ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN WHEN WE ARE CLEARING THE LEFTOVER PUMPKINS OUT OF THE FIELDS AND THE GOATS SURE LOVE THEM. IT LOOKS LIKE WE WERE SUCCESSFUL WITH MOST OF THE GOATS THAT WE DID ARTIFICAL INSEMINATION ON. SO WE SHOULD GET KIDS OUT OF KELLY BLINDSIDE, AABG OPTIMIZER, AABG WATCHA WANT, 2DOX SOURCERER, KENZ FIREWALL, ASH CREEK PIT BOSS (GAUGE SON), FERN HOLLOW FARM Z9056(LUGER SON), WH HOT TRICK (2SIS FAVORITE TRICK SON) AND ERWIN LIL'FUGLY(GOOFY x OUT OF BOUND x NO PROBLEM). AND ALL THE GOATS WE DID FOR LEVAN RIDGE FARM DIDN'T GET MARKED BY THEIR CLEAN UP BUCK SO WE WERE 100% SUCCESSFUL WITH THEIR DOES. WE HAVE ACOUPLE DOES DUE RIGHT AROUND THANKGIVING AND ONE IS PREGNANT WITH ERWIN LIL'FUGLY KIDS SO THAT IS EXCITING, HOPE THEY ARE GOOD KIDS. IF SHE HAS DOELING THEY WILL BE 50% ABGA(SHE IS A PUREBLOOD). THEN WE JUST KEPT HAVING KIDS TILL NEXT SRING.
SEPTEMBER HAS BEEN A BUSY MONTH WITH MAKING A RUN TO PICK UP NEW DOES TO THE STATE FAIR AND DOING ARTIFICAL INSEMINATIONS. AT THE 2014 UTAH STATE FAIR THE THREE WETHERS THAT WERE BEING SHOW ALL CAME BACK FOR THE STAR CLASS AND PLACED 8TH, 9TH AND 12TH SO WE WERE HAPPY. THE BREEDING STOCK WE TOOK TO THE FAIR ALSO DID GOOD WITH MVA1 STELLA, MVA1 BUTCH, MVA1 FEONA ALL WINNING THEIR CLASSES BOTH DAYS. WE DID SOME A.I. FOR LEVAN RIDGE FARM IN AUGUST AND THOSE DOES WE DID WERE PUT IN WITH A BUCK WITH A BREEDING HARNESS ON AND THOSE DOES HAVEN'T BEEN MARKED SO IT LOOKS LIKE THE A.I. WAS SUCCESSFUL. SOGGY BOTTOM JAZZ CAME INTO HEAT ON SEPTEMBER 9TH SO WE DID A.I. HER ON THE 10TH WITH KENZ FIREWALL A RED RRD-10B2B AK-47 GRANDSON HOPE IT WAS SUCCESSFUL. THE NO STEP DOES HAD AN ESTRUS SYNCHRONIZATION FOR ARTIFICAL INSEMINATION AND THEY WERE INSEMINATED WITH KELLY BLINDSIDE. A STRAIGHT KELLY BRED, HEAVILY IBEX INFLUECENED, DOUBLE BRED 900 BUCK. LOOKING TO GET SOME REALLY GOOD WETHER DAMNS, WETHERS OR POSSIBLY A WETHER BUCK OUT OF THAT BREEDING. THE OTHER DOES WE DID A.I. ON AT THE BEING OF SEPTEMER T-N-T HAS NOT BEEN CHASING AROUND THE FIELD SO THAT GOOD, HE HAS CHASED AND BEEN MOUNTING THE DOES THAT HAD JUNE BABIES. WE WEENED THIER KIDS THE WEEK OF STATE FAIR, WE WILL DO A.I. ON THOSE DOES IN THE MIDDLE OF OCTOBER. MVA1 SUEDE, MVA1 ROSE BOTH DOES WE A.I.ED THIS SPRING HAD BABIES, SUEDE HAD QUAD ONE WAS STILL BORN. TWO DOES ONE BUCK AND ALL ARE BLACK THE BUCK HAS A WHITE SPOT ON HIS HEAD AND WHITE RING ON HIS FOOT. THEIR SIRE IS HSFG HILLSIDE HITMANS DARK MARK ABGA#10561078. ROSE HAD TWINS ONE OF EACH. THIER SIRE IS FERN HOLLOW FARM Z9098 ABGA#10502002. AND SABLE WAS BREED TO XERXES AND SHE HAD TWIN BUCKS BOTH ARE RED.
