Community Livestock

Maude a champion at the Royal

Goat enthusiasts Diana and Petrina Porter from Vitae Lampadae Stud, Bullsbrook, were thrilled with the results from their second year exhibiting at the Perth Royal Show. “We are only a small stud so don’t have many which are showing at present, so to be able to compete with at least 1 or 2 was great” said Diana. “We have had goats for many years; however have only just embarked on the showing side of Dairy Goats in the last year in
a half with a huge impact.”

On 29 September Diana and Petrina exhibited Caprino Hettie, bred by Caprino Farm in the Swan Valley, and Vitae Lampadae Maude, from their own breeding program. These two does are mother and daughter and have only just begun their showing career. Hettie is a 5-year old Saanen doe who presently is a dry doe (meaning she is not producing milk at the moment), and Maude is a 13-month-old Saanen Goatling (meaning she is between 1 and 2 years of age). The results this year outweighed their success from last year with Vitae Lampadae Maude taking home Junior Champion Saanen Doe and then Junior Champion All Breeds.

“We would like to thank the RAS Dairy Goat Section for putting together another fantastic show and to all the other competitors for making it an enjoyable 4 days of both competition and exhibition.” Vitae Lampadae Stud also won and exhibited in the Miniature Goats category, and these
will be on display with many others for their first show in WA; the Swan View Agricultural Show, this Saturday 7 October at Brown Park in Swan View.

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