On this page, I'll post photos from Canyon Goat Company - the goats, the farm,
and maybe Richard and me.
Here, too, I'll mention events and happenings that may be of interest.
We love our new kidding stalls. The panels and gates click together easily. They were manufactured at Braefiddich Farm in Republic, Missouri.
This is Stinger, our breeder buck purchased July 1, 2014. His first kids were born in December, 2014.
We were proud to host a farm tour for a wonderful group of FFA members from across Missouri.
This elite group is with the HYMAX Academy (Helping Youth Maximize their Agriculture eXperience). These FFA members, during their weekend conference at the Lake of the Ozarks, prepare for future leadership roles, explore agricultural careers, and learn how to advocate for the agriculture industry.
Heading to Arkansas, this young buckling has a future as a show goat
and a breeder buck on the Stapleton Farm.
Update: August 9, 2014 this five-month-old buckling, shown by Seth Stapleton, won Grand Champion Sire at the show in Arkansas.
Snug and warm in their lighthouse are these day-old fullblood twin bucklings.
Spring 2013 news:
This is our newly-purchased breeder buck, Super Square from Indiana's 2M Boer Goats / Newton Farm.
His most recent show win was at the Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Look how long and well-muscled he is. Check out the wide chest. Super Square is just six months old.
His 90-day weaning weight was 83 pounds, which equates to a .82 pound daily weight gain. Incredible!
Super Square's parents:
Our buck, Super Square, is sired by the very well-known ennobled buck, Square One, pictured above. Still a young buck, his list of accomplishments at shows across the country is lengthy.
In the next photo is Super Square's dam, Armed and Fabulous. She was recently named "Grand Champion Yearling"
Super Square's grandfathers:
Super Square's great grandfathers:
SWE Main Event CGJG Bandito
Our Super Square, along with his parents and grandparents, exemplifies the Boer breed standards of a long, well-muscled body, and broad rump and chest. These standards, evolved during the development of this breed over the past 70 years in South Africa,. have developed with the explicit objectives of improving the breed for economic production. The superior genetics Super Square brings to Canyon Goat Company and our customers is exciting!
Arriving in a March snowstorm, Super Square is now at home at our Canyon Goat Company in Missouri.
Although his show career may not be over, Super Square is now a working goat and we look forward to his progeny.
Kids, kids, kids! I want to keep them all and must remind myself that we're in the business to produce and sell goats.
Each kid gets daily attention and all the goat ration, pasture, and hay they want. Kids are vaccinated for CD-T, CL, and Pasteurella.
Looking for a Myotonic (fainting) goat? Visit my friend, Deb's Green Acres Village website.
Ready to learn the intricate work of herding goats is our new Border collie pup, Ellie.
Ellie has big shoes to fill, or rather--big paws to fill. This is our late, beloved Maggie.
Boer goats are well-suited for Missouri winters with their thick, warm coats.
Wide load, and she has a week and a half to go!
Canyon Goat Company is aptly named. These rugged hills and canyons of the Ozarks are ideal for goats.
New to Canyon Goat Company, guard llama Rudy is introduced to his goat herd.
I just really like this picture. We named this photogenic doe Cover Girl.
Two Canyon Goat Company does reside at the Camdenton High School's Agriculture Department to provide learning opportunities for the students in the Animal Science class.
Michele is showing the class the supplies kept in the obstetrics kit. The does will kid under the students' care.
On a short visit away from Canyon Goat Company, this doeling and buckling were a hit with the students.
Richard's giving attention to some of the new moms in the nursery pen.
Thirty-one happy, healthy kids were born to our March-kidding does.
This is one of our breeder bucks, Indy 500, who is 100% Boer. Note his classic Boer profile.
Indy was born in early 2010 and his first offspring arrived December 17, 2011.
This doeling and buckling are Indy's first kids. ~ Our thanks to Sue A. She added the buckling to her herd when he was weaned.
Goats make fine pets. This is our Pocket. Weighing a mere two pounds at birth, she fit in a pocket, thus her name.
Itty-bitty Pocket is looking for trouble.
Outside chores included taking the laundry off the
One day, we thought it would be clever if Pocket
would drink her milk from a bowl rather than her bottle.
This is Zsa Zsa, our protective and ever-vigilant guard llama.
This is the Canyon Goat Company clinic equipped with a Filson goat turn table and a livestock scale for weighing the animals. Here we trim hooves, attach ear tags, and administer medications.
We also evaluate body condition and FAMACHA scores. We collect samples to monitor fecal egg counts under the microscope.
Canyon Goat Company, Inc.
324 Velvet Antler Road
phone 573-216-9056 (7:00 AM to 8:00 PM central time)