Congratulations to Grace Fritz for winning Reserve Grand Champion Nigerian Dairy Goat with Hickory Leaf F Maple at the 2023 Western Montana Fair in Missoula Montana.
Photos courtesy of Sarah Fritz.
In order for a doe to receive a milk star from a registry she must go through a milk test where specific amounts of milk and butterfat are met. Milk stars are great accomplishments showing a doe's ability to be a higher than average milker. We test with two registries, the American Dairy Goat Association and the American Goat Society.
HICKORY LEAF VR TINKER BELL
On 7/16/23 Tinker Bell received her star. she has also inherited a star from her grandmother (silver Dime) and her mother (Silver Bell) making her a 3*D 3*M
HICKORY LEAF VR FLASH BUCKLE
On 7/16/23 Flash Buckle received her milk star.
Flash Buckle has also inherited a star from her grand mother (silver Dime) and a star from her mother (Buckle) which now makes her a (3*D 3*M) doe
K-N-H RANCH KMM ASTA
On 7/16/23 Asta milk tested and received her milk star.
she is now a (1*D 1*M) doe
K-N-H RANCH KMM NYSA
On 7/16/23 Nysa milk tested and received her milk star. she is now a (1*D 1*M) doe
Cheryl Stahl established Hickory Leaf Dairy Goats in Texas in 2005. In 2009 Cheryl and her herd moved to a large ranch in Western Montana and settled in the Missoula Valley, where she continues her dedication to breeding quality Nigerian Dwarf and LaMancha dairy goats. Cheryl works hard through careful breeding and good genetics in order to produce goats which are conformationally correct and have quality udders. She participates in the DHI MILK program where many of her goats have earned their Milk Stars. Cheryl sells her quality milk and is an artisan cheese maker when the milk supply and time plentiful.