INDIANA STATE FAIR
Reserve Market Goat – 2022 Indiana State Fair
Shown by Spencer Goettemoeller – Bred by Droppert Livestock
Pedigree/Genetics of this Champion:
One & Only x “Matilda” Went FlypShip donor (3rd overall New Year National 2020)
He is a product of the first flush out of this donor and One & Only’s first kid crop. He was sold on the Midwest Fever in Lebanon, IN
How did you get involved in the industry?
Our oldest son, Dayton, had started showing goats quite a few years ago and I swore we would never start raising goats. Never say never! Bought our first donors in 2019 and things have snowballed quickly since then!
What is one of the most memorable events from your time as a breeder?
Too many great memories with great families to pick just one. We are in the business of making memories… savor them all!
What do you think has pushed your program forward over the years?
Without a doubt, embryo transfer and reproductive technologies. We have concentrated our program on 25 key donors and have utilized ET to make kid crops that are high and deep when it comes to quality.
What is your favorite part about raising goats?
Watching families struggle, learn, grow, and find success. There is something special about watching a kid or family’s competency grow over the season or years.
IOWA STATE FAIR 4-H
Reserve Champion Market Goat – 2021 Iowa State Fair 4-H Show
Shown by Dayton Mortvedt – Bred by Droppert Livestock
Dam: Went donor (Swamp Boy)
Dayton’s was also named Grand Market Goat Best of the Best Showdown. The mother of this wether was the Grand Market Doe at South Dakota Summer Spotlight when Ryan judged. We bought her afterwards and that was the start of goat ranching for us. The Droppert Livestock goat herd has now grown to a donor pool of 25 does and 125 recips leveraging embryo transfer heavily multiple times a year. We will have December, January, March & April kids available private treaty off the farm, availble at live salesand at least one online sale on SConlinesales.com. We are excited for the 2022 kid crop that will be sired by One & Only (Harlem Handshake x Whistle x Don’t Stop x Safeword’s mom) from Halfmann Livestock. First flush group starts kidding right after Thanksgiving. Stop by and check them out this winter and spring!