|Ober-Boerd started in 1999 when my sister Kelsey and I started in
4-H with one Nubian wether each. The next year we added four
Boer does (which have since left), and then in the fall of 2001 we
added our first three Oberhasli.
Our herd is mainly based on the FDF-Pleasant-Fields animals that
we started with. We have also added a "dash" of Tonka-Tails,
Udderly-Crazy, Heaven's Hollow, and New Dreams to spice things
up. We practice strict culling to keep our numbers manageable
and to keep the quality at a competitive level. The main goal of
our herd is to produce an animal that is competitive in the show
ring, and on the milk stand. We breed for animals who are
functional into the later years of their lives, and who look best
when they are mature, rather than animals who look great as
"adolescents" and fizzle when they should be at their peak. We
show our animals between 10-15 rings every year, and when
possible at the ADGA National Show. We also participate in
Linear Appraisal and DHIR as a means of evaluating our herd,
and to use as breeding tools.
Please take some time to view the online farm and view each of
our animals in more detail. Our website is constantly being
updated and changed, so I apologize for any errors or problems
with the site.
So, grab a cup of coffee (or your favorite drink), sit back, relax,
and enjoy our online farm!
Hamler, OH 43524