CAE Accredited & Scrapie monitored with SAC - also Negative for CLA
Stour Valley Boer goats was started back in Dec 2009 with 2 Boer cross wethers bought to keep the grass down! We were totally taken with them and shortly after decided to have a 'few' females from Topknot Boer goats in Rattlesden.....the rest is history!
We now have Fullblood breeding stock and 100% Purebred, some of which are imported.
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 7 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 we imported a young 100% Purebred full Red Boer Buck (Red Bull)
In 2015 we aquired a beautiful traditional Full Blood Boer buck from Nicola Knott called Pirate and we are super happy with the kids he has sired since, passing on his width and bone.
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.