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Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by IHEARTGOATS, Jul 25, 2017.
We've had a rough couple of weeks after losing our LGD Angel. It was nice getting this in the mail.
How exciting! Congratulations
Congratulations!!! That's a LOT of dedication to the breed, hard work and love that paper represents!!! So very happy for you!
Way to go! Congratulations!
Since we have six bucks to choose from the obvious decision was to go out and lease a buck to breed some of our better does.
Meet Fork Creek Bunsen Burner aka "Steve"
The primary reason we got him was to breed Zamia and Clarabelle
Nice looking buck!
Thanks. He looks a lot like my others. Makes perfect sense, since his sire and paternal grand sire are ours.
I really like the other side of his pedigree too. Buffalo Clover Valentino is a very prolific buck.
We saw Steve at our spring show. He went reserve in the 3rd ring to one of our other bucks Vivaldi. He appraised 87 which is really good for a yearling. His owner was kind of flattered that we wanted to use him.
As payment we traded her a buckling. The one she got is actually her bucks half brother (same sire Jupiter). But, will be excellent to breed back to her doe that is this boys dam, since they are not closely related.
So we did a little project to build a structure that we could back up to and roll off a round bale of hay that the goats could feed off of free choice. We also wanted to be able to have some feed troughs that we could give them feed from outside. And we also ran water ( you can see the yard hydrant) and plan on putting in a couple of automatic waterers.
It think it turned out pretty good.
That looks great!
It should be a big labor/time saver.
Gosh that looks great. I wish we could all have one of those.
That is neat.
I posted a brag a couple of months ago about our 10 year old doe Zamia and how good she looked for her age. Figured we must be doing something right.
Well this past weekend Judge Karen Smith felt the same way when she made Zamia Best in Show at the NC State Fair.
She also had the Best Udder in Show. Our Toggenburg Climate Control was Grand Champion Toggenburg and in the line up for Best in Show she said it was between her and Zamia.
So, we put together a mixed breed Dairy Herd and won that as well.
There actually was no fair due to Covid, but the Dept of Agriculture still put on all of the Youth Livestock Shows.