hank you for your interest in my herd of American Alpines. I have been selectively breeding Olentangy dairy goats for the past 38 years, and prior to that under the prefix, M&M ACRES. My mother purchased my first ADGA registered goat in 1982 and every doe in the herd descends from that first 4-H kid. Our first herd name, M&M Acres translated as “Mom & Me” or “Margaret & Mark”...those were fun days. The herd name changed in 1992 when I obtained my ADGA judges license to the current prefix. OLENTANGY is an Algonquin Indian name meaning 'River of Red Face Paint'. The Olentangy river flows through central Ohio and The Ohio State University, from where I am a proud alumnus. My current herd consists of 28 American Alpines and 4 LaManchas that I assist my partner John to manage. The herd relocated 2,400 miles from Northwest Ohio to Western Washington in April 2001 where our Western home has the beautiful backdrop of Mt. Rainier, the iconic image of the state.
Over the past 38 years of involvement in caprine culture, we participate in ALL ADGA programs available: DNA typing (every buck we have owned), Classification (back in 1987), Linear Appraisal (24 times including the past 18 consecutive years), production testing; Standard DHIA Testing and Advanced Registry. I have also been fortunate to exhibit at 14 ADGA National Shows in '94, '96, '97, ’98, '00, '03, ‘05, ’07, '09, '12, '13, '15, '17 and 2019 in Redmond, Oregon to gauge our performance and compare directly with other Alpine breeding programs. 2019 was another busy year, while only showing at five venues, we have faced quality competition at each show, and still finishing three, new champions. Our 20th consecutive Linear Appraisal session was in June 2019. We have a current herd average of 89.8 with a range of 85 - 93 including all yearlings and bucks. In production, we've made DHI Provo's list of Top Herds in the country with a rolling herd average of 3,142 pounds, that's our highest herd average ever!
The herd’s 2019 accomplishments included: 3 Best in Show titles for TELLINGLY, Supreme Udder in Show @ the Washington State Fair for ARANY and THREE newly finished champions in TELLINGLY, CHIPPER-OO, and ARZEN. The 2019 ADGA National Show in Redmond, Oregon was an incredible showing for us with many beautiful Alpines sired by Olentangy bucks. THANK YOU to Redwood Hills, Shining-Moon, Lacey-Oak, Harmody, Keech Farms, Fairytale Farm and others who exhibited progeny from our bucks, especially those who enabled CHIMAY to be named Alpine Premier Sire! Just as exciting was to see our 2016 Spotlight Sale doe, AUSTINIA be named Reserve National Champion, she was beautiful!! TELLINGLY was named Reserve Best Udder and for the second time, we were named Alpine Premier Breeder over incredible competition. A week we are sure to never forget! We took a break from our annual distance State Fair exhibition to 'catch-up on life' at home for a change. Our 2020 plans include; annual CAE testing (completed on 2/03/2020 100% negative), continued DNA Typing (EVERY doe 3 & older is DNA Typed), DHIR standard testing, Linear Appraisal Scoring, and a long trip to the Grand Island, Nebraska ADGA National Show in June. We will continue to support & show at regional shows including ANOTHER new State Fair exhibition in 2020 (stay tuned!), we can't wait!
We follow a CAEV prevention program with testing through WSU/VMP every year, the herd tested 100% negative most recently on 2/03/2020, and we test EVERY animal that is over 8 months old, every year. In 2020 many kids will be dam raised. While my herd has been CAE negative for over two decades, I understand that some customers prefer their new purchases be raised on heat-treated colostrum and pasteurized goat milk or milk replacer. This is an option for an additional $150. To reserve your Olentangy kid, a $100 deposit is required with remaining balance due within 10 days of notification of birth (we accepy PayPal or checks). We ask that you pick a first and second kid choice in the event that your 1st choice is not available so your needs can still be met. If we are unable to fill your order or the animal does not meet our standard of quality, this deposit may be transferred to another animal or semen, but deposits along with any monies paid on cancelled orders are not refunded. Prices quoted are for pre-ordered kids picked-up or shipped no older than 40 days of age, boarding fees will apply after that age. Health certificates (in 2019 averaged $60-85), crates (depending on size needed range from $75-$110) and airline shipping fees (we prefer Alaska Airlines, but also ship on American or Delta airlines with costs ranging $325-$500 depending on kennel & content's weight) must be paid in full before shipping. We reserve the option to purchase 20 units of semen for the cost of collection on all bucks sold.
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