Welcome to Echo Hill's Farm
Where we have successfully been breeding and developing Mini-Nubians for over 20 years...
Read about our farm @ http://www.argusobserver.com/valley_life/ontario-farm-raises-miniature-animals-for-fun-profit/article_89be053e-0fa2-11e4-9c01-0019bb2963f4.html
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.
Sadly, we had three amazing does and one doeling attacked by dogs. We had our own dogs kenneled but came home to badly mauled goats. We had to put down Grace Under Fire, after her heroic attempts to live, Australia was never found, and both Jasmin's Opul and Bonnie are still recovering. It saddens us when people drop dogs off in the country. They mauled the goats in fun, as nothing was eaten, just ripped to pieces.
Also, California celebrating her 110th birthday, gave us two beautiful kids and still has an amazing milking udder.
We have many Mini-Nubian does celebrating their 10yr. birthdays still with lovely udders and strong, legs, pasterns, and bodies. Hoping to get some does to retain from these amazing genetics.
We have almost completed testing our herd for GS6 and will post results as we get them.