"The people saw the lightening...heard the thunder, and stood afar off, shaking with fear...but Moses drew near the thick darkness where God was."
Welcome to Sinai Thunder, located just minutes south of Lexington, Kentucky---the famous Blue Grass Country. We've been blessed with a beautiful farm where we raise registered Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats. We participate in Linear Appraisal and DHIR Milk Testing. Thus, we strive to raise high-quality, friendly, healthy animals that will excel not only in milking or the show ring, but also will be a source of the Lord's joy for you and your family. If you have questions, please contact us and we'll try to help you in any way we can. In the meantime, may the Lord bless you with His Presence and may you continually feel His Peace and Love--as He reveals His heart.
WE ARE BLESSED AND MOST HONORED TO ANNOUNCE:
In August the 2019 ADGA Elite Doe list came out---congratulations to:
SG O Maple Joy 8*M 8*DAR (98% PE), SG Bella Riscatta 2*M 2*DAR (97% PE), SG O Cassiopeia 2*M 2*DAR (95% PE),
SG Helmstead Minis GB War Emblem 2*M *DAR (95% PE), and our buck SG Cedar View Olivero +*B +*S (2018, 2019).
Worthy to be noted: SGCH Priesty 2*M 2*DAR had a daughter (Brandy) get her Elite Status (96% PE), and SG Olivero's dam and half sister: SGCH Cedar View Isabella 4*M 4*D (99% PE) & Cedar View Penelope 5*M (95% PE).
Between the June Milk Test and Linear Appraisal (early July), I made a huge blunder by giving (undetectable moldy) hay to most of our Milkers. Unbeknownst to us, the hay was stored on the ground (dirt) at the feed store warehouse and was filled with microscopic mold spores. The week before LA, we battled multiple cases of severe bloat and lost one of our most favorite FFs due to Listeriosis. The necropsy and subsequent tests revealed the bad hay as the source. In spite of the fact that none of our milkers filled up to their normal capacity, our Linear Appraisal went great. We had some wonderful overall scores and by the time we had our July Test, we were most blessed that all the girls had (mostly) recovered their production. A painful lesson in the importance of quality hay/nutrition. So grateful for the following:
SG Sinai Thunder AG Patience 2*M 2*DAR VVEE90 & her daughter: Helmstead Minis GB Virtue 3*M 3*DAR EEEE92, SG Helmstead Minis GB War Emblem 2*M *DAR VEEE90, SG Bella Riscatta 2*M 2*DAR EEEV90,
SG O Hosanna 5*M 3*DAR Ex90, SG O Maple Joy 8*M 8*DAR VEVV89, ST Adoration 4*M 2*DAR E+EE89.
The AGS Top 10 (2018) came out in mid-June and we are so thrilled that two of our does were Breed Leaders:
SG Sinai Thunder AG Patience 2*M 2*DAR VVEE90
in three categories (305): #1 ButterFat, 1Day: Overall Score & ButterFat). We are beyond blessed that Patience has now ranked #1 six times in AGS & ADGA, and still holds the all-time record for Overall Score (121.73)
SG Helmstead Minis GB Emblem 2*M 2*DAR VEEE90 (1Day: Production 7# [3 way tie])
Peridot, Comet, Cassiopeia, & Heaven were ranked 2nd. Be My Peace was 3rd, and Tizrah, Tiqvah, & Priesty placed 4th.
Four of our Oliver daughters ranked in multiple categories, ranging from 2nd-10th (as FFs)
Our dear old boy, Olson Acres RC Augustine ++*B ++*S, AR/HS has sired 4 daughters who have been Breed Leaders 11 times, and many, multiple Top 10’s (in both registries), SG’s & Elites. Augustine is enjoying his retirement and is such a JOY.
We had our AGS Classification in late April and we so pleased with the results:
Helmstead Minis GB Virtue 2*M 2*DAR Ex90.2, EEEE92
We are beyond thrilled that three of our highest scores were Oliver daughters, with the Top score going to:
SG Sinai Thunder O Cassiopeia 2*M 2*DAR Ex91.4 (2ndF)
SG O Hosanna 5*M 3*DAR Ex 90.1 (2ndF), O Atonement 2*M 2*D Ex90 (FF, unofficial)
The Winter ADGA Elite Buck & Doe list came out and we were stunned:
So very proud to introduce our Elite & Superior Genetic buck: +*B SG Cedar View Olivero +*S with a 96%PE
His daughters--all First Fresheners and now ADGA Elite and SG Does:
SG Sinai Thunder O Tizrah 2*M 2*DAR (98%) 1450#, SG O Cassiopeia 2*M 2*DAR (98%) 1100#, SG O Halley's Comet 3*M 3D*AR (97%), SG O Maple Joy 8*M 8*DAR (96%) 1290#, O Resurrection 5*M 3*DAR (95%) 1105#.
