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Click on this photo to read more about "OMAR"!
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Goldthwaite winning "OMAR" get - SGCH Clematis (91), SGCH Talapoosa (91), SGCH Jewellia (91)

UPDATE 3/18/16.  We are just finishing up our 3rd round of kidding.  Five does in Dec, a few in Feb (both here & at the Curds & Whey Dairy in California), and 5 or 6 does this month, the last two are imminent.  and then the majority of our milking string from last year will be kidding out in April and early May.
We have one of the Dec. bucklings still available as his sale fell thru, and will begin having both buck and a few doe kids, as well as possibly yearlings & milkers, once our standing orders have been filled for this year.

All the milking does who have freshened so far were just posted on our Goldthwaite Nubians Facebook page so you can look there to see how the herd is developing for this year.  Some of the newest babies may become available as time progresses.

Travel plans for this year will include a N/S trip from Texas in late April, a trip west to N.Calif & Oregon in early June, and the trip back East to Pa. for the National Show in early July, with likely transportation available South from there to Florida.
So we can pretty much get kids transported w/o having to rely on  Air Shipment

BUCK SALE:  I will regretfully be offering several of my older and proven bucks for sale this year.  I kept two youngsters already this year, and two that I really liked and used from last years kidding.  I will try to update the Sale Page with these asap.  They will also be posted on FB.  The will be bucks that I have kept and used in my own herd, out of my best does and appraised up to LA 91. 


SILVERETTE - surveying her queendom!

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Visit us on Facebook! on our Goldthwaite Nubians page. lots of news and new photos, come and join us now!

 
 
 
"Leading in Production,  Performance & Type, since 1973"

For 40+ years now we have been breeding, raising, showing and milking DAIRY Goats. As the emphasis has always been on "DAIRY", we are proud of our continued high production and longevity through many generations. We feel this continuity is achieved by maintaining strong emphasis on correct body type, excellent mammaries, temperament and ease of milking. Although we have raised all the breeds, Nubians are our first love and what we have primarily focused on. AND!  because we Love NUBIANS, we expect them to Look Like NUBIANS!

 

SGCH Jewellia daughter
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9*M SGCH GOLDTHWAITE JEWELS LA 91 @5 yrs

 

I have always bred the goats for what we want in a Nubian. The strongest emphasis is on temperament, production, & ease of hand milking - along with the strong and elegant conformation that will please me every time I walk out to the barnyard and that I know will last for years & years. Of course Excellent udders are an important part of that conformation.

Even though I breed for what I want, I know I can’t keep them all - but neither am I anxious to get rid of them, and I rarely take pre-orders for a specific animal. People who wish to own a Goldthwaite Nubian have learned to be patient, and to just keep me appraised of their desires.  I do keep lists of people interested in kids and milkers, and let them know as animals become available. I am limited by age and location and must sell many of my beloved animals, but I like to wait until I see what the total picture for the year is looking like. I also like to see my babies develop under my watchful eye and care, and would rather keep them a few months than to “Insist” they be picked up by 3 to 5 weeks or sooner.  I like to see more of my total kid crop to pick with a mind for grouping than to just “keep the best and sell the rest!“ I believe all my animals are good, and often sell the “best” as I feel they will have a better chance at making someone else happy. I am amazed at some of the animals I let go these past few years, but it is becoming more and more important for me to really cut back as I am alone and now into my 70's.  Many of these does sold are shown on the updated "REFERENCE DOES 2 " page,  I thank all the breeders and enthusiasts across the country to whom I entrusted my babies as well as many of my long-time favorites.

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GCH & BDIS Trophy Eggs - State Fair in Amarillo, Tx.

We love to show whenever we can, particularly at State Fairs, where we have been winning many Best in Show, Best Udder, as well as nearly every Premier Exhibitor & Breeder award that we compete for.   Our animals have not only been in the top placings and lineup at the ADGA National Shows for the past several years, but our bloodlines have been directly behind several of the top winners.

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Grand-daughter Lana showing her goat "Enchanted" (SGCH Jewels daughter)

When I can get away to distant shows, I often take the animals with me that have been sold and meet buyers along the way. I hope to be able to make the trip to Pennsylvania in 2016 for one more National Show.    I often have buyers that drive a long way to visit the farm and pick up goats and am happy to arrange transportation with them which helps with their expenses as well as making delivery much more reasonable for the other buyers.

We have been on continuous DHIR production testing since 1974 (except for 2013 when I had to let it go but I picked it up again in 2014), and the girls are still milking well.  We have had Linear Appraisal again on a yearly basis, and I am happy to make it to at least three of my favorite state fairs - Wyoming State Fair, Colorado State Fair, and the Tri-State Fair in Amarillo~when I can.. 

 With all the traveling and other life interruptions around here the production records reflect “reality”. We have had several animals in the Top Ten over the years, but that has never been a specific goal. I  shifted to Owner/Sampler testing  in 2010 as it will now be accepted for the Advanced Registry and along with continued Linear Appraisal makes our animals qualify for the Superior Genetics program, but not the top ten


As I no longer have the energy  nor the work force to maintain a larger herd, many of my top does now reside at the Curds & Whey Farmstead Dairy in NE California, where their milk is much appreciated, they can still be on DHIR test and be Appraised yearly, and where I can still receive a portion of their kids each year.  This year several of my line-bred Goldthwaite does residing there have been purposely bred to animals with the 6M genetics in their base.  Not many of these will be offered for sale. 



 I believe that excercise is important to all living creatures, and here we still have room for all to run and graze. We try to let our goats live as  "Naturally" as possible, letting many of the younger does dam raise, with daily handling, but also do a Pasturizing CAE Prevention program, on tested negative colustrum and milk, on our early winter kids and whenever requested.

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Buck Pasture in fall, Boulder, Colo.



Our goats are our best advertising, so we are presenting for the most part  just their Photos and the statistics. Please feel free to call or write if you would like more particulars or information on any of the animals or planned breedings for 2015.  We will begin kidding again in early January.

GCH all 3 Rings, CTDGA Spring Fling 6'09 (@2 yrs)
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SGCH GOLDTHWAITE TALLY HO 9*M

FIRST PLACE 3 YR OLD, '08 NATIONAL SHOW
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SGCH GOLDTHWAITE BRIANNCA LA 91

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OUR OTHER LOVE - SUGAR & "FLICKA" (Born June '10)

 

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Beverly Baker Goldthwaite and Carrie Baker Kahle

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                         Beverly Goldthwaite & Carrie Baker-Kahle
                            
                                2108 RD 84, LINGLE, WYO.  82223
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