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     So much is said about people breeding the “perfect goat”. Well, here we recognize that there are no perfect goats...and don’t believe there ever will be. We embrace the concepts of attempting to improve each successive generation, but live in a real world. The breeding of these dairy goats is one of constant motion - of give and take - of a work in progress. It’s exciting, it’s challenging, it’s frustrating ... and can be incredibly sad ... and outrageously fulfilling when it all comes together!

     Many years ago, I was told that “those Nubians just cannot reproduce” ... "you can’t get a Champion Nubian out of a Champion Nubian" ... Well, we believe that we have proven those statements to be incorrect. GCH Kastdemur’s Extasy EX90 - the 1989 Reserve National Champion produced GCH Kastdemur’s Crown Extatic EX92 - the 1997 ADGA National Champion/Best Udder. Another success story came from GCH  Kastdemur’s Crown Finale EX91, the 1999  ADGA National Champion/Best Udder who is the dam of GCH Kastdemur’s Aubree EX92 the 2001 ADGA National Champion/Best Udder and 2002 Reserve National Champion/Best Udder. We've also been able to accomplish that same consistency with our LaManchas as well, with SGCH Kastdemur's Seven-Up *M EX91 - the 2001 ADGA Reserve National Champion LaMancha who is the dam of SGCH Kastdemur's Slice 2*M EX93 - the 2005 ADGA National Champion/Best Udder.

     You will find relatives of our animals in many herds across the country. We have referred to several of the animals that we have sold throughout these pages of currently owned animals, and they will also be included in the reference section. Bucks we have sold have gone on to sire National & Reserve National Champions, National Show Best & Reserve Best Udders, National Show Jr. Champions & Reserve Junior Champions, National Show class winners, Premier Sire Award Winners, winners of production awards, appraisals of VG or Excellent in many herds, produced numerous GCH’s and local winners. We couldn’t be prouder of them and thank those individuals and farms who have trusted in our herd, and have taken animals to a higher level of success and accomplishment.

     In 2004 alone, we exhibited our animals at some of our local shows, traveled the almost 6,000 mile roundtrip to the ADGA National Show in Harrisburg, PA, showed at both the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa, and the California State Fair in Sacramento. Even with all of these miles on the road, they did extremely well. We finished Championships on seven does, and earned Championship legs on ten other individuals. At the National Show, we were named Runner-Up Premier Breeder of the Show for the fourth consecutive year, and had many individual & group placings that you can see detailed throughout the doe/buck pages. 

At the Sonoma County Fair we had GCH Nubian with GCH Kastdemur’s Finesse 3*M, and GCH LaMancha with GCH Kastdemur’s Bad News 4*M. Also at Sonoma (Santa Rosa) our LaMancha Best Three Females entry won the Supreme Best Three Females Award and our Jr. Champion Kastdemur’s Shasta was Best Jr. Doe in Show! At the California State Fair, our Bad News won GCH again and was also Supreme Best Udder of Show and our 1st pl. LaMancha Best Three Females entry won the Supreme Best Three Females of Show Award!

2004 California State Fair Supreme Best Three Females
(L-R) GCH Mountain Dew, GCH Chocolat, SGCH Bad News
2004 California State Fair GCH & Supreme Best Udder
SGCH Bad News 4*M