Sinai Thunder Bella Riscatta 2*M 2*DAR (96%) 1295# is Elite for the 2nd year in a row.
Oliver daughters who earned their Superior Genetics:
SG O Hosanna 5*M 3*DAR 1180#(FF), her litter sister SG O Psalms 91 5*M 3*DAR , & SG O Sonnet 3*M 3*DAR
Congratulations also to SGCH Woodbridge Farm Peridot 3*M 1*DAR EEEE91 1392#
The summer ADGA Elite Doe list:
So very proud to introduce our Elite Buck: +*B Cedar View Olivero +*S with a 95%PE
His daughters--all First Fresheners and now ADGA Elite Does:
Sinai Thunder O Tizrah 2*M 2*DAR (99% PE), O Halley's Comet 3*M 3*DAR (98% PE), O Cassiopeia 2*M 2*DAR (98% PE), O Resurrection 5*M 3*DAR (96%PE).
Sinai Thunder Bella Riscatta 2*M 2*DAR is Elite (98% PE)
ADGA Top 10 Milkers:
We had three does that made the top 10 for ButterFat, including two homebreds, one of which is the
ADGA Breed Leader: SG Sinai Thunder AG Patience 2*M 2*DAR--1st (105#)
Glory--4th (99#), SG Redemption--6th (94#)
We had two does in Top 10 for Production: GCH Peridot--8th (1390#) & SG Redemption--10th (1340#)
ADGA Linear Appraisal:
AR CapraKoza LLSurprised By Joy 7*M 7*DAR EEEE91
SG Little Tots Estate ST Tiqvah 2*M *DAR VEEE91
AR Sinai Thunder Breath of Heaven 2*M 2*DAR VEEE90, 93.2Ex
AR Sinai Thunder AG Serendipity 2*M 2*DAR VEEE90 & (litter brother) Sinai Thunder AG Hyssop Dip *B *S VEE90
SG Sinai Thunder V Saphronia Day 3*M 2*DAR VEEV90
AR Helmstead Minis GB Melee *M *DAR VEEE90
We survived this year's very confusing Linear Appraisal. While we didn't understand the many inconsistencies of how the scoring was figured, I'd like to say that the appraiser was indeed a nice person, very knowledgable, and we were blessed w a lot of the scores we received. We are super supportive of the ADGA LA program and it has proven to be an invaluable asset to us in the past. I've waited a month before posting this---because I'm still perplexed---for example, either ADGA has a new scale from previous years or it appears that the hip measurements of of our adult does have shrunk, some by nearly 50%--naming just one of the many contradictions of this LA session verses some of the wonderful ones we've had in the past. (You will find a continuation of my thoughts and explanations on the various doe's or buck's individual pages)
AGS Top 10 Milk Awards
We were so very humbled when the AGS National Top 10 for 2017 came out and we had 2 of our home-breds earning #1 (Breed Leader) in 3 categories (one, setting a record):
SG Sinai Thunder AG Patience 2*M 2*DAR 1st Overall Score (121.73, record) and tied for first in 1 Day Test Production: 6.8# (tied w Red).
The other homebred: AR Sinai Thunder AG Glory 4*M 2*DAR 1st in BF: 13.5%, 2nd Overall Score (116.38)
And, our beloved SG Kaapio Acres HH Redemption *M *DAR VEEE90 made Breed Leader (again) for Production (6.8#) and broke her own record, placing 3rd for Overall Score (110.07).
Sinai Thunder AG Duchess Zakia 2*M 2*DAR (Red's daughter) placed 2nd in Protein. SG Little Tots Estate ST Tiqvah 2*M *DAR 91.3E was also 2nd in Production w 6.3#, with Sinai Thunder Breath of Heaven 2*M 2*DAR 93.2E & Sinai Thunder O Tizrah 2*M 2*DAR tying for 3rd place, milking 6.2# as their highs.
Our Oliver's daughters are First Fresheners. We have six that are now on their 305 Milk Test. Their first test weights have ranged from 4#-6.2#. One, (Tizrah) has already earned AGS Top 10 in 2017 1Day Tests. She was 3rd for Production, 4th for Overall Score, 10th for BF (8.9%). Currently (5/18) she is just over 1100# and 210 days fresh.