WELL ANOTHER LABOR DAY ROAD TRIP TO PICK UP DOES FROM THE SALES THIS WEEKEND. WE BOUGHT FOUR NO STEP RANCH DOES AND A SOGGY BOTTOM DOE IN THE COLOR CONECTION SALE. SOGGY BOTTOM JAZZ ABGA#10635038 CAME EXPOSED TO SOGGY BOTTOM PETAL TO THE METAL ABGA#10584915 AN OUTBACK JACK SON, SO WE ARE HOPING FOR SOME MORE COLOR WITH HER KIDS. THE NO STEP DOES WILL HELP INPROVE OUR WETHER PROGRAM WE HAVE PUT CIDRS IN THEM AND ARE PLANING TO A.I. THEM TO SOME UNREGISTERED WETHER SIRES. MVA1 ROSE, MVA1 SUEDE, MVA1 SABEL ARE BAGGING UP NICE AND ARE DUE THE. MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER. MVA1 SUEDE WAS A.I. TO HSFG HILLSIDE HITMANS DARK MARK A BLACK BUCK, WE ARE HOPING FOR SOME BLACK KIDS. MVA1 ROSE WAS A.I. TO FERN HOLLOW FARM Z9098. SFB1 FANTASY TESTED POSITIVE WITH THE PREGTONER AND SHE WAS BREED TO A GOOFY X OUT OF BOUNDS X NO PROBLEM(GUNS N ROSES FULL BROTHER) BY ARTIFICAL INSEMINATION SO WE ARE HOPING FOR SOME GOOD WETHERS AND 50% WETHER DAMS. WE DID A.I. ON MOST OF THE DOES THIS YEAR AND WE WILL BE PUTTING THEM IN WITH A BUCK TO CLEAN UP ANY THAT DIDN'T SETLE WITH A.I. MAYBE NEXT YEAR WE WILL GO DOWN FOR THE AUCTIONS?
Cassidy the last doe we had due in june had quads, this was her first time. We are glad we have a Nubian in milk that we have been milking and freezing the milk for when we have multiples. Cassidy has a very big udder, but we have been putting two of her babies on the Nubian a couple of time a day to make sure they are getting enough. This Nubian we have grafted babies on her before. Tomorrow we are taking the cidrs out of a couple of the does in preparation for artificial insemination next week, we will see how TNT our teaser buck does. It looks like a couple of the doelings are pregnant from A.I. we did this spring. Suede and Rose are both pregnant, Suede was inseminated with HSFG HILLSIDE HITMANS DARK MARK a black buck and we are hoping for some black kids. Rose is a product of A.I. and she is breed to FERNS HOLLOW FARM Z9098 a STATUS QUO son and RUGER T307 grandson. We can't wait until September to see what they have.
We decided that we needed a teaser bud for artificial insemination, so we bought a pygmy bud and took him to the mountain west animal hospital in Springville Utah and had Dr. N. Isaac Bott do a vasectomy, it was cool to be able to watch him preform the vasectomy. We hope TNT will be able indicate the does that are cycling so we can do A.I. on the does in a natural heat this breeding season. We are still trying out of season breeding with Artificial Insemination. We have high hopes for this falls.
Pulled cidrs from some of the yearling doe so we could try A.I. on them. Last fall we did A.I. on LEANING TREE BH. BLOSSOM Y56 using ASH CREEK PIT BOSS straw, we were successful this is the second time we gotten her pregnant by A.I.. Hopefully we will be able to be successful with a couple of the doeling. We have a couple of does due in june that are bred to MVA1 WHO WANTS MORE(AABG WATCHA WANT SON) an A.I. baby and MVA1 XERXES. We are going to do A.I. on another group of does in may.
MVA1 BOSSES DAUGHTER
YESTERDAY LEVAN RIDGE FARM PRINCESS LRX17 HAD FIVE KIDS. IF THEY HAVE FIVE WHEN YOU GET THEM PREGNANT WHILE THEY ARE STILL NURSING I DON'T THINK I WILL PUT A DOE THAT IS FLAGGING IN WITH THE BUCK NEXT TIME. FOUR OF THE KIDS MADE IT TROUGH THE NIGHT. WE PICKED UP TWO NEW NUBIAN MILK GOAT THAT ARE IN MILK TO HELP FEED THE BOTTLE BABIES.
