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The 2012 kidding season

The 2012 kidding season is over.  We had a SUPER crop of kids with a few Champions even!! 

CSA Ivy 4/23/12 Retained

WOW!! Deep rich chocolate color with some black spots and lots of chrome. I just LOVE her colors.

Dam: CSA Snapdragon Sire: CSA Challenger

Born 1 of 2

Boer/Kiko 75/25

Birthweight: 7#

CSA Morning Glory 4/23/12 SOLD

The same beautiful red of her mother with some absolutely glorious silver dapples!! Striking!!

Dam: CSA Snapdragon Sire: CSA Challenger

Born 1 of 2

Boer/Kiko 75/25

Birthweight: 6.5#

 

 

CSA Ash 4/16/12 - SOLD

A VERY pretty girl with a stunning color. Moon spot on her head with some black sock markings. We will be evaluating her in a few days to decide either a price for her or if we will keep her as part of our breeding line up for next year.

Dam: Prince's Penny Sire: CSA Challenger

Born 2 of 3

Boer/Kiko 50/50

Birthweight 9#

Weight 4/21/12 11# ADG: .40#

Check out Facebook for more pictures of her, ones that show more of her nice conformation.  She is the one on the left.

 

 

 

CSA Angelica 4/16/12 - Retained

A beautiful tri-colored doeling. Nice solid birthweight and we will see how she does with her ADG and do a check on her conformation in a few days and make a final decision, but are hoping she is up to our breeding standards. Clean teated and gaining FAST. 

Dam: Prince's Penny Sire: CSA Challenger

Born 1 of 3

Boer/Kiko 50/50

Birthweight: 8#

Weight 4/21/12 10.25# ADG: .45#

She is the one on the left.

 

 

CSA Aspen 4/16/12 SOLD Thank you Jerry and Linda

An absolutely gorgeous buckling!! I have no need of a buck since our new bucks, Titan and Spyder, will arrive this fall. This guy is going to have amazing color and hopefully some great size and conformation. With a very pretty black or sable colored head with plenty of moon-spotting I wouldn't be surprised if he will someday throw some greatly colored kids. So far I haven't noticed color on his body but will check him closer in the next few days. We will be evaluating him sometime around two weeks old and decide on a price then. If you are interested, feel free to let us know.

Dam: Prince's Penny Sire: CSA Challenger

Born 3 of 3

Boer/Kiko 50/50

Birthweight 9.5#

CSA Snowdrop 1/17/12 SOLD Thank you Darlene C.

A nice little twin doeling out of RSKS Ruby and CSA Challenger. She is a gorgeous spotted Boer/Kiko paint. As usual her dam kidded easily and is a super attentive mother. Weighing in at 7.5#. She is one of the most striking does I've seen. At this time we are going to keep her here at Cornerstone Acres and add her to our 2013 breeding line-up. She will bring some nice color to our herd. ****NOTE: We had an offer on Snowdrop and decided to accept the offer*****

Born 1 of 2

Boer (75%) Kiko (25%)

BW: 7.5# Current weight 3/6/12): 24.75#

Weaning ADG: .35

 

CSA Yukon born 1/14/12 Sold Thank you Lynn D.

Welcome CSA Yukon to our farm. A decent size little buckling weighing in at 10.25#. He is a Boer/Kiko cross (50/50). Rosie had a nice easy birth and seems to be taking to mothering very well. Traditional coloring with black feet/socks and black front knees.

Yukon will be a participant in a nearby county 4-H fair!! Good luck Lynn and Yukon - make sure you let us know how you do!!

BW: 10.25# Current weight(3/6/12): 39.25#

Current ADG: .58#

FINAL WEIGHT:  57# at 101 days

NOTE: Yukon (and his boy) did awesome at their local fair, while he didn't win he was about the biggest fellow there!! He was up against some stiff competition though. 

 

CSA Lotus 4/16/12 SOLD Thank you Kristen Platz

A nice little single doeling from our Saanen/Lamancha doe and our Boer/Kiko buck. A cute little mostly white girl with elf ears just like her mom. She has just black spot on her side and I believe her ears will be frosted.

Born 1 of 1

Saanen/Lamancha/Boer/Kiko 25/25/25/25

Birthweight: 10.5#

Weight 4/21/12 12 ADG: .30#

CSA Maverick 1/17/12 Sold Thank you Emilie P. of Sandy Pines Farm

NOTE: Maverick took Grand Reserve Champion for the Market class at the 2012 Newaygo County Youth Fair.  

 A nice looking buckling out of RSKS Ruby and CSA Challenger. 75% Boer/25% Kiko cross. Weighing in at 8#, he is a nice chocolate brown with a stunning 3/4 white collar. A bit bigger than his sister, he seems quite vigorous and ready to meet the world.

Yukon will be participating in a nearby county 4-H fair. Good luck Emilie and Maverick - be sure to keep us updated on your progress and success once he's home with you!!

