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DesertHardt Dairy Goats

DesertHardt Dairy Goats We are currently a small operating herd in sunny Yuma, Arizona, just three hours south-west of Phoenix, Arizona. It is my goal to ensure your experience is held to the highest standards.

Currently enrolled in DHI milk testing O/S 40 AR

Operating as usual

Well I’ve kept this under wraps for quite sometime….but everyone welcome Creosote Ranch GJ MapleShot 3*M to the herd!! T...
09/10/2022

Well I’ve kept this under wraps for quite sometime….but everyone welcome Creosote Ranch GJ MapleShot 3*M to the herd!! Thank you to Angelica Rudow for allowing me to bring this gorgeous doe and her genetics into my herd.

Trying to race a rain storm ⛈ that’s due to hit little Yuma sometime this evening. It’s suspected it’ll rain for close t...
09/09/2022

Trying to race a rain storm ⛈ that’s due to hit little Yuma sometime this evening. It’s suspected it’ll rain for close to 2/3 days straight with wind ripping through. Here goes nothing 🥵🐐🤘🏼

This past weekend we traveled to California to attended the Summer San Diego Classic Goat Show. It was a rather hot & hu...
08/15/2022

This past weekend we traveled to California to attended the Summer San Diego Classic Goat Show. It was a rather hot & humid day reaching temps well into the 100’s, which made for a long day since we made the up and back trip in one day. Huge thank you to Renee Wolfivan, the show coordinator, SCDGA and the numerous volunteers who put on a flawless show. Got hardly any photos throughout the day but one important one I did capture is of my sister Megan. She’s been a huge help each show season year and the reason I can enter two goats in the same class. Of course off camera is Ryan, he’s been the man behind the wheel driving me to these crazy goat shows. He rolls his eyes quietly now when I tell him about the other shows I have hopes to attend and add them to the calendar. Final shoutout to all the exhibitors who showed and made impressive class sizes for the Nigerian Dwarf breed. I loved meeting new faces and getting reacquainted with familiar ones.

Ring 1 -Judge: Aaron Carter
Ring 2 -Judge Justin Basset
Ring 3 -Klein

Juniors:
Senior Kid - Jan/Feb Born (Class of 19 kids)

•DesertHardt JB First Advantage 3rd,1st,4th
•DesertHardt JB Dial Ta Fame 4th, 5th, 5th
•DesertHardt NMN Sweet Surprise 7th, 9th, scratched

Intermediate Kid - March 1st thru 31st born
(Class of 24 kids)

•DesertHardt BT Arizona Poppy 22nd, and respectfully scratched from the remaining two rings. Just lacked maturity to place well against competition.

Juniors are getting settled in for the long day at the Summer San Diego Classic Show.
08/13/2022

Juniors are getting settled in for the long day at the Summer San Diego Classic Show.

08/10/2022

Excited to be making a trip to California!!

It’s amazing how once a junior doe is clipped you realize how much they’ve matured over the summer.  Anxious to see how...
08/05/2022

It’s amazing how once a junior doe is clipped you realize how much they’ve matured over the summer.  Anxious to see how this doeling freshens next spring.

•DesertHardt NMB Sweet Surprise•
(Desert Bounty F Sweet Talk 5*M X Desert Bounty NB Neau My Neau*B)

July milk test results!
07/24/2022

July milk test results!

The heat is steadily increasing here in Arizona🥵 and I’m doing all I can to make sure the herd stays cool so they can be...
06/13/2022

The heat is steadily increasing here in Arizona🥵 and I’m doing all I can to make sure the herd stays cool so they can beat this heat. Mineral buffet stocked 24/7 and added BlueLite electrolytes to the daily option for the herd a few weeks ago.

Here’s to counting down the days on the calendar until the cooler months arrive!🌵☀️

05/31/2022

May 21st Verification Milk Test

⚜️Trouble (3YR-3F): V-5.6lbs, BF-4.7%, P-3.9%, DIM-90

⚜️Tea (3YR-2F): V-3.1lbs, BF-5.1%, P-3.8%, DIM-120

⚜️Kitty (2YR-2F): V-4.1lbs, BF-3.9%, P-4.2%, DIM-92

⚜️Pixie (2YR-1F): V-3.6lbs, BF-4.6%, P-4.3%, DIM-110

⚜️Poppy (8YR-6F): V-3.3lbs, BF-5.8%, P-3.8%,DIM-80

⚜️Molly (1YR-1F): V-1.8lbs, BF-6.5%, P-4.1%, DIM-79

There’s just something about a photo of a naturally posed doe that makes the heart smile. Now now don’t get me wrong I l...
05/30/2022

There’s just something about a photo of a naturally posed doe that makes the heart smile. Now now don’t get me wrong I love the show stacked stance and the rump scrunched down to show off that rear leg angulation to the fullest but when you can appreciate a doe in her natural stance it’s something else.

