The Sundaze Farm Blog

Milk Production Awards (*M, *B, +B) – What does it all mean & how do my goats earn them?

If you've been browsing dairy goat pedigrees (please tell me I'm not the only person who does this?), you may have seen abbreviations like *M or 2*M for does or *B, +B, or ++B for bucks registered with the ADGA. These designations give an indication of the type of...
Goat Maternity Photos

Goat Maternity Photos

I can't believe I forgot to share these! Two weeks ago (when I was at 22 weeks along in my pregnancy), my friend Erica was kind enough to come take co-maternity photos of me with my goat, Cookie. We both just happened to be 5 months pregnant (with her only being 4...

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2021 Kidding Preview

2021 Kidding Preview

In true 2020-fashion, our breeding season has been an absolute mess. You'd think, with us being home all day, every day (working remotely), that it would be easier. But oh no... our girls had other plans. Of the NINE does being bred this year for 2021 kids, I'm only...

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First Kids of 2020

First Kids of 2020

The first kids born in 2020 officially arrived on the farm on April 2nd, one day past their due date. Their dam is our son's first 4-H project goat, Maplewood Hilltop Reese. Their sire is Top Hat Farm M Bumble Quinn. Reese continued her consistent streak of producing...

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Expanding our Mini LaMancha Herd

Expanding our Mini LaMancha Herd

If you follow us on social media (and if you're not - why aren't you?!) you know that we have struggled again this year to get our LaManchas bred. Our little Nigerian Buck, Bumble, did his best but simply wasn't tall enough to get the job done. We haven't been quite...

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What is the CD&T Vaccine and Why Use It?

What is the CD&T Vaccine and Why Use It?

All goats should receive a CD&T vaccine annually. But WHY? It’s important to know what diseases you are trying to prevent so that you understand why it is so important to vaccinate!Enterotoxemia or “Overeating Disease” The “CD” of CD&T refers to the bacteria...

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