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Fair Skies Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats, at 's No Rest, Wasilla, Alaska, 907.232.5414 or 907.441.1851
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Updated 1 May 2012

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Littermate sisters, Arabica and American Beauty, have earned their Superior Genetics (SG) titles in ADGA! Woohoo! Our first home-bred SGs! These are first generations, so give us a few more generations like these and we'll be ecstatic! We also learned that Chesire earned his SGCH title and both Amadeus and Over The Moon's dams earned their SGCH titles! These boys have their first kid crop on the ground from spring 2011 so we should see their daughters' first udders in 2012. In addition, we learned that Yantarni earned her dairy stars and ZSays Who? and Zsa Zsa have qualified for their stars (pending confirmation)!

Whole herd again negative for CAE, CL, & Johne's, April 2012!

Gracie made the Top 10 for her 2010 lactation! AGS #10 for production on 305-day and AGS #9 for protein on 305-day!

Ida Bomb is now a finished ARMCH GCH and Yu'Pik Me is now a finished CH! At the July 2011 2-ring ADGA show in Wasilla, Judges Lauren Acton and Betty Hennings awarded our herd five of the six major awards for our breed! Attu was Reserve Grand Champion All Other Purebred buck in both rings for his first time out as a senior buck as well!

We attended the Alaska State Fair in Palmer again this year. Did you see us, our herd, or perhaps the Alaska Mini Goat Cache's goat events? See http://alaskaminigoatcache.com/news.htm#2010 for more information.

Kidding Schedule updated! Place your deposits for the next set of kiddings today!

June 2011, DEC confirmed our entire herd is negative for Brucellosis and WADDL confirmed our entire herd still remains negative for CAE, CL, & Johne's (click here for a *.pdf copy of the latest results).  We are proud of our commitment to maintain a clean dairy herd and we are encouraged that our buyers are following our example for the good of their own herds, as well as the entire dairy goat industry.  We remain very confident in these results since all our goats have only come from four negative-tested herds with long histories of negative test results for their entire herds.  As always, we are happy to provide to our buyers proof of these test results for our whole herd as well as for the herds from whom we have purchased goats.  Please visit our Herd Health page for copies of the results and other related information.

11 December 2010 - We have a new SGCH in our herd! Beanie has earned this permanent title in ADGA.

18 November 2010 - We have a new GCH and a new MCH in our herd! Beanie and Ida each earned a permanent title in ADGA and AGS, respectively. We're hoping to pick up the other wins needed to seal their dual championship next year.

20 October 2010 - Several girls have earned their dairy stars this year! See our dairy production page for all the details.

8 September 2010 - We made the Top 10 for 2009 lactations!  WhisperSweetly earned a tie for 9th place for protein production (in pounds) on ADGA-reported 305-day lactations ending in 2009. Butterscotch earned a tie for 10th place for butterfat production (in pounds) on ADGA-reported 305-day lactations ending in 2009. Butterscotch also earned a tie for 7th place for butterfat production (in percent) on AGS-reported One-Day Tests in 2009. Xtreme Grace also earned a tie for 7th place for protein production (in percent) on AGS-reported One-Day Tests in 2009. Way to go girls! Can't wait for 2010 lactation reports, as this is the first year we freshened does born under our Fair Skies herd name!

27 August 2010 - We brought home Grand Champion, Best of Breed, and Reserve Grand Champion Jr. Does ADGA wins and Reserve Grand Champion Jr. Doe AGS win from the Alaska Mini Goat Cache's dairy goat shows at the 2010 Alaska State Fair in Palmer!

8 August 2010 - We brought home Grand Champion, Best of Breed, and Reserve Grand Champion Sr. Does as well as Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Jr. Does wins from the Farthest North Goat Association's ADGA dairy goat show at the 2010 Tanana Valley State Fair!

