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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Driveway breeding services – 2018

It’s that time of year again – breeding season! This year we are offering limited driveway breeding services to approved does. We have three bucks to pick from, all are quality bucks with impressive pedigrees. 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 was ranked as the #1 Nigerian in ADGA’s 2015 Young Sire Development Program. His dam 3*M SG NC Promisedland SIA Zena 6*D AR2263 VEEE90 is a 99th percentile elite doe. His sire Sugar Moon Viva Las Vegas*B is also an elite buck. Linus appraised at VVV87 as a two year old. His full sister is ADGA Elite doe SG Sugar Moon V Zuzanna 3*M 6*D. Zuzanna was second in the 2017 ADGA Performance Breed Leaders Top 10 List.  Linus has consistently produced daughters who milk 800- 1,000lbs as first fresheners.

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 our Linus. His dam, 1*M AR Kids Corral LB Krystal Blue * AR 2307 VEEE90 earned her linear appraisal score of 90 as a 10 year old 10th freshener. She also was predicted to produce 1,219lbs of milk as a 10th freshener. Not too bad for a goat senior citizen! She is still a very productive member of our herd at 12 years old. Karl 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”.

Lastly we have a young buckling available for breeding to smaller does. Bosley is Tiny Hill Farm Ur Ine 4 SumFun *B. Bosley is another buckling out of the legendary AR Kids Corral LB Krystal Blue 1*M AR 2307 VEEE90. Bosley’s sire was Tiny Hill Farm Pez *B (Phoenix Farm Hard Candy *B X SG TinyHillFarm’s SuperLois 6*M). He is chocolate with random white and moon spots. Bosley is a lovely young buckling with enormous potential. 

We offer driveway breeding services to approved does on a limited basis. As of 2018, driveway breedings are $150 for new clients. We offer discounts for multiple does.  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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Goat AI class sign-ups

We need a few more people to sign up for our goat AI class in order to hold the class. If you are interested in coming, NOW is the time to contact us to sign up. If we don’t have enough people signed up we will not hold the class. You can contact us to sign up by emailing tinyhillfarm@gmail.com or calling or texting (603)817-0081. More info about the class can be found here. Thanks for reading!

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Updated Herd Book and Kidding Schedule

We have 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 goats and their accomplishments, plus planned breedings, and kid reservation availability. If you might be interested in adding a Tiny Hill Farm Nigerian dwarf goat into your life, now is the time to contact us with any questions and to get on our kid reservation list. We look forward to hearing from you! And we still have tons of space in our up coming Goat AI class! Contact us to register! 

 

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Goat Artificial Insemination class at Tiny Hill Farm

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. 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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Tiny Hill Farm Goat Care Classes – Back by Popular Demand!

Tiny Hill Farm will be hosting two more informative “Goat Care Courses” for new and beginning goat farmers. Classes will be on Saturday October 13th 2018 at Tiny Hill Farm in Milton Mills, NH.

     We will host a “Goat Beginner Basics” course in the morning from 9am-noon. We’ll cover topics such as picking a breed and breeder, nutrition, housing, equipment, biosecurity, and goat preventative healthcare.  We’ll also include a hoof trimming and a milking demonstration. This class is geared for folks who are just starting to get involved in the magical world of goat ownership. 

   Later that day we will hold a  “Goat Breeder Basics” course for beginning or aspiring goat breeders. This course will take place from 1pm-4pm in the afternoon. Some of the topics we will cover will be goat breeding basics, how to read a pedigree, choosing a buck, udder and conformation evaluation, goat pregnancy and birth, kid rearing and management, and milking systems and milk safety. This class is geared for people who are interested or just starting out with goat breeding and goat milk production.

   We’ll include a farm tour in both classes, as well as lots of hands on time with our herd of Nigerian dwarf dairy goats. Classes will be held on our farm on Saturday October 13th. “Goat Beginner Basics” is from 9am-noon and “Goat Breeder Basics” will be from 1pm-4pm. Each class is $45 per person, or $80 per person if you chose to take both classes.  We’ll take a lunch break from noon-1pm with the folks who are take both morning and afternoon classes. Please contact us for more information or if you would like to sign up for our goat classes. You can reach us by calling or texting (603)817-0081 or emailing tinyhillfarm (at ) gmail.com.

