Mahler’s Chinquapin Farm donates goats to Polk County High farm
Published 5:11 pm Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Pete and Nancy Mahler of Chinquapin Farm in Tryon recently donated four Boer does to Polk County High School&squo;s educational farm.
Students in the animal science program are currently training the goats to be used as show animals, according to teacher Mitch Davis.
The farm now has 14 goats as well as several chickens and llamas. The Boer breed was chosen for study at the school&squo;s farm because it is a ruminant with a short gestation period that is an excellent tool for the students to observe and interact with, says Davis.
The goats are easy to handle, people friendly, and the goat kids are a favorite for all.
More information about the school&squo;s farm, its history, livestock and crops can be found at www.polkschools.org/pchsfarm.