- CAE PREVENTATIVE METHODS STRICTLY PRACTICED
- ADGA DHIR MILK TEST PROGRAM
- ADGA LINEAR APPRAISAL 2005,2006,2007
- ADGA LA" CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE"
- ADGA "SUPERIOR GENETICS CERTIFICATE"
Sand Rock Acres Dairy Goat herd located in Wilmer, Alabama came into existence about 12 years ago. Back
then, I would have never thought that in 2007 I would be raising such a beautiful and successful herd of show
quality Nubian goats.
I have to admit that the reason I have goats is because of the simple fact that I have always appreciated the
personality of goats. They are just plain ole enjoyable to be around. I realized I had plenty of room to raise
some livestock.. I started going to the local auction sale barn to purchase goats that needed someone like me to
"rescue" them. At that time, I wouldn't pay over $30.00 for any one goat. Most of those goats had not been
handled much by humans so I would have to bring them home and work with them in order to just teach them that
it was okay for me to touch them. Once I began to earn their trust, I could work with them to trim their hooves,
worm them and grow them to good health. My goal was to eventually find them a perfect home where they would
continue to grow and flourish. I learned a lot about goats in those early years and really appreciated the way
the goats would all become tame and show their trust in me for what I had done for them while they were in my
care. I always purchased does and I never did buy any bucks, I am pretty sure I remember every one of those
does that came to my farm so long ago. I am very sure that I am grateful for what they all taught me during
those early years. Had it not been for all of those goats, I wouldn't be where I am today.
It wasn't long before my reputation for raising pretty and healthy goats began to bring other people who raised
goats into my world. "Word got around" that if someone needed help with one of their goats that I would be
willing to help them. I would help them out by making suggestions on wormers to use, feed options, and medicines
for other ailments particular to goats. There really wasn't anywhere else in the area for these people to find the
products that were necessary to maintain a goat in healthy condition. I was always happy to share my products
and ideas with them. Before long, when people had a sick goats, they would bring them to me and I would do all I
could to help make them better. I treated all of those goats like they were my own. Some people even brought
their goats to me to help them with their hoof trimming. I really enjoyed meeting other people who liked goats as
much as I did and it was very fulfilling for me to be able to help them all. It didn't take me long to realize I
was in a perfect position to provide a great service in my community and surrounding area for others who raised
Registered dairy goats slipped into my world in 2002. It was then that I was given the opportunity to get my
first regisitered Nubian. It was a little bottle baby buck named Robert.
As of the summer of 2007 he is with me still. Check out my goat pages to learn more about my regisitered herd
of dairy goats. I am so proud of them all. They each have a story to tell so I hope you enjoy staying a while at my
site to learn more about them!
In 2003, I retired from my 20 years at my full-time job which gave me more time to work with my registered
dairy goats, It was around this time that I attended my first goat show. I have been hooked on showing ever