The Bramblestone Farm Nigerian Dwarf goats brought home 3 Grand Champion goat show wins this past weekend! We usually concentrate more on linear appraisal and earning milking starts, so that’s a really great goat show weekend for us.
On Friday & Saturday, the Northeast Ohio Dairy Goat Association (NEODGA) held their 45th annual show. The event started on Friday evening with a 2 ring buck show.
Bramblestone Gandolf and Old Mountain Farm Springloaded participated in the Junior buck show while Bramblestone Celtic Quinn and Mighty Quinn participated in the Senior Buck show.
Everyone did quite well in their classes, but Celtic was 1st in his class in both rings and went on to be Grand Champion and Best of Breed in both rings!
That gives him 2 Champion legs and since he already had 1 Champion leg from last year, that gives him 3 Champion legs under 3 different judges making him a permanent Champion! He’s the first homegrown champion from Bramblestone Farm, so we’re very excited.
The judges really liked the way that Celtic is put together and particularly commended his length of body, dairy character, and blending.
On Saturday, we attended the Senior and Junior doe shows. In ring 1, Old Mountain Farm Taylor Quinn was first in her class (and Calligraphy was second), but didn’t go on to get the Grand Champion win. However, in ring 2, Buttin’Heads Calligraphy was first (and Taylor was second), and Cally went on to be Grand Champion and get her 1st Champion leg!
What was really interesting is that her dam (2*M GCH Buttin’Heads Paperclip) was at the show too, and competed against Cally in the Champion Challenge. Cally is 4 years old and Paperclip is 10 – Paperclip still looks great so she won the Champion Challenge and Cally didn’t win Best of Breed.
It was a great goat show weekend for us with 3 Grand Champion goat show wins!