Welcome to the Boer Goat Corrals at S & A Farms on the "Black Rock" barrens in Western Indiana
Hello there. Glad you stopped by. In case you're wondering, we're the Dahnkes. We've been messing around with livestock for over 40 years, and raising Boer goats for 14 years on our farm here in Indiana. Yep, you're right. That makes some of us pretty darned old.
We're founding members of the American Goat Federation, lifetime members of the USBGA (U.S. Boer Goat Association), and members of the ABGA (American Boer Goat Association, the Indiana Boer Goat Classic and IMGA (Illinois Meat Goat Association).
We sell breeding stock, show stock and meat goat wethers. Our main goal is to raise goats that are productive, consistent, competitive, and pretty with good Boer breed character. Because we have a business in town, our does must be able to kid on their own and raise their kids without a lot of assistance. We've found our Boers to be wonderful animals who have individual personalities and who can be very bossy with other goats, and us. We started our goat operation by focusing on the percentage does, in part because they were a stream-lined, but still balanced with adequate bone. The Boer goats are beautiful animal but many of the full bloods tended to be stockier and were wider at the shoulder than at the hips. We wanted some of that Boer bulk, but also wanted balance and having a lot of experience with livestock, we knew what those big fronts could do to a kidding season. We decided to get bulk from the bucks we would use.
When we went looking for our first bucks we decided to go with what we believed were "tried and true" bloodlines. Well, as "tried and true" as we could find in an industry in its infant stages in the U.S. So we purchased bucks that had already been used at least 1 season by someone else whose program we respected.
for more information on the bloodlines we've used in our breeding program.
The All Star Meat Goat Wether Sale is held every spring in the first half of April.
The 2014 sale will be a private treaty sale,
and will be held on
Saturday April 5 and Sunday April 6,
from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
All Star Wether 2007 Grand Champion Indiana State Fair
All Star Wether 2008 Grand Champion Indiana State Fair
All Star Wethers 2011 Grand and Reserve Champions Hancock Co Fair
We sell meat goat wethers in the Spring. As soon as we finish kidding, usually March 1, people are welcome to make appointments to preview our current year's goup of show wethers.
We sell the bulk of our wethers at our All Star Sale. Private sales can be arranged. We always offer a broad selection of competitive wethers. Many county fair champions as well as state fair and jack pot champions have been sold on this sale.
We also sell wethers along with show does on the Tri State Boer Genetics Spring Sale in Greensburg, Indiana in April of each year. Pictures are usually posted two weeks before the sale.
We sell bred does, show does, and an occasional buck on the Tri-States Boer Genetics Fall Sale, which is held in Greensburg, Indiana in September. Information about our consignments are posted on the Goats for Sale page a couple of weeks prior to the sale.
We occasionally have breeding stock available for sale at our farm. When we have something available, pictures will be posted on the Goats for Sale Page. We open our farm to visitors who are welcome throughout the year, except when we are kidding. We are usually available evenings and weekends - if you want to talk to us, please feel free to give us a jingle.
For information on our consignments to sales and stock we have for sale off the farm, go to: GOATSFORSALE
S & A Farms Champion Bloodlines Percentage and Full Blood Boer Goats Steve & Anita Dahnke 3387 N 1100 E Otterbein IN 47970 Phone: (765) 497-3342 [9-6 Monday thru Saturday] (765) 430-2075 [evenings and Sundays) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org