CAE Accredited & Scrapie monitored with SAC - also Negative for CLA
Marilyn and Kelly Leggett started Stour Valley Boer goats back in 2010 with 2 Boer cross wethers bought to keep the grass down! We were totally taken with them and decided to have a 'few' females from Topknot Boer goats in Rattlesden.....the rest is history!
We now have Fullblood breeding stock, imported Purebred and homebred too.
We have achieved a high health status, we are CAE Accredited with the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) we have been in their CAE program since we started, over 6 years ago, we give a certificate of this, issued from SAC, with every sale, we don't need to be tested again until Autumn 2017
We test clear for CLA and we are Scrapie monitored with SAC this also means we have export status.
We have a closed herd policy to ensure our high health status remains in tact. All our goats are regularly wormed, fully Lambivac vaccinated.
The first breeding season resulted in some very nice females 4 of which we retained within the herd, they have Canadian/South African bloodlines.
2012 Engel Kupers from the Netherlands delivered a young 100% Purebred full Red Boer Buck (Red Bull)
More recently in 2015 we aquired a beautiful traditional Full Blood buck from Nicola Knott called Pirate and we are super happy with the kids he has sired.
We can offer traditional coloured and full red coloured kids.
All our goats have free access to grazing during the day and are housed at night with fresh hay that we cut and bale every year from a 10 acre field of untouched, natural meadowland, there is a huge variety of wild flowers and plants, all of which the goats love and do very well on.
We also feed goat mix the amounts of which vary in the later stages of pregnancy and through the first weeks of feeding their kids until the grass starts to grow again.
The mix helps to supply them with vitamins and minerals they need with the demands of pregnancy and producing milk for their kids, especially when the wet English winter weather dictates that they have to spend several days inside, we also give them a vitamin supplement and they get free access to copper (red) licks.
We work hard to make sure our goats are the best they can be.