Welcome to Simon Boers - we are in lovely Hagerman, a small town in the Hagerman valley between Twin Falls and Boise, Idaho. Our does are kidding and we have does, kids, and yearling bucks for sale.
Here are some links to media coverage about our ranch;
Check out Idaho Preferred's 10th anniversary cookbook by author/chef Jane Deal. She's featured our farm with a recipe using our goat sausage: http://idahopreferred.com
Newspaper article about the cookbook: http://magicvalley.com/news/local/seasonal-recipes-showcase-the-flavors-of-idaho/article_f0ae034f-325e-56b5-a082-4fe8b9e092ee.html
In February our ranch was featured in the Twin Falls Time's News newspaper, and in their online video section.
We've been on tv a couple times too, and interviewed on the radio a couple times in the past year. Goat meat is finally becoming mainstream!
2012 shows were a lot of fun. Shown here are Stitch on the left and Sugar on the right, winning top honors in the percentage division.
I'm all smiles because this little Ben Hur buckling won 2nd place at both ABGA shows in New Plymouth, ID May 2012. My favorite doe, Velvet, won first place in the senior does class, and Grand Champion in that division.
SELENIUM DEFICIENCY: Our area is deficient in selenium. Hay that is grown here is deficient in selenium. Grain that is grown here is deficient in selenium. OUR AREA IS DEFICIENT IN SELENIUM. Goats must be provided WITH FREE-CHOICE LOOSE MINERALS FORMULATED (FOR GOATS, (not sheep minerals because goats need more copper than sheep) I have seen too many stillborn kids, weak kids, and retained placentas as a result of inadequate selenium and minerals- goats need lots of minerals! Provide a constant supply and they will eat what they need. We also use injectable BoSe once a year, about 4-6 weeks before kidding. We no longer have stillborn or weak kids. Feed stores carry goat minerals - GET THE LOOSE KIND in bags and feed it in wall-mounted cups or troughs-as much as they want. Keep it dry and clean.
Our OPEN HOUSE & free GOAT MEAT TASTING in 2011 was a great success.
We had over 150 people come to our little ranch in Hagerman to try goat meat, many for the first time. Chef Lynn Sheehan from Cucina Gemelli's fine Italian restaurant in Twin Falls, Idaho, prepared chevon (goat meat) four different delicious ways. We gave tours of the goat pastures, the kidding barn, and meat freezers, and gave out goat care educational leaflets and chevon recipes.
We have Boer goats (mostly ABGA fullbloods), goat meat, and farm fresh eggs for sale. Our herd consists of 35 brood does, two herd sires, and a lot of kids. We select for motherability, good udders, lots of muscle, parasite resistance, hardy constitutions, good feet and legs, and Boer breed characteristics.
We have been in the federal Scrapie program since 2009. We have had a South Central Public Health District permit since 2008 and our facilities are inspected. We have our goats processed at a USDA inspected facility. We blood test our goats and all goats tested for the four major diseases (CAE, CL, Johne's, Q fever) ahve been clear.
2013 UPCOMING BOER GOAT EVENTS:
May: ABGA Boer goat show at fairgrounds in New Plymouth, ID
June: USBGA Boer goat show at fairgrounds in Twin Falls, ID
September 2: ABGA Boer goat show at fairgrounds in Twin Falls, ID
September 21: ANNUAL MEAT GOAT PRODUCTION SALE - New Plymouth, ID. Check out last year's catalog at: www.srmga.com This is a great place to buy good Boer breeding stock!
Call or email us to learn more about our new health and wellness business - wholesale shopping, Idaho-made top quality products at wholesale prices. (208 ) 837-6523 or email@example.com
We are Animal Welfare Approved: Check out their program at :animalwelfareapproved.org
We are Idaho Preferred members
We are the husband and wife team of saddlemaker/ag appraiser/auctioneer Joe Bennett & goatherd Evelyn Simon. (208) 837-6523 or 539-2261 cell.
Joe Bennett: Certified Appraiser & AUCTIONEER: Livestock - Estate Sales - Real Estate - Antiques - Appraisals - Idaho's Cowboy Auctioneer for 35 years.