|940-872-1950 4328 FM 1125 BOWIE, TEXAS 76230|
Our commercial Boer goats are raised with one singular goal in mind: produce as many pounds of weaned goat as possible to sell -- period. We do not care about famous bloodlines or what is currently winning at the Boer breed shows. Our Kid goats are not registered, just good quality production meat goats. Year after year, our goat herd rewards us with big, meaty Kids that bring top prices at the sale barn!
As a bonus, our goats provide us with well groomed grass pastures for our horses and cattle. When we bought the farm property, it was overgrown with weeds and briars. One five acre patch in particular was so thick with briars that it was impossible to walk through it. It took the goats about two years to eat down and kill out all the briars. Then they ate the brush, and trimmed the trees up as far as they could reach. They ate a lot of the weeds and coarse grasses as well, and left behind a safe, organic fertilizer for the land.
We have used both the solid red New Zealand Boer genetics and the more common red and white South African Boer goats in our breeding program. Every year we purchase the best quality Registered Boer Bucks we can find. We select our Bucks for physical characteristics in relation to expected meat production, and buy mature, rugged, healthy individuals most likely to sire fast growing, heavy muscled, problem free Kids.
We have also added just a touch of large framed, good uddered, heavy milking Nubian genetics to the mix to add milk production and improve other maternal characteristics. Our Does mother their Kids well, and the extra milk increases the average daily gain of the Kids during their first two months of rapid growth. Also, a large percentage of our mature Does produce three or more Kids per litter. This allows us to select the two best Kids we want to raise on the Does, and then sell the extras to the bottle-baby market for Spring income. If you want to be added to our bottle-baby list, just call us at 940-872-1950 and talk to Mike!
Our Kidding season is the month of March. Each year we select and keep about half a dozen replacement Doelings for our herd, and offer the rest for sale in June at weaning time. We also select and keep only a rare few Bucklings to sell as future herd sires, and band all the rest as Wethers. We accept reservations in May of each year for Kids that will be sold that June, and reservations are recommended for anyone wishing to purchase Doelings -- these sell out fast!
The little yellow ear tags are temporary tags that identify the Kids as individuals and the sex of the Kid. Ear tags in the left ear are Doelings, while ear tags in the right ear are male -- either Bucklings or Wethers. These tags usually last about one year, or until it is replaced by a permanent ear tag. We are a registered farm in the State of Texas, so all goats (as required) are also tagged with the Official Texas Farm of Origin white tag which should be left on the goat permanently.
While we do not show goats ourselves, our Kids -- especially our Wethers -- have been purchased for years by 4H and FFA students for County Shows. The March birthdates are appropriate for the show dates here locally, where our Wethers have done well in the show ring.
Although our Kids come in all colors, the majority are white with red, light brown, or tan heads. Because of the Nubian genetics, we also get several black headed Kids every year. These black headed Kids have seemed to be very popular in the last few years, and the occasional pinto spotted Kid is a real eyecatcher, too. Plus, we have a few Kids each year that are solid brown or tan as a throwback to the solid red New Zealand Boer genetics.
Just give us a call at 940-872-1950, and Mike will be glad to discuss availability and prices. All Kids unsold by the end of June go to the salebarn, where we usually get top prices every year, so don't wait too long and miss out!