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 27th year on DHIR test, and we have had the top milk and butterfat LaMancha in the state of Colorado for the past 24 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.
As most of you already know, we live in one of the areas of Colorado that was flooded on September 12th. The river is right across the road from our property and it was terrifying to see it raging through the driveway and the front of our pasture just a little after midnight. Richie's horse was on that side of the pasture and when he finally crossed over to us, the water was chest high on him to it had to be about 4 feet deep! Although we did sustain some damage, we are so fortunate! Our home sits up higher on the hill and it was untouched. The goats are penned on the south side of the pasture near the cliff, and the flooding water was diverted behind their barn and down to the other end of the field. Thank God for that! When the water receded, we saw that 3/4 of our pasture was now covered with deep sand and lots of debris, but with the help and support of many wonderful goat friends, things are looking so much better. They mucked sludge from the stalls, piled up the sand and leveled around the barn, hauled out the ruined alfalfa and brought in 2 trailer loads of new hay for us!! Richie and I will be forever grateful to these amazing people!
We were without phone service for a month, so I am now slowly trying to get our site updated. We had a really fun show season this year, despite the fact that the does kept beating each other and no one finished! Taffy and Celebration both finished the season with 2 GCH legs, Bliss got her first GCH, Maggie Rose, Sweet Delight and Tasha all got their dry legs, and Damsel, Charm and Torie won Res. JRCH's. Hailey and Taffy both had BDIS wins, and Rose was BUIS at the last show of the season. We were so excited!!
The following sales list offers prices on kids available for the 2014 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 2013. 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.