What's new at Sir Echo Farm - Oberhasli Dairy Goats

 

We have been very lazy about updating our website but it's only because we have been happy, healthy and busy with life!!

2018 kidding season was very busy and filled with tough decisions on who stays and who goes. We made the very rare choice to sell a couple of doe kids which hav e landed in great homes across the country with 4-H kids and are being shown!

We loved our AI kids and were thrilled that two wonderful bucklings came out of those with one staying here at Sir Echo Farm and one going to F ork Creek Farm! We linebred ont he Swiss buck Balz for a young herd sire here. He carries National Champions on both sides of his pedigree and hopefully some of that beautiful strong dairy strength and overall correctness from the Swiss imports!

Our kids are huge this year and we think it is a result of adding complete Alfalfa Pellets as free choice as well as a daily ration of grain along with milk and then with hay as they grew. We have had 3 of the doe kids get their dry legs and look forward to having them freshen in 2019!

We did not attend the National Show this year but have enjoyed attending a handful of other shows and, of course, full participation in DHIA and LA. Our LA session was delightful and we were thrilled to have 2 more does score 92EEEE. One for the fist time and one for the second time. We love that we have strong animals in our oldest pen as well as our baby pen! As far as milk, we ventured into the Casein testing and are thrilled with the results of A/A ratings for a doe and her buckling! We will be doing additional testing and are very excited to see what we find!

ADGA National Show Placings: Linear Appraisal: PTI/ET:
2015: 4th place Aged Doe 2014: 6-04  92  EEEE  
2013: 5th place 5 & 6 year old 2013:  5-03  90  EEEV PTI21:  71
2012: 1st place 4 year old 2012:  4-04  91  VEEE PTI12: 62
Reserve Grand Champion 2011:  3-03  89  E+EV ETA21: N/A
2010 1st place 2 year old 2010:  2-02  88  VEEV ETA12: N/A
2009: 9th place Yearling Milker 2009:  1-06  89  VEEV  

Britti's dam, SGCH Sir Echo Brickers, was the first Oberhasli ever to achieve the score of 92 EEEE, and shared that with one other doe that year. Brickers National Show placings include 3 times in the top 4 in her classes over the years.

Brickers dam, SGCH Sir Echo Bray 90 EEEE, is the strength of many, many animals in our own herd as well as many others throughout the country using our genetics. Bray placed in the top 5 placings 3 times at the National Show.

We mourn this loss but continue to enjoy the strength of that dam line and the effect is has had on our herd.

We have found much joy in every other aspect while showing in AZ, CA, WI, and TX. We continue to thoroughly enjoy our efforts to work on genetic development in our Oberhasli and are thrilled and grateful to have placed some hopeful animals in the care of several herds throughout the country that are committed to continuing those efforts in their own hers. We benefit so much from those efforts and we are so appreciative  to them and wish the best for their success.

We are very pleased to have been acknowledged in 2017 for Elite Doe status and Superior Genetics in our herd as well as another 92 EEEE score with SG Sir Echo Lightening at 05-11. Stats as follows:

Production Type Index (PTI) and Estimated Transmitting Ability (ETA)

PTI21: 79     PTI12:  92     ETA21: 31     ETA12: 35

We are very excited about our 2018 kidding season with THREE successful AIs and many promising breedings that will highlight some of the strongest genetics in our herd!

Our memories of the 2017 ADGA National Show

 

   

2015 National Show Awards
   
 

 

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