International Nubian Breeders Association

 

 


Brigitte Botnick
@1990-2014

      
 

Breeder of Excellence Recipient - Longman Family

 

With few exceptions, this year's nominees for the INBA Breeder of Excellence Award have had one of the greatest and most far-reaching impacts on the Nubian breed in the United States in the last thirty-five years. This goat breeding family partnership was a unanimous choice of INBA's 2005 Breeder of Excellence Award Committee. Sharing well over 100 years of goat raising experience between them, they have produced numerous permanent champions, star milkers and animals who have appraised excellent. Additionally, their herdname can be found in the background of thirty-one National Champions and Reserve Champions from 1982 to date. For these reasons, the INBA Breeder of Excellence Award Committee offers as their 2005 nominees Betty, Jack and Sherry Longman of Longman's Nubians

Mom Betty was introduced to her first Nubians around the age of four when she began living with her grandparents. Although her goatkeeping was put on temporary hold for several years after she and Jack married (they celebrated 58 years of matrimony in August 2005!), by 1968 the family had returned to the country and daughter Sherry decided she wanted to begin raising Nubian dairy goats as her FFA project. In true family fashion, everyone plays a part - Betty overlooks the operation, disbudding, tattooing, vaccinating and handling all non-vet emergencies; additionally she handles sales and shipping of animals; Sherry works directly with the goats, milking, trimming feet, showing and helping her mom deliver and feed babies; Jack drives Sherry and her goats to shows, and lends a helping hand wherever he is needed.

In 1970 Longman's had their first Permanent Champion, a buck named Longman's Barnaby Buck. Three of Barnaby's yearling milking daughters made their milking stars that year as well. At the 1973 National Show, Barnaby was the Premier Sire, and at the 1976 National Show Longman's was named Premier Nubian Exhibitor.  Throughout the years, the Longman's herdname has been synonymous with strong dam lines, excellent milk production and beautiful udders.

From 1973 to 1988 when the herd was on Standard DHIR testing, does that had either been bred or owned by Sherry had 62 Top Ten placings in milk and butterfat. Among these were:

BREED LEADERS IN MILK PRODUCTION
Hi-Ho Dairy-O Lady Angelique *M with 4182 lbs
Moonlight Acres Della Rose 5*M with 3940 lbs.

TOP TEN RECORDS OF OVER 3000 LBS. OF MILK
Longman's NIna Nicole 4130 lbs.
Longman's Nina Nicole 3460 lbs.
Longman's Barnetta's Glory 3830 lbs.
Longman's Nicole's Nadine 3789 lbs.
Longman's Fire Crystal 3460 lbs.
Longman's Channelle Sharon 3190 lbs.
Mar-Gin Becky's Sugar 3900 lbs.
Lady Anna 3650 lbs.
Linell's NIna 3640 lbs.
Kryder's California Beth 3600 lbs.
Moonlight Acres Sara 3450 lbs.
Reidy's Adonis Rebecca 3350 lbs.
Amy Hollow 3290 lbs.
Moonlight Aces Mindy 3270 lbs.
Venus Star 3000 lbs.

BREED LEADERS IN BUTTERFAT PRODUCTION
Longman's Channelle Sharon 4*M 187 lbs.
Reidy's Adonis Rebecca 212 lbs.
Moonlight Acres Della Rose 212 lbs.

DOES WITH MILKING STARS:
Throughout the years, Longman's animals have been at the top, not only in the show ring, but in the milk parlor as well.
The entire list is too long to print here, but in the last four years, 15 Longman's Nubian does have eared their stars on one-day milk tests with 24 or more points.

NAME/POINTS
GCH Longman's Cindy Serenade 30.4
Longmans' ZS Aurora 29.3
Longman's SSC Starbrite 27.9
Longman's SSC Minnie Belle 27.3
Longman's Z Marcie's Sara 27.4
Longman's LEM Miranda 26.3
Longman's Z Mindy Mariah 26.1
Longman's RRC Chianti 26.0
Longman's LES Chloe 25.9
Longman's Dancing Fawn 25.9
Longman's SSA Amelia 25.8
Longman's RS Angel 24.8
GCH Longman's H Selena 24.7
Longman's ZG Golden Amber 24.4
Longman's Dancing Queen 24.1

An additional 28 does made their stars with 18 to 24 points during these one-day tests.