BROUGHT HOME THE WETHERS THAT ARE GOING TO COUNTY FAIR AND STATE FAIR BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO BE TAGGED NEXT WEEK AND WE WEENED THE EWES AND DOES THAT NEEDED TO BE WEENED. ON 5/18/13 WE TRIED A.I. ON SOME OF THE DOES AND DID LIVE COVERAGE WITH GOLD DIGGER ALSO. WE FOLLOWED TH OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION SERVICES PROCEDURE WHICH USES CIDRS THEN AT DAY SEVEN LUTALYSE, THEN ON DAY NINE CIDR OUT AND 2CC OF PG 600 THEN BREED ON DAY 11. WITH THIS ON DAY 10 WE PUT SOME OF THE DOES IN WITH A BUCK FOR BREEDING AND ALL OF THE DOES WERE BEING VOCAL AND MOUNTING EACH OTHER. THE DOES THAT WERE PUT IN WITH THE BUCK WERE BREED MULTIPLE TIMES, AND WHEN WE DID A.I. WE HAD GOOD FLUID ON ALL DOES AND HOPE SOME OF THEM GOT BREED. WE DO HAVE A COUPLE OF DOES THAT WE GAVE A SHOT OF LUTALYSE AND ELVEN DAY LATER WE ARE GOING TO GIVE THEM ANOTHER SHOT OF LUTALYSE AND PS600 THEN PUT THEM IN WITH THE BUCK. THE LAMB WETHERS THAT ARE OUT OF THE SOUTHDOWN BUCK HAVE GREAT TOPS AND RUMPS WILL BE SHEARING THEM SOON TO REALLY SEE HOW GOOD THEY LOOK. AND PRINCESS IS GOING TO HAVE KIDS THIS WEEK, SHE CAME INTO HEAT IN JANUARY WHEN SHE WAS STILL NURSING HER KIDS SO WE PUT HER IN WITH GOLD DIGGER AND SHE GOT PREGANT.
JUST WENT OUT TO GIVE FREDDIE HIS MIDDAY BOTTLE AND I HEAR A LAMB MEWING. LOOKED INTO TO SEE TWO LAMBS IN COTTONS PEN, A RAM AND EWE. THE EWE IS THE DARK ONE LAYING DOWN IN THE PICTURE. SO WE ARE DONE WITH THE SHEEP LAMBING AND NOW IT IS JUST THE GOATS THAT ARE GOING TO BE KIDDING STILL. WE HAVE MILLIE AND GRACIE IN THE TRAILER THEY ARE THE NEXT TWO TO KIDD. MILLIE WAS BREED TO MVA1 SUNDANCE AND GRACIE WAS BREED TO B4BG GOLD DIGGER, THAT WAS THE SAME WAY GRACIE WAS BREED LAST YEAR AND THAT GAVE US MVA1 SPIKE AND MVA1 SOX, OUR MULTICOLOR DOES. HAVE A GREAT DAY.
MIDDLE OF THE DAY ON 2/21/13 MVA1 DC HAD HER FIRST SET OF KIDS. THEIR SIRE IS MVA1 SUNDANCE AND THEY ARE PUREBLOODS, TWO DOES AND ONE BUCK(WETHER). I WAS HOPING THAT COTTON WOULD HAVE HER LAMBS LAST NIGHT WITH THE STORM FRONT THAT WAS COMING IN, BUT SHE DIDN'T. SO I WILL BE WATCHING HER TODAY TO SEE WHEN SHE WILL BE HAVING THEM. COTTON IS A EWE WE BOUGHT FROM SAGE HILL LIVESTOCK AS A BREED EWE LAST FALL AND ACCORDING TO THE SALES CATALOG SHE WAS LISTED AS 2-10-13 AS HER DUE DATE WELL THAT DAY HAS PAST AND SHE HASN'T HAD ANY BABIES. AND SINCE SHEEP NORMALLY HAVE THEIR LAMBS AT NIGHT I HAVE SPENT A LOT OF NIGHTS GOING OUT IN THE COLD TO CHECK ON HER. TIME TO WATCH THE SNOW FALL.