I fell in love with Grace's dam when I saw her the
first time at the 2012 ADGA National show in Loveland, CO. She was a
flashy, milking yearling with a stunning mammary. We were lucky enough
to purchase Grey's son, Win, in 2014 and add Grey herself to our herd in
2015. When Heather Hall contacted me and asked me if I might be
interested in adding Grace to our herd I headed on the long trip to PA.
We can't think Heather enough for allowing this beautiful girl to join
our herd. Grace is a Grey daughter and a littermate sister to our senior
Grace is very much like her dam but I think is a
bit more upstanding. She is still very immature as a 2nd freshening 3 year
old and has some filling out to do but structurally this doe excels. She
is very tall and dairy, sharp over her wither, extremely level over her topline and excels in mammary.
Grace was 14th place 3 year old at the National
Show and 2nd place at the Iowa State Fair. I think this doe has a lot
more exciting things coming in her future and we can't wait to see her
achieve her true potential!
2018 has been a rough year for Gracie...she just
never seemed to come into full production for some unknown reason! She
was a part of our show string for the 1st couple of shows standing well
but we decided that uddering her up any more was not in her best
interest so she did not attend the Central WI State Fair with us. She
was 1st place 4 year old in both rings of the Northern WI State Fair and
1st place 4 year old at the Iowa State Fair. I truly believe that in
full production, Gracie would be a force to be reckoned with in the show
ring and we really hope to see her back to normal next year. I truly
love this pretty powerful doe!
What a disappointment when Gracie aborted
just 60 days from her due date...she had given us trouble settling and
wasn't due until May so with the subsequent abortion, we decided to give
her the summer off. The time seems to have done her good, allowing her
to build the body that she has never had. Gracie freshened in early
November with beautiful triplets. We are hoping to get her bred back for
late May freshening to get her back on track with the rest of the herd.
Our plans to re-breed Gracie for May kids went awry
so she spent much of the summer dry again...this doe just does NOT like
to milk during the summer. She is a huge, powerful doe and we really
hope we can get her fresh in the spring and get an updated appraisal
score on her. Another abortion just 45 days before her due date and
Gracie spent another summer dry.....she is such a hard luck doe!
Gracie freshened in January
with triplet bucks...making up for her lack of kidding the last 2 years
but still not giving me that much anticipated sister to Mimosa!! With
her past udder issues, we didn't try to milk her this lactation, drying
her up immediately after she freshened. She will remain a brood doe in
Gracie is bred to Heart for March
kids. Price $600. 1st doe will be retained.