Sequoia Wood Farm Albany, Oregon
Sequoia Wood Richly Faithful
Sequoia Wood Jup Eclipse
(Jupiter x Éclair)
Eclipse's dam: Eclair
Sequoia Wood Jupiter's Sabine
(Jupiter x Eva)
(Richy x Fanci)
Sequoia Wood Richly Faithful
In Memory: 2005-2011
In Memory: 2000-2012
|What are we striving for in our animals? |
STRUCTURE: We strive for dairy animals with solid and beautiful structure that can last well into their later years and still be productive. We really love seeing the does go through an immature and steady growth pattern to maturity in order for them to have the longevity they need to remain productive even as aged herd members. Those gangly yearlings can turn into some pretty impressive olders does when given the chance. Our sire choices for 2011 reflect our goal of adding greater width, strength, more bone density, and smoother front end assemblies.
MILKING ABILITY: Our goal is to breed for solid milkers with steady, strong lactation curves. The herdsires joining our herd in 2011 were chosen to incorporate better extended lactations, and increased components in our milkers.
GENETIC POTENTIAL AND TRANSMISSIBILITY: We strive for animals with superior genetics to get the maximum transmissibility possible. Once in awhile a breeding won't click, but our goal is to breed animals that are mostly consistent with passing on good or improved traits. It is better for us and better for clients that wish to purchase kids from us. Consistency is very important to us!
Our feeding regimen is fairly simple. Milking does and dry yearlings are fed Eastern Oregon alfalfa. Milkers also receive a 16% custom blend dairy concentrate based on production quantities. Kids are raised on alfalfa with a small amount of orchard due to the leafy nature of hay in our part of the valley. They also receive a small amount of grain with coccidiastat until around 6 months of age. Our feeding program utilizes a 2:1 calcium to phosphorus ratio.
We vaccinate with Cavalry 9, and run a fairly aggressive Bo-Se program. Deworming is done twice a year or as needed.
We have a Disease Prevention program for our kids consisting of a rigid pasteurization program. Our does are tested yearly just prior to kidding season for CAE. Although we have always tested negative and have never owned a positive animal, we feel it is important to continue to protect our kids from the many other more serious diseases such as Johnes, mycoplasma, as well as sub-clinical mastitis and staph organisms. We do not test for CL, but we have never owned any animals that have had CL.
All in all our highest priority is not to forget to enjoy our animals! In order to do that we try to keep our herd size small so we can truly enjoy each doe's individual value. We hope this gives you an idea into our breeding and management philosophy. With that in mind, please enjoy viewing our site!
Albany, OR 97322
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