The goats were a lot of fun, and we wanted to learn more. We started going to local shows, sales, and farms to learn more about the breed and how to improve our herd. Quickly, we decided that goats were going to be our livestock of choice, and we wanted to have high quality breeding stock that could compete and win nationally.
The hobby has turned into Lewis Farm SJGA with over 100 Boer show goats. The SJGA herd prefix denotes the first letter of each of our daughters’ names (Sydney, Josalyn, Gabriella, and Ally) and signifies the involvement of each of our family members. Our daughters love taking care of the goats, and take a lot of pride in showing them at the ABGA events.
Our two year old daughter may not be potty trained yet, but she will call you into the barn, climb over the gate, and tell you each of the parts of a goat…..now that’s a goat farmer! We look forward to sharing our passion for goats with other families who enjoy livestock competition or working on 4H and FFA projects as well!