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My wife and I share a small farm with my Sister-n-law and her family which includes her husband and 5 young'uns. The kids range from 4 yrs old to 16. All of them are involved in 4H and their project of choice was for the show was goats. Most people in our business know very well the story. One goat leads to 3 goats leads to many goats and all of a sudden you've become a goat farm. We just fell in love with the whole Goat thing. I am selling off my cows and Boer Goats is our main focus.

My name is John Els, I'm the owner of the farm. My partner in goats is my sister-n-law Lou Harkins. Her husband Anthony is our support crew and my wife Shirley just likes to hug the little buggers after their born and give them names. The young-uns from oldest down is Laura, Daniel, Bobby, Cody and John Wyatt. All of them pitch in on the chores and do a great job,,,,,most of the time. Our farm sits on a hill with lots of hickory trees around. Therefore we named the farm "Hickory Hill Farm". We are a developing farm which is a never ending work in progress. Everything we build we later have an improved idea. We are always looking for better ways to do things.

After going through our initiation period and experiencing all the learning pains of lost goats we have since moved on to a more experienced and successful level. Our goal:

  • Maintain 50 breeding does and 3 breeding bucks (one of which will produce color).
  • Breed for sale and personal growth top quality does and bucks.
  • Second priority is show wethers for local and out of area 4H programs.
  • Thirdly all culls will be sold for meat production.

With these goals in mind we have sold off most of our original stock and purchased the best quality animals we could find for our budget. We have been very fortunate to acquire our top breeding buck which is a direct son of National Grand Champion "Renoir". We have some breeding Does with exceptional pedigrees and they are producing some quality kids. As we are only half way to our capacity goals we kept most of our doe kids for our breeding stock.

Check us out at our website and keep coming back as we grow and expand. Call us or email us anytime.

John's Phone: 832-247-7050
Lou's Phone: 281-593-1974


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