1. How did you get started in the Boer goat industry? I was raised showing registered cattle all across the northwest, so when I had kids and a couple acres of my own I naturally wanted livestock. I figured goats would be the way to go in our area due to the market so boer goats it was. I started off with commercial low quality does and buck. With no intentions of raising registers stock but that didn’t last long. 2. What does your operation look like today? Our operation today consists of only about 10 does, 2 bucks, a pet wether, and a Nigerian dwarf. We’re not worried much about high numbers but are slowly working on trying to have the best quality we can. #3 what I enjoy most about the boer goat industry is the market demand. We have had zero problems selling our stock for good money. With goat meat gaining popularity I don’t see that slowing down any time soon. We have also met some great people in our short time involved with the breed. 3. Who was an inspiration to you or assisted you in improving your heard and how did they help you. We owe a lot of thanks to Steven and heather Peterson for helping us with our herd. They sold us some nice does and a buck to get started into registered stock. Not only that but they’ve been a huge help in learning vaccination protocol and feeding programs. On top of that, they’re some of the best people you’ll ever meet. 4. What has been your biggest challenge as a producer? Our biggest challenge as a producer has been getting a good cost effective feed program down to raise our stock to their full potential. 5. What are you most excited about in the coming year? I am most excited for our next kid crop! We’ve brought in new genetics, bred to outside buck, and used our old buck. We are going to have the most diverse set of kids ever next year, along with our gained knowledge of feeding/fitting from attending multiple ABGA shows this year I believe we are on track to have a successful show season next year. Our oldest daughter is also old enough to show market wethers in 4h so we’re very excited for her, to see how our wethers compete at our 2 local fairs.