ALPINE ~~ LAMANCHA ~~ TOGGENBURG
Elaine & Jerry Eidemiller
552 Township Line Road
Oil City, PA 16301-9304
Thanks for your interest in Seven Maples Dairy Goats. I have been raising goats since 1989 and manage a herd of about 50 animals - Alpines, Lamanchas, and Toggenburgs. Starting with a total purchase of 9 does between 1989 and 1991, I embarked on an upgrading program through the bucks I chose for my breeding. Interested in upgrading for both production and the show ring, I have been on continuous DHIR milk test since March, 1990, and linear appraise annually. With each year that passed, I was pleased to see a steady increase of LA scores. In 1998, I finished my first "homebred" champion. I have also had 3 bucks with LA scores of 90, one of them a homebred Toggenburg and this past year, I had two of my Alpines score 91s. In 2002 I had my first doe receive an 90 LA score; she appraised again this year with a 90. I am very pleased with the progression of my herd's improvements over the years and feel confident that this year's kids will continue in this manner.
Although I had made it to at least 3 or 4 weekends of
shows in the past, I have not shown for the past several years. I did
attend the ADGA National shows in 1997 and 1998.
Kid management includes a CAE preventative program -
with carefully attended births, heat-treated colostrum and pasteurized
milk. BoSe, A&D, and vaccines for enterotoxemia and tetanus are administered.
Coccidiosis treatment is started in the kid's milk and continued in their
grain mixture through the addition of minerals containing a coccidiostat.
For the past 6 years I have been on a free-choice, cold-milk feeding program
and feel that the kid's growth and development is exceptional with this
I hope you enjoy your visit to Seven Maples Farm - if you have any questions or just want to say "Hello", please email us - we would love to hear from you.
Have a good day,
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