We have closed out the fall 2014 show season with one of our favorite shows, The South Carolina State Fair. The show season started in September with the Tennessee State Fair in Nashville where we had a great time. At that show, KACO Yellow Rose Sunshine and KACO Yellow Rose Ixora both earned their junior show wins! We also were awarded best three juniors, and Junior get of sire for Kaapio Acres JA Makin Me Crazy (Mark).
Our next foray into the show ring was at the Gwinnett County Fair in Lawrenceville. We did not bring home any Grands at this show but were sure proud of Double Durango and their wins. (Their buck “KACO Yellow Rose Captain” is a Chief son and sired all their winners.)
Next up was the Georgia National Fair in Perry. we had a blast being able to visit with some friends from Florida and had some success in the show ring as well. KACO Yellow Rose Ryzingstar (Angel) got reserve junior doe, and our Dairy herd was third from all the breeds!!
So onto South Carolina State Fair in Columbia. Again a great weekend with great friends both old and new!! On Saturday, the juniors placed well and again Angel was reserve grand champion. Mark not only took honors for Junior Get of Sire but also placed second as well. But on Sunday it was our day to shine!!!! The seniors went out there and did their stuff!! KACO Yellow Rose Ebonee was awarded Grand Champion. CH KACO Yellow Rose Snow white was named best of breed, and best udder. Senior get of sire was CH Kaapio Acres Chief Justice (the old man is still doing his job), Yellow Rose was also awarded Best Nigerian Dairy Herd. Although we did not win the overall or supreme dairy herd the judge was very complementary of the quality of the YRF does.
All in all a very successful show season and we hope to see everyone out soon!! Now onto to the fall festival season and soaping…and cheesing…
We had an awesome time at the Tennessee State Fair held in Nashville. Mandy (Latimer Luck Acres), Katy (Showman extraordinaire), and myself made the 5 hour trip with a trailer full of goats. I think 28 all together plus 8 babies. Needless to say we were very full. Although YRF senior does did not do as well as we hoped on Saturday, Sunday proved to be quite different for the junior girls. In Ring 1 (Judge Ed Cavanaugh) deemed our “daughter” KACO Yellow Rose Sunshine worthy of Grand Champion while in Ring 2, Judge Scott Bice placed our KACO Yellow Rose Ixora Grand Champion. Also in Ring 1, the TN State Fair show with all the extra classes, YRF was awarded the Best 3 Junior Does in Nigerians!! We later went back into the ring for Supreme best 3 and although we did not win were congratulated for their dairyness, length of body, and escutcheon height. Pretty good considering the competition we were up against.
Thanks to Kevin Kinney and all who made it possible. We will definitely be back next year. It is good to meet people at a show from up north that we only get to see once or twice per year.
Just returned from the National show. Was lucky enough to be able to go for 3 days. There are some gorgeous animals that I got to see and admire. I respect the exhibitors dedication to staying in the barn for a whole week. I am not sure my girls would be as forgiving as those goats. I am so proud to know some of the winners. If you are ever able to go and watch or show, do…it is well worth the time and effort. Next year the national show is in Redmond, OR. and for 2016 Harrisburg, PA. I would love to be able to show at at least one of the nationals. Anyone want to help fund it? tee hee…..
We are up and running with the goat milk products!! It took a while to get up the nerve but now have over 50 different scents available in bar soap. We also have goat milk lotion in varying scents and chemical free “Shoo Fly” insect repellant. We will have liquid soap in foamer containers this weekend and are looking to add shampoo, body wash, and a line of pet products in the near future. You can order directly from the website. Try our soap, I bet you will like it.
This spring we are in for some kind of fun!! We have 15 does due in the next 3 weeks or so, many are first fresheners!! So exciting to see their udders coming in!! It is like Christmas. All the goats seem to be doing well even after the crazy weather here in GA. From what I understand, we are in for at least 1 more round of ice and snow in March. I sure do hope that my babies get here before then.
On another note, we will be breeding for fall in March so hope the weather is good at that time as well. We have several shows we will be attending starting with April 25-26 at Carrollton. we always have a great time. I will also be awarding the “Kay James Memorial” to the Best ND Senior Doe and Best ND Junior Doe. I hope I win!! (Is that bad?) Then we will be attending the Clemson Spring Dairy Goat Show the 3rd weekend in May and following it up with the Monroe Dairy Goat Show the last weekend in May!!
If you need any other information about these shows or the goats let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org or like us on Facebook!!
Well, I finally have some time to write something. Wow, this season has been so busy!!!
We ended our Fall kidding season with a grand total of 6 boys and 6 girls! An even split!! Most have gone to their new homes or are going very soon unless I have decided to retain them. (No boys only girls.) This kidding season did not go as planned but everyone is healthy and happy and that is all that matters in the end.
We went to the Tennessee State Fair show in Nashville, TN without any senior does (not as planned) but still came home with Grand, Reserve, and Best 3 Juniors so I should be getting a small check back. Had a great time visiting with some old friends and meeting new ones as well.
We have just come back from the Gwinnett County Fair in Lawrenceville, GA. We did not bring home any big ribbons but had a great time visiting with friends. Next stop for Fall is GA National Fair in Perry next week. Then our last show of the season is the SC State Fair in Columbia, SC.
Please stop by and see us at any show. We love seeing other goat people!!
YRF is getting ready for the Fall show season!! First show will be Tennessee State Fair in Nashville, TN. We have to be checked in by 9pm on Friday September 6th. Senior doe show on September 7th, junior does on Sunday, September 8th. TN State Fair did not hold a dairy goat show for the past 2 years so very excited to get back to such a great facility!! It will be nice to see some friends that we have not visited with in a couple of years.
Next show for us will be Gwinnett County Fair (Southeast Empire Livestock Show) September 22.
Then on to Perry, GA for the Georgia National Show, October 8th.
Finally the SC State Fair on October 19-20th will finish our Fall season. Then we will be figuring out the does we will take to the ADGA Nationals next year, July!!! So Excited to be able to go!!! They are held in Louisville, KY 2014.
We hope to see you at one of these shows!! Make sure to come up and introduce yourself to us!!
Well we have come to the end of another show season at YRF. This spring we went to 3 shows; Carrollton, GA (West Ga Dairy Goat Show) where we won: 1 Senior Grand, 1 Junior Grand, 2 Reserve Jr. Grands, and 1 Junior Best Doe in Show.
Clemson SC (South Carolina Dairy Goat Classic): We only stayed on Saturday but brought home: 2 Senior Grand Champions, 1 Junior Grand Champion, and 1 Jr Best Doe in Show.
Monroe, GA (Georgia Dairy Goat Breeders Spring Show): 1 Senior Grand, 1 Senior Reserve, 1 Senior Best Doe in Show, 1 Junior Grand.
Exciting news for the farm is that I finished Snow White!! Not only finished her with 3 Grand Champion wins but also got a Senior Best Doe in Show!! Wow!! I was shocked and delighted. So proud of our home grown girl!!
Now for a little R and R then get ready for Fall!! Plan on hitting 3 shows this fall: Gwinnett County Fair, Ga National Fair, and SC State Fair!! Very excited!!
Due to my ever increasing workload I am going to have to part with some of the new babies…boo hoo. So I am offering some great genetics in these animals for sale. Look for updates in the next couple of days also for adult animals for sale.