Situated in Ontario, Oregon and part of the beautiful Treasure Valley, we have been successfully breeding dairy goats since 1999. We, at Echo Hill's, have worked since early MDGA days; to develop a sound breeding program of mid-sized animals with excellent breed character, show quality conformation, and capacious-milking udders. Our girls are known for their gentle dispositions and longevity as productive, breeding and milking animals who still win shows even at 9+ years old.
Just one of many examples, our son's Mini-LaMancha at nine years old took a Best Doe in Show over a very large and competitive group of animals. We are delighted and happy with the success of our "Mini" herd, and the longevity of these animals.
We had practiced aggressive CAE and CL herd management and prevention, with yearly testing since we began our program. We have tested several times for Johnnes and have always tested completely negative (we do not test for this annually, but about every three to four years as we work with our state vet.)
We really want to thank all our past purchasers for helping to make Echo Hill's as successful as we have been and are very excited as we see their own breeding program develop. Over the years the "Mini," has really developed into an eye-catching, fun, economical, and hard working little animal.
We will be retaining breeding stock this year, but will still have some kids for sale. Please be patient with us... as we have majorly senior animals and need some kids to keep the herd going.
We also want to announce that we will be celebrated GIZMO'S 14th birthday this year. This grand old dame is no longer breeding, but is sassy and still going strong on an incredible frame and legs that doesn't show her age at all.--Update, Gizmo passed in her sleep this fall, she will be greatly missed.
Also, California celebrating her 10th birthday, gave us beautiful doeling last year, and has an udder still gorgeous and show ready. She looks bred again this year, and isn't showing her age at all.
We have many Mini-Nubian does celebrating their 9yr. birthdays still with lovely udders and strong, legs, pasterns, and bodies. Hoping to get some does to retain from these amazing genetics.
We have also began testing our herd for GS6 and will post results as we get them. Hoping to do one or more a month.