Historically, every spring & fall, newborn kids arrive on the ranch. In 2017, the Fall kidding focused mainly on 100% Myotonic kids with a smaller selection of Myotonic-Boer 50-50 crosses. With 26 kids arriving in two weeks...including two sets of quads...things were busy at the ranch! The final arrivals from the 2017 breeding season arrived in late February-early March 2018. These kids included Myotonic-Boer 50-50 crosses from our senior Boer does, our first Myotonic-Boer 75-25 crosses, and 100% Myotonic kids from the Myotonic does and junior bucks participating in the autumn shows. With the introduction of new herd sires in 2017, we were eagerly awaiting the results from the new bloodlines. And we couldn't be more pleased!!
Our 2018 breeding program focused on 100% Myotonic does; with only one kidding season (Winter 2018). Also arriving will be 75%-25% crosses from J-I Peppercorn. Sires featured this year include: Bear, Jaxson, and Zeus.
Our kids are weaned and available for pick-up at 8-12 weeks. Unless otherwise arranged, all kids will be dis-budded and CDT-vaccinated. We encourage you to select your kids early.
Our Boer does have a lovely mixed heritage. Made up of reds, chocolate, and traditional white with brown heads; the does include our "valley girl" from South Texas and the "sisters" with New Zealand bloodlines. Peppercorn, one of our 2016 Fall 50-50 cross doelings, was added to the herd does to start-up an exciting new line of percentage meat goats - 75% Myotonic-25% Boer.
Six registered Myotonic does with championship show bloodlines were added as mothers of future herd sires and as the foundation for our 100% Myotonic herd. We have also added six registered black & white Myotonic does with Tennessee bloodlines. The first kids arrived in Fall 2016. One of the doelings, Jane, was kept and incorporated into the herd. Jane won Grand Champion Doe at the '2017 Iowa's Premier Myotonic Show'. She is not eligible to be shown again until she is a senior doe (> two years old). In 2017, we purchased a "Bakken's Farm Kid Rock" doeling, Georgia. Georgia has won several Jr. Champion Doe and Reserve Grand Champion Doe titles from MGR shows in 2017-2018. Both does were bred in June 2018.
Our Myotonic herd sires come from a long-line of award-winning bucks. Zeus (aka Wolf River Dalton) is the son of 2014 National Champion ‘Wolf River Malachi’ and grandson of Permanent Grand Champion ‘Hillside Acres Dinger’. 'Hillside Acres' Cash is the son of Permanent Grand Champion ‘S-L Cee Money’ and great-grandson of Permanent Grand Champion ‘Jamcin’s Sassparilla’, Permanent Grand Champion ‘Redbud Eight Kris’ and Permanent Grand Champion ‘S-L Superman’.
In 2017, three young bucks were introduced to provide bloodline diversity - 'Rising Sun Goat Farm Jaxson', 'Hillside Acres Bear', and 'Powerhouse Genetics Thunder'. Powerhouse Genetics Thunder is grandson of Permanent Grand Champion 'Bakken's Farm Kid Rock'.
Jaxson is the son of Permanent Grand Champion 'Powerhouse Genetics Hugh' and Grand Champion 'Buck Creek Joline', and grandson of Permanent Grand Champion 'Buck Creek Hannah' and Permanent Grand Champion 'Buck Creek Romeo'. Jaxson won Grand Champion Buck and twice Jr Champion Buck at the '2017 MGR Midwest Myotonic Show' and Grand Champion Buck, twice Reserve Grand Champion Buck, twice Sr Champion Buck and Reserve Sr Champion Buck at the '2018 Texas Myotonic Show Down'. He is not eligible to be shown again until he is two years old.
Bear is the son of Permanent Grand Champion 'Bakken's Farm Kid Rock' and great grandson of Permanent Grand Champion 'Jamsim's Sassparila' and great grandson of 2010 National Champion 'Woody Creek Farm WLS Hotrod'. Born in January 2017, Bear established himself winning Reserve Grand Champion Buck, Jr Champion Buck, and twice Reserve Jr Champion Buck at the '2017 Iowa's Premier Myotonic Show'; Reserve Grand Champion Buck, Jr Champion Buck, and Reserve Jr Champion Buck at the '2017 MGR Midwest Myotonic Show'; Reserve Grand Champion Buck and Reserve Sr. Champion Buck at the '2018 Texas Myotonic Show Down', and three-times Reserve Grand Champion Buck, Sr. Champion Buck, and twice Reserve Sr. Champion Buck at the '2018 MGR Louisiana Lagniappe Buckle Blast'.
Although sold in 3Q 2018, Bear and Thunder will leave their genetics at the J-I Ranch through several offspring kept as herd does and bucks.
J-I Kodiak (Sire: Hillside Acres Bear), born in March 2018, is already making an impact; winning twice Reserve Jr. Champion Buck at the '2018 Texas Myotonic Show Down' when he was 8 weeks old and winning Grand Champion Buck at the '2018 MGR Louisiana Lagniappe Buckle Blast' when 6 months old. He is not eligible to be shown again until he is a senior buck (>1 year old).
J-I Captain Nemo and J-I Salazar (Sire: Rising Sun Goat Farm Jaxson) have also been kept as future herd sires for use in the 2019 breeding program. J-I Salazar was named Jr. Champion Buck at the '2018 MGR Louisiana Lagniappe Buckle Blast'.
All herd sires are registered 100% Myotonic bucks.