Summer time is Show Time at Kara Kahl Farm!

CH (Pending) Kara-Kahl Antonio’s Siri was the 2015 Alpine Senior Champion at the Iowa State Fair!

The summer months are a busy time at Kara Kahl Farm.  Our barn is full of kids and milkers, and the the huge garden is bursting with flowers.  It’s been a productive time.  We’ve also gotten our does out on the show circuit which we view as an invaluable part of breeding and raising these beautiful animals.  Why?

Kara-Kahl SID Xylem has been our top yearling milker, going 4 X 1st and 1 X 2nd in very competitive showing so far in 2015.
CH Legendairy Sausy Rhomance has gone 6 times Best of Breed Toggenburg, 2 times Best in Show, and was Best Udder of Breed at the 2015 Iowa State Fair.

Shows are a wonderful opportunity to socialize and participate in the unique camraderie of the goat world , but they are also a valuable exercise in herd and breeding program evaluation.  As much as we like to do well in the show ring, we also enjoy seeing how our competitors have fared over the winter and spring months.  We are all in the business of breeding beautiful animals and look to each other for inspiration in improving our respective breeds.

In addition to the club shows we’ve attended early this summer, look for us and our goats at the 2015 Olmsted County Fair in Rochester, Minnesota, the 2015 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines in mid-August, the 2015 Minnesota State Fair over Labor Day Weekend, and the annual Bluff Country Classic in Caledonia, Minnesota in mid-September.  If you are interested in visiting with us or purchasing stock or semen, we are usually able to deliver animals or bring our tank to these events.  Happy summer everyone and good luck at the summer shows!