OHIO STATE FAIR
Champion Commercial Doe – 2022 Ohio State Fair
Shown by Paige Pence – Bred by Went Show Goats
Pedigree/Genetics of this Champion:
Keep Swinging X Jade
Champion Commercial Doe 1st Midwest Wether Goat Series Show
Reserve Overall Market Goat Fayette County Premier Jackpot Day 1
Champion Commercial Doe and Overall Female Chasing Banners Show
Grand Wether Dam Homestead Summer Sizzler
Ohio State Fair Champion Commercial Doe
How did you get involved in the industry?
On a whim I bought two doe kids out of the local sale barn and then 40 more out of a sale barn in Texas. There was A LOT of learning and I eventually got hooked up with Glen & Rae Ann Martin. We have grown our operation to 750 does in less than 10 years.
What is one of the most memorable events from your time as a breeder?
Every year provides new memories but our most memorable event as a breeder happens every year and that’s our live sale that takes place at our barn. It’s always exciting seeing everyone and the excitement in the kids when they get the goat they had picked out!
What do you think has pushed your program forward over the years?
I think our program is very unique since we don’t do any flush work. We use our own bucks when we do AI and the rest is natural breeding with those same bucks. We run 750 does and since we don’t flush our does they are need to click so that gives us a wide range of pedigrees and a ton of opportunities for breeding instead of just a few donors.
What is your favorite part about raising goats?
Our favorite part is getting to meet new people and creating friendships across the US. We absolutely love raising our kids in the greatest industry there is!