I read and took to heart all of the admonishments about it taking just as much money to feed poor stock as good stock, etc...but each kidding season reminds me. When you invest in the very best that you can possibly afford, kidding season is far less stressful. For me, the few "just milkers" that we have, the stake is so much higher for each kid...if it isnt a doe, it seems such a waste... With better stock, whatever you get is a bonus! In the case today, one of our best does kidded, the sire being the buck that we waited 2 years for from Southfork, the one on ADGA 'qualifying young sire' list. We got two bucks. Now, of course we would have liked a doe as well, but in the end...we not only got the buck that we desired, but we got $$ in the bank by the second buck. Really, no thought of him ending up as barbecue, no fears of having to feed him for a long time while we wait for a buyer. I sat there with both of them in my lap feeding colostrum and just LOL...our future herd sire and a bonus. Gotta love it.