UMass Boer Goat Management

Over the last few years, the Goat Management has evolved from an experimental project consisting of low percentage Boers to a primarily Purebred doe herd. Our foundation does were purchased from Cablecroft Farm, with subsequent bucks leased and purchased from various sources. Through continual improvement in the quality of our goats, the group has seen a steady increase in demand for our goats as slaughter kids, pets, show prospects, and breeding stock. All decisions and management are done as a group, with officers elected each year to maximize the progress and efficiency of the group. Our current goal as a group is to improve the quality of our herd, by increasing percentage, improving structure and correctness and increasing the overall hardiness and feed efficiency of our goats. Thank you for your support and we welcome any inquiries about our program and our animals. Instagram: umassboergoats

My last post as a Goat Management TA! I’ll miss it more than anything!! ❤️🎓
05/08/2020

My last post as a Goat Management TA! I’ll miss it more than anything!! ❤️🎓

Congratulations to our UMass Pre-Vet & Animal Science seniors and the Class of 2020! Today we tip our (tiny) hat to you! We hope everyone enjoys a safe and healthy celebration at home 🎓🎉

Congratulations to our UMass Pre-Vet & Animal Science seniors and the Class of 2020! Today we tip our (tiny) hat to you!...
05/08/2020

Congratulations to our UMass Pre-Vet & Animal Science seniors and the Class of 2020! Today we tip our (tiny) hat to you! We hope everyone enjoys a safe and healthy celebration at home 🎓🎉

Hello Goat Family!We write to you today to share some sad news. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we will not be able to ...
03/23/2020

Hello Goat Family!

We write to you today to share some sad news. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we will not be able to continue with sales this year. With the university closed and students sent home for the remainder of the year, we are unable to conduct business as usual in many aspects, similar to what you all are experiencing with work and school. Our number one priority is the safety of our amazing Hadley Farm staff, who are working tirelessly to take care of the animals while students are away. We ask for you all to think of them during this time, and we are thinking of each and every one of you! Your support of this group means the world to us. We will have kids again at this time next year, and are already itching to get back to our girls! Here is a picture of 012 Pongo, to lift your spirits in this unprecedented time. Thank you, and stay safe!

Sincerely,

UMass Boer Goat Management TA’s

02/25/2020
Kid 007 Highlight Video Spring 2020

Since we are in the year 2020, all of our kids have their tag numbers starting with "0". We had our fingers crossed that the "007" baby would be a boy, and we got our wish! We have been waiting for this moment for a long time, and figured that our goat community would find it as entertaining as we do. So we would like for you all to meet buckling 007, James Bond!

Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re grateful to be able to spread love every day thanks to these sweet, goofy, beautiful creatu...
02/14/2020

Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re grateful to be able to spread love every day thanks to these sweet, goofy, beautiful creatures 💖

Good Afternoon Goat Fans! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when our UMass goat family begins to grow! We are cl...
02/11/2020

Good Afternoon Goat Fans! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when our UMass goat family begins to grow! We are close to the end of our kidding season, and are loving the newest additions to the Hadley farm herd. If you’re interested in our little ones this year, keep an eye out for updates on when we will start selling! For now, enjoy some adorable snapshots we’ve taken throughout the past two weeks ❤️

Holiday Photos 2019
12/24/2019

Holiday Photos 2019

Calling all UMass VASCI members and alumni! There is going to be a celebration for our beloved John Balise’s retirement ...
11/09/2019

Calling all UMass VASCI members and alumni! There is going to be a celebration for our beloved John Balise’s retirement on December 14th and all are welcome! Attached below is the information about the time and place, RSVP’ing, and submitting videos and pictures for the tributary movie! We hope to see you there!

