"J & J Boer Goat Story"
J & J Boer Goats started in 2002 when I bought 5 bred does at a sale. We raised Suffolk sheep for many years and always had a goat or two around the farm to help nurse lambs. We decided to get into the goat business simply because of our love of raising animals and the need to have an animal that would be an "easy" animal to keep. Goats are by far an easy animal to keep, but we have fell in love with raising them. After we had great success with the 5 bred does, we decided to sell the sheep and focus solely on Boer Goats. Recently, we have decided to really focus our attention on producing quality breeding stock and 4-H/FFA wethers and does. Part of the love I have in raising animals is getting to work with youth in the livestock industry. Combining my teaching career as a kindergarten teacher with livestock is one of my true passions in life.
After my wife passed away from cancer in 2008, I decided that we would start to really focus on improving the quality of goats we had in the barn simply because I wanted to spend the time in the barn with my son Jacob and knew that we needed to take a step in the right direction. Since then, we have expanded to over 60 does from several states and great breeders in the industry and usually run 2-4 bucks. We have recently expanded our genitics using a flush program. Some of our bloodlines come from Gallagher, Pfeiffer, No Step, Raff, Agnew, LaCopa, Titan Meat Goats, S & R Meat Goats, Lewis Creek Boer Goats, Chandler Show Stock, and lots of others. We sell our December-February born wethers in auctions, online sales, and off the farm private treaty. We have started to sell some breeding age does that are both open and bred at different points throughout the year as well. Our goal is to raise quality livestock that can compete at any level.
Everyday is an experience for us with our goats and there isn't anything better we would rather be doing than spending our time in the barn.
We currently raise wethers and does for 4-H/FFA projects. However, we have started utilizing some of our genetic base to offer great breeding stock prospects for people interesting in adding bucks/does to their herd.