Alpine Dairy Goats

    

Frank, Maxine & John Sutton
Amy Sutton & Tim Squires
P.O. Box 21 ~ 125 Sewell Road
Taylorsville, GA 30178
770-684-5600
suttonalpines@yahoo.com

Updated: November 29, 2016
FOR SALE PAGE UPDATED ~ MARCH BUCK FOR SALE
 Breeding Plans on For Sale Page

ENTIRE MILKING HERD TESTED NEGATIVE FOR CAE-17TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR!


~ LIVING UP TO THEIR POTENTIAL~

GCH Amy's Pride Profit Danika 2*M & SGCH Amy's Pride SC Snikles 2*M

Amy's Pride Profit Danika

    

**Highlights for 2016**
  • Entire milking herd tested negative for CAE for 17th consecutive year
  • 9th consecutive year on DHIR test
  • Best Doe in Show ~ SGCH Amy's Pride SC Snikles 2*M ~ Carrollton Classic
  • Best Doe in Show x 2 ~ SGCH Amy's Pride SC Snikles 2*M ~ Lookout Mt. Dairy Goat Show
  • Best Doe in Show x 2 ~ SGCH Amy's Pride SC Snikles 2*M ~ Carrollton Convention Fundraiser Show
  • Best Doe in Show ~  Amy's Pride Profit Danika ~ Carrollton Convention Fundraiser Show
  • 2 new STAR milkers ~ Danika & Deena (pending)
  • Amy's Pride Profit Danika 2*M achieved GCH status

**Highlights for 2015**

  • Entire herd tested negative for CAE for 16th consecutive year
  • 8th consecutive year on DHIR test
  • Participant in ADGA PLUS Program
  • 2 doelings sired by SG++*B Willow Run Ahren Rhett
  • Best Junior Doe in Show ~ Amy's Pride Profit Deena ~ Carrollton, GA
  • ALL milkers in our herd scored "E" in mammary
  • Sutton's Ransom Faye achieved GCH status
  • 5 of 8 successful AI matings
  • 2 new STAR milkers ~ Pixie & Mallory
  • ALL milkers in our herd STAR milkers  

Thank you for your interest in our small herd of Alpines. We are located in Georgia about 50 miles north of Atlanta and 18 miles off I-75. Our first Alpines were purchased over 26 years ago as a project we could do as a family. Since that time, we have enjoyed exhibiting our animals in many local and state shows. In 2005, our farm gained the distinction of being the first to win the Georgia Farm Bureau Best GA Born, Bred, & Raised award twice (SGCH Tamara in 2002 & GCH Bright Eyes 1*M in 2005). We have attended seven national shows with the latest being Louisville, KY, in 2014. Even though our herd is small, we have been competitive at the national level.

Due to our work schedule, we have selected animals that are hardy and trouble-free. We give all our animals reasonable care, but they are not pampered. They receive regular worming, Essential 3+T, and medicine for specific problems.  We have never had CL abscesses or soremouth in our herd. If they can't make it under our management conditions, they go.  This system has resulted in a higher level of herd health and less problems for us.  Our entire herd has tested negative for CAE at Washington State, UGA, and BioTracking with the milkers all testing negative at Washington State in February, 2015. Our herd is Certified and Accredited brucellosis and TB free and although we no longer participate in the Scrapie Eradication Program, our herd attained Certified Scrapie Free status.  Because of our attention to herd health, WE DO NOT OFFER BUCK SERVICE.

All our kids are raised on a lamb bar simply for the fact that the kids are much easier to handle and show.  Kids have access to alfalfa hay from the beginning and a starter ration containing deccox is introduced at approximately 4 weeks of age.  Our does have access to a mixed grass pasture, alfalfa hay when in milk, mixed grass hay, and a commercially prepared grain ration.  Protein blocks and sodium bicarbonate are offered free choice year round. 

Our present herd carries the genetics of some of the top herds in the Alpine breed: Willow-Run, Iron-Rod, Alpine Valleys, Cherry Glen, Munchin'Hill, Hill-N-Holler, Nodaway, Milk-N-Honey, Sand-Dance, PJ Baileys', Tempo Aquila, and last but not least, Hoanbu.  We are indeed fortunate to have had SG++*B Willow Run Ahren Rhett, son of four time National Champion SGCH Willow Run Armand Rishona, at our farm.  Following Rhett in our herd were SG*B Alpine Valleys Golden Oats, son of the 2006 Reserve National Champion Honey Oats, Iron-Rod Rhett Stetson, +B Iron-Rod Sullivan Advance, and +*B Hoanbu Freelance Profit, son of Elite sire SG++*B Tempo Aquila Freelance.  In 2012 we added new bucks from Laurie Acton's herd in partnership with Angela Peevy.  *B Tempo Aquila RR Living It Up is the son of the 2015 National Champion and highest ever appraised Alpine, Living Free (FS-95 EEEE).  Legs, as he is known at our farm, is now working in the Spinning Spider herd in North Carolina.  Our senior herdsire at the present time is an X-Rated son out of Drew Buroker's beautiful doe, SGCH Pinata, *B Hoanbu X-Rated Prime.  Junior herdsires that we are using for 2017 kids include *B Amy's Pride AR Pixel (Rhett x Pixie), *B Amy's Pride Ransom Patton (Atlas Ransom x Pepper), and Amy's Pride KK Diesel (Kazaa Klein x Dani).  

