We truly believe in raising strong hard working, high quality meat goats and are always striving to produce a better goat that will go above and beyond today's industry standards. Our herd is built on the foundation of strong genetics throughout the Boer goat industry in Canada and USA. We are serious about our goats, not only their genetics, conformation, and productivity, but their health. If they're not healthy nothing else matter in the long run. We are and will continue to invest in our own herd with the goal of producing excellent animals for ourselves and to sell to other breeders.
Proud Members of The Canadian Meat Goat Association
We take part in both programs offered to improve the Quality of the Boer goat breed in Canada.
Enrolled in the voluntary Scrapie Program since 2010.
Our herd has been tested negative for CAE annually since 2008.
We do not blood test our animals for CL because we vaccinate for it. (The vaccine would cause them to show a false positive result in blood.) So cannot say ethically that we are "negative" for it but there are no signs of CL in our herd. We do test all abscesses and should we have a positive case in the future it will be culled.
We don't buy in a lot of stock and try and keep our herd as closed as possible to keep our health status.
For more information on our herd maintenance you can have a look here: Herd Health Program
CMGA TYPE EVALUATION
In September 2012 for the first time ever we had some of our herd Type Evaluated confirming to us that we are on the right road with our mainly home-bred breeding program.
We learned more about how the Type evaluation points in each section are added together to give each animal a score. Good conformation is the base of the evaluation but also a very big part of the final score is animal condition and mature size.
Our herd is pastured in the summer and fed a very limited amount of grain. Our animals are structurally sound and the young ones will definitely improve their scores in the muscling, volume and capacity area as they age.
October 2016 Results
One Double Excellent !
Seven G+ and Four were G+84
Staveley Dream Girl
Classified double Excellent 2016
kidded quads (one dead at birth) August 28 2016 nursing three.
Classified Excellent 2014
Staveley Raspberry Red
Classified Double Excellent 2014
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Shannon Thurston & Kevin Staveley
1486 Leahy Road
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