Hi, my name is Carlie Easterday. I’m 15 years old and live in Southington, OH. I am a 4-H member and show my Kinder goats at the Trumbull County Fair. Even though I have been in 4-H for 6 years, I just got my two Kinder goats a little over a year ago.
I had previously raised Kiko and Boer goats for my 4-H market projects but I wanted to get a goat project that was a little smaller. I eventually want to make cheese and soaps with the milk from my goats.
My most exciting memory with my goats was when I purchased them. They rode home with me in the back seat of my dad’s truck, which was fun. My Kinder goat mentor has been my 4-H advisor, Denise Rowe.
My favorite thing about Kinder goats is their medium size, which makes them easier to handle than my Kiko & Boer goats. I would like to improve my herd by breeding my does with registered kinder bucks that have produced good kids.
I don’t if will continue kinder goats as an adult; it will depend on where I live and what I do. The advice I would give to another youth thinking about raising Kinder goats is “Go for it!” They make nice goats—companions, meat, and dairy.