Since we must keep our herd small, prices are very reasonable, starting at $300 for kids from our first fresheners. As our does become more proven, our prices increase.  See how we determine price on our "For Sale" page.  Prices are for kids picked up or shipped 4 weeks of age and under.  Any kid not picked up or suitable arrangements made by 4 weeks of age will be subject to an additional charge of $5 per day.  The majority of the kid crop will be available; however we reserve the right to retain any kid born.  Bucks from first fresheners will not be offered until we have had the opportunity to thoroughly evaluate their dams.  If we do not feel that a buck kid is worthy to be kept and used on our farm, we will not offer him for sale.  We are no longer taking deposits on kids.  If you see something you like, let us know and you will be placed on our list.  If and when the kid is born and available, we will contact the first person on the list and go from there.  When notified, a deposit of $100 must be received within 1 week of notification with the balance due before pickup or shipment.  Prices do not include health papers, shipping crate, transportation to the airport, or shipping costs.  Due to weight and temperature restrictions, kids need to be shipped when they are approximately 25-30 pounds and before the temperature becomes prohibitive.  We have had good service from Delta and American Airlines out of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.  We have successfully exported kids into Canada, Puerto Rico, and Aruba and will be happy to work with prospective buyers on exports.  We welcome you to come to the farm to pick up your kid(s) so you can see our animals in person.  Several milkers, mostly first fresheners, are usually available following kidding in the spring.

Notice to our export customers:  Airline shipping outside of the US and US territories must be booked through an approved IPATA pet shipper.  Health certificates must be endorsed by Federal APHIS veterinarians and stringent APHIS and airline requirements must be met, usually including a period of isolation and additional testing and vaccinations for animals.  Shipments must be made while the temperature at both the point of departure and arrival is not higher than 85 degrees.  All of this takes time, so if interested in any of our kids, talk to us early and we will see what can be worked out.  Due to the expense involved, kids must be paid for and all other charges must be paid in advance before shipping.   

Thanks to those of you who have purchased animals from us in the past.  We wish you the best of luck in the future.  We will be happy to provide additional information on any of our animals upon request.

Highlights From Past Years

2014 Highlights

  • Entire herd tested negative for CAE for 15th consecutive year
  • 7th consecutive year on DHIR test 
  • Two new STAR milkers ~ GCH Faye & Diva
  • Participant in the ADGA PLUS program
  • 3 successful AI matings ~ One to SG++*B Willow Run Ahren Rhett
  • Best Jr. Doe in Show ~ Amy's Pride Profit Pixie ~ Tennessee Valley Fair
  • Best Jr. Doe in Show ~ Amy's Pride Profit Pixie ~ GA National Fair
  • Best Doe in Show ~ SGCH Amy's Pride SC Snikles 2*M ~ Gwinnett Co. Fair

2013 Highlights

  • Entire herd tested negative for CAE for 14th consecutive year
  • 6th consecutive year on DHIR test
  • Two new STAR milkers ~ Dunkin & Satin
  • Brought SGCH PJ-Baileys' Sulten Arabella 5*M (2 x Top Ten BF) to GA
  • Brought *B Hoanbu X-Rated Prime to Georgia
  • 4 successful AI matings

2012 Highlights

  • Entire herd tested negative for CAE for 13th consecutive year
  • 5th consecutive year on DHIR test
  • Two new STAR milkers
  • Amy's Pride SC Snikles 2*M finished her championship
  • SGCH Amy's Pride SC Snikles 2*M attained Superior Genetics status
  • GCH Sutton's RLY Misty Moonlight 2*M finished her championship
  • SG*B Alpine-Valleys Golden Oats attained Superior Genetics status
  • Best Doe in Show ~ SGCH Amy's Pride SC Snikles 2*M ~ Gwinnett Co. Fair
2011 Highlights
  • Entire herd tested negative for CAE for 12th consecutive year
  • 4th consecutive year on DHIR test ~ All does STAR milkers
  • SG++*B Willow Run Ahren Rhett attained Superior Genetics status
  • SGCH Amy's Pride ACC Dixie's Rebel 3*M attained Superior Genetics status
  • GCH Amy's Pride ADV Signy 3*M finished her championship
  • Best Doe in Show ~ Sutton's RLY Misty Moonlight 2*M ~ Gwinnett Co. Fair
  • Best Doe in Show ~ GCH Amy's Pride ADV Signy 3*M ~ Monroe
  • Best Doe in Show ~ GCH Amy's Pride ADV Signy 3*M ~ GA National Fair
  • Best Jr. Doe in Show ~ Amy's Pride TR Dani ~ GA National Fair
  • Brought *B Hoanbu Freelance Profit to Georgia

SGCH Amy's Pride ACC Dixie's Rebel 4*M & Ruffie
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