3 July 2010 - Many thanks to all our friends and supporters who came out to assist us in showing in Alaska's first three-ring ADGA dairy goat show.  We truly enjoyed seeing all of you and sharing our goats with you.  We are happy to report some very nice acknowledgments for our breeding efforts, including several top-3 placings, a handful of Grand and Reserve Grand Championship wins, and even a Best Buck in Show for our first homebred buck, Fair Skies XK Yu'Pik Me *S.   Please visit our various goat description pages more detailed results.

25 June 2010, WADDL just confirmed our entire herd still remains negative for CAE, CL, & Johne's (click here for a *.pdf copy of the latest results).  We are proud of our commitment to maintain a clean dairy herd and we are encouraged that our buyers are following our example for the good of their own herds, as well as the entire dairy goat industry.  We remain very confident in these results since all our goats have only come from four negative-tested herds with long histories of negative test results for their entire herds.  As always, we are happy to provide to our buyers proof of these test results for our whole herd as well as for the herds from whom we have purchased goats.  Please visit our Herd Health page for copies of the results and other related information.

The proposed changes to Alaska's existing regulations 18 AAC 32 Raw Milk and Raw Milk Products are under review. Follow this link to review the latest proposed amendments and contact DEC for more information.

THREE-RING DAIRY GOAT SHOW PLANNED. July 3, 11AM, Twin View Farm, Wasilla.  We would love to show you how to show a dairy goat!  Contact us for more information.

Does recognized by ANDDA's 2010 JuJu Awards for lactations ending in 2009 - Gracie and Beanie qualified for their Bronze JuJu Awards (over 750 pounds milk or over 37.5 pounds butterfat) while Whisper and Butter qualified for their Silver JuJu Awards (over 1,000 pounds milk or over 50 pounds butterfat)!  See our dairy production page for more detailed information.

Does earn dairy stars - Gracie, Beanie, Whisper, and Butter all qualified for their ADGA & AGS dairy stars based on poundage, butterfat, and protein on standard DHI 20 monthly milk test!  In addition, SaySo qualified for her dairy star based on fat and protein in AGS & ADGA.  SaySo is still milking in her first lactation.  See our dairy production page for more detailed information.

Fair Skies sponsored the Senior Get of Sire (three does in milk, same sire), Lincoln Herd Award, and Milkers 7 and older awards for Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats at the AGS 2010 National Show.

Fair Skies sponsored the Highest Lifetime Milk Production and Highest Lifetime Butterfat Production awards for Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats at the ADGA 2010 National Show.

Several of our goats were acknowledged in ANDDA's 2009 All-American program. Zamarra, Zoe On My Way (now at Edgefield), Yancey, Yipsy, Yakutat, Gracie, Beanie, Whisper, Butterscotch, Zeppelin, Yu'Pik Me, Xenya, and Chesire all awarded titles in this year's competition.

It's time to renew your Alaska Mini Goat Cache membership! Next meeting TBA.

2010 Kidding Schedule now available! We already have 17 healthy kids on the ground and more kiddings to come very soon!

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Does earn Top 10 placings! - Gracie and Butter qualified for Top 10 placings in AGS for One-Day Tests done in June 2009!  Gracie posted a tie for 7th place for protein and Butter posted a tie for 7th place for butterfat.

Does earn dairy stars - Gracie, Beanie, Whisper, and Butter all qualified for their ADGA & AGS dairy stars based on poundage, butterfat, and protein on standard DHI 20 monthly milk test!  In addition, SaySo qualified for her dairy star based on fat and protein in AGS & ADGA.  SaySo is still milking in her first lactation.  See our dairy production page for more detailed information.

There are proposed changes to Alaska's existing regulations 18 AAC 32 Raw Milk and Raw Milk Products. The comment & public notice period has ended.  Contact DEC for more information.

Heather was appointed Director for the Western District in ANDDA for the remainder of the 2010 term.

