~ Latest News at Losch's Riverview Farm Boer Goats! ~
74 new kids born in our Winter 2013 kidding season! We will be making decisions as to where some of the weanlings will be offered for sale over the next several weeks. We are involved in several sales & test programs, so review the info below & contact us with any questions you may have!
Makin' Memories Club Goat Sale:
Please join us on April 27,2013 for the 1st Annual "Makin' Memories Club Goat Sale". We are excited to be able to offer top notch goats from our farm, as well as the other consignors we have invited. Visit the "2013 Makin' Memories" page for additional info. We set up a "Makin Memories Club Goat Sale" page on Facebook page for all our consignors to post photos & info onto. Check out the info on both pages!
True Colors Boer Goat Sale:
Plan to attend the 2nd Annual True Colors Boer Goat Sale on May 25th, 2013. We are already planning our consignments! Be sure to follow the "True Colors Boer Goat Sale" page on Facebook, by clicking the "Like" button for photos & info regarding the sale. Our consignments will be posted on our "2013 True Colors Sale" page of this website as well.
4H & FFA Market Goats:
We have once again been blessed with 4H kids placing well with their market projects purchased from our farm in 2012. I will be working at updating the At The Shows page of our website to list placings as I become aware of them & post photos. Congratulations to all kids who participate in their local 4H & FFA programs...........regardless of where the judge places your goat!
PA Livestock Center Meat Goat Test:
Losch's Riverview Farm Boer Goats participated in the PA Livestock Center Meat Goat Test Program in 2012. We were honored to have had the highest selling buck, Losch's R.V.F. Spot's Fire n Ice, in the entire test program. His data, along with others can be found on the Livestock Evaluation website. Photos & info can be seen on our "For Sale" page. Losch's R.V.F. Spot's Fire n Ice (Sired by TAM Spotted Spattered) was sold to Prosperity Acres in MD. Congratulations to the Bowens!
In 2011, the only buck we entered was sired by AABG BDV Kicks on Fire, with Losch's R.V.F. Red Ellie as his dam. He finished 3rd in his division (Jr.) & sold as the 2nd highest in that division! We are pleased to consistantly rank in the upper 1/3 of this test program in the years in which we have participated! Although our interest is heavily into colored animals, we are still firmly grounded in producing goats that exhibit excellent weight gains.
MD Pasture Based Test Program:
AABG BDV Kicks on Fire also sired the top selling buck in the MD Pasture Based Test Program in 2011! The dam was Losch's R.V.F. Top Spot's Sasha.....a solid black doe. Our Buck had the 2nd lowest FEC's (fecal egg counts) in the entire test. In the case of parasite resistance......low FEC's are desired. His weight gain on a pasture only diet for 4 months was above the average daily gain of the 80 bucks on test. These bucks came from a variety of breeders and various states across the USA.
Unfortunately, we were unable to consign any bucks to the 2012 test program. There were 3 major events within the time frame of 1 week & we could not attend all 3. We are planning & organizing ahead this year & hope to resume our consignments to the 2013 test.