     In 2005, we finished Championships on SGCH Kastdemur's Evian 2*M EX92, SGCH Kastdemur's Pepsi Twist 2*M EX90, SGCH Kastdemur's Audacity 4*M EX91, GCH Lassenwood Miller Kalila *M EX90, and SGCH Kastdemur's TerraVista *M EX92 , and earned Championship legs on nine others. We attended several local shows in the spring, and then traveled the very short 1600 mile round trip to Spokane Washington, followed immediately by Sonoma County Fair the first weekend back and then attended California State Fair. At the 2005 Nationals we were absolutely thrilled and overwhelmed by winning Premier Breeder of the Show, after having won National Champion LaMancha/Best Udder with SGCH Kastdemur's Slice 3*M EX93, and Reserve Junior Champion with Kastdemur's Cazillion. We also had many strong placings again in individual classes as well as group classes. We were so pleased that our GCH Lassenwood Miller Kalila *M EX90 was named National Champion Nubian/Reserve Best Udder, and that our baby Kastdemur's Always & Forever (Finale's last gift to us) was named Reserve Junior Champion Nubian. What a week that was! The Sonoma County Fair followed with GCH and Best Udder LaMancha win for Slice, Reserve GCH LaMancha with SGCH Kastdemur's Bad News 4*M EX92, Best Uddered Nubian with GCH Lassenwood Miller Kiona EX91, and Junior Champion with Kastdemur's Always & Forever. At the California State Fair, we had GCH LaMancha with GCH Kastdemur's Chocolat 2*M EX91, Reserve GCH with Slice, Best LaMancha Udder with SG Kastdemur's Citrillion 3*M EX92, Reserve Best LaMancha Udder with Chocolat. The LaManchas also had Junior and Reserve Junior Champion with Kastdemur's Twisted Sister and Kastdemur's Monster's Ball. The Nubians had Reserve Grand Champion and Best Udder with Kiona, and Junior Champion with Always & Forever, who went on to win Best Junior Doe in Show!

2005 ADGA National 1st pl.  Best Three Females
(L-R) SGCH Bad News, SGCH Shasta, SGCH Slice
2005 ADGA National 1st pl. Best Three Junior Does
(L-R) Twisted Sister, Dew Drop Inn, Cazillion

     In 2006 we finished championships on SGCH Kastdemur's Citrillion 3*M EX92, SGCH Kastdemur's Shasta 2*M EX91, GCH Kastdemur's Zima 3*M EX90, and CH Lassenwood Miller Valentine EX92, and earned champion legs on ten other individuals.  We competed at several local shows and made the long 4 day trip to Indianapolis, Indiana for the 2006 ADGA National Show.  We were unable to make it to the Sonoma County Fair, but did attend the CA State Fair at the end of the season.  The does did very well at the 2006 ADGA Nationals and individual placings can be found on each doe's page.  SGCH Kastdemur's Evian 2*M EX92 was named the Reserve National Champion LaMancha and Kastdemr's Let's Do the Twist was named Junior Champion LaMancha.  In the Nubians, our CH Lassenwood Miller Valentine EX92 was named Reserve National Champion Nubian as well as Best Udder! Trinity Smith & Krista worked incredibly hard all week to clip & prepare all of the animals!  Their efforts & dedication are what made things all come together.   We couldn't be more pleased!  To top it all off we were named Premier Breeder of the Show!  At the CA State fair the does did very well. In the LaManchas, SGCH Kastdemur's Evian 2*M EX92 was named Grand Champion/Best udder LaMancha, SGCH Kastdemur's Slice 3*M EX93 was named Reserve Grand Chamion, GCH Kastdemur's Chocolat 2*M EX91 was Reserve Best udder, Kastdemur's Survivor Vanuatu was Jr. Champion, and Kastdemur's Let's Do the Twist was Reserve Junior Champion.  SGCH Kastdemur's Slice 3*M EX93 was also the Total Performer for the LaManchas!  In the Nubians, CH Lassenwood Miller Valentine EX92 was named Grand Champion and then went on to win SUPREME CHAMPION, Kastdemur's Breeze 4*M EX92 was Best Nubian Udder, and Kastdemur's She's So Fine was Reserve Jr. Champion.  SGCH Kastdemur's Audacity 4*M EX91 was the Total Performer for the Nubians!  In September we were appraised again and were very pleased with the results.  We had 20 animals appraised with a herd average of EX90!!  We currently have 22 animals with final scores of EX90-93!!!  Individual scores can be found on each doe's page.

