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 award nominees Betty, Jack and Sherry Longman of
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
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 3780 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 Sarah 3450 lbs.
Reidy's Adonis Rebecca 3350 lbs.
Amy Hollow 3290 lbs.
Moonlight Acres 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 earned their stars on one-day milk tests with 24 or more
GCH Longman's Cindy Serenade 30.4
Longman's ZS Aurora 29.3
Longman's SSC Starbrite 27.9
Longman's SSC Minnie Belle 27.3
Longman's Z Marcie's Sarah 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 EX92 EEE
Longman’s Serenade’s Salute LA 4-03 EX91 EEE
Longman’s Dancing Fawn LA 4-03 EX92 EEEE
Longman’s Dancing Storm LA 4-03 EX92 EEEE
Longman’s Dancing Ginger LA 4-03 EX92 VEEE
Longman’s LES Shaniya LA 3-01 EX91 EEEE
Longman’s ZS Aurora LA 6-03 EX91 VEEE
Longman’s SSA Amelia LA 3-03 EX91 VEEE
Longman’s Dancing Cloud LA 4-03 EX90 EEEV
Longman’s RRC Chianti LA 6-02 EX90 VEEV
Longman’s Dancing Queen LA 4-04 VG89 VEEV
Longman’s Pink Princess LA 5-01 VG89 VEEV
Longman’s LES Chloe LA 3-03 VG89 VVVE
Longman’s SSS Starbrite LA 3-03 VG89 VVVE
Longman’s LEM Miranda LA 3-02 VG89 VEEV
Longman’s Baron’s Melody LA 2-04 VG89 VVEE
Longman’s Baron’s Mimi LA 2-04 VG89 VVEV
Longman’s Baron’s Ariella LA 2-01 VG89 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
Again, the list is much too long to print here, but a few of
Longman’s memorable permanent champions include:
GCH++B 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
CH*B LONGMAN’S H TAMI’S STYLE
GCH++*B LONGMAN’S ROYAL FOX
GCH++*B LONGMAN’S BARNABY AMARIAH
GCH++*B LONGMAN’S BARNABY BARON
GCH++*B LONGMAN’S SENATOR
GCH++*B LONGMAN’S MILKY MOONDUST
GCH++*B LONGMAN’S MISTER AMARIAH
GCH++*B LONGMAN’S MISTY MAYER