Our last milk test had a herd average of 8% milk fat! That included the Nubian! We are trying to dry off Ariel, the Nubian, which is not easy. I am going to synchronize her with medications and AI her according to appointment. Heat checks with my schedule are next to impossible. I am going to attempt to breed Imani GAB Pink Ariel 2*M to SGCH Golthwaite Bonny's Black Tie *B. I will save the fancy semen for next year, once I have my Technique down.
Oldesouth Blue AnnaLynn 1*M has earned her ADGA star and is pending on her *D and NDGA stars. (left) Oldesouth FLA Amber Blue 1*M has also earned her milking stars, pending *D and DAR+. That makes 6 stared does to date. We will take UDiamond all the way to 305 to see if she can hit the 1000 pounds of milk mark.
AnnaLynn just made her star... she got out of the Milking Diva area and had partied with Superb, because I was not sure she was going to make her milk mark before kidding. She is very pregnant! She dried up in a week and is starting to bag up again! She will have some awesome blue eyed kids!
We will be going to some fall shows in October and November and will keep you updated on our adventures.
Check out our Fall Kidding Schedule at http://www.oldesouth.citymax.com/ or call us at 334-327-9252.
The sheep will be going into their breeding groups shortly for next springs lambs. Lambs will be going into the finishing pen after shearing for a month of feed for spectacular tasting lamb. We have a couple of lambs available, call us if you would like to reserve one, they go really fast.
This lovely heifer is Beyonce. She is half Angus and half shorthorn. She will be calving shortly for the first time. She is bagging up, so it should not be to much longer...