INDIANA STATE FAIR
Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat – 2023 Indiana State Fair
Shown by Caroline Sullivan – Bred by Blue Team
What’s the pedigree of your champion?
BTW Good As Gold (Clone of BTW Black Gold)
How many years have you been raising Goats?
Blue Team Wethers was established in 1999. So we have been raising goats for about 24 years!
How many head do you run?
We run approximately 1200 head
How has the new reproduction practices impacted your herd?
We flush 7 months out of the year, and during those 7 months we flush close to 250 donors. We AI all of our natural does, and beginning in 2020 we started doing some IVF work as well. All of these reproduction practices have drastically improved our herd and allowed us to utilize our herd sires more efficiently.
What buck or Doe has been most influential to your herd?
That is a hard question and one that we don’t take lightly, but the most influential buck for us was probably Soldier Boy. He added so many good things in his off-spring and we were strategic when keeping Soldier Boy bred does for our donor pen, along with several Soldier Boy bred bucks to our battery. His Legacy will continue to make an impact for years to come.