We will also sale a group of wethers on the Tri State Sale Saturday Morning
FOR PICTURES OF OUR CONSIGMENTS TO THE TRI STATE SALE CLICK HERE
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).
Before the Boer goats, we raised and exhibited registered Hampshire sheep and were known for the corrrect body conformation and consistency in our stock. You've most likely seen Steve and Nate out and about in the showring at many of the midwest shows. Steve's the tall "graybeard" guy in bibs.
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, beautiful animal while the fullbloods tended to be stockier and bigger fronted. We wanted some of that Boer bulk, but having a lot of experience with livestock, we knew what those big fronts could do to a kidding season. We decided to get that 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.
The All Star Sale has produced many winners, including several NAILE class winners, the 2009 Illinois State Fair Grand Champion, and the 2007 and 2008 Indiana State Fair Grand Champions in addition to many other state fair, county fair and jackpot show champions and class winners over the years. To see updated show results through the year click on the Sale of All Stars banner on the left.
The 2013 All Star Sale was held on Sunday, March 24.
2008 All Star Wether - Grand Champion Indiana State Fair.
2007 All Star Wether - Grand Champion Indiana State Fair.
We sell wethers in the Spring at three sales. Generally, the first wethers we sell are on the WetherMainia sale which is held at the fairgrounds in Greenfield, Indiana. We usually also offer a young show doe at this sale.
We sell the bulk of our wethers at our All Star Sale, which is usually held the last Sunday in March or the first Sunday in April. 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 a group of wethers along with the does that we consigh to 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 consign bred does, and an occasional buck to the Tri-States Boer Genetics Fall Sale, which is held in September. Information about our consignments are posted on the Goats for Sale page a couple of weeks prior to the sale.
We have breeding stock available for sale at our farm - pictures of current offerings are 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) 583-1228 [evenings and Sundays) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org