Every spring & fall, newborn kids arrive on the ranch. Last November, we had both Myotonic-Boer 50-50 crosses and 100% Myotonic kids. We finished weaning just in time for the spring 2017 kidding. February heralded the arrival of the Myotonic-Boer 50-50 crosses from our senior herd does bred to Zeus....resulting in some exceptional doelings and what a glorious group of young bucks!
This year, 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 have been busy at the ranch! The final arrivals from the 2017 breeding season are scheduled for delivery in late February-early March 2018. These kids will include Myotonic-Boer 50-50 crosses from our senior Boer does 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 have been eagerly awaiting the results from the new bloodlines.
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 and Ruby, two of our 2016 Fall / Spring 2017 50-50 cross doelings, were 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. Two of the doelings, Jane and Morag, were kept and incorporated into the herd. Jane recently won Grand Champion Doe at the '2017 Iowa's Premier Myotonic Show'.
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’. Wolf River Murdoch is son of Grand Champion 'BDF Sotally Tober Nick' and grandson of Permanent Grand Champion ‘S-L Cee Money'. J-I Beaux, son of Wolf River Dalton and grandson of 2014 National Champion ‘Wolf River Malachi’, will also join as herd sire to continue and stengthen the Malachi bloodline.
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 recently won Grand Champion Buck and twice Jr Champion Buck at the '2017 MGR Midwest Myotonic Show'. 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 is already establishing himself winning Reserve Grand Champion Buck, Jr Champion Buck, and twice Reserve Jr Champion Buck at the '2017 Iowa's Premier Myotonic Show' and Reserve Grand Champion Buck, Jr Champion Buck, and Reserve Jr Champion Buck at the '2017 MGR Midwest Myotonic Show'.
All herd sires are registered 100% Myotonic bucks.