Laura Warren-Hughes and Cameron Jodlowski
A weekly meeting about all things Dairy Goat....shows, production, management, breeding, ADGA politics, youth.
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For this week's episode of Goat Gab, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and join Laura and Cameron as they "chat" about dairy goat topics, pet peeves and random thoughts about shows. It's just like your favorite chat around the pen at a show!
The Spotlight Sale at ADGA's Convention is one of the premiere events of the dairy goat world! On this week's episode, Laura and Cameron are joined by Spotlight Sale Committee Co-Chairperson Kristi Bozzo-Baldenegro. Kristi shares just what it takes to put YOUR herd in the national Spotlight!
Though for many of us, the 2021 kidding season is just wrapping up, successful breeders are already planning their fall breedings for 2022 kids--or even for 2023! This week Cameron and Laura are joined by Nationally-known breeder and judge Kirt Schnipke as we discuss making your herd's plan for s…
Come sit around Laura's dining room table with Cameron and Laura's daughters Elizabeth and Caroline, as we discuss ADGA current events and then continue discussing show preparations--picking up at leaving for the show and then your set up and animal care at the show.
Mark Baden wears many hats in ADGA--Nationally-acclaimed Alpine breeder, ADGA judge of many large shows, including National Shows, a former Linear Appraiser, and a current ADGA Director. We are thrilled to have some time to learn from Mark as he shares some thoughts about ADGA's current challenges…
In Episode #25, Cameron and Laura discuss life on the farm, a bit about ADGA, and then offer ideas of things to put in your "toolbox" to make life with goats easier. Perhaps you may feel inspired to put some of your stimulus money into your dairy goat project!
On Episode #23 of Goat Gab, Cameron and Laura meet with Sarah Adamson. Sarah works for VitaPlus as their dairy goat nutritionist and consults with goat producers across the midwest to find the best nutritional programs to suit their individual needs. She also talks about her family's dairy, the w…
Now that kidding season is underway and your barn is getting full, it's time to consider making those difficult cuts. Join Laura, Cameron and special guest Ed Jodlowski as they discuss thoughts around making cuts in the milking doe herd.
Join Cameron and Laura for a delightful visit with Paul Fox, the mastermind behind the beautiful herd of Foxwood Nubians and Saanens in Tennessee. Paul shares how he has used intense linebreeding on his beautiful foundation doe, McCayla, to produce a consistent line of Nubians that have truly stoo…
Kidding season is one of the most exciting times of a dairy goat breeder's year...and can also be one of the most stressful times as well. On this week's episode of Goat Gab, Cameron and Laura discuss some ideas about kidding season, with a little help from Cameron's fiancé Catherine. You may fin…
Does the idea of becoming a judge intrigue you? Cameron and Laura are joined by special guest Anna Thompson-Hajdik, one of the co-chairs of ADGA's Judge's Training, Assessment and Evaluation Committee (J-TALC), for a discussion about judging and the path it takes to become a dairy goat judge.
It's an exciting time for ADGA.......we are poised to welcome a brand-new breed to our dairy goat association. Meet Jinece Rees, a Guernsey breeder who is located in rural MIssouri, as she discusses the history of the Golden Guernsey breed and what it brings to the ADGA table.
Cameron made a trip to the beautiful Noble-Springs Dairy in Franklin, TN, and they graciously agreed to invite us to sit around the kitchen table to "talk goats." Join us as we learn about their farm, their products, and how they combine their love of dairy goats with raising a young family.
Are you looking for ideas that will WOW the dairy goat breeder on your list? Join Cameron, Laura and special guest Robyn Van Wyk as we discuss ideas that would make your favorite dairy goat breeder squeal with delight on Christmas morning!
Cameron and Laura spend some time with Cade Cockburn, owner/breeder of Cade's Lil Farm from Johnston City, Illinois. Cade shares with us some of his insights and what he's learned along the way of becoming the first licensed seller of raw goat's milk in Illinois.
If you have questions about using reproductive technology to move your dairy goat breeding program to the next level, join us on Goat Gab as we pick the brain of Stanton Warren, who is the Small Ruminant Program Lead for Trans Ova Genetics.