Thank you so much for your interest in our dairy goat herd. Bountiful Harvest Farm (the home of Harmody Alpines) is located in a farming community on the plains of northeastern Colorado. We purchased our first goats as a 4-H project for our oldest daughter in 1997. We have since grown to milking between 10-20 does and involving the whole family.
Our goal is to raise children that love the Lord and reflect His character. Raising dairy goats provides excellent real-life opportunities for all of us to grow in our walk with the Lord in various life situations. As stewards of these animals, it is our goal to raise Alpines (and in 2009, Toggenburgs also) that excel in the show ring as well as in milk production and breed conformation. We attend as many shows as possible, linear appraise with ADGA regularly, and this will be our 12th year on DHIR test.
Concerning health, we maintain a strict CAE prevention program.(2012 results) Every kid is hand raised on heat-treated colostrum and pasteurized milk. We test our entire herd every year. The entire herd is vaccinated regularly. We feed a high-quality alfalfa, a 15% protein grain mix, beet pulp, and free choice trace minerals.
We had quite the 2011 show season! We started the season at the 10th anniversary Weld County Goat Extravaganza with Raven finishing as a 2 year old and Misty winning Reserve. Our dry yearling that we brought to help sanction ended up Jr. Best Doe in Show! Since we planned to make the long trip out to Springfield, MA for the National Show, we attended only one other show beforehand and only entered the showmanship goats. However, they did not disappoint us. Savannah won champion both days, becoming a finished champion. Nivasha won Best of Breed both days and Best Doe in Show! After making the 2,667 mile journey to Springfield with 14 goats, 13 milkers and 1 dry yearling in 100°+ heat, we finally made it to our destination. The alpine show went quite well! Our goal was to make sure that every animal looked her absolute best as they walked into the ring. We were thrilled as each class finished and our goats placed better and better. The crowning glory was when our Bria was picked for National Alpine Champion! We had a great national show and were thankful to make it there and back safely! We are excited about the rest of the show season this fall and the breeding season.