2006 ADGA National 1st pl. Sr. Get & Best Three Females
(L-R) SGCH Shasta, GCH Mt. Dew, SGCH Evian
2006 ADGA National 1st pl. Sr. Get Of Sire
(L-R) GCH Valentine, SGCH Colorado, GCH Kiona


      The beginning of 2007 has been very successful.  We were able to finish GCH's on GCH Kastdemur's Make7UpYours 3*M (who finished with 2 BDIS wins!!), GCH Kastdemur's Always & Forever 3*M, SGCH Kastdemur's Temerity 5*M, and SGCH Kastdemur's Twisted Sister 3*M.  We were also linear appraised on May 31st and appraised 29 goats (22 milkers and 7 bucks).  We ended up with a whole herd average of EX90 which includes 6 - EX92's and 6 - EX91's!  We are very proud of the girls and boys and their individual scores can be seen on each doe's page and the buck's page.  Our 2007 Sonoma County Fair was very successful!  There were many firsts as well as Reserve Jr. Champion LaMancha with Kastdemur's Survivor Fiji and Grand Champion/Best Udder with SGCH Kastdemur's Evian 2*M followed up with Premier Lamancha Breeder and Exhibitor.  In the Nubians, there were also many firsts with Kastdemur's Mirassou going Jr. Champion and SGCH Kastdemur's Temerity going Grand Champion.  Always and Forever was named Best Udder and we were also named Premier Nubian Breeder and Exhibitor.  The CA State Fair turned out to be another successful show!  SGCH Kastdemur's Evian was named Res.GCH LaMancha and Best Udder and was also the Total Performer LaMancha.  We also won every LaMancha group class as well as many individual classes!  SGCH Kastdemur's Temerity was GCH Nubian and Best udder which finished her GCH!!!  We also won many group classes as well as individual classes.  We were also named Premier Breeder and Exhibitor in both LaManchas and Nubians!  This year we attended one more fair because we were unable to make it to the National Show.  We traveled to the Mendocino County Fair in September and did very well.  In the Lamanchas GCH Kastdemur's Make7UpYours won GCH and our Kastdemur's Aquafina was Jr. Champion and went on to be BJDIS.  SGCH Kastdemur's Temerity was GCH Nubian.  It was a small fair, but didn't lack in competition!

 

SGCH Kastdemur's Evian 2*M EX94 EEEE
2008 ADGA National Champion LaMancha
SGCH  Kastdemur's Temerity 5*M EX93 EEEE
2008 ADGA National Champion Nubian

 

In 2008, we began the year at our local NVDGA quad show in Red Bluff, California.  SG Kastdemur's Misha 3*M EX90 was GCH in three rings finishing her championship and earning SGCH status the first show of the year.  Kastdemur's Survivor Vanuatu 3*M EX93 finished the first day and earned her GCH!  We brought different Champion Challenge does each day and SGCH Kastdemur's Temerity 5*M EX93 was BOB in the two rings she was shown, GCH Kastdemur's Always & Forever 3*M EX92 was BOB in the two rings she competed, and was Best In Show in one!   GCH Kastdemur's Make7Upyours 3*M EX92 was BOB in 3 rings, BU in all four rings & BUIS in 3 rings!  We also got several dry legs & BIS on our Junior does!  What an exciting start.  

Appraisal day was soon to follow in early June.  We ended up with 3 does that appraised EX93 (EEEE) - two LaManchas (Evian & Vanuatu)  and one Nubian (Temerity); 5 does that were EX92 (Always & Forever, Make7UpYours, Shasta, Zima & Pepsi); 2 does that were EX91 (Mt. Dew, Twisted Sister), and 7 animals that appraised EX90 (Misha, Ava, Bohemia, Scheherazade, Survivor, Chocolat & Watcher).  The younger animals had strong appraisal scores as well and those are listed on each of their individual pages.

