Affirm appraised very well in '06 considering
she travels so poorly. Her way of dealing with stress is not to udder up and combined with the fact that she has
had single litters the last two freshenings her udder was not up to par. You will see this reflected in her final appraisal
score, especially since she is a rather large doe. We travelled 1 1/2 hrs. to appraisal and took a heavy hit in
her score because of that lack of production. The appraiser said there would have been a significant difference in her score
if her production had been up since in 4 out of 8 structural categories she scored an E. She scored E's in front/rear
legs, back, and rump; V's in head and shoulder assembly.
Affirm freshened with 2 kids this year ('07)
and has shown a marked improvement in milk production. She is milking over 1 gal a day at a few days fresh. This
doe has exceptional rear udder attachment. She has been relocated to the Iroquois-KC herd in Washington.