Located near Lebanon Missouri
Phone: (417) 453-6210
||Welcome to Forrest-Pride Dairy Goats
Breeding for the "true" LaMancha Dairy goat.... A breed apart.
Unique and wonderful.
FORREST PRIDE PROUDLY PRESENTS...
OVER A DECADE OF WINNING HOME BRED CHAMPIONS!
This picture represents 21 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.
Fifteen 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 2012 NEW PERMENANT CHAMPION DOES!!
These 4 does all earned their Championships during this year's show season as part of our Show String.
SGCH FORREST PRIDE WW Diva Beyonce 6*M LA @ 3 years FS 91 VEVE
Grand Champion Senior LaMancha Doe, Best of Breed and Best Udder of Breed, 2012 Missouri State Fair.
HER DAM - SGCH FORREST PRIDE M&C Xtream DIVA
"Diva" a Superior Genetics Champion at 5 years old.
Our new addition - 2012 Colorama Sale doe
GCH Heart-Mt. Elusive Neferti 5*M LA 90 VEEE
And last, but not least!!
Our First Oberhasli Champion in the herd and also a Top Ten doe for production!
SGCH Cream of Kansas' SB Chica
Chica was named #1 Milk producing Oberhasli on test for 2011 lactation! Way to Go CHICA!
The UDDER side of our beautiful 2012 LaMancha Show String at the Missouri State fair!
WHAT AN EXCITING YEAR 2012 HAS BEEN!!!
Forrest Pride LaManchas has been the premier LaMancha Dairy goat exhibitor at
Missouri State fair, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 AND 2012!!!!
(Not in attendence 2008)
The Forrest Pride LaMancha Dairy Goat herd, has been awarded the
Best MISSOURI STATE Herd the past 3 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 to 40 quality does and bucks, bred for consistency in health, temperament, milk production and show. Health is #1!
We are breeding for dairy goats who excell 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 11 years on this site. Click here to view our 2012 CAE neg. results on the entire herd from Biotracking. 2013 results will be posted soon as we will be doing our testing by the end of January.
Our herd is also free 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.
All goat kids kept or sold for breeding and show purposes are bottle raised on pasturized goats milk and heat-treated goat colostrum. All goat kids are vaccinated on a regular schedule with Calvary 9 CDT vaccine and put on a coccidia prevention program, using Decox M starting at 3 weeks of age.
As we head into our 18th year raising dairy goats, we had another successful and fun filled year.
The girls milked very well, and we attended several shows, including the Missouri State Fair, where we were once again premire LaMancha Exhibitor and won Best State Dairy Herd for the 3rd consecutive year.
Since most of my older milking does are finished, I am waiting on these young gals to keep the herd competitive over the next few years... Watching them in the field this fall at home as they mature has been very exciting, this is by far the best group young stock I have ever kept back...
I currently have already taken some deposits, so would encourage anyone interested in getting a kid for spring 2012, 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 23 LaManchas this year and 2 Oberhasli, 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 the remaining balance is due.
- Dairy goat kids are held util the age of 4 weeks, at which time they can be shipped or picked up at the farm. A kid 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, because of this, I can ship a single kid at 4 weeks of age in a #300 kennel for $190 or 2 kids in a #400 kennel, providing it is under 70 lbs is $250. This is through American airlines, only. (charges as of 12/2010, subject to change) 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.