Desert Bounty F Sweet Talk, 3YR-2F
(Oak Apple Fanfare *B X OwlHaven R Allure 4*M VEVE90)

Although we stayed home this weekend and didn’t attend the final show held in Arizona. It’s been a good time to reflect ...
05/29/2022

Although we stayed home this weekend and didn’t attend the final show held in Arizona. It’s been a good time to reflect on our goals, future plans and what’s to come, not to mention these girls know how to show up to work each milking.

Waiting for final paperwork to return from our Verification Milk Test that took place last weekend. Girls numbers dropped a bit but that’s to be expected with traveling to shows. Still everyone is on track to earn their milking stars for those who haven’t already done so.

Congrats to this handsome guy owned by Michelle at Bella Luna Goat Farm!! Candyman is the sire to our herd sire Bella Lu...
05/29/2022

Congrats to this handsome guy owned by Michelle at Bella Luna Goat Farm!! Candyman is the sire to our herd sire Bella Luna Hays Johnny Boy*B. Can’t wait to see Johnnys daughters freshen next year👏🏻🥰

He did it!! My handsome boy La Buena Vida P Candyman +B is a finished champion!!

3x Best in Show
4x Grand Champion
5x Reserve Champion

He killed it this weekend, taking first in every class, grand champion twice and best in show twice! Couldn't be happier right now :)

Had a great time this weekend at the 1st Annual Buck-A-Palooza show in Queen Creek, Arizona. Decided to only bring two b...
05/09/2022

Had a great time this weekend at the 1st Annual Buck-A-Palooza show in Queen Creek, Arizona. Decided to only bring two bucks for this weekends 4 ring show.

Yearling
⚜️Desert Bounty SR Black Tie *B
(SG Desert Bounty P Little Sumpin’ 2*M X Sinai Thunder Southern Revival *B)

Ring 1 under judge Dan Laney, 4th out of 8
Ring 2 under judge Katelyn Greene, 5th out of 8
Ring 3 under judge Russell Sorbo, 2nd out of 8
Ring 4 under judge Lorelei Hallock, 3rd out of 8

⚜️2 Year Old
Bella Luna Hays Johnny *B
(Dill’s TS Crikey 4*M X La Buena Vida P Candyma+B EEE91)

Ring 1 under judge Dan Laney, 2nd out of 7
Ring 2 under judge Katelyn Greene, 4th out of 7
Ring 3 under judge Russell Sorbo, 2nd out of 7
Ring 4 under judge Lorelei Hallock, 1st out of 4

A lot of amazing Nigerian Dwarf bucks attended this show and I felt pleased with how my two placed throughout this weekend against strong competition. We’re still learning the ropes, along with what appeals to the judges eye for that ideal Nigerian Dwarf buck and appearance. Congrats to all the winners, definitely well deserved and a big thank you to the ASGBA board members for putting on such a seamless show this weekend.

Thank you to Kerri Irwin for the amazing photos of my boys on the first day!! Love them!

We’ve arrived safely at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Center, boys are settled into their weekend away from home stall. Sh...
05/06/2022

We’ve arrived safely at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Center, boys are settled into their weekend away from home stall. Show begins tomorrow, until then we relax and hangout with goat friends!!

05/06/2022
05/05/2022

I have a pet quality doeling available, and two wethers. All were bottle kids and have been recently weaned this past month. Disbudded, UTD on vaccines, message me if interested.

Last but not least to get an honorable mention is this ol’ gal right here. At the ripe age of 8 years old…🌵Desert Bounty...
04/29/2022

Last but not least to get an honorable mention is this ol’ gal right here. At the ripe age of 8 years old…

🌵Desert Bounty California Poppy 4*M 🌵

Poppy joined our herd last fall just before breeding season, and man how I cherish having her here. First to greet you at the gate and never pushy (unless you’re trying to show her 😂). She attended her first show this past weekend and I was a bit concerned with her body condition against younger does in her class. First class was 5 years & older, ranging about 13 senior milkers in the class, the judge immediately sought out Poppy and placed her 1st. I was in complete shock but ever so grateful to be in that spot. She then went on to compete head to head in ring 2 with another doe, 7 years & older class, again was placed 1st.

