Welcome to Raines Ranch.... our lil peice
of the good life with goats, sheep, rabbits
We are located in the panhandle of Nebraska.
Currently we have 6 Nubian does, 2 Nubian bucks,
3 Boer does, and 1 Boer buck.
Yep, we like variety, it is the spice of life !! We breed our Nubian does
mainly for milk (milk production, udder attachment , teat placement and nice handles are a major priority for us),disposition, mothering
abilities (we like our does to be capable of dam raising
whenever possible), breed character, well balanced body and
last, but not least, color (pretty colors and
patterns are *ALWAYS* fun!!).We are proud
to be a member of AGS (The American Goat Society) ,our
herd is registered under the name Raines Ranch .We
register all of our dairy goats with them. We
also have some does and bucks duel registered with ADGA
(American Dairy Goat Association) but we do not
have a current membership with ADGA, mainly due to
their support with NAIS. ADGA and AGS do recognize each other and are interchangeable. . We do test
for CAE and all of our does and bucks are current and Neg!!
I am looking at possibly doing owner sampling with DHIR this next year (2014). I have been wanting to do milk test I just didn't have anyone
close by that would be available to ladle and send out tests
for me. But with owner sampling I will only need to have someone come out once for a verification test
. If all goes as planned I will set up a page
for the results and post them monthly as well.
Along with our goats we also raise rabbits. Mainly for 4-H
and meat pens. But we do have pedigreed Mini Rex's just for fun and showmanship! We currently have 4
Satin does, 1 white, 1 Siamese , 2 Blue and one broken black. Three Satin bucks, one black (he's a blue carrier), and one Siamese and one broken Copper . Two Mini Rex bucks, 1 broken chocolate and 1 Harlequin along with 2 mini Rex does, one broken blue tort with tri and harlequin in her background and one solid chocolate .
While our Satins have very short pedigrees, the Mini Rex's are pedigreed and have been shown in some ARBA shows as well.
Along with our goats we also have.....
Our kids (meaning people kids!) are very involved with the
animals and showing them at county fair, as of this year they will all be enrolled in the local 4-H club,
the Bunker HillBillies.
Fall 2009 "The herd"
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