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ADGA Plus Member
ADGA Plus is a relatively new program created by ADGA to improve the quality of member herds. It has three components:
- Milk Testing: Herds in the program test their goat's milk production for volume of milk produced, fat content, and protein content. Does who have done well in the program are awarded milk stars, which appear as an X*M. For example, SG Proctor Hill Farm Pistol Annie now has "2*M" after her name to indicate that she is the second generation of does in her bloodline to receive milk stars from ADGA.
- Linear Appraisal (LA): LA is one of the most important annual events in the dairy goat world. It is when a trained appraiser from the American Dairy Goat Association visits each participating farm and evaluates it's goats against a set of ideal criteria. Appraisers are rigorously trained and re-calibrated annually. Participating goats receive a final score that is on a scale of 1-100. At this point in time the highest score given to a Nigerian Dwarf has been 93.
- DNA Testing: DNA testing ensures the accuracy of pedigrees in the short term. In the long term it provides data the is essential for breed improvement and eradication of genetic disorders.
- National Championships: Rio's daughter SGCH Simple Pleasures Eden's Edge scores at the 2016 ADGA National Championships yet again! This year she placed 3rd/3rd udder in the 4 year old Milkers Class.
- Linear Appraisal (LA) was a huge success! LA is one of the most important annual events in the dairy goat world. The appraiser was impressed with both the quality and health of Owlhaven and client goats. He confirmed that the Owlhaven breeding program (2015-2016) has been a success! In addition, he felt that the two up-and-coming bucks that he appraised (Owlhaven DR Ocotillo and Castle Rock Romancer) had complimentary body types. We discussed how daughters of one buck would likely cross extremely well with the other buck.
- Superior Genetics: Dill's BF Diamond Rio *B now has two daughters who have been awarded the coveted Superior Genetics (SG) title: SGCH Garden 'N Goat DR Gypsy Boots VEVE 89 (3 yrs) and SGCH Simple Pleasures Eden's Edge +E+E 86 (3 yrs).
- Show Championships: Both of Rio's daughters (Edge and Boots) have finished their Grand Championships!!!
- Elite Goats: Owlhaven P Mystique received the USDA Elite Doe title for milk production in the top 5% for Nigerians.
- Superior Genetics: SG Proctor Hill Farm Pistol Annie received the "Superior Genetics" (SG) title from the American Dairy Goat Association for a combination of milk production and linear appraisal scores that places her in the top 15% in the nation.
What makes Owlhaven different?
- Excellence in Customer Service: Client success is our priority, so we take the time to meet your needs.
- New! Red Carpet Service for clients who need full service from purchase of a doeling to marketing your doeling's kids.
- Complimentary Breeding: Buyers of Owlhaven does receive a complimentary breeding.
- Stud Service: Owlhaven offers breeding services to qualified does (priority given to FFA and 4-H).
- Affordable Pricing: As an educator, my primary goal is to help human and goat kids get a great start in life.
- FFA and 4-H Discounts: To help kids get a great start, a 10% discount is available for FFA and 4-H members.
- Buyer Rewards!: Buyers receive rewards when their purchased goats make milestones, such as receiving a milk star!
- Marie is wonderful! She was so nice and easy to work with. My daughter Morgan got a great buy on a doeling and buckling. An incredibly nice and knowledgeable person. Morgan can't wait to show these two. I would recommend Owlhaven to everyone! ~Jan Stewart
- Marie of Owlhaven is absolutely amazing. I found her wonderful website online and inquired about possible does for sale. She promptly responded to my inquiry, but more than that she invited me to her home so she could share her setup and answer any questions I had. We spent lots of time with her friendly does and bucks. You can tell that she is very involved, extremely knowledgeable and wants her customers to be successful. ~ Elizabeth, Ember Sky Ranch
- I bought 3 Nubian goats from Owl Haven. Mary, Jonah, and Ginger I couldn't be more happy about our purchase! We are thrilled to have these little guys a part of our family farm. Wonderful loving goats :) Thank you Owlhaven. <3 ~ Christina Gorzik
- Marie's Nigerian Dwarfs are so loving, healthy, and in good living conditions, I just can't say enough good about Marie & Owlhaven Nigerian Dwarf Goat Farm ~ Kathy Foerster
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