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.

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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.


 
Fullblood Black Boer Doe

Losch's R.V.F. X17 Stockings   (SOLD) 

ABGA# 10417954

Beautiful black & white paint Boer Doe with white stockings on her front feet.  This doe is show quality.  Thick built, 1 + 1 clean teated & excellent bite.  Stockings produces top notch brood stock of show quality.  She's an easy keeper that maintains well on a forage diet.

 


Fullblood Black Boer Doe  

Losch's R.V.F. Top Spot's Sasha

ABGA# 10457791

Sasha & her twin sister Malia, are 2 of the 6 brood does I retained out of Top Spot. She is shown heavy bred in the photo above. Sasha is 1 + 1 clean teated, with a perfect bite. She has proven herself here on the farm with excellent mothering skills & low maintenance.  Her buck kid sired by Kicks on Fire was the highest selling buck @ the 2011 MD Pasture based test program!  Her January 2011 buckling has proven parasite resistance & above average gains on a pasture-only diet.  He required NO de-wormings the entire test time frame of June throught September ..............on a very wet test program year................ with other goats showing high FEC's (Fecal Egg Counts).  In addition to the parasite resistance she passes to her offspring, her kids also have a solid, thick build.