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.
2019 Kidding Schedule
Our kidding schedule for 2018-19 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.
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
12/10/18 My webmaster has pointed out that this page had not been updated for a couple of years. I swear it was just last month that it was brought up to date but alas it only seems that recent. We have had a lot of ups and downs and adventures since the 2016 update.
There is a nice blanket of wet and sticky snow outside my window today. Very fitting for December in the Inland Northwest. It is still fresh and new but will no doubt be old and annoying by the time March rolls around.
Our summer seemed to fly by way too fast. Kerri drove me and a few does to the NEWDGA Spring Show. It was great fun and we did super well. I really enjoyed visiting with friends and showing some of the girls. We were thrilled to finish GCH Reuel Jael's CON Joanie and to get a Reserve in the Nubian Specialty ring with Zaynah. Due to health issues and the fire situation we were unable to attend any other shows for the summer and fall. Our right hand helper, Kerri, was very busy this summer and spent 52 days down in California fighting the Nachez Fire. She was sorely missed here and at home. We are very glad to have her back safe and sound.
July brought another Linear Appraisal session and the girls didn't disappoint. We had several other herds that joined us for the session and our appraiser was very helpful and engaging. We would like to host a session this June again and would be glad to have visitors who are interested in the program come as well. Just e-mail me at Sandy@reueldg.com and let me know you are coming.
The first week of August found us with 13 tons of beautiful alfalfa delivered, stacked by harrow bed and waiting to be put in our barn. LeRoy was still battling health issues and we were at a loss as to how to get it moved into the barn before rains came. On the evening of August 5, 2018 a convoy of pick-up trucks and cars arrived and some 25 youth and parents from Happy Home Community Church quickly stacked all the hay in our barn. It was a true blessing and made us feel very loved. Everyone worked hard and the only casualty was a lost hay hook... We have finally found it and will return it to Keith soon :-)
This breeding season has gone well so far and we have quite a few does bred for spring kids. Five due in February. My only AI of the year stuck and Joanie is confirmed bred to Dan Greene's buck, Rebel. We are thrilled and looking forward to seeing her kids. In the fall of 2017 we purchased another buck from Suzanne and Jim Strong. We are really looking forward to seeing his doe kids freshening this spring. Everyone who knows me knows that spots are NOT my thing so I have been getting no end of grief from friends over this purchase. Thank-you to Jim and Suzanne for entrusting this buck to us. Endeavor's first kid crop looks VERY promising.
Last kidding season had a few very hard days and we still miss Zamar's quiet strength and steady milk production but her daughters are carrying on her legacy and for that we are thankful. Trampus, our faithful and loyal Rottie mix is showing his age (he is 11 now) and seems to be failing as winter is setting in in earnest. We doubt he will make it through and that thought makes everyone who knows him very sad. Our female Rottie, Roxie, is doing very well and she is certainly well loved and most helpful.
That about sums up our year. We hope that you will take some time to check out our herd. If you would like to order a kid please let me know as soon as possible. We have quite a few reservations but there are a few nice ones left.