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Beautiful Nigerian Dwarf Bucks Available for Sale-SOLD

We have two beautiful young gentleman looking for some new girlfriends to woo. The first is Tiny Hill Farm Dude of Thrones*B (TinyHillFarm’s Karl Hungus*B X Tiny Hill Farm Sansa 1*M) DOB 04/07/2016. The Dude is black with random white, extensive moon spotting, and blue eyes. He’s a grandson to Sugar Moon V High Roller *B, who is a full brother to SG Sugar Moon V Zuzanna 4*M, who is #2 in Milk Production on ADGA’s 2017 Breed Leader List. The Dude’s maternal grandsire is Old Mountain Farm Stingn Ned L. The Dude has sired cute, colorful kids with lots of dairy potential. Below are photos of the Dude, his dam’s 2nd fresh udder, and his pedigree. The Dude is SOLD.

 

The second buck we have for sale is a very handsome young gentleman with a lovely pedigree. He is Fairlea Mookie Betts*B. He is sired by Fairlea Edmond Dantes *B and out of Fairlea Irene 6*M.  Mookie was born on 5/16/17. He is chamoise and white. Mookie’s grandsire is the legendary GCH AGS Dawnland Tabby’s Halifax. So far Mookie has produced lovely kids with fantastic conformation and lots of dairy potential. Below are a few photos. Photo of dam’s 3rd fresh udder by Fairlea Farm. Mookie is SOLD.

 

 

Both bucks are up to date with vaccinations, internal and external parasite management, and vitamin and mineral supplementation. Our entire herd is annually tested free of CAE, CL, and Johne’s. Asking $400 each. Located in Milton Mills, NH. Selling only because our buck pen is full and the Dude is very closely related to the vast majority of our herd.  BOTH ARE SOLD. Please email tinyhillfarm@gmail.com or call or text (603)817-0081 with any questions. Texts are fastest. Thanks for reading!

 

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New Elite Does!

We are excited to announce that FOUR Tiny Hill Farm does made the ADGA ELITE doe list. Congrats to SG Tiny Hill Farm Penta 6*M (95th percentile), SG Tiny Hill Farm Aurum 4*M (96th percentile), SG TinyHillFarm’s SuperLois 6*M (97th percentile), and rising superstar Tiny Hill Farm Bunny Lebowski (99th percentile). Congrats to Bunny’s owner Rose Acre Ranch! Attached is a photo of our buck Sugar Moon V High Roller *B (SG Sugar Moon Viva Las Vegas*B X SG NC Promisedland SIA Zena 6*D 3*M AR2263 VEEE90) He’s Penta, Aurum, and Lois’s sire and Bunny’s grandsire. We are very proud of him and his progeny!

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Does in Milk For Sale

We have two lovely first fresheners available for sale to milking homes. Both are great quality does with awesome pedigrees and lots of potential. Selling only to keep our herd numbers down. Both does are in milk and freshened less than a month ago. Here’s more info:
The chamoisee doe with moonspots and blue eyes is Tiny Hill Farm Bunny Lebowski – Bunny (TheTinyHillFarm’s Karl Hungus *B X Tiny Hill Farm Taffy D 2*M) DOB 4/16/16. Bunny’s granddam appraised at VEEE90 as a 10 year old 10th freshener. Her dam produced an average of 5.9lbs of milk per day when she was on milk test last year. Asking $450. Tested negative for CL/CAE/Johne’s on 11/14/17. BUNNY IS SOLD

The cute gold and white doe with moonspots is Birch Ridge Farm CN Aria (Kids Corral PT Chernoble X Sugar Moon V Capriccio) DOB 3/18/07. Aria has a fantastic pedigree, a lovely udder, and a very sweet personality. Asking $450. Tested negative for CL/CAE/Johne’s on 3/7/18. ARIA IS STILL AVAILABLE.

Both does are ready to go now. They are being milked twice a day and have been started on milk test. They are well trained to the milkstand and can be hand or machine milked. Please email tiny hill farm (at) gmail dot com or call/text (603)817-0081 for more info and udder pictures. Thanks!

 

 

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