The American Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Association (ANDDA) JuJu Awards:
Two of our does earned 3 coveted awards: GOLD (1250#+ in 1 lactation), Grand (900#+ for does 6+ yrs), & Lifetime (5000#+) SG Kaapio Acres HH Redemption *M *DAR VEEE90 & AR CapraKoza SG Guns n' Roses *M *DAR VEEE90
We had two does earn PLATINUM (milking 1250#+ and be a Finished Champion) as well as becoming Total Performer & Grand: SGCH Olson Acres Vdoo Priestess 2*M 2*DAR EEEE91 and GCH Wood Bridge Farm Peridot 3*M *DAR EEEE91
The remaining does on test we had: 13 GOLDS (1250# or 67.5#BF), 10 Silvers (1000# or 50#BF), & 6 Bronzes (750# or 37.5#BF)
Once again, our herd has tested Negative for Johne's, CAE, & CL (October 2018)
Our 1st home-bred has earned her ADGA Elite & Superior Genetics Status:
SG Sinai Thunder AG Comet 2*M 2*DAR 1211# for 305 Day (as a FF)
Comet's dam also earned her Superior Genetics: SG Little Tots Estate ST Kowkab *M *DAR
Our 2nd home-bred has earned her ADGA Elite:
AR Sinai Thunder Bella Riscatta 2*M 2*DAR (as a FF)
In addition, I'm so excited to introduce another daughter following in her mother's footsteps and earned her Superior Genetics: SG Sinai Thunder AG Salvation 4*M 2*DAR
(making a total of 5 Elite & 11 SG does----6 are home-breds, 4 are by Olson Acres RC Augustine +*B +*S AR/HS)
We also have our 1st home-bred be awarded ADGA Top 10 Milk-Production Awards (305 Test):
AR Sinai Thunder AG Lizzie Bell 2*M 2*DAR VEEE90
Additional does: SG Kaapio Acres HH Redemption *M *D VEEE90 (6th place) Production (1320#) & BF (91#),
SG Little Tots Estate Allamanda 3*M *DAR EEEE91
Our annual AGS Classification left us beyond humbled once again: AR Sinai Thunder Breath of Heaven 2*M 2*DAR E93.2
Other scores: AR Sinai Thunder ASH Serendipity 2*M 2*DAR E90.6, *B Sinai Thunder V Agnus Dei +*S VG89.2,
(his FF daughter: Sinai Thunder Evening Primrose 2*M 2*D VG88.9), & Helmstead Minis GB Maidatarms VG89.4 (also a FF)
The ANDDA Total Performer Doe:
SGCH Olson Acres Vdoo Priestess 2*M 2*DAR EEEE91 & GCH Woodbridge Farm Peridot 2*M 2*DAR EEEE91
The daughters of our first home-bred bucks have earned Milk Stars, giving their sires the + Status:
+*B Sinai Thunder V Agnus Dei +*S VG89.2, *B Sinai Thunder V Saint Patrick +*S VG87.2
Additional Bucks we have been blessed to get their + Status are:
+*B AOF Mardi's Nabucco +S, *B Little Tots Estate Bellissimo +S VEE89
The 2016 AGS Top 10 1Day Awards:
BREED LEADER for Overall Score: AR Sinai Thunder AG Lizzie Bell 2*M 2*DAR VEEE90
Sinai Thunder Duchess Zakia 2*M 2*DAR & Lizzie Belle were 2nd place for Protein & BF
AGS Top 10 Milk-Production Awards (305 Test):
SG Kaapio Acres HH Redemption *M *DAR VEEE90 placed 2nd in Production (1320#) & BF (91#)
Additional does to rank Top 10: Rose, Tiqvah, Allamanda, Patience, Sharon, Priesty, Peridot and Tehilla & Goldie, who are owned by Dirk & Laura Smits of D & L Meadows Farm)
We had 13 additional does to milk over 1000# while on their 305 Day (making a total of 26 of our does in the 1000#+ Club)
Of the 26 does, 3 have milked over 1100#, 6 went over 1200#, & 3 have surpassed 1300# (including Peridot who finished her lactation w 1392#)
Once again, our herd has tested Negative for Johne's, CAE, & CL (October 2017)
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Sinai Thunder Farm
PO Box 224
Wilmore, Ky 40390
For those of you (like me) who were born before the "high-tech" era, it may be of help to know: if you click on the 3 little lines at the top right corner of this page, they wondrously become the links to our website. (Does, Bucks, Jrs, Sales, etc). Oh, the wonders of technology. (And yes, I had to be told by my very savvy 30-something year old friend) Thank you, Kate :)