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 29th year on DHIR test, and we have had the top milk and butterfat LaMancha in the state of Colorado for the past 26 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.
This year was a bit of a challenge for us. We had a winter that never seemed to end, then spring that brought so much rain and cold, the barn area where the goats are was flooded on and off for more than 2 months. A week before our first show in June we ended up being on the back side of a tornado, which brought hail and rain like I have never seen before. Everything became flooded again, it was so discouraging! We also lost 2 of our adult does to weird things that we have never had happen before, and the beautiful AI buck kid we were so excited about keeping to use just dropped dead when he was about 2 weeks old. He was fine one minute and dead the next, something must have not been right with him but what a huge disappointment! But as we all know, no matter how hard and disappointing this is, with livestock these things are just sometimes part of the deal.
Finally summer did come, and a very fun and rewarding show season! We were very happy to see both Disco Dancer and Sweet Bon Bon finish their championships. Torie, Azure and Rose all finished the season with 1 GCH leg. The day Torie was GCH she also got her 2nd BUIS award, and her dam Taffy was BOB and BDIS. We only took kids to one show this summer, because of the weather and travel, and they sure did not disappoint us! Claire was JRCH her first time show, her sister Catie was Res. JRCH to her. We pulled Claire the second day and Catie was not only JRCH, she went on to be BJDIS! We are really proud of how well our girls did and look forward to a beautiful new kid crop from them in the spring.
The following sales list offers prices on kids available for the 2016 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 2015. 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.