Hops N Lops Farm
Welcome to the Hops N Lops Farm website. We are a small herd in the beautiful hills of Litchfield County in Harwinton, Connecticut raising rabbits and dairy goats.
Like many other herds, mine started in 2006 as a 4-H project when I was nine years old. Growing up, my rabbits and goats were and still are a big part of my life. It all began when I purchased a five dollar guinea pig at a local fair and joined a local 4-H club but it wasn't long until I found my way into the dairy goat world. Over the last decade I have continued to learn and improve my herd one step at a time. In 2015 I became a licensed American Dairy Goat Association judge and a American Rabbit Breeders Association registrar, I hope to pursue my ARBA judges license in the future.
The rabbitry has seen many breeds throughout the years including English Lops, Belgian Hares and Velveteen Lops. We have done extremely well with wins at the ARBA Convention, OSRBA Convention and multiple best in show wins at the PaSRBA Convention. In 2018 we made the tough decision to sell our English Lop herd to work with Britannia Petities and Himalayns. While we don't show at as many local shows we used, we try to attend a few along with the ARBA National Convention, breed club national shows, PaSRBA and OSRBA whenever possible.
In 2009 the dairy goats came along and our herd has grown by leaps and bounds since the start. Our Nubian herd started from a doe purchased from a local 4-H herd, by using the best genetics and management possible in just a few generations we have gone from the end of a 4-H show class to the top ten of ADGA National Show classes. We soon after added Saanens to our herd, and recently brought in a LaMancha as a small side project. We try to attend several local shows and the ADGA National Show as our schedules allow. We have been participating in linear appraisal since 2014 and DHIR since 2017, making us one of the few ADGA Plus herds in the northeast.
We thank you for your interest in our herd and we hope to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Proud member of:
American Britannia Petite Society
American Himalayn Rabbit Club
American Rabbit Breeders Association
Connecticut Rabbit & Cavy Breeders Association
Mid-Atlantic Rabbit Club
American Dairy Goat Association
American LaMancha Breeders Association
Connecticut Dairy Goat Association
International Nubian Breeders Association
National Saanen Breeders Association