Welcome to our web site! We hope that you enjoy browsing through and looking at our herd. We live in Deer Park, WA. which is located 25 miles north of Spokane in eastern Washington. We have been raising Purebred Nubians for 30+ years and have developed a very competitive show string. We, of necessity, keep a small herd of about 35 animals. We have been on DHIR test almost as long as we have had goats. These past few years we had our herd appraised . We have added the appraisal scores to the information on each of our does and bucks. More detailed appraisal information is available on request.
Our does are tall, smooth, and show great dairy character. We select for proper udder conformation and excellent dairy temperament. Most does are bred to kid at 12-18 months old and mature slowly. They reach their adult height generally at 4 and finish filling out by the time they are five years old.
Does are vaccinated with C D &T, Lysigin, and with a Pasturella vaccine yearly, BoSeinjections are given 3 times per year and copper boluses once per year. Kids are weaned at about 10-12 weeks. They are vaccinated for CD&T at 8 weeks, 6mos. and one year. They are given Baycox to prevent cocci and are fed grain with Decox until they reach breeding size when they are taken off grain until they are one month from kidding.
Because we are greatly concerned about the continued development of the Nubian breed , we only sell bucks out of does that are of proven quality. If you see a breeding that you are interested in obtaining a buck, please contact us immediately as we only keep bucks that are pre ordered. Please feel free to contact us for extended pedigree information on any of the does or bucks you see here. Anyone wishing to purchase a wether for packing or other purposes, please contact us and pre order. Wethers will be $75 at 6 weeks of age or less and will be raised on our CAE prevention program. All doe kids and pre ordered buck kids are raised on pasteurized milk and heat treated colostrum from does tested negative for CAE.
2024 Kidding Schedule
Our breeding plan for 2023-24 is now up. Check it out to see which does will be bred to which bucks, the breeding dates, and prices. Please take a look and contact Sandy to make reservations for some high quality, healthy, beautiful kids now. Also check out the Kidding Log to read all about the new babies being born.
2017 Linear Appraisal Results
The Linear Appraisal of our herd went spectacularly well, with our herd scoring quite well. The day was so chocked full that we have devoted a full web page to the events, scores, and pictures of the lovely ladies. Please feel free to check it out: 2017 Linear Appraisal
Kids For Sale
Year after year our goats do well in the show ring, earn production awards, and score highly on conformation. In addition to milking well and earning ribbons in the show ring, our goats are healthy, friendly, and well bred. Please take some time to look at our For Sale page. Healthy and beautiful right from the start! Reuel Dairy Goat Kids are a great way to improve your herd! Contact Sandy now to reserve your Reuel Kids. Sandy@ReuelDG.com
Recent Happenings At Reuel Dairy Goats
10/10/23 Once again I have greatly neglected to update this page. Life has a way of getting in the way and taking you on paths that you wish you never had to walk. So much has happened since the last update in 2018. Life has truly gotten crazy but I am still here and still breeding Nubians.
In about 2017 LeRoy ( my husband of 35 years ) was finally diagnosed with a neurological condition known as PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) It is a condition where the person slowly looses muscular control and eventually is unable to walk, sit up, and even cough and swallow. It is an awful condition. The progress of the disease was terrible to watch. LeRoy struggled hard for the last two years and a close friend moved in to help me care for him. In December of 2022 LeRoy died from aspiration pneumonia. His life struggle was finally over and he went on to rest and joy in the arms of his Savior and Lord. He is truly in a much better place.
Following LeRoy's death, my friend LaNette continued to live here as my roommate and we made plans for travel and showing but, unfortunately, LaNette developed some health issues. She left this earth and returned to her Savior this fall.(2023) This week (Oct. 2023) I will have knee replacement surgery but we will be getting the does bred. LeRoy's brother Darrel is the one who does the heavy lifting around here and he will be putting the does in with their respective bucks. This spring might be interesting as we greet our new babies. We are very happy with the kids we have so far from K-N-H Kiss King's David and I am looking forward to seeing more of them freshen.
I really missed having Linear Appraisal done this year but finances are tight and until I can get another herd or two to come to this stop I just can't afford it. I will work to make this happen as it is an invaluable tool in making wise breeding decisions. Perhaps I will be able to get back to the showring this coming spring. The does are still looking healthy and they are very correct so it would be really nice to get them out. Perhaps, with a lot of help from my friends, we will see you at ringside. Now that things are getting much better with ADGA and I can get a more consistent milking schedule, we will be able to again take full advantage of the information available from the production testing program.
So now our old barn is full of 15 tons of beautiful second cutting alfalfa. The buck barn has 5 tons of first cutting alfalfa and we are moving the ladies into their bucks.There is the distinct smell of fall in the air, and no doubt in the world that the ladies are ready to visit their "men". Please visit our "breeding page" and select a breeding that you would like a kid from. Even if you aren't planning on adding a Reuel kid to your barn, feel free to follow along on our kidding log adventures when the kids start to arrive. Our winter preparations are almost complete and the fall leaves are showering us with the golds, reds, and oranges of fall. The seasons continue their march as the year and life move on. Enjoy those you love and hold them close, you never know how long you will have. Life is an adventure! Live it with great joy!