When I got a message from
close friend, Lois Reichert of Iowa, that she needed help rehoming two
of her bucks, both of whom we had bred, my plans were simply to find
good homes for them. That was until we drove down there and I got my
first glimpse of Hershey since he had left our farm as a baby. I looked
at this big, gentle giant and immediately saw so much of both his
maternal granddam, Caramel, and his maternal great-grandsire, Outlaw,
that my heart would not let this boy go to another herd.
Hershey is a combination of so many of the genetics that have worked so
well in our herd. On his paternal side is Sins, our senior herdsire.
Sins has produced so many outstanding offspring that have done well in
both our herd and in many herds across the country. We continue to have
lovely Sins daughters and sons born in our herd each year. All show
improved mammary, improved teat placement and overall general
Then there is his maternal side...and what can I say. His dam was a
lovely dairy doe that excelled in dairy strength and mammary with an
extremely high, well attached rear udder. And then there is his granddam....and
there isn't room enough to describe my beautiful Caramel.....a multiple
year Top Ten doe, winner of the High Milk Production award at the 2013
National Show and many, many times BIS and BUIS winner. She was
everything I ever wanted in a doe and will always be my
doe! Hershey's maternal great grandsire was +*B SGCH Devonshire MC
Conaghers Outlaw..another big gentle giant that was taken from us way
too soon....Hershey reminds me of him with his size and gentle demeanor.
And then there is his maternal great-granddam, SGCH Opportunity Colors
Going Grey...my other
Hershey tipped the scale at 225# when we got him home. We have some very
exciting breedings planned for him this fall.
Stay tuned and reserve your Hershey kid for spring 2024 today!