Doe qualifies for dairy stars - Beanie qualified for her ADGA & AGS dairy stars based on poundage, butterfat, and protein (ADGA only) as of her November 14, 2009 standard DHI 20 monthly milk test.  In addition, Butter, Whisper, and Gracie have all qualified for ADGA & AGS stars poundage, butterfat, and protein (ADGA only) for this lactation.  See our dairy production page for more detailed information.
Does confirmed pregnant! Butterscotch, WhisperSweetly, XBean, Xtreme Grace, You'reGonnaLuvMe, and Yipsy all tested pregnant with our November 22, 2009 blood draw.  Yakutat tested open but she will be retested before we expose her again in December since she had other covers that would not have been a full 30 days prior to the last blood draw.  See our kidding schedule for more information and to place a reservation on a 2010 kid.

Bucks qualify for permanent championship titles - Chesire and Xenya both qualified for their dual championship titles with AGS & ADGA this year.  We have received confirmation that Xenya has his ADGA "CH" title and Chesire has his AGS "MCH" title (from last year) and his ADGA "CH" title.  We are still awaiting confirmation from AGS on Xenya's "MCH" title.  Both bucks finished their championships with respective Best Buck in Show awards and we couldn't ask for a better way to top the cake.  Look for several Chesire & Xenya kids in 2010.

Herd Health Update - 17 September 2009 - WADDL just confirmed our entire herd remains negative for CAE, CL, & Johne's.  We also tested two wethers that originated from our 2008 kid crop while they participated at the 2009 Alaska State Fair in Palmer and they are both still completely clear of these diseases, as we expected.  We are proud of our commitment to maintain a clean dairy herd and we are encouraged that our buyers are following our example for the good of their own herds, as well as the entire dairy goat industry.  We remain very confident in these results since all our goats have only come from three clean, tested herds with long histories of negative test results for their entire herds.  As always, we are happy to provide to our buyers proof of these test results for our whole herd as well as for the herds from whom we have purchased goats.  Please visit our Herd Health page for more information.

What a season! - We had an absolute blast at the goat events at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer!  Thanks to all those that came to visit and watch us compete in the ADGA One-Day Group Milking Competition, Obstacle Course for All Ages, ADGA Show with Will Pearson, and Open Livestock Shows.

In the Alaska Mini Goat Cache's ADGA One-Day Milking Competition, Whisper took high milk of the day for miniature breeds at 3.0#.  Although this is much less than she has been producing at home, the stress of the Fair and being away from home for over a week took it's toll on all our girls' production.  We're hoping they will get back to normal shortly.  We're awaiting the lab results on butterfat & protein so ADGA can calculate our final scores and let us know if our other girls earned their dairy stars.

We had ELEVEN participants in the "goats on loan" program we started for the AKMGC's Obstacle Course and it was such a big hit that we'll be doing it again next year!  Our Yakutat led at least one participant to a win for their age class!

In the ADGA shows, our Chesire brought home his final Grand Championship and a Best Buck in Show to boot.  Pending confirmation, this now makes him a finished dual champion in ADGA & AGS!  We also took home a Reserve Grand Championship for Xenya, our newest finished dual champion (pending confirmation from AGS).  We had another big win of the day, our Yantarni took home Grand Champion Nigerian Dwarf Jr.  Doe and Best Jr.  Doe in Show!  With this win, we have now granded our entire 2008 kid crop (Yu'Pik Me, You'reGonnaLuvMe, Yoohoo, and Yantarni).  Thank you Judge Pearson and AKMGC!

