Sylas with SGCH Spinning Spider ABDM Halelujah at the 2011 ADGA National Show
Sylas with SGCH Spinning Spider ABDM Halelujah at the 2011 ADGA National Show

One of the things that makes Spinning Spider Creamery different from many other dairies is our focus on our goats.  We are passionate about them.  They are more like family members than livestock for us.  Every doe has a name and a uniquely recognized personality.  They are truly an extension of our family, not just here to provide the milk for our cheese.  Like many dairies, we take great pride in the accomplishments of our herd.  But we go a step beyond.  We show competitively on both a regional and a national level.  We are members of the ADGA (American Dairy Goat Association) and participate in standard DHIR (Dairy Herd Improvement Registry) as well as in Linear Appraisal annually.  Our eldest son Cullen is an ADGA licensed dairy goat judge.  Our herd is extremely healthy and we work hard to keep it that way.  All our does work on the commercial dairy line.  Even our Reserve National Champion Saanen came back from the national dairy goat show and went right back in with the milking herd instead of into a padded princess stall.  We ask a lot of our does but we also provide them with the best environment possible.