Site Last Updated 7/27/14  
I had some serious technical problems in 2012, resulting in the loss of over 1,000 pictures (despite backing up data every single day). We still have some fluffy pictures and some "artistic approximations" of the goats scattered around the site for this reason.

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Our whole herd has tested negative for CL and CAE annually

 

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Welcome to Castle Rock Farm, home of ADGA, and AGS registered Nigerian Dwarf goats, various laying hens, one guard llama, an Armenian Gampr (livestock guardian dog) and the best Border Collie evah. We are located in the rolling hills of northern Vacaville, on the Western edge of the Great Central Valley with Sacramento to our East, Napa & San Francisco to our West.

We are always happy to discuss our animals with anyone (including unsuspecting passers-by)- both their strengths and weaknesses. We participate in 305 day DHIA milk test, though we did take a couple of years off from it a few years ago (finding a tester willing to actually come once a month is more difficult than one would think and testing is not cheap!). I am doing my best to update the does' milk records on a monthly basis as I receive their results. In 2008 we did one day test for a few of our does at the AGS National Show, and were quite happy with the results, including CH-MCH Castle Rock Once Ina Blue Moon 2*D making Top 10 while standing a mere 16 3/8 inches tall! Even in years that I have not been able to participate in 305 day milk test, all does are milked twice a day for at least 8-10 months. Because I use my herd's milk for my business, the herd is run and managed as a dairy, and a doe that does not meet my milking standards does not stay on the farm.

We participated in ADGA's Linear Appraisal program in 2008, 2010, 2011, & 2012 and found it to be an invaluable source of information, and plan to have the herd appraised again in 2015. All does who have been appraised have their scores listed, as I feel it is more honest to give an accurate picture of the whole herd, not just the very top does. Few of our bucks have any show wins since they mostly stay home, and prove their worth through their daughters.

We do get a very large volume of e-mails every day- if you have not received a response within a week of contacting us, please try again as it may have found its way into a spam filter, or may have been burried under an avalanche of other e-mails.

Contact us:

Sarah Hawkins and Andy Pestana
7547 English Hills Road
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-448-4655
castlerocknigerians@yahoo.com