In the Alaska State Fair Open Livestock Shows, we had several 1sts, 2nds, and a few 3rds.  To start, in a large field of 9 Jr.  Nigerian Dwarf Does under 5 months, Zambezi took 1st, Z Sweet Life (now at Edgefield Farm) took 2nd, Zoe On My Way (now at Edgefield Farm) took 3rd, and ZSays Who? took 5th.  In the 5-12-month-old class, Yancey took 1st and YoYo took 2nd.  In the yearling class, Yakutat, Yantarni, and Yipsy took 1st, 2nd, & 3rd.  In the 2- and 3-year-old class, Gracie took 1st and Beanie took 2nd.  In the 4-year-old and older class, Butter took 1st and Sunny took 2nd.  In the Get of Sire class, Gracie & Beanie took 1st and Yakutat & Yipsy took 2nd.  In the Produce of Dam class, pairs Yakutat & Zambezi and Luv & Zsa Zsa took 1st & 2nd.  In the wethers under 12 months class, Zoot Suit Riot took 1st, Zaibatsu took 2nd, and Zephyrus took 3rd.  In the wethers over 12 months class, Snoopy (Yo-Yo Ma now with the Potter Family) took 1st and Woodstock (Yistletaw also now with the Potter Family) took 3rd.  Fair Skies dominated the Best of Breed class with all five representatives from our herd.  From this, our Gracie went on to compete for Division Champion and won!  Heather also won 2nd in Adult Showmanship with Gracie.  Our turkeys took home a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and a Judge's Choice.  We earned a nice collection of Fair premiums and we hope to have time to enter more next year (including our Muscovies that had to stay home this year due to an inconvenient vet check-in date and having to work late in Anchorage).

Does qualify for dairy stars - Butter, Whisper, Gracie, & Beanie all qualified for their AGS dairy stars based on a One-Day Group Milking Test/Verification Test done in June 2009.  For 305-day DHI, Butter has qualified again for ADGA & AGS stars on butterfat; Whisper has qualified again for poundage & butterfat (AGS) and butterfat & protein (ADGA); Gracie has qualified for her AGS star on poundage and her ADGA star on butterfat and protein; and Beanie has qualified for her ADGA star on butterfat.  All four girls, in addition to two other does (SaySo and Sunny), are still milking and we entered all six to compete in the Alaska Mini Goat Cache's ADGA One-Day Group Milking Competition at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer, August 26-27, 2009.  See AKMGC's website for more information.

Show results August 9 - What great fun we had at the Tanana Valley State Fair in Fairbanks!  We really enjoyed our first time at the Farthest North Goat Association's ADGA dairy goat show!  Our Xenya brought home his third Grand Championship and a Best Buck in Show to boot.  Pending confirmation, this now makes him a finished dual champion in ADGA & AGS!  We also took home three Reserve Grand Championships for XBean, Yancey, and Chesire.  Thank you Judge Hendrickson and FNDGA!

ADGA Linear Appraisal July 8 - Wow did we learn a lot from this experience!  We are very grateful for the opportunity!  We have posted the scores with all 16 animals we had evaluated.  Visit the Doe (Sr.  Does, First-Fresheners, Jr.  Does, & Wee Ones) and Sr.  Bucks pages for more information!

Show results July 5 - We had a great time at the ADGA dairy goat show!  Our Yipsy brought home her third Grand Champion Jr.  ND Doe win and our Xenya brought home another Reserve Grand Champion ND Buck win.  Thank you Judge Whiteside and AKDGA!  Now we're turning our attention to preparing for two or three kiddings in the coming ~10 days!

AGS Classification & Show results June 24-25 - We brought home 6 Grand Championships (Gracie, Yipsy, Yakutat, Xenya, Yu'Pik, Luv), 6 ADGA Best of Breed Awards (Gracie, Yipsy, Yakutat, Xenya, Yu'Pik, Luv), 5 AGS Best of Breed Awards (Yipsy, Yakutat, Xenya, Yu'Pik, Luv), 1 ADGA Best Udder of Breed (Gracie), 3 ADGA Reserve Grand Championships (Yipsy, Yakutat, Xenya), 4 AGS Reserve Grand Championships (Yipsy, Yakutat, Xenya x 2), 4 1st places w/ Best Udder in Class (Gracie, Beanie, Butter x 2), 2 1st places (Gracie, Whisper), & 1 more Best Udder in Class (Whisper).  We had a great time showing at the Summer Solstice Goat Shows under Judges Gary Whitehead & Keith Harrell (ADGA/AGS & AGS)! Thank you Alaska Mini Goat Cache & Alaska Dairy Goat Association for sponsoring these shows and thank you Gary Whitehead and Keith Harrell for traveling all this way to judge for us!  We also had 5 goats that qualified for AGS Classification and we were thrilled to take advantage of this rare opportunity!  Be sure to look for their scores on the Sr.  Doe and Sr.  Buck pages.

