Working on product development and marketing has taken and continues to take a lot of time. Nearly all that work has come from Ron, Jeanette, and Richard. This increased time needed marketing and Dan’s job as a Dairy Cow Veterinarian in Southern, CA has really limited the amount of showing we can do. Margaret got married and is now living in Georgia with her husband Jason and daughters Jade and Elise. Elizabeth is attending Veterinary School at Washington State University. This leaves a void for the showing crew.
It is difficult to finish does when you only show under three judges per year but we still finished three does in 2004, Beatrice, Darlene and Cassandara. Cassandra took the whole State Fair winning GCH, BOB, BUOB, in the Recorded Grade division, then went on to win Best Doe in Show AND Best Udder of show, AND she had the highest point ranking in the official one day milking competition! We were very pleased to win another Premier Breeder award at the 2004 Utah State Fair./
We have decided to keep a smaller herd of very high quality does for the dairy rather than a huge herd. Since we maintain a small herd of mature milking does, we will be selling most of our kids again this next year as well as some milking does. This is your chance to take advantage of superb quality dairy goats at reasonable prices.
We usually don’t sell many mature animals but, if you are interested in a mature doe or buck, make us an offer and we will consider it. The following pages are of does we have, bucks we use, and some information we felt was most important. Our breedings are carefully planned to improve the kids over the dam. If you want additional information on why we thought the breeding would work well,
and/or color pictures of the animals, please let us know.
We have official milk records on all the does. Our herd goal is to produce dairy goats that are just those, DAIRY goats. Our ultimate goal is a herd of GCH does that each milk over 3,000 pounds with high butterfat and protein.
Over the years many of our favorite old champions passed away. GCH Dan Jackie’s Stacey
, GCH Willow-Lane Stacey’s Quinever
, GCH +*B Singing Spruce NES Shogun, GCH Cliffose K July
, GCH +*B Capricorn Three Ti Excalibur
, GCH Willow-Lane April
, GCH Willow-Lane Alana
, & GCH Willow-Lane Ellenore, are on our website for information since they are the progenitors to our current herd.