Allen Newcomb Show Lambs & Treadmills

Droppert Livestock

Grand Champion Market Goat – 2023 Arizona National
Shown by Graham Newsom – Bred by Droppert Livestock

Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat – 2024 National Western
Shown by Dayton Mortvedt – Bred by Droppert Livestock

Grand Champion Market Goat – 2024 Fort Worth Stock Show
Shown by Brett Bowers – Bred by Droppert Livestock

What’s the pedigree of your champion?
Arizona National – One & Only x Ellie donor (Safe Deposit x Swamp Boy)
National Western – One & Only x Went Swamp Boy donor
Fort Worth – One & Only x Ellie donor (Safe Deposit x Swamp Boy)

In your opinion, who has been the most influential buck across the industry?
No doubt there have been several but She Said and Cash In are a few in this one’s pedigree and several others that have found success. Too many to list but lots of them originate from the Texas Hill Country.

What makes your operation run smoothly?
Our family… it takes each and every one of us and we all have different skill sets that compliment each other. We’ve had excellent mentors in this goat deal… learned a lot from bumps and bruises along the way but had lots of great advice from a lot of great people.

What does your breeding season look like? Do you AI or flush most of your Females?
Pretty much all ET work here.  2-3 big flushes a year for different target age groups but rely heavily on embryo transfer.  We are probably busier during breeding season sending semen or breeding does for others than we are on our own stock. Lots of customer lap AIs, semen shipping, and internal ET work for us.

How has the new reproduction practices impacted your herd?
Allows us to run an elite pool of donors (30 hd) and shorten generation intervals quickly.  It’s also allowed us to help several others pick up steam in their operations as well.

What’s your dream as a producer?
Help others win!  Not just in the show ring but in life!

Do you prefer online sales or live sales?
No preference – They are both a bunch of work!