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 30 years producing permanent champion does, high placing animals at National Shows, Spotlight/ Colorama Sale consignments, Top Ten does 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 eleven National Junior Champions- Accent (Alpine, 1989), Jealousy (Alpine, 1996), Token (Lamancha, 2004), Whimsay (Alpine, 2006), Amish (Alpine, 2010), Arcadia (Lamancha, 2010 & 2011), Akiaberry (Sable 2013), Haliberry (Sable 2016), Jakiaberry (Sable 2016), Koalah (Sable 2018), and Neonberry (Sable, 2021). In 2008 we had our first Reserve National Champions - Music, senior Alpine as well as three Reserve Junior National Champions- Princess Anne (Saanen 1989) Yellobird, (Lamancha) Yoda (Recorded Grade), and Jelliberry (Sable 2018). 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 as well as Reserve National Champion in 2016. We purchased a second sable, Huldah, who went on to win Sable National Senior Champion, Best Udder, and Total Performer in 2017 and 2018. In 2016 we were also pleased to have two does on ADGA's Top Ten, Elegy (Alpine) and Huldah (Sable), a feat that Huldah repeated in 2018. Also in 2019 yet another sable doe we purchased, GCH Acres of Daisy Ohhunnybunny was named national champion. We exhibited 1st place aged Alpine doe with GCH Kickapoo Valley Saga Zealot - her daughters also won produce of dam. We also exhibited 1st place Sable dairy herd, produce of dam, mother daughter, and senior and junior get of sire. Our senior herdsire Joash PBB Dutch Chocolate was named Premier Sire. Through 2019 and 2020 while we were unable to exhibit at the ADGA National Show, we did do well at large regional fairs collecting Premier Breeder and Exhibitor and had a number of sable top ten does including the breed leaders in 2020. At the 2021 National Show we exhibited the Junior Champion sable (Neonberry) and the first Kickapoo Valley bred sable was named Reserve Best Udder (GCH Kickapoo Valley KVKM Lavaberry) which she repeated this year in 2022. Dutch was named Premier Sire again in 2021 and 2022. We exhibited the Junior (Pineberry) and Reserve Junior Champion (Pompeiberry) sables. Our Alpines had a tremendous show in 2022 with all does placing in the top ten except one of our four yearling milkers. We won three dry classes and were awarded Junior Champion Alpine (Jive Passion). A special doe, GCH McCann Farm Fancy was Reserve Grand Champion and we achieved our first homebred Alpine Premier Sire, Kickapoo Valley Make It Jive. In 2021 our animals for the second time. He also appraised FS-92 (E,E,E). 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 2023, there have been some changes. Cameron has acquired five of the alpines and will be breeding these under the Kickapoo Valley herd name in Wisconsin. Our plan currently is to freshen 18 Alpines and 13 Sables at both farms. In the Spring of 2015, we made the tough decision to disperse our Lamanchas in an attempt to keep our numbers manageable, given our busy schedule. In 2023, 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. Also, follow our Facebook page as we will communicate any doe kids we will have for sale.
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 sell-able 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. All buck kids sold will be DNA typed at our expense.
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 a buck KID; we do reserve the right to keep any kid born despite the fact that we may be holding a deposit. All doe kids will be selected after birth and interested buyers will be contacted. Please reach out to Cameron/ Ed to put on the doe list. 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 "2023 Breeding List" under the "For Sale" Tab.
The Jodlowski Family 2452 2050th Avenue Atlanta IL, 61723
If you have questions please reach out to Ed (firstname.lastname@example.org - (217) 871-1040) or Cameron ( email@example.com (217)-871-3715)