LINEAR FINAL SCORES (EXCELLENT)
In 2005, Longman's does and bucks topped the Linear Appraisal charts, just as they have done for the last 20+ years:

Longman's Serenade's Baron LA 5-02 EX 92 EEE
Longmans' Serenade's Salute LA 4-03 EX 91 EEE
Longman's Dancing Fawn LA 4-03 EX 92 EEEE
Longman's Dancing Storm LA 4-03 EX 92 EEEE
Longman's Dancing Ginger LA 4-03 EX 92 VEEE
Longman's LES Shaniya LA 3-01 EX 91 EEEE
Longman's ZS Aurora LA 6-03 EX 91 VEEE
Longman's Dancing Cloud LA 4-05 EX 90 EEEV
Longman's RRC Chianti LA 6-02 EX 90 VEEE
Longman's Dancing Queen LA 4-04 VG 89 VEEV
Longman's Pink Princess LA 5-01 VG 89 VEEV
Longman's LES Chloe LA 3-03 VG 89 VVVE
Longman's SSS Starbrite LA 3-03 VG 89 VVVE
Longman's LEM Miranda LA 3-02 VG 89 VEEV
Longman's Baron's Melody LA 2-04 VG 89 VVEE
Longman's Baron's Mimi LA 2-04 VG 89 VVEV
Longman's Baron's Ariella LA 2-01 VG 89 VVEV

1982 ADGA Classification
Longman's Nina Nicole CL 3-04 EX92 VEEE
Longman's Crystal Gayle CL 3-04 EX 91 VEEE
Longman's Shanie CL 4-02 EX90 VVEE
Longman's Lanette CL 3-00 EX90 VEEE
Longman's Angie Althea CL 3-04 EX90 VEEE
Longman's Mischief Millicent CL 3-01 EX90 VEEE
Longman's Dusty Bloom CL 3-00 EX90 VVEE
Longman's Shanie CL 4-02 EX90 VVEE
Longman's Silver Shawna CL 2-04 VG89 VEEE
Longman's Sundance Chantilly CL 2-03 VG88 VVEE
Longman's Silver Ashley CL 2-03 VG88 VVVE
 

1990 Linear Appraisal:
Longman's Lanette's Melissa LA 5-05 EX90 VEEE
Longman's Chantilly Mindy LA 3-04 VG88 VEEE
Longman's Barbie's Belinda LA 3-04 VG88 VVEE
Longman's Amber Sunshine LA 4-03 VG87 +AEE
Longman's Nicole's Chief LA 5-05 EX91 EEE

1991 Linear Appraisal:
Longman's Legacy's Nicole LA 4-06 EX90 EEEE
Longman's Chief's Tinker LA 5-06 EX90 EVEE
Longman's Melody's Mariah LA 3-04 EX90 EVEE
Longman's Melody's Maria LA 3-04 EX88 VVEE
Longman's Barbie's Belinda LA 4-05 EX88 VVEE
Longman's Amber Sunshine LA 5-04 VG87 V+EE
Longman's Tinker Belle LA 3-04 VG87 VE+E
Longman's China Doll LA 3-04 VG86 VE+E
Longman's Nicole's Chief LA 6-06 EX92 EEE
Longman's Western Playboy LA 2-05 VG89 VEE
Longman's Rose Legend LA 4-05 EX90 EVV
 

PERMANENT CHAMPIONS:
Again, the list is much too long to print here, but a few of Longman's memorable permanent champions include:


++B GCH LONGMAN'S BARNABY BUCK
GCH LONGMAN'S H SELENA 14*M
GCH LONGMAN'S CINDY SERENADE 13*M
GCH LONGMAN'S R TRUDY'S TAMI 12*M
GCH LONGMAN'S TMT TRUDY 12*M
GCH LONGMAN'S R TINA'S MINDY 12*M
GCH LONGMAN'S SUNDANCE CHANTILLY 6*M
GCH LONGMAN'S ROSE HOLLY 4*M
GCH LONGMAN'S MINDY BELLE 3*M
GCH LONGMAN'S NICOLE'S NADINE 3*M
GCH LONGMAN'S LANETTE 4*M
GCH LONGMAN'S BARNETTA'S GLORY 5*M
CH LONGMAN'S H SUNNY KISHA
*B CH LONGMAN'S H TAMI'S STYLE
++*B GCH LONGMAN'S ROYAL FOX
++*B GCH LONGMAN'S BARNABY AMARIAH
++*B GCH LONGMAN'S BARNABY BARON
++*B GCH LONGMAN'S SENATOR
++*B GCH LONGMAN'S MILKY MOONDUST
++*B GCH LONGMAN'S MISTER AMARIAH
++*B GCH LONGMAN'S MISTY MAYER


 

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