On Holiday Farm is located in Winder, GA, where we raise registered Lamancha dairy goats and beef cattle.
We started with dairy goats in 2010 with the intention of only having 2 family milking does. We began our heard with 2 Alpines who produced well for us for nearly 2 years before a Lamancha found us. In 2012 we purchased a bred Lamancha doe, Appleberry Cove Brielle. After the "regal" demeanor of the Alpines that sweet Lamancha personality was a relief. We sold off our Alpines and continued our journey with Lamanchas. Through carefully chosen genetics we slowly began to improve our small herd. In 2013, we purchased our foundation doe, GCH Chaos Caprines Everlast, who was the first doe to finish as a champion under our ownership. She saw our herd co-owner, Ciera, to a 2 year undefeated showmanship streak at local shows and two 7th place wins in Showmanship at the ADGA National Show in 2016 and 2018, which fueled a passion for introducing more youth to the dairy goat world.
Two years after the purchase of Evie, SG Deseret Citron Pixie was brought into our herd. Our first animal to break LX90, her kids have made crucial improvements to the rest of the herd, producing SGCH Montage TN Pixie's Belle, our herd sire On Holiday HMTN Adventure and the 2018 Lamancha Colorama consignment kid, On Holiday MS Tahiti. Pixie inspired us to take focus on breeding hardiness and longevity in our animals. Although she is now deceased, her influence still runs strong in our breeding program.
Currently, we are breeding only a select few animals with a focus on animals who can easily maintain productivity in the heat and humidity of the southeast. Despite the decreased size of our herd, we strive to produce a string of Lamanchas built to last and be beautiful while doing so.