MapleStone LaManchas
                        "Breeding the best to the best and hoping for the rest."

Welcome to MapleStone Farm, home of MapleStone LaManchas. Our small herd of purebred LaMancha dairy goats  is located in the foothills of the White Mountains. The love affair with dairy goats began in 1993 when several older does and kids were purchased as 4-H projects.

The primary goal for our herd is to have fun raising happy, healthy and productive dairy goats in a sustainable and naturally responsible way.  We test annually for CAEv, TB and Brucellosis and we have no history of CLA on the farm.  All testing results are available upon request and on these pages. We practice a by the book CAEv prevention program with cow's milk for maximum protection. The herd is vaccinated  every 6 months for Clostridia types C & D and tetanus as part of our proactive herd health plan. Does are given appropriate anthelmintics based on  monthly fecal testing results and season. BoSe  (selenium & vitamin E) injections and copper boluses are provided based on nutritional requirements assessed each year based on feed testing results. Our goats are allowed acres of pasture and brows year round as well as access to free choice hay that we produce.  Kids are raised on whole milk and weaned at 3 months of age. All herd members are fed a mix of GMO free corn , GMO free soy and a commercially formulated balancing ration. Free choice minerals and sodium bicarbonate are also readily available. 


We strive for a balance of structural correctness and milk production in our does to maximize longevity. We feel this balance is essential as part of the management of our herd. We participate in the American Dairy Goat Association's Linear Appraisal program to help us to better assess the structural correctness of our herd. Our current average milking doe linear appraisal score is VG 88. We also participate in  the Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) milk test to monitor the production and composition of the milk our does produce. As an ADGA Plus Performance herd we highly value these programs and their ability to allow us to make the best choices when planning our breedings each fall. In addition to DNA parentage verification, we have also have been testing for genetic variants of Alpha S1 Casein, a gene associated with higher milk solids associated with greater cheese yields. As testing continues we would like to produce only high variant (A/A, A/B, or B/B) LaManchas.

Kidding takes place each spring and we occasionally have surplus adults and kids available for sale. Please see our Breeding  and Facebook pages for more information.

We hope you enjoy our website, please check in often as more photos and information are added. If you have any questions please email us at
info@maplestonelamanchas.com.

Dr. Taryn Pearson, BVMS
MapleStone Farm
Acton, ME

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