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Top dairy goat genetics in Polk County

Published 12:01am Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sunrise Farm, a small dairy goat breeding operation in the middle of Polk County’s equestrian areas was awarded the Alpine Premier Sire award at the 2014 American Dairy Goat Association National show held in Louisville, Ky. last month.

This award is given to the owner of the sire (buck) whose offspring wins the greatest number of points out of animal competing in the show and is a widely recognized indicator of excellence in the dairy goat world.

In addition, the littermate sister to one of their does was named the 2014 ADGA National Alpine Grand Champion, and their animals had multiple placings in the top 10 (juniors) and top 20 (seniors) at this large national show where over 2000 goats were exhibited.

For more information on what is becoming a nationally and internationally recognized dairy goat farm with exports of breeding stock to multiple countries including Canada, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Mexico, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SunriseFarmNC or attend the Polk County, N.C. farm tour on September 20.

Go to http://polkcountyfarms.org/events/2014-polk-farm-tour/ to see when they will be giving milking and hoof trimming demonstrations as well as sharing information and answering questions for those who are interested in keeping a dairy goat for a healthy source of raw milk.

 

- article submitted
by Siegfried (Ziggy) Forster

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