Approximately eighteen years ago, too long ago for mom or I to remember exactly how long ago it was, my mom and I began raising Nigerian Dwarf Goats after she asked me if I would like to raise goats with her. At the time neither my mom or I knew exactly what this would lead to, especially since we were originally only going to have 8 as pets and soon had over 100.
In the past month my mom and I have made the difficult decision to sell all of the goats we own. We have made this decision because life is always changing and because we are no longer able to do this together, which was a large reason why we have enjoyed it over the years and the main reason we started doing it so long ago. The CUatLilRedBarn herd is now owned by Barb and Greg Brown of Atwood Acres!! We would like to thank Barb and Greg for being great to work with and making the entire process as easy as possible, we are very excited to have our does go to a performance home where they will continue to be proven!
My mom and I can not express enough that over the last 18 years we have had the opportunity to meet more great people than we could mention in one post and we have been fortunate to make many great friends. While raising goats we have also been extremely fortunate to have Cheryle Moore-Smith and Susan Ausman as mentors and we will always be grateful for all of the help that they have given us over the years.
We are also fortunate to have received many awards such as 2017 ADGA National Premier Breeder, 2017 and 2018 ADGA National Premier Exhibitor, 2017 ADGA National 1st place get of sire, 2018 ADGA National 1st place dairy herd, and ADGA Herd of Distinction. We have owned more does than we could mention in one post that have been influential to our herd, although the highlights throughout the years have been our does placing well at many ADGA national shows, including; breeding and owning the 2017 ADGA National Reserve champion SGCH CUatLilRedBarn Gwen Quinn, owning the 2018 ADGA National Reserve champion SGCH Old Mountain Farm Shy Elk, owning the 2018 ADGA National Best Udder SGCH Old Mountain Farm Sunday Drive, having one doe in the 2014 ADGA National grand drive, having one doe we bred in the 2016 ADGA National grand drive, having two does in the 2017 ADGA National grand drive, and having four does in the 2018 ADGA National grand drive.
If you are still waiting on getting ADGA papers for a kid you bought this year we are going to continue to work on getting ADGA papers to their owners, although we are working on registering all of our 2021 kids under AGS so that we can quickly get a form of registration to their owners.
If you have reservations on any of our does we will be giving our reservation lists to Barb and Greg so that people on our lists can receive kids that they have been waiting for.
Sold! (Likely bred)
CUatLilRedBarn Tiny. (Polled)
Tiny was a yearling first freshener this year and appraised VVV+ 84. Tiny has been exposed to CUatLilRedBarn Promiscuous Elk. Promiscuous is out of SGCH Old Mountain Farm Shy Elk EEEE 92 and CH CUatLilRedBarn Fred.
Old Mountain Farm Worthy Rival *B
Worthy is a 3 year old buck that has given us many beautiful progeny. Mature does from him that we currently own include CUatLilRedBarn Dutch Rose, Lena, and Lucky Patty DR. Rose is 2 yrs old and currently has 2 grand champions. Lucky Patty is a yearling and was the 4th place yearling milker at the 2021 ADGA nationals.
Worthy is also the full brother to Old Mountain Farm Bold Elk. Bold Elk is the sire of the 2017 ADGA National Champion and the 2018 Reserve National Champion. Bold Elk is also the 2018 ADGA National Premier Sire.
Worthy Rival is over height.
Soaking up the sun. What a gentle soul❣️
Our 2021 breeding schedule is now on our website!!
We have several exciting breedings planned for this year and we are also very excited to be leasing CH CUatLilRedBarn Diamondback for this year, thanks to Regina and Steve Bauscher!!
If you are interested in placing any reservations please message us through our farm page or email us. We currently have many young does with short or empty reservation lists, including many of our junior does!!
We are also excited to have updated photos of many of our does from the 2021 ADGA Nationals!!
We are very excited to have had linear appraisal at our farm this morning and very happy with how our does did!! We had 16 does appraised; 2 aged does, 3 three year olds, 7 two year olds, and 4 yearlings.
SGCH Old Mountain Farm Shy Elk (8-03) EEEE 92
SGCH CUatLilRedBarn Dust Bunny (6-05) EEEE 91
Three Year olds (all third fresheners):
CUatLilRedBarn Driv Ms Daizy (3-05) VVEE 89
CUatLilRedBarn Nutty Bar (3-05) VEEV 89
CUatLilRedBarn Vilano (3-05) +EEE 88
Two Year olds (second fresheners):
CUatLilRedBarn Frosted Elk (2-07) VEEE 90
CUatLilRedBarn Roxanne (2-07) VEEE 89
CUatLilRedBarn Dutch Rose (2-06) VVEE 89
CUatLilRedBarn Getty Up (2-06) VVE+ 85
CUatLilRedBarn Mini Wheats (2-06) +VEE 87
CUatLilRedBarn Tumbleweed (2-05) VVEE 89
Two Year old (first freshener):
CUatLilRedBarn Lena (2-06) VVVV 87
CUatLilRedBarn Specialized (1-05) VVVV 87
CUatLilRedBarn Tiny (1-05) VVV+ 84
CUatLilRedBarn Lucky Patty DR (1-05) +VV+ 83
CUatLilRedBarn Caramel Bar (1-05) VVV+ 85
We had a lot of fun at the 2021 ADGA nationals, it is always great to catch up with old friends and meet new people!
