Sugar Tree Farm is a small hobby farm located in Northeastern Indiana. The primary species of livestock on our farm is ADGA registered Oberhasli. Sugar Tree Farm was founded in 2011, when we purchased our first registered Oberhasli. I had owned Oberhasli during my tenure as a 4-Her, but had sold my herd (Whispering Spruce) the Summer before I started college. We chose Oberhasli based on my understanding and familiarity of the breed.
Oberhasli are a medium sized dairy goat, and they are categorized as being a Swiss breed. They have exceptional temperaments and are very enjoyable to be around. The majority of Oberhasli are bay with black markings, however black does are permitted to be registered with ADGA.
Although our herd is fairly young, we have high hopes for what the future holds. 2013, was the first year we exhibited our animals at ADGA shows and we are thrilled with how our animals performed. We took the 2014 show season off due to an addition to our family. In 2015 we attended a handful of shows, one of the highlights of our show season was winning Champion Junior Oberhasli Doe at the Indiana State Fair. We also added another breed to our herd in 2015, the recently ADGA recognized British Guernsey. British Guernseys have always caught our eye and we look forward to helping develop the breed. We will be adding more information about our Guernseys soon.
In 2016, we came one step closer to acheiving one of our goals for our herd, we participated in our first ADGA National Show. We were also incredibly honored to have been asked to donate the Oberhasli doe kid for the National Show Raffle. The doe kid we donated, Honeycrisp, now resides on the east coast and we anticipate a bright future for her. Although we attended Nationals, we skipped several local shows we would normally attend and dried off the herd early due to welcoming a new baby in August.
2017 will be an exciting year for us in serveral aspects. We plan on attending several shows, including Nationals in Madison, Wisconsin and the D4 Oberhasli Specialty. We also plan on doing some 1 day milk tests. The last few years we have really wanted to participate in a Linear Apprasial but I believe we may hold off another year. Again, we will be participating in a buck collection in the Fall of 2017.
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