Curbstone Valley Joshua Tree *B *S

Born: May 12, 2018

**DNA on file**    **α S1-Casein: A/B**

Sire: Castle Rock Roxstar
SS:  Caprine Acres HS Cooper
SD:  GCH CRF Castle Rock Roxanne 1*M *D AR2461 VEEE 91

Dam: SG Castle Rock Lotus 2*M 5*D AR 2774 VEEE 91 *Elite Doe 2017/18*
DS: CRF Castle Rock Harvest Moon ++*B +*S AR HS
DD: SG ARMCH Lost Valley TB Infinity 1*M 4*D

Josh's dam needs little introduction for those that know our herd well. Lotus has always been a rock-solid doe, with an incredible work ethic, and an integral foundation doe in our herd. Her achievements are difficult to keep up with. Lotus is a superior genetics doe, has placed on the Elite Doe list for the last two years, and been top ten in ADGA or AGS for the last four years. Most recently the ADGA Breed Leader list placed Lotus 1st for protein, 2nd for butterfat, and 3rd for overall milk production nationally in the breed, producing 1620 lbs as a fifth freshening five year-old.

This young buck has a LOT to live up to in regards to dairy performance. Of course, only time will tell via his daughters, but his general appearance is promising. He is long, and elegant, with open ribbing, and a little more angular than his dam.

Although he's very eager, and willing (he bred his first doe at four months of age), he won't be used much until next season, while we give our more mature young stock an opportunity to prove themselves. However, he will be used with a select couple of does this season, and we're anxious to see the results via his progeny.