Thank you for your interest in Kickapoo Valley Dairy Goats. Our farm resides in the heart of the corn belt in Central Illinois, the same place where the family farm started over 30 years ago. We began raising goats in 1981 when a doe was purchased for a great 4-H project. That doe, CH El Wick Moon's Laura, became our first permanent champion and helped to encourage our interest in breeding dairy goats. Today the goat business is a partnership between the family with three generations of Jodlowski's managing the farm.
Our herd has consistently flourished in the last 20 years producing permanent champion does, high placing animals at National Shows , Spotlight/ Colorama Sale consignments, and many does and bucks that have done well for others. In 2006 we eclipsed yet another breeding goal - breeding a National Champion, and in 2011 that dream was revisited. We have also bred six National Junior Champions- Typhoon (Alpine, 1989), Jealousy (Alpine, 1996), Token (Lamancha, 2004), Whimsay (Alpine, 2006), Amish (Alpine, 2010), Arcadia (Lamancha, 2010 & 2011). In 2008 we had our first Reserve National Champions - Music, senior Alpine as well as two Reserve Junior National Champions- Yellobird, (Lamancha) and Yoda (Recorded Grade). Music's win was very special for us because she had won her class 3 times at a National Show. In 2012, my son Cameron won the Sable Raffle Kid at the ADGA National Show and brought her back in 2013 and she (Akaiberry) was named Sable Junior National Champion in Minnesota, then in 2014 went onto be the Sable National Champion. We are very proud of the animals that we have bred and raised, and we are thankful for the people who have supported us by purchasing our animals.
In 2016, we plan to freshen roughly 25 French Alpines and 5 Sables. This Spring we made the tough decision to disperse our Lamanchas in an attempt to keep our numbers manageable, given our busy schedule. In 2016, we will ONLY accept reservations on buck kids. We may have a select group of does available in the spring, and will gladly add your name to the list if interested in purchasing one. We do reserve the right to decide to not offer an animal for sale if we choose to retain it for our herd. However, we do strive to find quality animals for those interested in purchasing Kickapoo Valley stock.
We will not sell any animal that we do not feel meets our standards of excellence. Not every animal sold is going to become a permanent champion or produce permanent champions, but it should compete well as a mature animal. Furthermore, once an animal has been deemed sellable and in good condition by both Kickapoo Valley and the buyer, it is the obligation of the buyer to assume responsibilities for the animal. We will not replace quality stock that is sold and deemed as not quality at a later time.
For those purchasing young stock, all animals are raised on a CAE prevention program. We encourage those who purchase young stock from us to continue the practice of CAE prevention. We will be happy to test an adult animal for CAE at the buyer's expense or have the buyer test the animal immediately upon taking it into his/her herd; however, WE WILL NOT REPLACE AN ANIMAL AFTER IT HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO ANOTHER HERD AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME AND LATER TESTS POSITIVE TO CAE.
A $100 deposit will hold an animal; we do reserve the right to keep any kid born despite the fact that we may be holding a deposit. All deposits are nonrefundable unless the animal of your choice is not born. Prices on animals are found at the end of an animal's description and do not include shipping and/or health certificate. Please check out the "For Sale" page to see current animals for sale. To look at the breeding list, please look under the "2016 Breeding List" under the "For Sale" Tab.
The Jodlowski Family 2452 2050th Avenue Atlanta IL, 61723