Driveway breeding services – 2019

Tiny Hill Farm Ur Ine For SumFun *B (Bosley)

It’s that time of year again – breeding season! This year we are offering driveway breeding services or limited breeding leases to approved does. We have four bucks to pick from, all are quality bucks with impressive pedigrees and accomplishments. Please check out our herd page for pictures. 

If you are looking for increased milk production, our Linus (Sugar Moon V High Roller *B) is a buck to consider. Linus is a full brother to Elite Doe SG Sugar Moon V Zuzanna 4*M, who was first in milk production, fat, and protein in the 2018 ADGA Performance Breed Leaders Top 10 List. She is also the ALL TIME Nigerian Dwarf milk production record holder. Linus has consistently produced ADGA ELITE and SG daughters who easily milk 800 – 1,000lbs as first fresheners. Our first collection of Linus’s frozen semen has sold out, but we expect to have more available after he is collected in mid-October.

For breeding for production, conformation, longevity, and a little bit of pizzazz, our homegrown Karl (TinyHillFarm’s Karl Hungus *B) is a nice option. Karl is sired by Linus. His dam, SG Kids Corral LB Krystal Blue 1* M VEEE90 earned her linear appraisal score of 90 as a 10 year old 10th freshener. Karl has consistently improved udder shape, udder attachments, and rear udder height in his daughters. He also has blue eyes and moon spots, so not only does he produce high quality kids with lots of potential, they often come with some extra “bling”.

Third is young up and coming buck, Tiny Hill Farm Tormund Giantsbane *B. His is sired by Phoenix Farm Hard Candy *B and out of Tiny Hill Farm Sansa *B. Tormund is a stylish buck with a particularly nice length of body, flatness of bone, and wide rump. Our Hard Candy daughters have beautifully attached, capacious udders with extraordinary teat length, so we are very much looking forward to seeing what his hunky son can do for our herd.

Lastly we have our youngest buck, Bosley. He is Tiny Hill Farm Ur Ine 4 SumFun *B. Bosley is another buckling out of the legendary SG Kids Corral LB Krystal Blue 1*M VEEE90. Bosley’s sire was Tiny Hill Farm Pez *B (Phoenix Farm Hard Candy *B X Elite Doe SG TinyHillFarm’s SuperLois 6*M). Pez is a full brother to our spectacular sisters, Tiny Hill Farm Pixy 7*M and Tiny Hill Farm Twix. Bosley is a lovely young buckling with enormous potential. We can’t wait to get his kids on the ground!

We offer driveway breeding services to approved does on a limited basis. As of 2018, driveway breedings are $150 for new clients. Does must have been tested free of CAE, CL, and Johne’s within 3 months of breeding and must be up to date on chemical deworming and external parasite prevention. Prospective does must also show no signs of any contagious respiratory disease. In addition to individual testing of the prospective doe, we also require the doe’s entire herd to be annually tested free of CAE, CL, and Johne’s. Sorry, we don’t typically board does for breeding. We offer one free rebreeding if a doe does not settle, however we do not offer refunds (including if the doe is not in standing heat). Buck lease agreements are available only to approved farms. Linus is not available for lease. Please contact us for details and a copy of our contract. Thank you!

 

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Spring 2020 Kid Reservations are still OPEN!

Baby goats! Baby goats! Baby goats! Don’t get too excited because we don’t have any baby goats available right now, but if you are even considering getting a Tiny Hill Farm baby goat (or doe in milk) next spring, now is the time to get in contact with us to get a deposit in to reserve your 2020 kids. If you are all like, “Nah, I’m gonna wait until you post kids for sale in the spring”, then you might be waiting a LOOONG time since we typically sell the vast majority of our kids via reservation, especially doelings and any kids out of our most proven does. You can check out our breeding plans here. Here’s a sampling of the kids we had born in 2019. How cute are they?(All are sold or retained). If you prefer to DIY your goat kids we will still be offering driveway breeding services to approved farms. Thanks for reading!

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Buck News!

