ESCapingHorses Dairy Goats
registered Nubians and LaManchas
We were on DHI test for the first time in 2013. It is a great program and we are on DHI test again as of 2015. We will participate in Linear Appraisal for a second time in 2015. It is something we highly recommend. The appraiser at our first session was great at explaining how he came up with the scores for each goat and answered all our questions. Looking forward to next time!
We both have full-time jobs to support our hobby farm endeavor. Casey has worked at Fancher Chair in Falconer, NY since 2005. Check out their website HERE. They are a great company to work for! Dianna has worked at the Randolph Veterinary Clinic in Randolph, NY for several years. Both veterinarians, and all the staff, are excellent people to work with. It would be nearly impossible to find a more compassionate vet clinic. Check out their website HERE.
The kids joined 4H in 2012. Both Autumn and Josh learned quite a bit over their first year. Autumn did very well showing her Toggenburg doe Alien. Josh's goat Jaime, a Nubian wether pack-goat, was quite the character at fair but he handled the goats antics and kept a smile on his face. Both kids decided they like Boer goats, so we purchased a pair of young does for them to show in 2014 along with the dairy goats. As of 2015 our kids are no longer participating in 4H. With all our commitments to our jobs, kids, and goats, we simply do not have enough time to do it all.
All goat feed from Harry Austin Milling in South Dayton, NY (716)988-3331
Burton Goat for the adult does, Deccox for the doe kids, sheep & goat pellets for the bucks (contains a coccidiastat and ammonium chloride)
Loose minerals available to goats at all times
MannaPro Goat Mineral We have had the best results with these minerals. The goats love them!
CAE testing done once a year through Biotracking
Check out the Biotracking website here
G6S testing through TVMDL
We have started testing our Nubian herd for G6S in 2015. It is a genetic disorder that affects Nubians. The test is pricey so it will take us a while to work through testing our whole herd. Results will be added to individual goat pages as we get them tested.