ISBA OFFICERS

President: Ken Feaster-Eytchison

KenMy name is Kennon (Ken) Feaster-Eytchison, and I am currently serving as the ISBA President. I currently maintain a small Sable herd consisting of Talache genetics under the Odeon herdname.. While I am new to the breed, I have a long history with Dairy Goats. I started with goats as a youth in 4H. I am still heavily involved with youth, as a goat 4H leader, and Superintendent of my county fair.
I am currently a Director for District 7 in ADGA, as well as a Director at Large on ADGA’s Executive Committee. I am currently Chair of ADGA’s Annual Meeting Long Range Committee, and Co-Chair of ADGA’s Annual Meeting Committee. I have been past chair and co-chair of ADGA’s Reproductive Committee and Genetic Advancement committee. I was local host chair for both the 2012 and 2015 ADGA Conventions in Boise, Idaho, and am President of the Treasure Valley Dairy Goat Association.
My herd is on standard DHIA. We appraise and DNA type our herdsires. I put high value on ADGA’s performance programs!
On a personal level, I have been employed with Micron Technology, Inc for the past 27 years, and am currently a Customer Support Analyst in the Global Quality Department. My husband, Steve, and I have been married for 22 years, and have 4 adopted children.
I feel I have a lot to offer the ISBA. I work well with others, and am often the “calm in the storm”. I have the motivation to keep the ISBA moving into the future, and insight on how to build our membership. I am a very “customer service” oriented individual, and feel we need to put our members first and look at ways to meet their needs!

Vice President: Laura Middleton
Howdy Sable Breeders!
My name is Laura Reny Middleton on Facebook. God Blesses is my herd name. My husband got started in goats in 1997 with a couple heinz-57 Nubian type goats. After breeding them, one of our pastor’s boys wanted to take a doeling as his 4H project. My husband became his leader. His book said to visit a goat breeder and ask questions. A lady had an ad in Countryside magazine for “Mizpah Saanens”. Didn’t know what a ” Saanen” was but knew of the Mizpah Rd, so called and the lady lived in it. We made an appointment and Ryan had a list of questions he asked about goats. After talking for awhile, we went to see the goats. My husband was impressed with their good nature and made plans to get a doe named Mizpah Jane Doe. She was the start of our Saanens.My husband had Saanens from Foothills-Farm and Rocky-Run herds. We only had white kids. He continued with the goats until 2006. Then I took over the goats under my herd name. Once we moved from MT to ID, I introduced some Willow-Lane bloodlines and, I believe, that’s where the Sable doeling came from. She is being retained in the herd,even tho life has taken a major change.
I will now be raising Sables as well as Saanens. My life change is that my husband died on 9 Sept. I have a friend living at my place, taking care of the critters, while I drive Long haul. Even though I am doing that, I can still be in touch with you thru my email: saanens@usa.com, my FB page . I would love to chat about Saanens & Saanen-Sables.
Thanks, Laura Middleton

Treasurer: Susan Mitchell

I started raising goats in 2003 after the loss of a mare while foaling left me with an orphan to feed.  After having several folks suggest that I get a milk goat, I purchased my first doe – a Nigerian Dwarf – and then a Toggenburg doe soon followed as a buddy.  After several years of having an assortment of Nigerians, Toggenburgs, Nubians, and Alpines, I purchased my first purebred Sable in 2010 – a buck from the Sweetbriar herd.  This began my addiction to the Sable breed, and it wasn’t long after that I decided to devote myself solely to raising and preserving Sables.   Since that time, I have expanded my Sable herd and currently have 22 does and 2 bucks.  I participate in as many shows as possible, as well as LA, and hope to be able to take advantage of milk testing in the very near future.

I am married to my wonderful husband Mark, and have a daughter in college and a son in high school.  I opened a small country store, The Corner Cabinet, LLC in my home town of Iberia, MO in 2012 – where I sell an assortment of items including plants, produce, bulk foods, home décor, locally sourced meats and crafts.

You can reach me via email at – persimmon3210@gmail.com or visit my farm website at – https://redbirdridgefarm.weebly.com/

Secretary: Marianne Ingle
2014-02-10 15.36.30 I started in Sables in 2007 with the purchase of my Sable Minny. She was the Raffle Kid for the Hoosier Classic Dairy Goat Show, sponsored by the Indiana Dairy Goat Association. Since then I have expanded the herd, started doing Linear appraisal, and regularly attending the American Dairy Goat Association National Show. In my first National Show with the Sables, the girls did very respectable in all of their classes and I even was blessed to take home two first places. At the 2011 Indiana State Fair I was named the Premier Exhibitor for the Sable Breed. Throughout the years I have worked with Sable breeders, Saanen breeders, and directors to help promote the Sable breed and help direct migration continue.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions at marianne.ingle@gmail.com

 

District One Director: Lee Levine

 

District Two Director: Tim Flickinger

 

District Three Director: Ben Sims

 

District Four Director: Sarah Chapman

 

Director At-Large:  Deb Crump

Hi, my name is Deb Crump, I am the 50s aged half owner and breeding manager of Demore Sables Dairy Goats a Sable stud in New Zealand. We have just joined ADGA and will continue in membership with ISBA. I am a large Animal Veterinary Technician working as a breeding consultant for an international AI Company. My interests are Dairy Goats, Horses, Dogs and Genetics. I have been involved with Dairy Goats since 1990. i took a break from stud goats whilst working overseas but came back to them when i returned to new Zealand a few years ago. i would like to see ISBA become a truly International group of Sable breeders from around the world and International participation in ISBA programmes. I feel honored to have been voted as Director at Large.and hope to catch up with breeders at the ADGA Nationals in July. For all breeders and fans of Sables outside of the USA districts please feel free to get in touch any time. i am here for you.

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