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Josh has a Ph.D. in Ruminant Nutrition from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has worked in the cattle industry for over 15 years, with his primary focus being on Piedmontese cattle. He has done a vast amount of research and work with this breed and is very dedicated to the success and betterment of the breed. His resume includes, but is not limited to, embryo transfers, bull development, genetic research, herd management, and animal health protocols and practices.
Sarah has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She enjoyed a successful career in the Federal Government for 10 1/2 years. She now enjoys staying at home to raise their son, while continuing to maintain the ranch with her husband. Sarah is very excited for the future of their growing Nigerian Dwarf goat herd and is looking forward to more showing next year.
Offering genetically selective, quality bred Piedmontese calves, cow/calf pairs, and bred heifers in addition to Nigerian Dwarf doelings, bucklings, and wethers.
Rest assured any animal you receive from us has been taken well care of and loved....no matter the species. We operate a humane ranching facility and always strive to do what is best for our animals. The welfare of our animals is imperative to us.
We take this concept very seriously and strive to maintain healthy, happy herds year round. This requires a vast amount of knowledge about our animals and dedication to providing what is best for them. We work with a local vet for all our animals' needs and do not hesitate to call if an issue arises. In addition, we test our Nigerian Dwarf herd annually for diseases such as CAE, CL and Johne's. Nebraska is a validated brucellosis-free state, as such, we do not test for Brucellosis.
We are members of the North American Piedmontese Association (NAPA) and our cattle are registered through this association.
We are members of the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA), as well as the American Goat Society (AGS). Our goats will be registered primarily through ADGA, but can be registered with AGS at buyers expense. Wethers can also be registered in order to compete in eligible shows and the Master Wether Program through AGS, upon request. Our herd will be starting on milk testing for the year 2021 and we will be doing DNA on all intact bucks sold going forward. We are now participants in ADGA Plus and DHIR programs.
Thank you to our friends and family for your continued support. We greatly appreciate all that you have done for us. We would also like to acknowledge the following businesses for their continued support and assistance along the way: Shima's Farm, Karyn Rae Photography, Swiftwind Farm, and Wildwood Acres.
You are welcome to come see our farm. However, we request that you do so by appointment only as biosecurity is very important to us and we have other full-time obligations.
877 448th Road, Beaver Crossing, Nebraska 68313, United States
10:00 am – 06:00 pm
2021 goats & calves are starting to arrive at the ranch!! Check them out on FB under Blue River Ranch.