No ribbons brought home but this show wasn’t about that, it was about learning and gaining experience. Getting a better understanding where my herd places in larger classes and against amazing herds bred by breeders who dedicate their life to create such top notch goats.

Next doe that needs some recognition is…🌵DesertHardt DI Vital Fame 1*M🌵Aka…Kitty, Jenny Craig, Whale Kitty here held her...
04/28/2022

Next doe that needs some recognition is…

🌵DesertHardt DI Vital Fame 1*M🌵
Aka…Kitty, Jenny Craig, Whale

Kitty here held her own beautifully against some outstanding 2 year old milkers. Placing top 4 in both her classes, anyone that’s talked to me about Kitty knows I call her an experiment. I refer to her as that simply because she’s my first ADGA registered doe I retained, raised and freshened as a new breeder. Not knowing much about what I was doing other then breeding goats🤷🏼‍♀️, luckily since then I’ve learned tons from wise mentors.

🌵Desert Bounty BO Fairy Duster🌵(Desert Bounty AF Wild Ginger 4*M X Onaqui BH Bold Oak*B)This 2 year old FF has me excite...
04/28/2022

🌵Desert Bounty BO Fairy Duster🌵
(Desert Bounty AF Wild Ginger 4*M X Onaqui BH Bold Oak*B)

This 2 year old FF has me excited about her future in the show ring and milk production. She consistently placed top two/three in both her classes this weekend at the Pima County Show against some gorgeous does. Can’t wait to watch her mature👏🏻 Big thank you to Desert Bounty Farm for breeding such a stellar doe and allowing her to join our herd.

04/26/2022

Test date: April 16th, 2022

*Few does in milk were sold early but this will be our milk testing line up until we reach 305 days.

⚜️Trouble: V 7.1 - BF 4.04% - P 3.8% - DIM 54

⚜️Tea: V 4.2 - BF 5.2% - P 3.6% - DIM 85

⚜️Kitty: V 5.4 - BF 4.7% - P 3.9% - DIM 57

⚜️Pixie: V 5.2 - BF 5.3% - P 4.0% - DIM 75

⚜️Poppy: V 5.0 - BF 5.3% - P 3.9% - DIM 45

⚜️Molly: V 3.2 - BF 6.0% - P 3.7% - DIM 44

04/26/2022

Please tell me the kids that give you the most headaches grow up to be the best in the herd??

Of course these would be outta my best doe, SG (pending) Desert Bounty F Trouble 5*M VEVV87😬😒. I feel like I cursed myself naming her doeling Bad Habits…….
Out of all 22 kids born on property this year, it’s only these two little sh*ts who are fence jumpers.🤦🏼‍♀️

Senior Milkers🐐🥛 2-YR-Old Class •DesertHardt DI Vital Fame 1*M(2-YR-Old-2F)•Caprine Classic,🥉place in a class of 11(Judg...
04/23/2022

Senior Milkers🐐🥛

2-YR-Old Class
•DesertHardt DI Vital Fame 1*M
(2-YR-Old-2F)
•Caprine Classic,🥉place in a class of 11
(Judge Thomas P. Considine)
•Open Pima Show, 4th place in a class of 11
(Judge Daniel Considine)

2-YR-Old Class
•Desert Bounty BO Fairy Duster
(2-YR-Old-FF)
•Caprine Classic,🥈place in a class of 11
(Judge Thomas P. Considine)
•Open Pima Show,🥉place in a class of 11
(Judge Daniel Considine)

5-YR-Old & Older Class
•Desert Bounty California Poppy 5*M
(8-YR-Old-8F)
•Caprine Classic,🥇 place in a class of 8
(Judge Thomas P. Considine)

7-YR-Old & Older Class
•Desert Bounty California Poppy
•Open Pima Show,🥇place in a class of 2
(Judge Daniel Considine)

04/23/2022
These doelings just won Grand Champion Junior Best Three **Three doelings bred by the same breeder all displaying the cl...
04/22/2022

These doelings just won Grand Champion Junior Best Three

**Three doelings bred by the same breeder all displaying the closest similarity in conformation in the class**

Pictured left to right:
•DesertHardt JB Dial Ta Fame
•DesertHardt JB First Advantage
•DesertHardt NMN Sweet Surprise

Pima County Fair 2022, Caprine Classic & Open Dairy Show. No excitement just yet as we wait our turn to go into the ring...
04/22/2022

Pima County Fair 2022, Caprine Classic & Open Dairy Show. No excitement just yet as we wait our turn to go into the ring. The herd has settled in nicely and now to see what the days have in store.