As UMass wraps up another “Halloweekend”, our doelings wanted to partake in some of the fun! Happy Halloween everyone! 🕸...
11/03/2019

As UMass wraps up another “Halloweekend”, our doelings wanted to partake in some of the fun! Happy Halloween everyone! 🕸👻🎃

07/31/2019

The UMass Boers are having a great summer at the Hadley Farm! Since school is out, our undergraduate Teaching Assistants get together once a month to keep track of the herd’s health and wellness. Here is a snippet of our day, bringing the girls back out to pasture. They will follow corn anywhere! We hope everyone is enjoying summer break as much as our ladies!

Our sweet boy Guinness is still looking for a home! He is quite the charmer, and a perfect fit if you’re looking for bru...
06/13/2019

Our sweet boy Guinness is still looking for a home! He is quite the charmer, and a perfect fit if you’re looking for brush removal, animal companion or just a new best friend ❤️

On Wednesday’s we sell wethers! Our beloved wether 706 Guinness is also ready for a new home. He is 2 years old and a total sweetheart. He has a calm and friendly demeanor and loves attention! He also knows his good angles and poses for pictures. We are certain you will love him as much as we do! Please contact us for more info about our handsome 706 Guinness!

On Wednesday’s we sell wethers! Our beloved wether 706 Guinness is also ready for a new home. He is 2 years old and a to...
04/24/2019

On Wednesday’s we sell wethers! Our beloved wether 706 Guinness is also ready for a new home. He is 2 years old and a total sweetheart. He has a calm and friendly demeanor and loves attention! He also knows his good angles and poses for pictures. We are certain you will love him as much as we do! Please contact us for more info about our handsome 706 Guinness!

We’ve got some does that need good homes! Two of our older girls are ready to move on to the next part of their lives an...
04/24/2019

We’ve got some does that need good homes! Two of our older girls are ready to move on to the next part of their lives and leave Hadley farm. 210 Bailey and 307 Vixie are both great ladies with easygoing temperaments and are in good health! Please message us with any inquiries about these seasoned mamas!

We wanted to shine some spotlights on our top bucklings since they’re still available! All three of these boys have grea...
04/11/2019

We wanted to shine some spotlights on our top bucklings since they’re still available! All three of these boys have great ADGs, are growing really well and have individual qualities that make them great buck candidates. Please message us if you’re interested in any of these not-so-little guys!

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful day! Unfortunately, we are sharing some sad news. Due to unforeseen circumstanc...
04/04/2019

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful day! Unfortunately, we are sharing some sad news. Due to unforeseen circumstances, this Saturday’s Baystate Livestock Classic competition has been canceled. Although we are sad that our yearlings won’t get to strut their stuff, we are so grateful to the UMass Livestock Classic students for teaching our girls such valuable skills! ❤️

Good afternoon from our new and improved greenhouse! The kids are so excited to be able to meet new friends and expend s...
03/27/2019

Good afternoon from our new and improved greenhouse! The kids are so excited to be able to meet new friends and expend some energy. Their personalities are really kicking in! If a kid catches your eye, send us a message for more information!

We are very excited about our kid crop this year!  We have a lot of potential bucklings for sale (look at those ADGs!!!)...
03/26/2019

We are very excited about our kid crop this year! We have a lot of potential bucklings for sale (look at those ADGs!!!) so please message the UMass Boer Goat page for more info or if you are interested in purchasing a kid!

We are very excited about our kid crop this year! We have a lot of potential bucklings for sale (look at those ADGs!!!) so please message the UMass Boer Goat page for more info or if you are interested in purchasing a kid!

CALLING ALL GOAT LOVERS!!! We are now making appointments for potential buyers to come take a look at our kids for sale!...
03/19/2019

CALLING ALL GOAT LOVERS!!! We are now making appointments for potential buyers to come take a look at our kids for sale! If you are interested in purchasing any kids please contact the UMass Boer Goat Management page!

We are wrapping up this years kidding season with two handsome boys!! 924 Atals and 925 Archer from doe 725 Venus!  Look...
03/05/2019

We are wrapping up this years kidding season with two handsome boys!! 924 Atals and 925 Archer from doe 725 Venus! Look at those adorable faces!

