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Memorial Classic Brenham, TX

Posted by Donald Czaplinski on May 27, 2012 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (2)

WE just returned from Brenham, TX and are thrilled to announce that our lovely Senior doe, Isabelle, earned her 2nd champion leg.  This show is extremely competitive Nubian turnout so we were thrilled when Katya showed her to Grand.  The judge commenting on how much he loved her for her smooth blending.

Katya also showed our beautiful doeling from this year, Sweet Almond Oil, all the way to Best Junior Doe in show.  The judge just loved the width that this kid has while keeping exceptional dairy character. This doe is going to be nice!!

 

Katya also took first place for her Showmanship.  She has really excelled in her handling of the does at shows.

 

NEW Soap Webstore

Posted by Donald Czaplinski on May 27, 2012 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

WE decided to separate our soap webstore from our herd of dairy goats. The new store us up.  I have links on the soap pages.  The new address is www.southtexasgoatmilksoap.com.

I hope you enjoy the new Store!!

CAE Results 2012

Posted by Donald Czaplinski on May 27, 2012 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We just had the entire milking group, including does that were sold tested and we are once again negative.

What is new

Posted by Donald Czaplinski on August 7, 2011 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Wow it has been too long since we have blogged but we have had some major changes.  In January of this year we moved our family and herd, including 9 pregnant does, from middle TN to TX.  The day we left TN there was snow and ice on the ground and more falling.  Not ideal conditions to be driving at all, let alone moving.  However,  with God's help we made the trip safely.  Although the 44+ acres we bought was completely fenced we have had to cross fence pen areas  for the herd, build multple barns hay feeders and a temporary milking facitlity.  Alot to do with just a month before our first doe was due to kid but we pulled it off. We were blessed with many beautiful kids this year, including 3 doelings from our first 2 AI breeedings!!  Katya and I have been busy making soap and lotion and hope to get a business started this fall.    This summer has been brutally hot and dry which has put a halt to our outdoor plans.  This fall/ winter we plan to expand our fenced pen areas and to construct a permanent milking facility.

Exciting News

Posted by Donald Czaplinski on December 11, 2010 at 4:29 PM Comments comments (0)

We are thrilled to announce that our first 2 attempts to AI have been confirmed by Bio Tracking to be successful!!!!  What is even more amazing is that we did not take any classes.  We purchased an AI kit and book at a buck collection the previous fall and just went for it.  We can't wait until spring to see the results.  


We also confirmed through Bio Tracking that all live breedings were positive and we are again CAE negative. 

Wilson County Fair

Posted by Donald Czaplinski on August 17, 2010 at 1:53 PM Comments comments (0)

Sunday was a big day for us at the fair.  There were not enough milkers for sanctioning so we left our seniors at home.  Aurora got her second Reserve Grand win for our Lamanchas.  Lydia got her first Reserve Grand win for our nubians. Lydia has placed 1st in her class at every show she has entered!! We had 1st place in every Nubian class we entered and in fact none of our girls stood behind another herd.  We had 1st place Best 3 head.  We are very proud of all of our girls and we cannot wait to freshen our lovely yearlings this coming season.

Paducah, KY

Posted by Donald Czaplinski on June 30, 2010 at 12:59 PM Comments comments (0)

Last Thursday we loaded the trailer and Don and Katya headed to KY to compete in a 2 ring show.  On Friday the milkers competed.  We took Ileen and she did well, 1st in one ring and second in the other.  Saturday, the Junior show is what we went for.  These girls are the future of our herd and we wanted confirmation on our girls.   Avilla placed first in both rings and went Grand Champion in ring 2, giving her a dry leg.  Auroura placed 2nd behind her in both rings.  But it was our Nubians that did the best.  Clover was Reserve Grand in ring one.  Isabelle was Grand and Best Junior Doe in Show in ring 2.  Pearl was Reserve Grand behind her.  Lydia placed first in both rings.  We were further thrilled when we won 1 st place Get of Sire for Beacon in both rings over 4 other entries and 1st place Best three head in both rings!!!   Yes, I would say we are heading in the right direction with our herd.

Grinders Switch

Posted by Donald Czaplinski on June 25, 2010 at 4:32 PM Comments comments (0)

Our first show of the 2010 season was at Grinders Switch.  This show is put on by Pam Hethcote and is probably one of the most enjoyable family shows to go to.  After the serious business of showing on Saturday the exhibitors are treated to a cook out followed by games for kids of all ages that include an obstacle course, dress up your goat and kids knowledge bowl.  Truly a great time.  Our daughter Katya took 1st place in showmanship for the second year in a row.  We were thrilled to see 2 of our kids go Reserve Grand for their breeds.  They can be seen on our Junior doe page.  Our junior herd sire Silver King got 1st place Get of Sire.  We are already looking forward to next year at Grinders!!!

Redeema kidded

Posted by Donald Czaplinski on May 4, 2010 at 12:39 PM Comments comments (0)

This past weekend our beautiful doe Redeema kidded with quads.  This was not a surprise since she was as big as a house :lol:.  She had 3 stunning doelings and one handsome buckling.  One of the doelings is a red roan the others are red with frosted ears and white on the crown.  We will be retaining 2 of the doelings and one will be available.  The buckling is available.  Redeema is the dam to our senior herd sire CH POTF Beacon.  This buckling will make someone a great herdsire. 

Phoebe

Posted by Donald Czaplinski on April 13, 2010 at 12:34 PM Comments comments (0)

Our lovely yearling Phoebe was induced to kid sometime today.  We are anxious to see the results of her breeding to Silver King. Her udder is starting to fill and she is being extremely vocal :lol: about the whole ordeal. We will update our breedings page and post pics as soon as possible.

 

Well, with lots of drama AND noise/fanfare, Phoebe blessed us with a beautiful 9lb brown buck:((that was actually holding up the process) and a very nice 8lb black doe:lol: at 10:30 PM. Both are leggy and appear to be quite long and are up and moving very well. Phoebe is MUCH quieter now. Ahhhhhhhhh. We will post pics in a day or so on the sale page. The doe kid may be offered for sale. We are evaluating the Dams' udder to make a determination on the buckling.

 

 

 


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