Several of our animals were recently awarded Superior Genetics status!








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.

*****************************************August 2016**************************************

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!

SG Woest-Hoeve Robin, Reserve GCH and Best Udder in Ring 1 (Patricia Spurgeon, judge) at the 2016 Union County Fair

SG Woest-Hoeve Robin, Reserve GCH and Best Udder in Ring 1 (Patricia Spurgeon, judge) at the 2016 Union County Fair. Our thanks to her owner Sonia Thyssen for posing her!

(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.)

Sam with Imnaha King's Lady Jane, a first freshener at one week fresh

Sam with Imnaha King’s Lady Jane, a first freshener at one week fresh

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.

Imnaha GRD Rosie O'Grady (front) & her brothers Fred & Little Joe (wethers)

Imnaha GRD Rosie O’Grady (front) & her brothers Fred & Little Joe (wethers)

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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Blue Mantle Bella in the orchard with some of this year’s kids

We are proud members of the American Dairy Goat Association, the International Nubian Breeders Association, and the Northwest Oregon Dairy Goat Association.

Comments Policy:

We really appreciate those folks who take the time to leave us comments, and we DO read each and every one. If you do not see your comment posted on our pages, it may be due to our highly effective SPAM filter. Also, I do not approve nonsensical comments or those hawking other Web pages or products, obviously.

In answer to a few inquiries: Yes, it takes a fair amount of time and work to put together a Web page, especially if you’re posting photos and writing a Blog. I use the free WordPress Twenty-Eleven theme, which I have customized using my own photos and copy. Adding a blog is easy–select “Add new post” on the Dashboard, and you’re set to start writing or copy-and-paste an article you’ve already composed in Word. I haven’t graduated to video yet, but I’m working on that! I do everything myself, i.e. write all the copy and blog posts, plus take the photographs (unless I’m using photos provided by someone else, in which case I give them credit), and no, I am not interested in having guest editorials. It also takes time to wade through all the comments and decide if they’re SPAM. I really have to thank my Web Host Khimaira and the WordPress folks for making my job as Webmaster comparatively easy, as well as fun. I sincerely hope that those of you visiting our Web site enjoy reading about what we’re doing here. Our site is updated frequently, so be sure and check back often. 🙂

I should mention that we do not participate in Twitter or Instagram. Also, I’m afraid I do not speak any other language besides English, so if you send a comment in Spanish, Russian, or Polish, for example, I won’t be able to respond. If you should want to use any material from my site, please give me credit for it and add a link to my site so folks can visit. Thank you!

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