Show results May 31 - We brought home 3 Grand Championships (XBean, Yipsy, and Yowza), 1 Best of Breed Award, 1 Best Udder of Breed, 1 Reserve Grand Championship (Yakutat), and 2 1st places w/ Best Udder in Class.  We had a great time showing under Judge Jean Lucas (ADGA)!

For more on our herd's show wins, please visit our Show Wins page.

Herd Health Update - 15 May 2009 - WADDL just confirmed our entire herd remains negative for CAE, CL, & Johne's.  We are proud of our commitment to maintain a clean dairy herd!  We are very confident in these results since all our goats have only come from three clean, tested herds with long histories of negative test results for their entire herds.  As always, we are happy to provide to our buyers proof of these test results for our whole herd as well as for the herds from whom we have purchased goats.

Supplies
We have been working to bring a supply of an outstanding goat supplement to Alaska.  We are trying to nail down purchase and shipping costs at this time but we're not having a lot of luck.  If you have access to a commercial carrier account that can help a co-op of buyers reduce shipping costs, we want to hear from you!  Please email us to express your interest in purchasing Bluebonnet's Tech-Master Mineral Concentrate.

In the milking parlor!
Holy moley are our girls producing! The 2009 lactations are off to a rockin' start!!  On April 11, 2009, Butter posted a personal best of 4.5# on test!  Gracie, a first-freshener, milked 4.1# on her first test in April and then went on to milk 4.7# on her second test in May!  On May 9, 2009, Whisper milked a personal best of 5.2# on test!  Beanie, another first-freshener, milked 3.8# on her first two tests!  Nova produced a personal best of 2.0# on test and we are working with her to find just the right balance of care so she can reach her full potential.  On August 1, 2009, another first-freshener, SaySo posted 2.6# on test and another senior doe, Sunny posted 2.4# on test.  Both does were 2-3 weeks fresh for this test after birthing a single doeling each in mid-July.

Butter and Whisper already have their stars and both Gracie and Beanie have now earned their AGS stars through a One-Day Test done in late June.  With this test, some of these girls should qualify for AGS Top Ten awards based on butterfat and protein figures!  See our dairy production page for more details and root for us to finish out our 2009 lactations as well as they started!

Butter, Whisper, and Waiting all qualified for 2008 Bronze Juju awards from ANDDA and if we keep them in milk long enough, they should do WAY better in 2009.

Kids!
As of July 2009, we have 16 new kids on the ground and boy are they impressive!  The girls are all sold or retained but we have several wethers available.  Two of the boys may be available as herdsires to just the right show homes, or else we will retain them here for evaluation.

The 2008 kids were a great start to our herd's first kidding season and we ended up retaining all but two wethers!  We have some amazing up-and-comers that are sure to make their mark in the next couple of years.  In the meantime, please check our kidding schedule and plan your reservations now!  We are only accepting a very limited number of deposits for 2009.  If you are outside Southcentral Alaska, we can arrange for health certificates and testing and ship out of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC).  If you purchase when they are young and small enough, even at weaning at 12 weeks, two kids may be able to share a crate for the trip to you.

SEE OUR SALES PAGE FOR THE CURRENT LIST OF GOATS FOR SALE AND VISIT OUR KIDDING SCHEDULE TO PLAN YOUR RESERVATIONS.

We are located at 's No Rest, Wasilla soon to be Juneau, Alaska!
Our mailing address is PO Box 240562, Anchorage, AK 99524 (watch for updates but our mail will be forwarded)

You may email us at: H.Fair@hotmail.com

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907.232.5414 (local call from Mat-Su, watch for new Juneau number)
or 907.441.1851 (local call from Anchorage)
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