Our journey with goats started in the early 2000s with rangeland (feral) goats in South West Qld where we ran goat depots at Cunnamulla and Eulo. At our peak we were handling nearly 200,000 head of goats per year. We would puchase large mobs of goats and draft them by weight to 2 different abattoirs and keep the smaller goats to grow out at our property near Eulo. From these 'underweight' goats we would draft off the best of the young does to keep as a breeding herd.
We wanted to join these does to Boer or Kalahari Bucks for increased weight gains on the progeny and to start breeding up a herd of F1/F2 and F3 does however we struggled to find Bucks that were suitable for western conditions. Traditional Boer bucks that we did purchase failed to thrive on our Eulo block. We also struggled to find good red bucks which was our preference for colouring.
This led us to establish our seedstock herd in order to breed top quality red bucks that are breed correct but also specially selected for the commercial purposes of hardiness, early growth and good mothering of multiple births. Since 2016 our stud herd has grown to over 1000 head from which we select the best bucks to sell twice annually in May (Charleville) and October (Cunnamulla).
We specialise in red bucks - Boer, Kalahari, Aussie Reds (Boer x Kalahari) and Rangelanders (Boer/Kalahari x Rangeland).
We apply traditional seedstock principles to our stud herd to ensure we are constantly improving through using data recording and KIDPLAN, controlled joining and selection pressure. We invest in good genetics and use embryo flush and transfer programs to improve our genetic performance.
Goats are our passion and we love to hear other producers stories and discuss how a Springvale Red Buck or Doe could help your herd!
Semen from our Ennobled and Sire of Merit bucks in the USA arrives in Australia and will be used in the best of does
Hear the latest info from the goat industry with speakers on fertility, markets, parasites and more. Cunnamulla Racecourse
Springvale Reds ~ Macanda ~ BAM Pastoral. In conjunction with the AgForce Goat Day