Have you heard the exciting news? The 2018 ADGA Performance Breed Leader list was just published. Our buck, Sugar Moon V High Roller *B’s full sister is #1 in milk, butterfat, and protein production. And she is the ALL TIME Nigerian Dwarf milk production record holder. We always knew that Linus was an awesome buck, and now he’s even more awesome! If you need to add milk production genetics to your herd, he’s a very solid choice. We still have some of his 2020 doeling and buckling reservations open, and he’ll be available for driveway breeding service to approved does this fall. We also hope to have more frozen semen available in October. Thanks for reading!

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Tiny Hill Farm Elite Does!

Once again we are honored to have THREE Tiny Hill Farm goats make the August ADGA Elite list. Congrats to Lois, Aurum, Bunny, and their owners! Here’s Lois’s udder. We still have 2020 kid resevations available on most of our does. Check out our breeding schedule here: http://tinyhillfarm.com/?page_id=64 Thanks for reading!

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Friendly Reminder about Farm Visits

Just a reminder that any visits to our farm are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. If you arrive on the farm without an appointment we will kindly ask you to leave. If you arrive on the farm without an appointment on a weekend or holiday, we will unkindly ask you to leave. Thank so much for your understanding, respect for our privacy, and cooperation!

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Goats Available for Sale

We just updated our listing of the Nigerian dwarf dairy goats we currently have available for sale. You can find it HERE. All are ready to go now. They can be reserved with a $100 non-refundable deposit. We have a clean and tested herd. You can see our annual test results here. Please contact us if you are interested in any of our goats or if you have any questions. Thank you!

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COMING SOON: Goat Kid Health Clinics

We are very excited to be hosting North East Farm & Family Mobile Veterinary Services’ Goat Kid Health Services Clinics at Tiny Hill Farm this spring! The clinics will offer affordably priced routine veterinary services for goat kids, including disbudding, vaccines, castration, microchipping and tattooing. This is the perfect clinic for goat breeders or new kid owners who want convenient routine veterinary care with no additional farm call fees. For more information, including a list of available services, prices, biosecurity rules, scheduled dates, and contact information please check out our Goat Kid Clinic page HERE


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Baby goat kid reservations are OPEN

Happy New Year! We just updated our goat Herd Book and Kidding Schedule for the 2018-2019 breeding and kidding season. Take a peek at the page to see an updated list of all of our Nigerian dwarf dairy goats and their accomplishments, plus planned breedings, and kid reservation availability. And yes- we still have reservations available for kids sired by our buck, Sugar Moon V High Roller *B. He is a full brother to SG Sugar Moon V Zuzanna 4*M, who was second in the 2017 ADGA Performance Breed Leaders Top 10 List. He has three daughters with Superior Genetics awards, and Linus has consistently produced daughters who milk 800-1,000lbs as first fresheners. So far he has produced 3 ADGA Elite daughters, and he had one granddaughter in the 99th percentile.

At Tiny Hill Farm we do things a bit differently than many other farms. Here’s a quick overview of our management style. First, our adult goats are exceptionally healthy. We have a big barn that is always clean and never crowded. Our goats are kept up to date with vaccination, worming, external parasite prevention, and general health maintenance. We test our entire herd for CL, CAE, and Johne’s every single year. We test for TB and brucellosis every three years. Our whole herd test results are posted on our website right here. We practice strict biosecurity, and our herd benefits from a total lack of any contagious respiratory disease. All of our older and retired goats are kept as pets.

PowPow is our eldest goat. She’s 14!

Our does are ultrasounded to confirm pregnancy and to get an approximate kid count. Does are always given updated CD+T vaccines, copper boluses, and BOSE approximately a month before their due dates. We employ the use of a barn cam to keep an eye on heavily pregnant does. All does are brought inside our heated mudroom or basement to have their kids. This ensures that the kids aren’t chilled and they get the best possible start to life. After kids are born (and their navels are dipped in iodine-twice), they are fitted in a custom made and monogrammed drying coat to ensure that they are dry and warm as fast as possible.

