updated October 10, 2013
Welcome! Let us introduce you to our beloved Nubian dairy goats. We will try to answer your questions on our management, breeding philosophy and give purchase information within this site.
Saada Dairy Goats, LLC is a purebred Nubian herd which was established 27 years ago. We strive to breed for a total dairy goat - animals exhibiting correct physical structure, with tremendous style, grace, and breed character; as well as above-average milk yield with a level lactation curve, and high percentages of fat and protein. We also emphasize a calm temperament and healthy longevity. We haven't produced any perfect goats, but we'll continue to try and breed for them. Over the years we have bred a couple of dozen GCH and SGCH, and currently, are home to fourth-generation permanent Grand Champions with more in the wings.
We have been on DHIA milk testing continuously since 1990 and have had a number of does with records in the neighborhood of 3,000 lbs. or more - including two just last year. Also dating from 1990, Linear Appraisal and it's predecessor have been used continually - usually every year that it is available to us. Shows are attended in three or four surrounding states, as well as the ADGA Nationals many years, enabling us to compete against a variety of herds and bloodlines. We have been accepted into the Spotlight Sale each of the four times we have nomiinated animals, only once not having the top selling Nubian.
We are so thankful for the successes of recent years. We were honored to have been the 2009 National Show Premier Nubian Breeder and Exhibitor. Last year (2012) we again participated at the National in Loveland, Colorado with good results from the 10 milkers we entered. The girls, in class, udder and group contests, won two 1st-place; three 2nd-place; four 3rd-place; two 4th-place and three 5th-place rankings. We attended the ADGA National this summer, placing the seven does we entered within the top eight in each class entered (four were in the top five). In April, we learned Saada had been honored to win four 2012 All American milker classes and one Res. All American.
The show season is now over for Saada. We enjoyed the competition and seeing long-time friends and making new ones. The girls won 7 Sr. and 4 Jr. GCH, 6 Res. CH, 4 BOB and 5 Best in Show. It has been a lot of fun. The girl took turns winning, making it slow to finish individuals, but several have new Championship legs.
We were able to have Linear Appraisal this year after initial thinking we would be skipped in 2013. The herd did very well. Everyone over two years of age scored Excellent. The younger animals were in the 85-89 range. Kids were all scored V and Ec.
Herd health is very important to us. We feed the highest quality alfalfa available. rolled oats and sunflower seeds, loose minerals for goats, kelp, yeast and baking soda. Kids are raised on a CAEV prevention program. Our entire herd is G6S normal - either on test or on pedigree. All animals we have tested here have been normals. Births are attended and kids are raised separately from adults, prior to being picked up or shipped. Does and retained kid are tested annually for CAE. We have never had other chronic or contagious health problems or diseases.
Phone calls, e-mails or correspondence are always welcomed from those wishing more information, extended pedigrees, LA, or milk records on specific animals. Thanks for your interest in Saada Dairy Goats LLC. Let us know if you have questions or comments. Phone: 307-587-9198 ; email: email@example.com