Born 2 of 2

BW: 8# Current weight (3/6/12): 27#

ADG: .39

 

The 2011 kidding season

The 2011 kidding season is finally over.  Once we have decided which kids will stay here in our breeding program and which we will sell, we will post on the main "Goats for Sale" page.  If there is one you are interested in before we have decided, feel free to drop us a line and let us know of your interest. 

Cornerstone Sugar Maple 3/19/11   SOLD - Thank you Brandy and Terry N.

sire: NF 13 Alexander ABGA (Sand Bar Farm) dam: SJE Miss Attitude ABGA/UBGA 100%

BW 8.27#

WW 6/20/11: 50#

90 day ADG: .46#

 

Sugar Maple at 7 weeks

 

 

 

Cornerstone Ruby Snapdragon  4/21/11  RETAINING

sire: NF 13 Alexander ABGA (Sand Bar Farmdam: RSKS Ruby ABGA FB 100%

An absolutely gorgeous single paint doeling born to our doe RSKS Ruby.  She is a "tasty" shade of chocolate.  Weighing in at a hair over 9#.  Mother and baby are doing well.  Ruby is doing great as a new mom. 

BW: 9#

6/20/11: 40#

WW: 49#

90 day ADG: .44#

 

Snapdragon at 2 weeks old

CSA Huckleberry 7/12/11 RETAINING

Sire: Challenger (see Bucks in the photo gallery) Dam: Prince's Penny (see Does in the photo gallery)

1 of 3 5.25# Doeling Boer/Kiko

She's a tiny little thing but with tons of vigor.  Hoping she will be a quick gaining doeling.

09/05/11 25.5# 

Current ADG: .46

This little scrapper is gaining faster every day!!  Although I'm not sure it has been necessary, I have started supplementing her by having her nurse off of Lily when I'm done milking (just to empty her out).  Perhaps this will increase her gain even more. 

 

Huckleberry at 1 week old (next to her "little" brother)

 

CSA Honeysuckle  7/12/11  SOLD - Thank you Dora M.

 Sire: Challenger (see Bucks in the photo gallery)  Dam: Prince's Penny (see Does in the photo gallery)

2 of 3 BW 7.75# Doeling  Boer/Kiko

09/05/11 30#

Current ADG:  .51# 

Honeysuckle at 1 week old  9/5/11 - noticed today that she has quite a bit of moon spotting  She's going to be such a beautiful girl.

 

CSA Hemi  7/12/11  SOLD

Sire: Challenger (see Bucks in the photo gallery) Dam: Prince's Penny (see Does in the photo gallery) 

3 of 3 BW 9.25# Buckling

8/11/11 26#

Current ADG: .49# 

Boer/Kiko cross

Hemi at a few days old  9/5/11 update:  Hemi has LOTS of moon spotting, nice looking guy!!

CSA Moonflower 7/14/11  SOLD - thanks Ray and Shannon

Sire: Challenger (see Bucks page in photo gallery)  Dam: Lily (see Does page in photo gallery)

1 of 2 BW 8#

09/05/11 34.5#

CURRENT ADG .63#  Gaining very nicely, outgrowing her brother at this point.

Lamancha/Saanen/Boer/Kiko (1/4 each)

Cutest little girl with those tiny Lamancha ears.  She may stay here as a second milker for us.  If not, I'm sure she would make somebody an awesome milker that would throw some great kids for meat. At this time we will not be disbudding any of our goats.

CSA Sunfire 7/14/11  SOLD - Thanks Brandy and Terry N.

Sire: Challenger (see Bucks page in photo gallery) Dam: Lily (see Does page in photo gallery)

2 of 2 Buckling BW 8.5#

10/12/11 52#  ADG .48

Wether - castrated 10/12/11. Both mom and dad have excellent feet, parasite resistance and good general health.  Will fill those holes in your freezer or grow up to be a sweet pet.  Would make an aweful fancy cart pulling goat for somebody with the time to train him.   

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Farm Production Totals

Wow...I'm WAY behind in posting totals.  I guess 2017 will be a better year.  ;)

2017

(last update 6/22/17)

Meat: 0

Vegetables/fruits: 48#

Eggs (chicken only):  1038

Honey: 0

Maple Syrup: 0 (this year is a bust)

Fiber: 2.94 oz

Babies born/hatched: 97

Jars into the pantry (dehydrated and canned): 16

Milk: 20+ gallons (I haven't been keeping track very well!)

New Additions:  12


2015

 

(last update 10/31/15)

 

Meat: 362#

Vegetables/Fruit: 551.88#

Eggs: 1918

Honey: 28#

Maple Syrup:  2 gallons

Angora Fiber:

Babies Born/hatched:  157

Jars into the pantry: 113

Milk: 16 gallons

New additons:  60 (plus a nuc of bees)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

Meat: 240#

Vegetables/Fruit: Didn't keep track

Eggs: 3348

Honey: 1 pint

Maple Syrup: None

Angora Fiber: 5 oz

Babies Born/hatched: 168

Jars into the pantry: 150

Milk: 5 gallons