Our does that placed in their classes include CUatLilRedBarn Lucky Patty Drive (4th place yearling), CUatLilRedBarn Caramel Bar (18th place yearling), CUatLilRedBarn Roxanne (18th place 2yr old), CUatLilRedBarn Driv Ms. Daizy (6th place 3 yr old), SGCH CUatLilRedBarn Dust Bunny VEEE 90 (8th place 5&6 yr old) and SGCH Old Mountain Farm Shy Elk EEEE 92 (9th place aged doe)!
Congratulations to Lil MTN Farm, Lil Miss B Haven Farm, Cades Lil Farm, 3G Farm, and Agape's Prize for their breed wins, and congratulations to all other exhibitors on their wins and for a great show!
Unfortunately we didn't get any photos of our does in the show ring, although we were able to take our goats to get great photos thanks to Melanie Fergason!
It’s a family affair❣️
SGCH CUatLilRedBarn Gwen Quinn is not as excited as we are about her pregnancy. She has less than one month left to kid!!!
We went to the SWODGA show this weekend and are excited to announce that CUatLilRedBarn Whistle Back won his third leg in ring 1 yesterday, and CUatLilRedBarn Heathrow won reserve grand champion!! We are also excited that CUatLilRedBarn Diamondback (owned by Honey Sweetie Acres) won his first two grand champions!!
Even though the cold weather was hard on our girls we are extremely proud of how they did. A few highlights include;
Ring 1: Mini Wheats was the 1st place two year old.
Ring 2: Our two year olds placed 1-5 (tumbleweed, frosted elk, Dutch Rose, mini wheats, Roxanne respectively) and 7-8 (Getty up and Lena, although we do not remember who placed before the other).
Ring 3: Specialized was the 3rd place yearling, Frosted Elk was the 2nd place two year old, and Vilano was the 2nd place three year old.
Unfortunately after a long day yesterday we have forgotten many of their placings.
We had an excellent beginning to our 2021 show season today at the Phase 5 Hoosier Dairy goat show.
CUat Lil Red Barn Villano won grand champion in ring 1 and 3 and reserve grand champion in ring 2. Vill also won best doe in show in one ring. Vill now needs 1 more grand champion to become a permanent champion!!
CUat Lil Red Barn Tumbleweed won grand champion in ring 2.
CUat Lil Red Barn Dutch Rose won reserve grand champion in ring 1 and 2.
If you are interested in buying a buck from us this year this is the last buck that we will have available this year.
His dam is a 3 yr old 2nd freshener, CUatLilRedBarn Scarlet. Photos of Scarlets below are as a 2 yr old 1st freshener.
His sire is CUatLilRedBarn Corixid. His sires dam is 4*M/D SGCH CUatLilRedBarn Dust Bunny VEEE 90 Elite. Dust Bunny was the 2nd place and 2nd udder 3 yr old at the 2018 ADGA nationals. Dust Bunny has also made the elite doe list 4 years in a row from 2017 to 2020.
We recently completed our first milk test and our does are doing great!!
Our highest producer was once again CUatLilRedBarn Villano, who milked 8.4 lbs as a third freshener!! (Picture below is of Villano as a yearling)
Below is how all of our does, that were able to be tested this time, did.
Shy Elk milked 4.9 lbs.
Dust Bunny milked 5.0 lbs.
Villano milked 8.4 lbs.
Daizy milked 6.0 lbs.
Mini Wheats milked 7.0 lbs.
Tumbleweed milked 5.9 lbs.
Roxanne milked 5.9 lbs.
Getty' Up milked 5.7 lbs.
Scarlet milked 5.1 lbs.
Lena milked 4.3 lbs.
Bridgette milked 3.8 lbs.
After a short break our started having more babies last week. Our updated kid count is 29 does and 25 bucks!! And we only have 5 more does to kid!!
This week Lucky Patty had 1 doe and 1 buck, Frosted Elk had 1 doe and 2 bucks, Caramel Bar had 1 doe and 1 buck, and Specialized had 1 buck.
Last week Dutch Rose had 1 doe and 2 bucks and Nutty Bar had 1 doe and 1 buck.
Our current kids for sale are 1 buck out of Scarlet and 2 bucks out of Frosted Elk, all other kids are sold or retained.
Photo below is of scarlet's buck for sale.
Congratulations on Coco Puff and Shy Elk! Y'all work sooooo hard with your herd and it shows! 💕