RICHARD & SANDY'S BOER GOAT FARM
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Richard and Sandy's Boer Goat Farm is located by the small town of Graham, in Pierce County, Washington. We raise Boer Goats for breeding, showing, pets, brush eaters, pack goats and meat. In January 2005 we were getting ready for our first goats! We didn't really care what kind of goats they were as long as they ate the blackberry bushes that insisted on covering our fields. We tried brush killer, weeding, whacking and heavy equipment; and still had no luck in keeping up with those pesky vines. Finally Richard suggested getting goats. We were both raised on dairies, we both showed horses growing up, and had owned various types of livestock during most of our lives - so why not goats? After all, they are downright famous for brush control! So we bought our first two goats. Cute little weanling dairy goats. They were wonderful. They provided hours of entertainment! We loved watching their gymnastics and we loved playing with them. Richard built a couple of little barns and some toys and soon we had babies. They were just so darn much fun. Richard saw an ad in the paper for three Pigmy goats. Well the two dairy goats weren't keeping up with all the blackberries, so he went to have a look. When he pulled back in the driveway, there were three huge wethers with white bodies and red heads in the back of the pickup. The person that had them was moving (quickly) and needed to get rid of his goats. He advertised them as pigmy goats to get more people to respond to his ad. Now I didn't know a thing about goats, but I knew these weren't Pigmies. Not only were they huge, they hit the ground and started devouring everything in site! Now these goats could eat blackberries! We instantly fell in love with them and after some research on the Internet realized that they were Boer Goats. Soon we decided to focus on Boers. We purchased our first full blood doeling which we picked up at the Puyallup Fair show. We were sure we didn't want to show goats, but since we were at the show, we took the doeling into the ring - and we were both instantly hooked. We have been showing goats every since and enjoy it immensely. It is a great way to learn about goats and spend time with friendly and entertaining people. Our show string has improved dramatically through careful breeding plans and increasing our genetics through artificial insemination. Please visit our Champion page to see the outstanding show record our herd has earned. We also found out that goats were not only good for eating brush, showing and entertainment. We discovered the delicious recipes using goat meat which 70 percent of the world has enjoyed for centuries! We enjoy the beneficial health qualities of goat meat or Chevon (northern Europe), Capretto (Australian & Southern Europe), Cabrito (Hispanic). At Richard and Sandy's Boer Goat Farm, we process from field to table for family use. Richard makes our sausage, pepperoni, goat burger, roasts, chops and, of course, those famous ribs! That is part of the reason we are so concerned about the health and the quality of feed for our animals. We are raising what will be prepared and served at our table and fed to our family and friends. Goat meat is truly the healthy red meat that we love for breakfast (Richard's sausage links or patties), lunch (usually a soup or stew) and dinner (chops and roasts.) We cook goat meat just like any other meat from stir fry, to barbeque to roasting or slowly simmered in the crock pot. Please visit our recipe page to see how we prepare our goat meat meals. Cabrito, Chevon or Goat meat, whatever you want to call it, is healthy and delicious. At Richard and Sandy’s, we enjoy the high protein, and low calories, fat and cholesterol of goat meat. The meat is tender and juicy if properly prepared; and Richard is a great cook! For further nutritional information, please visit our Nutritional Information page. Our meat goats produce excellent quality meat. They are farm raised on high quality feed.
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