ANNOUNCING OUR LATEST ACHIEVEMENTS!
ADGA’s August 2017 Elite Buck & Doe Lists are out, and Kingfisher is now an ELITE BUCK! 93rd. percentile! In addition, his littermate sister SG Woest-Hoeve Robin was 7th-place Four-Year-old at the 2017 National Show, and his half-sister SGCH Woest-Hoeve Margaret was National Champion Nubian Doe.
Our senior sire +*B Woest-Hoeve Kingfisher received an Excellent Linear Appraisal Score in 2017: 4-03 90EX/EVE. Several of his daughters were also appraised VG at the same session.
Our senior buck Kingfisher earned the title of Outstanding Sire for 2016, awarded by the International Nubian Breeders Association (INBA). His daughter Imnaha King’s Silver Belle 2*M earned first place in the Top MIlk, Butterfat, and/or Protein for Age in the Under 24 months category. In addition, four of his daughters earned the following production certificates for excellence:
Gold Certificate: Blue Mantle Bella 1*M for producing 154 lb. of butterfat in 305 days
Silver Certificates: Blue Mantle Bella 1*M for 3150 lb. milk/117 lb. protein
Imnaha King’s Silver Belle 2*M for 3005 lb. milk
Blue Mantle Queen 1*M for 122 lb. of butterfat
Bronze Certificate: Blue Mantle Queen 1*M for 97 lb. protein
Imnaha King’s Silver Belle 2*M for 114 lb. butterfat/100 lb. protein
Imnaha King’s Lady Jane 11*M for 81 lb. protein
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Hello folks! We are on DHIA test, our herd has been DNA-tested, and we are scheduled for Linear Appraisal in June. In addition, we also have a Facebook page. Check out the latest news, Like us and become a Follower to receive updates. You can now also receive the latest posts whenever I place a new one on my Blog. Use the widget on the Blog page to sign up. We plan to participate in Linear Appraisal in 2017 also.
We just returned from showing at the 2016 Union County Fair, where we had a wonderful time. While there, we finally got to meet Kingfisher’s littermate sister, SG Woest-Hoeve Robin, who won Reserve Champion Nubian and Best Udder of Show in Ring One under Patricia Spurgeon. Our own little girls did well, too. Lady Charlotte, Shine On Janette, and Lady Anne took the first three places in the Senior Doe Kid class in Ring One. We received a few other placings as well, but mostly we had a wonderful time. Three cheers for Stephanie Rovey and the North East Oregon Dairy Goat Club for putting on a great show!
(Pictured above on our header Lt > Rt are Lady Victory with her daughter Lady Jane, and Maid Marian with her daughter Guinevere and son Richard. All of the kids are Kingfisher’s offspring. This photo was taken in 2015.)
Imnaha Purebred Nubians is part of Camp Creek Enterprises, LLC and is located on Camp Creek Road, about two miles west of Imnaha, Oregon in beautiful and historic Wallowa County. We are just off the Hell’s Canyon Scenic Byway that begins in La Grande, Oregon. Our neighbor on three sides is The Nature Conservancy’s Zumwalt Prairie Preserve, over 50 square miles of Northeast Oregon wild country and a premier bird watcher’s destination. It is also home to the Chesnimnus elk herd, renowned for its trophy-status bulls.
We are Samuel and Dianne Miller, and our farm is located on nine acres of pasture, orchard, and rim rocks where we raise our purebred Nubian dairy goats and keep our two horses, Laddie and Schelline.
Joseph, Oregon (the closest town–Imnaha is unincorporated) is about 28 miles southwest of us and is a major tourist attraction, renowned for Wallowa Lake, the tramline, its bronze foundries, the Josephy Center, art galleries, the Bronze, Blues and Brews Festival, and the annual rodeo, Chief Joseph Days. There is something here literally for everyone to enjoy. Wallowa County was the ancestral home of the Joseph band of the Nez Perce tribe, that some of you may remember, famous for their Appaloosa horses, among other things. Eagle Cap Wilderness area is located here as well, with many lovely places to hike, camp, fish, hunt, or just plain relax. It’s a great place to visit, and don’t forget to come see us while you’re here!
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Dianne E. Miller