updated November 16, 2016
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 29 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 several fourth-generation home-bred permanent Grand Champions with more in the wings.
We were on DHIA milk testing from 1990 until 2015 (will start again in 2017) and have had a number of does with records in the neighborhood of 3,000 lbs. or more - including two the last year we were on test. 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 in Sacramento, California. In April, we learned Saada had been honored to win 2015 All American milker or Res All American in every class entered.
We had a lot of success at our 2016 show competition and loved seeing long-time and new friends. The girls won 6 GCH, 5 Res. CH and 3 Best in Show, under four judges - our smallest number show season ever. But it was a lot of fun. We also had our linear appraisal session and added three 3 more Excellent scores, including our first home-bred Nigerian Dwarf EX90-EEEE on Iris, our two-year-old.
Herd health is very important to us. We feed the highest quality alfalfa and mixed grass hays 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 been CAE free for many years. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org