Meyers MG April

Description

We jumped at the opportunity when the Meyers made Aprils dam available to us, add to it that Mimosa Mist was bred to Meyers MBBC Gladiator (#4 on the ADGA Sire Summary http://adga.org/SD/EliteBuck.htm) We were ecstatic.

2014
April did not settle last fall so we milked her through. The day before appraisal I annotated her sheet NIC (not in condition) as she had been milking for almost 20 months. However the morning of the appraisal she had a little more milk and we agreed to show her. Boy were we ever pleased when she appraised LA 91 EEEE. Look at her daughter Caprice who appraised LA89 as a two-year-old.

2013 State Fair
April took Reserve in a class of 75 LaManchas, with some very nice competition.

Spring 2013
We were very pleased when April freshened with a doeling and a buckling, both black and tan. We were perhaps a little greed and kept both. Boy, are we glad we did!

3-24-2011
April freshened with 1 doeling (blossom) and one buckling (buddy). She has a remarkable udder with near-perfect teat placement!

Recently a friend who has been involved in showing and judging dairy goats for years came to the farm to check on this year’s freshenings, he could not believe April (or Asias) udders. These goats are first fresheners? He said in amazement. All I can say is WOW! These girls are very nice!

Fall 2010
April continues to be very impressive. She has the most body capacity of any of the 2010 doelings. She is a very correct doeling (see her Young Stock Appraisal)

April is Bred to LOT Zoombak for March 28, 2011 kids

b>2010
April is a growth kid. At first, she and her sister Asia just did not fit in. I thought their coloring made them look like two Holstein calves, among all of our black and tans it took some adjusting.

As of July 10, 2010, Aprils Dam Mimosa Mist is milking consistently over 15 pounds per day and is #1 in our herd right now, she has a remarkable udder and an amazing will to milk.

Gladiator should only improve production and type in April, so to say we are excited is an understatement!

We are very excited to have April in our herd. We are planning to freshen her next spring by breeding her to Zoombak in the fall.

 

Pedigree

 

 

Linear Appraisal 

 

Show Wins:

2013 Utah State Fair
Reserve Grand in class of 75 LaManchasUtah State fair September 8-15, 2012
April placed first in her class in 3 rings (placing 3rd behind Asia and Astoria in the 4th ring). April also took second in the Milk Competition (behind Asia).

UDGA Spring Show 2010

April placed second to her sister Asia in both rings.

Utah State fair September 8-15, 2012
April placed first in her class in 3 rings (placing 3rd behind Asia and Astoria in the 4th ring). April also took second in the Milk Competition (behind Asia).

Milk Test Numbers:

June 2011
April consistently milks over 8 pounds per day. Pretty impressive for a first freshener.

 

Linear Appraisal:

LA 04-06 EEEE 91 (2014)
LA 02-03 EVVE 89 (2012)Young Stock Appraisal V Ec Ec V Very Good Overall (August 2010)