DesertHardt DI Vital Fame 1*M (2 year old 2F) & Desert Bounty BO Fairy Duster (2 year old FF) showing up eager to work i...
04/17/2022

DesertHardt DI Vital Fame 1*M (2 year old 2F) & Desert Bounty BO Fairy Duster (2 year old FF) showing up eager to work in the morning.

04/04/2022

First milk test for 2022 in the books.

Test Date: 03/20/22

⚜️Trouble- V 6.7lbs -BF 5.8% -P 3.6%-27 DIM
•3YR - 3F

⚜️Tea- V 4.0lbs -BF 5.1% -P 3.6% -58 DIM
•3YR -2F

⚜️Kitty- V 5.5lbs -BF 5.3% -P 3.9% -30 DIM
•2YR - 2F

⚜️Pixie- V 4.6lbs -BF 5.3% -P 3.9% -48 DIM
•2YR - FF

⚜️Kayt - V 2.5lbs -BF 5.8% -P 3.9% -35 DIM
•1YR - FF

•Two more does will be added on next months test and then it’s smooth sailing until November, or that’s the plan anyhow.

UPDATE: ⚜️SOLD!!⚜️Great buckling still available! With a SG dam (pending), great conformation and heavy milking lines al...
03/18/2022

UPDATE: ⚜️SOLD!!⚜️

Great buckling still available! With a SG dam (pending), great conformation and heavy milking lines all over his pedigree. Priced to go since I’m a new breeder with limited space on my property (his sister/brother are both retained). Once ADGA gets their data inputted into their system, he’ll be awarded his *B star.
Located: Yuma, Az

“Life isn’t meant to be lived perfectly…but merely to be lived. Boldly, wildly beautifully, uncertainly, and imperfectly...
03/18/2022

“Life isn’t meant to be lived perfectly…but merely to be lived. Boldly, wildly beautifully, uncertainly, and imperfectly lived.” -Mandy Hale

Happy Sunday everyone!!☀️♥️🐐
03/13/2022

Happy Sunday everyone!!☀️♥️🐐

Photo dump of our adventures this week.🐐♥️🌵
03/05/2022

Photo dump of our adventures this week.
🐐♥️🌵

Clean. Tested. Disease Free. 🌿2022 Biosecurity results are in and we’re again a negative herd. Results will also be post...
03/04/2022

Clean. Tested. Disease Free.

🌿2022 Biosecurity results are in and we’re again a negative herd. Results will also be posted on our website as well.

🌿Thank you Laura for coming out and drawing blood on the herd, I so appreciate you taking time outta your day to help me!!

❣️DesertHardt BT Bad Habits (SG Desert Bounty F Trouble 5*M VEVV87 X Desert Bounty SR Black Tie *B) ❣️DesertHardt JB Dia...
03/02/2022

❣️DesertHardt BT Bad Habits
(SG Desert Bounty F Trouble 5*M VEVV87 X Desert Bounty SR Black Tie *B)

❣️DesertHardt JB Dial Ta Fame
(DesertHardt DI Vital Fame 1*M X Bella Luna Hays Johnny Boy *B)
*You can see she wasn’t having picture day🤨

BOTH ARE RETAINED

Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out -Robert Collier Here we go, off to begin this marathon o...
02/28/2022

Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out -Robert Collier

Here we go, off to begin this marathon of a milking season. Got our scale back calibrated and now to look at the calendar and plan our first milk test for 2022.
🌵🐐♥️
(Pictured Left to Right)
SG Desert Bounty F Trouble 5*M
Desert Bounty BO Fairy Duster (1XRCH dry yearling)
Desert Bounty F Sweet Talk
Desert Bounty BO Persuasion 5*M
DesertHardt DI Vital Fame 1*M

“Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up” Galatians 6 : 9Be...
02/24/2022

“Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up” Galatians 6 : 9

Behind the dress clothes and painted face is just another person trying to achieve goals. I wanted to share this photo to inspire others that it’s okay to feel tired, defeated in ways, and on the verge of a mental break down. It simply means you’re putting your whole heart and soul into it. So although I joked about my “hobo” look in my social media stories, I’m actually proud of this look. This look is what hard work and determination happens to look like on that evening of milking.

