Herd Dam Selection

We select our Brood Doe stock based on the following simple rules:

  1. The doe must exhibit superior maternal instincts.  If you don't have a doe with excellent mothering capabilities...that fancy, high priced buck with "big name" genetics, is not going to have enough progeny available to offset his cost.  Bottle babies are cute & I love them..............but they are not cost effective!

  2. Brood does must produce offspring that post good weight gains.  Our does are expected to produce heavy muscling in their progeny that brings top prices at livestock auctions or commands respect in the show ring.

  3. Does @ Losch's Riverview Farm are expected to perform.  They must be able to regain their body weight lost during lactation on the lush pastures that grace our land.  Our Brood does are not on heavy grain supplementation. 

  4. Conformation is important. We strive to meet or exceed the Boer Goat breed standards upon which the ABGA, USBGA & IBGA have been based. 

  5. Parasite resilience must be evident.  High parasite resistance is a premium quality that we are heavily culling to attain.

 

Photos shown on our website are candid shots of the "workin girls" that make our Boer Goat operation a success.  I will post additional info as time allows.  We have approximately 65 Boer/Boer Cross Brood Does, so it may take some time to get more Does listed for viewing.

 

 Note:  ALL Registered goats on our farm are through the ABGA.  The USBGA does accept ABGA registrations for transfers & for registration of kids.

 


Losch's R.V.F. Red Ellie ~ Solid Red Boer Doe

~Losch's R.V.F. Red Ellie~

ABGA #10417933

(Click on ABGA # above for Pedigree)

Red Ellie is shown bred in this Fall 2011 photo. This doe is awesome!  She kidded 2 sets of triplets within a 10 month time frame...........& raised all 6 kids on her own.  I sent one of her January 2011 buck kids to the PA Meat Goat Test Program hosted by the PA Livestock Evaluation Center in State College PA.  Her buckling (sired by AABG BDV Kicks on Fire) finished 3rd in the Jr. Fullblood Division & sold as 2nd highest in that division.  This particular bloodline has been tested via the MD Pasture Based Meat Goat Test Program & has proven parasite resistance.  I retained 4 of her doeling kids as replacements here on the farm.