Yesterday was our first test of our 2020 305-Day Milk Test. As hoped, Krebs Farm OT Clairebelle 2*M 2*D AR did great, producing 4.7 lbs. of milk. Krebs SR Clairify 3*M 3*D (who has kidded--more on that in my next post) also did very well, especially for having only freshened on February 17, producing 3.5 lbs.
Beginning a Milk Test each year can sometimes feel so overwhelming--milking, planning, cleaning, scheduling, paperwork--but it's worth it. Even though it is quite a commitment, nothing is better than a 305-Day Milk Test to show what a doe is truly made of in the milking department. Ten months of milking every morning and night gives you a highly accurate evaluation!
Krebs Farm OT Clairebelle 2*M 2*D AR kidded this afternoon with triplet doelings sired by CH Old Mountain Farm QuentinQuinn *B. They're rather new to accurately evaluate yet, but I'm thinking that they will all be just as gorgeous as their full sisters and brothers who were born last year--long, level, wide, with high, open escutcheons. Belle's kids are always conformationally beautiful. These three doelings will be retained for now.
Belle is one of our favorite milking does. She has soft texture; a beautiful, well-attached udder that milks out well; large, easy-to-milk teats; and great orifice size.
She is going on her second 305-Day DHIR Milk Test this year. Last year she produced 5.0 lbs. of milk on her 1-Day Test, so we are excited to see how much she'll produce on her second 305. She milks through extremely well.
As mentioned in a previous post, our buck Sinai Thunder Asher's Judah +*B+*S earned his Plus title based on his daughters' production performance during 305-Day and 1-Day Milk Tests that we conducted in 2018-19. The nice thing about Stars and Pluses is that they can work far back in a goat's lineage . . . . We just received word from Sinai Thunder Farm, letting us know that Judah's sire, Sinai Thunder AG Asher ++*B++*S, earned his Two-Plus title this year, becoming Sinai Thunder's first homebred ++B++S. It takes two of his sons earning Pluses for a buck to earn a Two-Plus title, and in Asher's case, Judah is one of those sons. Krebs Dairy Goats is honored to have helped Asher earn ++B++S.
Krebs Dairy Goats is pleased to announce that 18 of our does earned their Stars through A.D.G.A. & A.G.S. 1-Day Milk Tests in 2019. The does are as follows:
~ Krebs Farm OT Clairebelle 2*M 2*D AR3150 ST19031
~ Krebs Farm OT Lacy 2*M 2*D ST19035
~ Krebs KJ Illusion 2*M 2*D ST19020
~ Sapphire Moon Farm Lady 1*M *D AR3027 ST19032
~ Krebs Farm STJ Swallow 1*M *D ST19024
~ Krebs Farm LVT Queshneea 3*M 3*D ST19026
~ Krebs Farm LVT Sunshine 3*M 3*D ST19027
~ Krebs Farm STJ Edelweiss 2*M 2*D ST19028
~ MT Rivendells HW Panda 1*M *D ST19039
~ MT Rivendells HW Dove 1*M *D ST19040
~ MT Rivendells HW Meadowlark *D ST19037
~ MT Rivendells SSR Grace 1*M *D ST19022
~ Krebs SR Clairify 3*M 3*D ST19025
~ Krebs SR Claira 3*M 3*D ST19036
~ Krebs SR Pearl 3*M 3*D ST19030
~ Krebs SR Pecan 3*M 3*D ST19033
~ Krebs SR Periwinkle 3*M 3*D ST19038
~ Krebs SR Chantilly 3*D ST19023
4 Bucks Earned Plus Status ~ In addition, our buck Sinai Thunder Asher's Judah +*B+*S earned his Plus title based on his daughters' production.
Several other bucks also earned their Plus title through the production of their daughters that reside in our herd. Those bucks are Sycamore SS Rambo +*B+*S (owned by Rivendell Farm), GCH Lost Valley JL Tradition +*B*S, and Egidio Heart Wrangler +B (Wrangler and Tradition are expected to receive +S as well).
Thanks, Jen (our milk test supervisor), for your patience and good humor through it all! Looking forward to another great year of milk testing!