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Emerald C Ranch Permanent Champions CH Emerald C Ranch IR Hematite LA 90, SGCH Emerald C Ranch Earth Star 3*M LA 89, GCH Emerald C Ranch Aqua Violet 1*M LA 91 EEEE, GCH Buffalo Clover Delta Alluvium 2*M LA 90

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March 30, 2020

So, I'll focus on the good things about 2020 first. We attended the Forth Worth Stock Show and Rodeo (FWSSR) in January and couldn't be happier with the outcome. Our Buffalo Clover Koto won Grand Champion both days, as well as Best Udder in Show (up against ALL the big girls - Nubian, LaMancha, Saanen...) on Day 1 and Best in Show on Day 2!! I'm still jaw dropped at that girl! So now, I find myself with at least 4 goats that need just one more show win to be permanent champions, argh!! A good problem to have, I guess.

Next, kidding has begun! I'm especially proud of the kids out of GCH Emerald C Ranch Aqua Violet AR 1*M, LA 91 EEEE, 2019 ANDDA Total Performer candidate and Emerald C Ranch IR Mercury, LA 89 EEV, one more leg for permanent champion status. Violet had 2 boys and 2 girls, with both boys already spoken for and the 2 girls available for sale (I'll post them shortly!). Next up, I've got three Hemi daughters due and just need ONE of them to earn their milk star for Hemi to earn his +B, which will grant Mercury his *B, if I've done my research correctly.

But, now we are facing the effects of Covid-19 with all Spring shows being cancelled so far, and the possibility of Linear Appraisal being cancelled. I'm trying to stay positive about things, but it sure has put a wrench in our plans for the goats!

December 29, 2019

We finished out the year with a Grand and Best in Show Buck for Emerald C Ranch IR Mercury at the Louisiana State Fair. I've also added a few animals to the sale barn, so be sure to take a look. And, the Spring kidding is now finalized! The goats didn't cooperate with all of my plans, but I did manage to get 6 confirmed bred with 1 still to be tested in January.

August 29, 2019

The Spring 2019 show season was our best ever with 10 Grand Champion legs won, 6 Reserve Champions and 3 Best in Show wins!

We bred our very best for the spring and look forward to watching them perform in the show ring and on the milk stand.

Linear Appraisal was also a great experience this year! We had an outstanding score of 91 EEEE for Emerald C Ranch Aqua Violet, followed by a 90 for Buffalo Clover Delta Alluvium, an 89 for Emerald C Ranch Earth Star and an 89 for our latest herd sire Emerald C Ranch IR Mercury.

We are now getting ready for a few kiddings that are scheduled this fall as well as a busy breeding schedule, for kids next spring! We plan to be at the Louisiana State Fair again this year as well as the Fort Worth Stock Show in 2020.

December 6, 2018

So, I'm really loving the new Goattz integrations! I've updated our current herd listings and sales lists using Goatzz (so easy!! And no, I'm not getting paid to say that!), as well as updated our kidding schedule for next spring. All does this fall are now finished kidding and you can see them on Facebook. I'll post those for sale as soon as I've had time to evaluate them and decide which ones to retain, but if you see one you really have your heart set on, just let me know and I'll consider it.

Linear Appraisals did not happen this year for us. Texas was scheduled for September, when I wouldn't have many does in milk, and the appraisal we tried to join in Oklahoma last spring got cancelled. But, we signed up again this year for ADGA Plus, so hopefully appraisals will work out in 2019. And, maybe sometime in the future, once our barns are complete, we can offer to be a host site!

2018 was a great year for the ranch. We had our very first home grown doe become a finished champion, with milk star and earn her Superior Genetics title, SGCH Emerald C Ranch Earth Star 1*M. My next task is to try to earn her dam's star so that Star can be a 3*M, fingers are crossed! Also, completely unexpectedly, a doe in milk, Buffalo Clover Pipa, that we showed at the Louisiana State Fair was awarded Best Senior Doe in Show!! Another first for us, we are extremely proud and happy for these accomplishments! See Star and Pipa in our current herd listings!

August 3, 2018

We have several new animals up for sale! I've come to realize that I just have too many, and need to let some of them go to new homes. If you have the time to invest in improving their lines, this is a great opportunity to get some starter animals for very reasonable prices. I've updated our sales page and linked it over to our Goatzz sales listing in order to help keep sale animals up to date.

March 2, 2018

More congratulations are due to our 2017 ADGA DHI 1*M star earners - Emerald C Ranch Earth Star, Emerald C Ranch Aqua Violet and Buffalo Clover Koto!

Kidding Season is upon us and we actually only have one more, of our 8 total, does due. I've kept Facebook up to date with Doe bios and all kids born so far. I've put in the comments which are sold or retained. If their status isn't listed there, they are available. I'll work on updating the sales page, but in the meantime, email or message me if you are interested in any of them.

Show season begins in April, and we are ready! We'll start out at the ETGRA April Showers show in Corsicana, then to the CTDGA Spring Fling in Fort Worth and the WCDGA Decatur Doe Down, followed by the RRDGA show in Gainesville and HNDGA show in Norman, OK (one of my favorites).

Lastly, but in no way least, I had all breeding stock tested for CAE, CL and Johnes (through Delta Livestock Diagnostics in Arkansas) and everyone came back negative! Even though I don't expect to see any positives, it's always nice to see it on paper.

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