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. DA's 007 Jane's Blonde ~ Traditional Boer Doe

Losch's R.V.F. DA's 007 Jane's Blonde

ABGA# 10492958 

 

Jane's Blonde (shown heavily bred in the photo above) is a show wether production doe. She's long, wide loined, & tall.  She puts the muscle & frame of her sire: Fern Hollow Farm Double Action into her kids. She has also been blessed with DA's big hip.  Jane's Blonde, crossed with DL American Ride, produced the Champion Light Weight Market Goat @ the Fayette County Fair.   A photo of Becky Perhach & her 2012 market goat project are shown below.

B. Perhach with Champion Light Weight Mkt. Goat of Fayette Co. Fair in 2012

 


 

Losch's R.V.F. Ameretto ~ Traditional Boer Doe

Losch's R.V.F. X10 Ameretto

ABGA# 10417951

 

Ameretto (shown heavily bred in this photo) is sired by Losch's R.V.F. Bulldozer.  Her solid black dam, which I called "Black Brie", was a League Ranch doe out of Texas. Black Brie was one of those does that people took one look at & wondered why I kept her around.  Brie may not have been a beauty queen, but she sure put some absolutely awesome kids on the ground!  Ameretto has the good muscle structure of her sire........with the black genetics of her dam.  This photo was taken in November 2011, while Ameretto was on a forage only diet of hay & pasture, with no grain! I liked the doe kid sired by AABG BDV Kicks on Fire from 2012 so much, that she was bred back the same way for 2013!  She had twin bucks in 2013.  We plan to enter at least 1 buck into Meat Goat test programs.

 


 

Peach Valley Miss Millie (SOLD in 2012)

I purchased Miss Millie from Carol Kloiber @ a Keystone Goat Producers Sale in 2006.  Miss Millie was a true 50% Savanna.  She produced meaty, hardy kids & was an easy keeper herself!  Her FEMACHA scores, as well as her offspring, indicate parasite resilience.  

Losch's R.V.F. DA's Miss Bianca ~ Solid White Boer/Savanna Cross DoelingRed & White Paint Boer Buckling 2/15/2010

The solid white doeling on the left is Losch's R.V.F. DA's Miss Bianca.  The red & white paint buckling on the right was entered into the MD Pasture Based Test/Parasite Program of 2010.  He had proven parasite resistance from the test program.