Hi – welcome to Nebraska Goats. We are Jim & Theresa Borrenpohl from Tecumseh, Nebraska. We are located 75 miles South of Omaha, Nebraska, and 55 miles South of Lincoln. We have been married 36 years this year and have a wonderful family, son James, son Jon and wife Elizabeth and they have two beautiful daughters, Brooke and Jenna, and then there is Jessica, our youngest daughter, who is presently in college at Wayne State. We have approximately 40 acres of timber and pasture.
Jim & Theresa Borrenpohl
We started Nebraska Goats in 2002 and have learned so much about the different breeds of goats and the care they require. We went to Texas to get our first goats, a 100% Kiko Buck, Tex, and a 100% Boer Buck, Montana, pictured below, and six percentage does. In the summer of 2003 we purchased two 100% Kiko does. I chose the Kiko breed because of their hardiness and after hours of research on the web.
Since we only had percentage does, we used the 100% Bucks to breed up the does, and have had numerous 100% does and bucks. In December of 2009 we sold 35 goats, does and bucks, and we have ten fullblood and percentage does and two 100% Kiko Bucks left. You might say we are starting over again, and after this winter, I am certainly glad we did not have any more to care for.
Tex and Montana
I am often asked if it is still profitable to get into goats. I believe that as long as you have weeds and wooded areas on your land, it is the least expensive way to rid yourself of these problems. Goats can clean your ranch or farm with hardly any care, especially in the spring and summer months. If you would only want to purchase a few goats in the spring, use them for cleaning out any weed problem you may have, and then sell them in the fall, you will make money. Time the sale of the goats with an ethnic religious holiday. The goats will bring a higher per pound price, and, of course, more money in your pocket. I have listed on our blog an ethnic calendar that shows the date of the holiday as well as the type of goat needed.