Thank you for your interest in our herd of Nubians, Alpines and Oberhaslis. We maintain a small herd for our family enjoyment in the famous Happy Valley of Central Pennsylvania. Our herd began, like so many other great herds, as a 4-H project. Our original grade doe laid the foundation for a great Nubian herd. It was this American line, that produced our most famous doe, SGCH Kori-Brook Un-Break Mi Corazon 1*M.
Cori was a 2nd generation American Nubian. She achieved so many of the goals that I had set for myself as an eager, young 4-Her. The following is a list of Cori's achievements:
Cori was a once in a lifetime goat and she was my best friend. She rocked the dairy goat world in 2006 and I am just grateful that she took us along for the ride. The current Nubians are either descended from Cori or from Cori's paternal ½ sister, SGCH Dancers-Ridge Vinnie Madelyn 1*M. Both Cori and Madelyn provided us with unbelievable accomplishments both at the local and national level.
In 2015, we began testing the Nubian portion of our herd for the G6S mutation as more and more buyers were asking about the status of our herd. We are happy to announce that as of Dec 2016, ALL our Nubians are either tested Normal or are Normal by parentage.
The Alpine portion of the herd is based mainly on the Walnut Fork herd of West Virginia. We are now using AI to add in some of the lovely Redwood Hills and Tempo Aquila genetics from the west coast. While not as well known as their Nubian herdmates, the Alpine does are forging ahead with several Grand Champion and Best of Breed wins. In 2012, we brought home our very first Best in Show with GCH Walnut-Fork Sault Kansa.
In 2015 made the difficult decision to sell off the small Oberhasli portion of the herd. We thoroughly enjoyed our Obers, however, we decided to cut the Obers and focus on our other breeds. We were finding that 4 breeds were just too much to maintain. However, the sale fell through on Jersey Girl and our daughter, Peyton, developed a deep attachment to the little, tolerant Ober doe kid. And so our Oberhasli adventure will continue thanks to our daughter's love for that little doe. Our foundation doe, GCH Sparkling-Acres Rae of Hope, is retired and will remain with the herd.
Before combining herds, Josh had started an adventure into Toggenburgs with a raffle doe kid. This doe proved to be a great starter doe, Betty's Acres J Deeane appraised 90 at 4 years of age. Sadly, Deeane is CAE positive and therefore does not reside at our farm. She lives at a family member's farm and we are lucky enough to have settled her AI. In 2013, we welcomed our first Toggenburg doe kid from Deeane, Kori-Brook Rising Phoenix. That kid, now a milking 3yr old, is the foundation of the Toggenburg portion of our herd. Phoenix is an exciting doe and we look forward to adding her daughters to our herd.
Kori-Brook Rising Phoenix
The health of our animals is a priority. Since 1997, our kids have been raised on a CAE prevention program and all animals are tested annually (prior to kidding) for CAE. Fortunately, we have had wonderful success in eradicating CAE from our herd and have not had a positive test in our does that have been raised on our meticulous program. All our does are ultrasounded to confirm pregnancy 20 to 40 days after breeding. Our does are dewormed only as needed based on fecal testing and by the advice of our veterinarian. All bucks are vaccinated in late summer with CDT and MuSe (or Multimin) in anticipation of breeding season. All bred does receive their injections of CDT and MuSe (or Multimin) 4 to 6 weeks prior to kidding to insure quality colostrum and healthy kids. We are free of sore mouth and caseous lymphadenitis. Our herd is protected from human and animal predators by our livestock guardian dog, Zora.
Please take a look around -- we try to keep the site as updated as possible.
Quad AI Doe Kids!! March 2007
Joshua Cox and Lennie Rae Vangorder, VMD
+ Home = Nubian Senior Does = Nubian Junior Does = Nubian Bucks = Alpine Senior Does = Alpine Junior Does +
Hosted by Khimaira