~Welcome to Sycamore Springs Farm and thank you for taking your time to look
at our website~
In 2020, life as we knew it, went chaos when Covid-19 appeared. We weren't sure what would happen to the selling of our goats and the economy. Our farm actually set a record of people wanting goats. Also, I ended up with another surgery to recuperate from. However, we were fortunate, to participate in AGS Classification with the following results:
Bucks--Old Mountain Farm Particrashah VG+88.9, Sycamore SS UC Magnus VG85.4,
Does--Sycamore SS MG Twilight VG+89.6, Sycamore SS EC Nightingale VG84.6, Agape's Prize Kalista Quinn VG87.3, Wood Bridge Farm Pets Prophecy VG86.6
and we participated in a one day milk test where several of our goats obtained their milk stars:
Sycamore SS L Zena 3.0 lbs, Sycamore SS UC Athena 3.3 lbs, Sycamore SS EC Nightingale 3.2 lbs, Wood Bridge Farm Pets Prophecy 3.8 lbs, Agape's Prize Kalista Quinn 4.3 lbs.
In 2019, in the Fall our family was faced with a family crisis. I went in for a simple hernia removal and developed a blood clot that made its way to my vena cava. Two additional surgeries later and an ICU admission, I finally went home. We were blessed to have a friend and our kids to take care of the goats, while my husband never left the hospital. The whole situation left us with the question to sell out of goats or continue. So we decided to sell half of our herd to our good friends the Cheser's. So life is always changing.
In 2018, we decided to attend our first national ADGA show. Although, some of our best does didn't kid when they were suppose to we respectfully took four goats. We were thrilled to have a senior milker place 20th out of 51 goats in the 5 to 7 year old class and in the junior class we had one place 14th out of 39. We were elated because this was a mother daughter goat team. The daughter was bred by our farm Sycamore SS Princess Leia with Dam: SG Double Durango Princess Sky *D *M AR LA: EEEE 91 (2016).
In 2017, our families lifestyle changed. Our son Joseph graduated high-school and our daughter Megan started college. In addition, we were suddenly faced with temporary custody of our grandson by our oldest son. Life as we knew had changed, but what didn't change was that Carl and I wanted to continue having goats. By the end of the year, our grandson went back to his home and life went back to normal.
In 2016, we had two goats obtain perfect ADGA Linear Appraisal scores:
SG/GCH Double Durango Princess Sky *M *D LA: EEEE91 and CH/PGCH Lost Valley JL Nairobi *S *B LA: EEE90. This year, we have attended more shows than any other year. Carl and I have a passion for our goats and for the Nigerian Dwarf breed. Behind the scenes we have taught and advised many people getting started. I can say that there will definitely be another ADGA National show in our future.
In 2015, we attended our first big show at the KY State Fair Ground, where we walked away with many Grand Champion and Reserve ribbons, including the Premier exhibitor banner award. Joseph and I showed all the goats with my husband and daughter in the background helping with the goats that weren't taken and on the sideline as needed at the fair.
In 2014, we started on DHIR 305 milk test to see how our herd was producing in the milk bucket. We were not disappointed and very happy with the milk stars that Mardi's daughters were producing. It wasn't long before Mardi received his +B +S for having so many daughters obtain their milk stars in ADGA and AGS.
In 2012, our son Joseph had a desire to be in 4H and wanted to show a goat. It wasn't long before we sold our basic herd except three and started buying more quality stock to raise and show. Of course, we had no experience. However, on our second show Joseph won with our first quality herd sire: Lost Valley Z Mardi Gras *S. We were so proud of Joseph and Mardi and needless to say we were hooked! The same year Mardi finished and became full champion in ADGA and AGS.
In 2009, our family started raising Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats with our two young children. We started out with one registered pregnant doe and one unregistered doe. Our herd quickly grew as we learned how to take care of them.
~Our herd is tested every year for diseases and we are proud to report that we are 2020 CAE negative.
Because testing is expensive and due to the safety of our herd, it is necessary to not offer any stud service, unless a customer is purchasing a goat from us and wants the goat pregnant before it leaves our herd~
~Our prices are based on milk production, show potential, linear appraisal or AGS classification and pet quality. *We do not in any way guarantee that an animal is show quality or will be under height* Some pedigrees may go awesome with each other and some may not. Our base price for a doeling and buckling starts at $500.00~
Please understand that we will only sell a buckling that is deemed worthy of being a herd sire based on
their Dam's performance in milk production, LA Appraisal, AGS Classification and/or in the show ring.
Included: All goats are disbudded, tattooed, wethered (if applicable), given CDT, hooves trimmed,
dewormed and given registration applications to turn in for their final registration certificate. In addition,
we continue to offer advice and assistance even after the goat has been purchased and each customer is
given a goat booklet that my husband Carl wrote to assist with the care of your new animal. It is our desire to place each animal with the right family or farm to help our animals reach their full potential. If our animals are sold to the customer and at a later time the animal is going to be sold again, we would
appreciate the first option to purchase them back.
Goat Care: Our does in milk are fed Purina Goat Chow, Umbarger Show Feed medicated for (kids and bucks), Duraferm Concept Aid Minerals (all goats), Chaffhaye (no bucks or wethers), Alfalfa Mix Hay (all goats), and Organic Thorvin Kelp (all goats) that is available at all times.
In addition, our farm is known as:
Sycamore Springs Farm through AGS and
Sycamore SS Farm through ADGA
~We are one in the same and proud to have our animals in other herds~
Tammy and Carl Redmond
Feel free to text or call 859-227-3547, please leave a message or facebook
message or send me an e-mail to: tammy.sycamorespringsfarm.com
~We answer text the quickest and try to answer within 24 hours~
Located in Richmond, KY