Here are some of our kids already born this spring!! We still have a few more does left to kid and we couldn't be more e...
02/22/2019

Here are some of our kids already born this spring!! We still have a few more does left to kid and we couldn't be more excited to meet them❤

Happy Valentine's day from UMass Boer Goat Management! Spread the love by sharing these adorable baby goats! ❤🌹💕
02/14/2019

Happy Valentine's day from UMass Boer Goat Management! Spread the love by sharing these adorable baby goats! ❤🌹💕

Here is a sneak peak of some of the babies born in the past week at the Hadley farm!  We hope you enjoy their little paj...
02/12/2019

Here is a sneak peak of some of the babies born in the past week at the Hadley farm! We hope you enjoy their little pajamas as much as they do! 🐐💕

UMass Boer Goat Management's cover photo
02/08/2019

UMass Boer Goat Management's cover photo

SPRING KIDDING SEASON HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN!!!!  Be sure to contacts The UMass Boer Goat Management page if you're intere...
02/05/2019

SPRING KIDDING SEASON HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN!!!! Be sure to contacts The UMass Boer Goat Management page if you're interested in purchasing a kiddo this season 😊

We still have one doeling and one doe left to go! 825 Rubinoff (pictured on the left) and 515 Daliah (on the right, the ...
05/09/2018

We still have one doeling and one doe left to go! 825 Rubinoff (pictured on the left) and 515 Daliah (on the right, the mom with black paint coloring) are still available for purchase. Message this page if you are interested!

MEATY BUCKLING FOR SALE!823 "Elm" is still on the market!Birth Weight: 11.78 lbsCurrent Weight: 38.03 lbsADG: 0.63 lbsPi...
04/18/2018

MEATY BUCKLING FOR SALE!

823 "Elm" is still on the market!
Birth Weight: 11.78 lbs
Current Weight: 38.03 lbs
ADG: 0.63 lbs
Pictured at 6 weeks

Please message here or contact Abbey Kingston at [email protected]

Here's more photos of our kids that I know you've all been waiting for!
04/18/2018

Here's more photos of our kids that I know you've all been waiting for!

Our adorable babies are growing up so fast!
04/09/2018

Our adorable babies are growing up so fast!

Come visit the Hadley farm to see all of our adorable baby goats this Spring!
03/26/2018

Come visit the Hadley farm to see all of our adorable baby goats this Spring!

If interested in buying any of these kids please contact Abbey Kingston at amkingston@umass.edu or message this page! Vi...
03/25/2018

If interested in buying any of these kids please contact Abbey Kingston at [email protected] or message this page! Visits are encouraged!

If interested in buying any of these kids please contact Abbey Kingston at [email protected] or message this page! Visits are encouraged!

Here is a collection of cute pictures from our kidding season this year!
03/20/2018

Here is a collection of cute pictures from our kidding season this year!

Here is a collection of cute pictures from our kidding season this year!

Here's more ADORABLE goat pictures to brighten everyone's day!
03/09/2018

Here's more ADORABLE goat pictures to brighten everyone's day!

Here is a collection of cute pictures from our kidding season this year!
03/07/2018

Here is a collection of cute pictures from our kidding season this year!

Here is a collection of cute pictures from our kidding season this year!

Just like that our kidding season is over! 204 had triplets yesterday and we officially have 29 happy kids, stay tuned f...
02/28/2018

Just like that our kidding season is over! 204 had triplets yesterday and we officially have 29 happy kids, stay tuned for updates soon on how they are growing if you are interested in buying!

204 Dorothy cuddling even before her babies are born. We only have a few does left to kid and there are plenty of babies...
02/14/2018

204 Dorothy cuddling even before her babies are born. We only have a few does left to kid and there are plenty of babies growing happy and healthy, stay tuned for more pictures !

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