salinas, Kansas, never making the show! We were very fortunate though, we were able to stay at the fairgrounds there and even though we were all so disappointed the animals were safe and so were we. I always believe everything happens for a reason but have still not figured this one out!
The rest of our show season was good! Our club hosted the District 6 Lamancha Specialty show in June and the girls did great. Taffy finished her championship, Celebration was reserve to her, Hailey BOB, BDIS and BUIS!! Bode's senior get was 1st, Hailey and Azure 1st dam and daughter, 1st Best 3 senior and junior females, 1st dairy herd, it was an awesome weekend! Celebration also finished her championship, and her daughter, Let's Party, was JRCH and BJDIS in the same ring. Disco Dancer finished the season with 2 GCH legs, and Torie was BUOB and BUIS as a 1st freshener, we were so excited! The real highlight of the summer was our linear appraisal session, with all the senior does scoring really well and all of them with an E mammary!
The following sales list offers prices on kids available for the 2015 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 2014. 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.