SRMGA Breeders Spotlight: BackRoad Boers
Ariana Davis(12) and Brookelynn Davis (11) are the owners/operators of Backroad Boers in Ontario, Oregon. The girls started this journey about four years ago. They attended the Boers de Mayo show and were instantly bitten by the bug- show bug that is!!! With the help of some great mentors, their adventure in raising boer goats began. What started as a few commercial boer goats has turned into a registered herd of about 15 and the goal of producing show quality breeding stock. They are always trying to improve the quality of their animals.
Their favorite thing to do is participate in ABGA, JABGA and local jackpot shows. They love making new “goat show” friends, learning more about judging and how to improve their show skills and quality of the animals. Both girls have goals of becoming veterinarians and Ariana also wants to be a certified ABGA judge.
The Davis girls primarily raise goats for show and breeding purposes but raise some to eat as well. They, as well as many other breeders, would like to see a grading system for goat meat in the United States. It would be nice to see locally grown/processed goat meat readily available for everyone to try.
Tips for newcomers:
*Build a good fence- then build it BETTER!!!
* Knowledge is power so do your research!!!
*Prepare to fall in love – goats are cute and very entertaining!!!!