Saturday, February 1, 2014

Lost in Space...

It has been awhile since we have posted.  Did not realize how long.  Time goes by to fast for me!  We went to the Peanut festival in November our last show.  Scandal won another Championship leg and needs one more to be an SGCH.  She is my only doe to settle with AI.  She is bred to JNels Be Bop.  I need more practice and will get this AI down eventually!

Dried everyone off by the end of December and took a break.  Went to Virginia to pick up a Rain-Beau daughter and she kidded two weeks after arriving.  Did our annual blood testing a bit late due to schedule conflicts with Vet, but done in January.  Our 9 th test and tenth year of raising Nigerians.  All negative for CAE and Johnes and had 14 pregnancy tests done.  13 pregnant for sure, one a high retest.  Excellent and waiting for the kidding to begin.

We are on test for our forth year and standard test our second year.  We have at least two does up for top ten.  Udiamond and Rain-Beau are the top contenders.  Our deer folks buying all our milk paid for the feed and I fed them well!  Pampered Diva's they are.

We are excited about 2014 and can not wait to hit some shows!  It has been a really cold winter and even snow, which took several days to go away.  Some of my youngsters to watch are Oldesouth SD Rain Deesse, Oldesouth SR Cuppiccino, Oldesouth Sweet Thyme who is a BSki daughter by the General who has really come to her own this winter, and the entire Diva Baby group who most will be shown as jrs.

We are going to LA this year to see how we are doing with our improvement program.  We will LA every other year and are in the DHIR plus ADGA program.  We plan to test with AGS as well and will not test with NDGA.  Their DHIR program is not up to our standards and we need to move on.

Stay tuned... We are excited to see what our breeding program is and where we will go from here!