Herd Statistics

# of Kids Ratio

  • 2009 – 8.75% triplets, 56.5% twins, 26% singles, 8.75% quads ***
  • 2008 – 29% triplets 42% twins 16% singles 10% quadruplets  3% quintuplets**
  • 2007 – 22% triplets 50% twins 28% singles *
  • 2006 – 26% triplets 53% twins 19% singles 2% quadruplets
  • 2005 – 20% triplets 60% twins 20% singles
  • 2004 – 18% triplets 64% twins 12% singles 6% quadruplets

* We attribute 2007′s high single rate due to the higher number of yearlings we freshened. We should see this again in 2009.

** We attribute 2008’s high multiple’s rate to purchasing a new chunk of land where we can finally make our own hay. Yippee!

*** We attribute 2009’s high single rate to the number of yearlings we freshened and a few does in there who were on the 3 kiddings in 2 years schedule. Just a little burn out in the ranks.

Buck to Doe Ratio

2009 – 50% bucks 50% does

2008 – 54% bucks 46% does

2007 – 61% bucks 39% does