Seven Milking Goats Stolen from Surfing Goat Dairy
Surfing Goat Dairy Farm on Maui has been hit with a string of thefts that may cause thousands of dollars in production. During the past month, a total of seven goats have been stolen from the Kula pastures belonging to Surfing Goat Dairy. A reward of $5,000 per goat is being offered by the owner, Thomas Kafsack. Here’s the email Kafsack sent out over the weekend: [tip]“Yesterday afternoon, someone stole two milking goats from our pasture on Omaopio Road in Kula, Maui. Both goats are excellent milkers. One is named Dopio. She’s a brown goat with some black spots. Spreckles is a young white goat. On July19th – also during daylight hours – someone stole another five of our milking goats from our other pastures. Three white young goats named Alyss, Sadie and Kiawe; a tan goat named Latte; and a dark brown goat named Maxine. With these seven goats missing, our milking herd is now reduced by nearly 10 percent, which equals 10 percent less milk or cheese. Milking goats like these have a value of about $12,000 each. But they are not only valuable, they are family to us. We know their mothers and fathers and it goes back several generations now. We offer a reward of $5,000 if someone brings back our goats alive (no questions asked) or gives important information to the police or us so that the perpetrators are caught. Please help us. We are very sad and devastated. You cannot have local goat cheese when the goats are being stolen.”[/tip] [info] Please contact Surfing Goat Dairy with any information at (808) 878-2870 or info(at)surfinggoatdairy.com. Their address is 3651 Omaopio Road, Kula, Maui, Hawaii.[/info] Discover Hawaii Tours recently launched the Maui Food Tour, featuring a stop at the Surfing Goat Dairy. Tours will continue to operate on a regular schedule.