Kecskemét is our little family farm. We have a small herd of purebred Nubian Dairy goats and 2 purebred Toggenburg does. We strive for good dispositions, correct conformation and plenty of milk in the bucket.
Our herd pleases and delights us every day with their sweet dispositions and their hardworking natures.
We also like to get them out to some shows every year and try to attend a number of ADGA and 4-H shows in the summer in NY, MA, VT, CT and NH.
CAE free (tested the does and bucks April – 2013) - practice CAE prevention - always negative
Members of ADGA and INBA
are on the ADGA linear appraisal program and DHIR
enjoy making cheese and yogurt for friends and family
make and sell goat’s milk soap
work hard to ensure that all kids are healthy, grow well, and are people oriented
located in Granby, Ct.
offer group purchase discounts and for 4-H projects
Kecskemét, pronounced Ketch’ ka mate, is also a lovely city in Hungary, famous for their Magyar horses and Kodaly Music Institute. And the name translates to mean Goat City. Since my husband was born in Hungary, we have a keen interest in music and horses as well as goats, and live on Hungary Road, it just had to be our farm and herd name.
I am in love with our sweet Toggs, Lillian and Galatea, more than ever! They are so sweet and are from the Marilyn Burgess-Goodridge, Whispering Hope and Robla’s herds that have those marvelous top ten Toggs.
We freshened Galatea last year and we have been very pleased with her milk, production and taste. Lillian was bred last fall and is due very soon.
DHIR has really been working for us. It has provided great data on our milk production and is helping in our decision making.
We decided to start testing the herd for G6S this year. G6S is a genetic defect that affects a percentage of dairy goats and that a test has been developed for. Many breeders have tested their herds and some results are published on Nubian Talk.. We tested a few animals with results all Normal/ Negative. Working on a plan to get through the whole herd. The goats that were tested were *B Kastdemur’s Ferocity, Kecskemet S Jupiter Jazz, Kecskemet GC Vienna, and Kecskemet GC Gold Gypsy Jazz. Goats Normal by Parentage are Kecskemet F Brenda Lee Sweet, Kecskemet F Jelly Roll Jazz, Kecskemet F Ganymede, and Kecskemet F Calisto.
We have a new junior herd sire, Blissberry MW Steel Drum, dam Blissberry C Kokomo, sire Kastdemur’s Most Wanted. He is a beautiful boy and we are so excited about having him in our herd. He is G6S Normal by parentage. He was pretty busy last fall, breeding about half of the does that were bred.
Many of our 2014 kids will be known G6S normal by parentage based on the 2013 testing and we plan on completing the testing later this year for the rest of the herd.
Prices do not include ADGA registration fee, any cost to obtain health papers, or to run tests that a buyer requests. These costs are in addition to the price listed for each kid. We do offer discounts for group purchase and 4-H projects.
We believe strongly in the 4-H program, including leasing to a couple of kids each year for projects and offering a discount on sale kids for 4-H projects. We are at our level for 4-H ers – no openings for 2013. Eva has aged out of 4-H – Graduated from College last June! But here she is when Isis was her 4-H showmanship goat, at the Hartford County 4-H Fair show.
Prices listed may change, although a reservation will guarantee the price.
There is a $75 deposit on kid reservations.