In 2002, our daughter, Tori, was given her first percentage boer goat by her papaw and nana, Phil and Mary Grover, part owners in the Buckeye-Illini Genetics operation. We purchased another doe as a companion to “Coco” and suddenly we had a small herd. Even though we had busy jobs, we felt it was important to give our children the experience of living on a farm and raising livestock. As a result, our goat numbers began to build.
We didn’t have a barn those first three years, so we kidded our goats out at Pap’s place just 15 miles up the road. As we experienced growing pains, it became clear we needed our own barn, which was built in the later part of 2005. The barn was completed two days before we started kidding multiple sets of triplets! We didn’t have running water or electricity in the barn. Therefore, we had to run an electrical cord from the porch to the barn for all the heat lamps and we carried warm water down from the house in ten degree weather. Our toddler son, Drew, loved it.
We are excited to have been a part of the rich history of the boer goat business and are looking forward to the future with enthusiam. We feel we have a great deal to offer to those individuals looking for quality show wethers, percentages, and fullblood boer goats. We invite you to come for a visit and see for yourself.
Vic and Carole Pontious Family
Just four years after getting her first goat, Tori shows her wether, Lucky, who was Middle Weight Champion and Third Place Overall at the Ohio State Fair.
Now Drew is old enough to get in on the action! Here he is with his very own fullblood doe kid, Autumn Haze, who took 2nd place in an open competition.