At the last minute (the last day to enter!), we made the decision to enter & show at the 2008 ADGA National Show and make the long trip to Louisville, Kentucky.  We had a relatively uneventful trip getting there (just long & tiring)!  Rachel Conway made the trip with us this year, competed in SR. Showmanship & was 5th (Congratulations!), and Rachel & Krista clipped & cleaned, & prepped the does helping to make them look their best.  We had so many friends helping & supporting at the show - and there aren't enough thanks in the world that would measure our appreciation!  You are all amazing!  We were named Premier Breeder of the Show this year!  The show itself was almost unbelievable at the time....and, still is now!  Nubians came first, we placed really well throughout the show and the highlights were Kastdemur's Tainted Love who was 1st pl. Sr. Yearling & 2008 ADGA National Junior Champion.....and 1st place/1st udder two year old with SGCH Kastdemur's Misha......AND.....1st pl/1st udder four year old SGCH Kastdemur's Temerity who went on to be named 2008 ADGA National Champion and Best Udder!!!!!  She's the fourth class winner in her dam line to have won her class at Nationals!  We were excited to also win the Dairy Herd, Best 3 Females, Dam & Daughter, and Best 3 Junior Doe competitions as well.  When it came to the LaManchas that followed....things kept happening there too!  Kastdemur's Calistoga was 1st pl. Int. Kid & 2008 ADGA National Junior Champion.  SGCH Kastdemur's Evian was 1st pl/1st udder 4 year old and was named 2008 ADGA National Champion and Reserve Best Udder.  Right behind Evian was our GCH Kastdemur's Make7Upyours who was 2nd pl/2nd udder 4 year old.  Our beautiful Aged Doe GCH Kastdemur's Survivor was 1st place/3rd udder Aged Doe at 7 years of age.  We won the Best 3 Females, Produce of Dam, Dam & Daughter, Best 3 Jr. Does and Junior Get of Sire classes as well.  

We came home and went into the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa about 10 days after that.  It's a wonderful show, and we always try to make it there.  We won GCH LaMancha with SGCH Kastdemur's Evian and GCH Nubian with SGCH Kastdemur's Temerity.  Reserve GCH Nubian was SGCH Kastdemur's Misha.  We also had Jr. Champion Nubian with Kastdemur's Moulin Rouge (Misha's younger sister) and Reserve Jr. Champion Lamancha with Kastdemur's Bad Apple.  

Our next fair was the California State Fair.  Here we had GCH Nubian (Temerity), ResGCH Nubian (Misha), Jr. CH Nubian (Tainted Love) and won many of the group classes.  With the LaManchas GCH was Evian once again, Reserve GCH was Make7Upyours, Jr. Champion with Calistoga and Reserve Jr. Champion with Bad Apple.  Again, we won several group classes!  The ultimate though - was our beautiful Evian was named Best In Show.  An amazing honor for our lovely doe. 

2009 has been amazing.   We finished Championships on 4 does:  GCH Kastdemur's Behave Yourself 4*M, GCH Kastdemur's Aquafina 3*M , GCH Kastdemur's Bohemia 4*M, and GCH Kastdemur's Laguna Beach 2*M.  GCH Kastdemur's Make7UpYours has earned another BDIS and BUIS.  Additionally, we earned championship legs on 12 more Jr. & Sr. does in just limited showing.   At the 2009 ADGA National Show we were honored to win the Premier Breeder of Show Award.   For the 2nd consecutive year our SGCH Kastdemur's Evian 2*M EX94 (EEEE) was named ADGA National Champion LaMancha and SGCH Kastdemur's Temerity 5*M EX93 (EEEE) was named ADGA National Champion Nubian.  We had numerous class winners & high placing animals - information which is included on each of the individual doe pages.  

This year has been surreal......what makes it even more wonderful is the love & support  of our incredible, amazing, beautiful friends in this dairy goat world.  

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