Two kids in their trademark Tiny Hill Farm goat coats

After making sure that all newborn kids get plenty of colostrum, we raise most of our kids as bottle babies in our house for the first week or two. This very labor intensive style of management insures that we have friendly, fast growing kids with strong immune systems. At Tiny Hill Farm we sell the majority of our kids as bottle babies at 2-3 weeks old. Our kids go to their new homes well started on a bottle (and getting a bottle twice a day at that point), they are disbudded by a very skilled veterinarian, up to date on CD+T vaccination and BOSE, treated for internal and external parasites, tattooed, and are very friendly, adaptable, and healthy. Tiny Hill Farm kids go home with a whole packet of kid care information, a feeding, worming, and vaccination schedule, a pedigree, and any extra supplies they might need in their new homes. Registered kids also go home with a completed ADGA registration application, and information on how to register them. Wethers are castrated right before going to their new homes. Most importantly, we are always available to give help and advice 24/7 for the entire lifetime of your goats. We also offer “Goat Care Courses” and other goat related classes throughout the year.

We very proud of our goats and their accomplishments. We are also very grateful to the wonderful people who have already added Tiny Hill Farm goats to their farms and lives. We often tell our new goat customers that your relationship with Tiny Hill Farm doesn’t end with the purchase of one of our goats – it begins!

If you might be interested in adding a Tiny Hill Farm Nigerian dwarf goat into your life, now is the time to check out our Herd Book and Kidding Schedule and to contact us with any questions. It is also time to get a deposit in to get on our kid reservation list. We still have plenty of spots left open and we look forward to hearing from you!

A Tiny Hill Farm bottle baby from a few years ago

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December Farm Update

   Here’s an update on what has been happening at the farm so far this winter. 
      First, we are happy to announce that our doe, Kids Corral LB Krystal Blue 1*M AR 2307 VEEE90, was awarded her Superior Genetics designation by ADGA. Her past accomplishments include earning an appraisal score of VEEE90 as a 10 year old 10th freshener. This doe just keeps getting better and better with age. Go Connie!

SG Kids Corral LB Krystal Blue 1*M AR 2307 VEEE90

     Second, we are also very proud that a few of our does made the ADGA Elite Doe List again this fall! Congrats to SG TinyHillFarm’s SuperLois 6*M, SG Tiny Hill Farm Aurum 4*M, and SG Tiny Hill Farm Penta 6*M! These three super stars are all daughters of our buck, Sugar Moon V High Roller *B. Here’s a photo of Lois’s rear udder. We still have a some spring 2019 kid reservations left open if you’d like to have a goat like Lois, Aurum, or Penta in your herd.

SG TinyHillFarm’s SuperLois 6*M

      Third, we are happy to announce that all our goats again tested negative for CL, CAE, Johne’s, TB, and brucellosis this past month. Our goats are tested annually for CAE, CL, and Johne’s. We test for TB and brucellosis every three years. Contagious diseases are a huge issue in goats in New England and something that we take very seriously. Our paranoia and germaphobia have paid off and we continue to have healthy and happy disease-free goats! We always advise people that before you buy goat kids, drink raw milk, eat animal products, take a goat yoga class, or just step foot on a farm: ask if the animals there are disease tested. Ours are! You can find a link to all our goat testing results here

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Update- Goat Artificial Insemination Class at Tiny Hill Farm

AI class is on for the 17th! We are going to add November 24th as a snow day just in case we get bad weather on the 17th. We still have plenty of spots left available. Advanced preregistrations are $75, or $100 at the door for folks who didn’t preregister beforehand. Feel free to contact us with any questions. Here’s more info:

Tiny Hill Farm will be hosting a Goat Artificial Insemination class on November 17th, 2018 from 9am-noon. Our class instructor will be highly-esteemed veterinarian, Dr. Taryn Pearson, BVMS. Dr. Pearson is the owner of North East Farm and Family Mobile Veterinary Service of Acton, Maine.

The class will cover the basics of goat artificial insemination, including equipment, preparation, and procedure. There will be a demonstration of proper AI technique and plenty of time for questions and answers. This class is appropriate for anyone with an interested in small ruminant reproduction.

Goat Artificial Insemination class will be held on Saturday, November 17th, from 9am-noon. Cost of the class is $75 in advance or $100 at the door. The class fee includes refreshments and instructional handouts. AI starter kits will be available for purchase for anyone interested. Class minimum is 10 people and prepayment is required. Tiny Hill Farm is located at 41 Willey Rd, Milton Mills NH. Please contact Larissa via call/text at (603)817-0081 or email tinyhillfarm@gmail.com to sign up or with any questions.

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