Antiquity Farms History
herd began in 1972 as a source of milk for my family (it was the
only way I could get them to agree to allow me to have goats). The
herd, mostly grades, was switched quickly to purebred Alpines out of
Laurel Wood Acres, Triangle Acres, Haasenda, Amyr and Raymar
my first A/I course in 1974 from the Purcella’s and purchased my
first semen. I had my first A/I success in 1977 with a buck called
A-I Ho’s Hi Ho - a son of Laurel wood Acres Westward Ho. I used
quite a bit of semen to get that first kid but honestly it was worth
it as I was encouraged to continue to use A/I.
1980’s saw the herd switching from Purebred to American. The switch
was due to the beautiful structurally correct animals that more
consistently reproduced themselves in the Sodium Oaks and Shahena’ko
herds. The animals represented at that time Sodium Oaks Kiwi Mallow
, Sodium Oaks Peregrine, Sodium Oaks Rufus Loon. The Sasin Daughters
that Shahenak’o exhibited garnered many National Championship does
such as Tierra, Tokay, and Kamikazee. These animals are still
reflected in the pedigrees of the animals that we have today via
A/I. They remain competitive in today’s show ring and appraise well.
stress structural correctness and strive to keep the “dairy” in our
animals. We exhibit our goats when we are able and avail ourselves
of ADGA’s programs. The animals have in the past been appraised,
DHIA tested and participated in one-day tests. They are currently on
DHIA. Herd numbers are kept low due to work and travel commitments.
The animals all make a trip to our home in Pennsylvania and back
would like to thank my friend and mentor Lynn Benedict for her help
support, guidance and encouragement over the years.
owe a great deal of thanks to my friend and partner Doug Smith who
cares for and spoils the animals when I have to work or travel.
Thank-you for visiting. Please feel free to contact me if you would
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