(Unofficial photos)**Looking to move these guys to lighten my work load** Located in Yuma, Az •Four unregistered Nigeria...
02/15/2022

(Unofficial photos)
**Looking to move these guys to lighten my work load**
Located in Yuma, Az

•Four unregistered Nigerian Dwarf bucklings and or wethers. (This is a dairy goat breed)
•All are currently taking a bottle and super friendly. (Will come with a rubber nipple they’re currently use to)
•Disbudded (won’t have horns)
•Clean Tested Herd
•If you don’t currently have goats, TWO must be sold together. I don’t sell goats as singles to homes, they are herd animals
(will make a deal if 2 or more are purchased)

If you need to find me you know where I’ll be🐐
02/15/2022

If you need to find me you know where I’ll be🐐

These two udders have me excited for this year’s lactation. Desert Bounty F Sweet Talk on the left, two weeks into her s...
02/10/2022

These two udders have me excited for this year’s lactation. Desert Bounty F Sweet Talk on the left, two weeks into her second lactation as a coming three year old. On the right is 1XRCH Dry Yearling, Desert Bounty BO Fairy Duster four days into her lactation as a first freshener. 🐐♥️🌵

1XRCH Dry Yearling, Desert Bounty BO Fairy Duster kidded with ease to twins, one buckling and one precious doeling on Fe...
02/07/2022

1XRCH Dry Yearling, Desert Bounty BO Fairy Duster kidded with ease to twins, one buckling and one precious doeling on February 1st. Doeling is retained, buckling is available to a pet home.

01/31/2022

Also in unofficial news
(pending ADGA) I’m pleased to share Desert Bounty F Trouble 5*M VEVV87 has been awarded her SG status as a 2 year old 2nd freshener. Hopefully ADGA will get the ball rolling so it’ll be official on her pedigree.

Single buckling born 1/28 to Desert Bounty BO Persuasion 5*M. Gave quite the scare and needed assistance to get her 4.8l...
01/31/2022

Single buckling born 1/28 to Desert Bounty BO Persuasion 5*M. Gave quite the scare and needed assistance to get her 4.8lbs buckling out but both are recovering well and healthy.

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Warning: Last photo is a little graphic.
We did it!! 26 Cornish Cross chickens butchered in roughly 3 hours!
HUGE thanks to my husband Josh, our friend Amberly with DesertHardt Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats, her husband Ryan, her mom April, and my father Harold!
We couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help!
Daughter (Desert Bounty BO Fairy Duster) photo courtesy of DesertHardt Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
Our first foray into the goat show world was this weekend at the “4 the Love of Goats” show at Rancho De Lagos in Temecula, CA. I’ve never seen so many beautiful goats in one place! Our little doe Curbstone Valley H Paper Moon placed very well earning a 2nd(Dan Laney/Combo), 4th(Mark Baden/Dry Yearling) and 8th(Dan Laney/Dry Yearling) out of roughly 20 does. It was a “bucket list” item to do with my daughter before she leaves in the fall and we couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather, a more beautiful venue or a better time with wonderful friends!
DesertHardt Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats, Owlhaven Farm Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
Meet Ms. Wendy! TC Ranch’s newest doe! She will be here later this evening and we can’t wait to have her! 🥰 thank you so much to Sunset Mountain Farm for this amazing doe!

Lovitts HD Wendy Darling 🤩

And thank you DesertHardt Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats for transporting her home!
I would like to say, I am not completely new to goats, but have always wanted to have a bottle baby. That being said, I have to say Wyatt has been an absolute blessing and joy...anybody who is looking for amazing temperament, gorgeous babies DesertHardt Nigerian has the best. Amberly is incredibly knowledgeable, caring and produces incredible quality goats. She answered all my nervous new mom questions. We had a bit of a scare with baby Wyatt, I was able to reach out for help and she knew exactly what to do and walked me through everything. I can't thank her enough for her compassion and patience. She checked in and made sure we were OK. I highly recommend anyone looking for a new addition to their herd contact Amberly. She loves her babies and it shows through. Knowledge, kindness and quality. Thank you for a dream come true!
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