Located near Lebanon Missouri
Phone: (417) 453-6210
We are proud to introduce two of our lovely homebred Champion does who were awarded at the
||Welcome to Forrest-Pride Dairy Goats
Breeding for the "true" LaMancha Dairy goat.... A breed apart.
Unique and wonderful.
2014 ADGA National show for their TOTAL PERFORMANCE and HIGHEST PRODUCTION for the LAMANCHA Breed shown!
SGCH Forrest Pride WW DIVA BEYONCE 6*M LA 92 EEEE
2014 ADGA National TOTAL PERFORMER
SGCH Forrest Pride She Will CHARM U 5*M LA 90 EEVE
2014 ADGA National Show Production award winner
All 4 catagories!
Our 3rd place National Dairy herd
FORREST PRIDE PROUDLY PRESENTS...
OVER A DECADE OF WINNING HOME BRED CHAMPIONS!
This picture represents 23 of our ADGA Permanent LaMancha Champions on record. Each one carries the Forrest Pride herd name and is a product of our breeding program. Many of these animals carry the designation of Superior Genetic Champion (SGCH), meaning they have placed in the top 15% Production/Type Index (PTI) ranking for their breed.
The oldest, in the top left corner, was born 1998, she is CH Forrest Pride Venus' Milky Way, a grand daughter of our very first grade LaMancha doe and the dam of our Multiple Best Doe in Show winner:
SGCH Forrest Pride Milky's Legacy LA 92 EEEE, pictured left with her Champion daughter GCH Forrest Pride Legacy's Victoria, followed by her Grandaughter, GCH Forrest Pride Forever Victory.
The Incredible MOBY is also well represented in these animals with now 4 daughters and a Grandaughter, Beyonce!
Seventeen years of a very successful breeding program!!
I look forward to many more...
Our foundation of juniors is the strongest it has ever been!!
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INTRODUCING OUR 2014 NEW PERMANENT CHAMPION DOES!!
These does both earned their Championships during this year's show season as part of our Show String.
SGCH Forrest Pride MOBY's WILD JAZZ
"Wild Jazz" a Superior Genetics Champion at 3 years old.
SGCH Ozark Highlands WILD COOKIE
"Wild Cookie" a Superior Genetics Champion at 3 years old.
Forrest Pride LaManchas has been the premier LaMancha Dairy goat exhibitor at
Missouri State fair, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 AND 2014!!!!
(Not in attendence 2008)
The Forrest Pride LaMancha Dairy Goat herd, has been awarded the
Best MISSOURI STATE Herd the past 5 years as well as 2004.
This class must consist of 5 animals owned and bred by the exhibitor
3 Sr. does and 2 Jr. does all from different classes.
In the spring of 2009 we moved into our new insulated milking room. To view pictures click here
The Forrest-Pride dairy goat herd is located on our 120 acre farm in the beautiful hills and forest of the Missouri Ozarks. The dairy goat herd consists of about 30 quality does and bucks, bred for consistency in health, temperament, milk production and show. Health is #1!
We are breeding for dairy goats who excel in longevity and milk production, goats which are a joy to handle every day in the milk room and out in the pasture, does who kid easy and have high resistance to parasites. We select for a mild temperament, easy to hand milking does with good tasting milk. While this is a show herd, the primary desire for raising these animals is for the products they produce and being able to reproduce and improve the genetics of these animals which will fit well into family farms, for children and families to enjoy well bred, healthy dairy goats and have fresh raw milk for consuming, making cheese, ice cream etc.
We test annually for CAE and have posted our results for the past 13 years on this site. Click here to view our 2014/2015 CAE neg. results on the entire herd from Biotracking. At the bottom of every year's results we have a link to the previous year, we have sucessfully maintained a CAE negative herd for over a decade.
Our herd is also free and always has been, of contagious abscesses (CL) and Johnes (wasting disease) All new dairy goats entering the herd are isolated and tested, prior to joining the rest of the herd.
As we head into our 20th year raising dairy goats, we had another successful and exciting year.
We appraised the herd in late May of 2014 and geared up for a very sucessful show season! We attended several shows in 2014, including the 2014 ADGA National show In Loiusvill KY. We only exhibited Senior does, we had 2 does in the Champion line up and took 3rd place Dairy Herd, 3rd Produce of Dam (MOBY) and 3rd Sr. Get of Sire (Wildwood!) Beyonce was awarded TOTAL PERFORMER and placed 2nd in her class, Herdmate Charm U placed 4th aged doe and was awarded all production awards! The overall placings on does bred and owned by Forrest Pride, named us RESERVE Premier breeder for LaManchas! Never in our wildest dreams when we started down this path would we have expected such an honor!
I currently have already taken several deposits, so would encourage anyone interested in getting a kid for spring 2015, to put a deposit down and get your place on the waiting list!
On every doe's page that was on test and appraised you will see a DHIR record as well as Linear score at the description. The DHIR Record will look something like this:
2-00 228 1977 3.9 78 3.3 65 (in prog), this translates to 2 years at freshening, milked for 228 days, made 1977 lbs of milk, with a 3.9% of Butterfat yield (78 lbs) and 3.3% Protein yield (65 lbs) "in prog" means that this lactation in still in progress. The Linear score will look like this: LA 3-03 FS 90 VEEE, which translates to being appraised at 3 years and 3 months of age, with a final score of 90 out of a possible 100 and a break down of a "V" (85-89 points) for General Appearance and an "E" (90 and above) for the categories in the order of Dairy Character - Body and Mammary.
DHIR testing and Linear Appraisal have both been wonderful learning experiences, and we hope to continue with them in the years to come.
Please take note the links at the bottom of each animals description that connects that animal to other closely related animals. This is provided as a quick reference to each family tree.
We will be freshening about 20 LaManchas this year - many fine dairy goat kids will be for sale as we must keep our herd numbers to a manageable size.
Terms of sale:
- A $100. deposit, will reserve a kid until notification of birth, at which time 50% of the remaining balance is due with the other 50% due at time of pickup or shipping - NO EXCEPTIONS!
- Dairy goat kids are held util the age of 4 weeks, at which time they can be shipped or picked up at the farm. Kids which are not able to be picked up or shipped, due to the buyer's situation by 4 weeks of age, will cost a boarding fee of $20 a week until the kid can be picked up or shipped to you.
- Kids that must be shipped because of long distance, or in the case of 2 or more kids to pick from, a video can be provided, depicting the kids conformation and health, before the kid is to be shipped or picked up.
Due to the number of animals we ship through the airlines, we have an account set up with a cargo service which gives us access to discounted shipping. We also purchase crates in bulk, making them slightly cheaper.
- Buck kids out of first fresheners, will only be sold if the dam freshens with a beautiful, soundly attached mammary system and I feel her buck will be an improvement to the breed.
- ALL buck kids sold will be registered prior to sale with ADGA, and DNA sample submitted through ADGA's DNA program, this is included in the listed price for the buck kid.
If the kid from your chosen breeding is not born or is not of the quality that I feel should be sold for breeding or show purposes, your deposit will be refunded or transferred to another breeding.
- A $50 fee will be necessary to cover the health check and mileage to the airport if the kid is to be shipped. Shipping costs will be the responsibility of the buyer.
As breeder, we retain the right to retain any kid born for our own breeding program, regardless of prior deposit. Deposit will of course be refunded or transferred at buyer's discretion. We also retain the right to refuse sale to anyone that we do not feel will provide adequate care to the animal.