Goodwin Farms is nestled in the beautiful hills of southern West Virginia, Lewisburg, WV to be exact. Doug, Leigh Ann, S.J. Henry and Bryleigh make up the GF5 Goodwin Farms, and we welcome you to our website.  Here is a little background information on this journey to produce champion South African boer meat goats. My husband Doug grew up showing cattle and I grow up showing horses, we were married in 1997 and the cattle won out.  In 1999 the year before our first child was born we had the West Virginia State Grand Champion angus heifer as well as the West Virginia State Grand Champion and Reserve Champion angus bulls.  Oh how children can change your life, in 2009 when our oldest son S.J. began thinking about showing in the 4H program (a program that my husband and I truly believe in) he was very excited, however did not like the cattle.  Our friends, the Bartenslagers with Foggy Bottom Farms suggested goats and they put us in contact with Allison Miller with Slate Hill Farms she graciously lent us two goats and we were hooked.  With their guidance we started off with a few females.  We researched and read everything we could about these wonderful animals known as South African boer goats.   One of the many wondrous things about the boer goats are the people. It is amazing to me how one extremely nice person leads to another one and so on.  On our journey we have made lifelong friends and we believe we have acquired a very unique herd. We have put together a great foundation herd which is turning out a terrific and winning set of genetics for us. We would like to thank the following farms for their help and continuous support: Slate Hill Farms, Will Strecker, Rebel Ridge Farm, Pam and Allen Motto with Riverview Boer Goats, the Messer family with Red Gate Farms and Creek Rock Farm.  Like most families today, we wish that we would have more time to spend with family and friends. We appreciate you stopping by our site and would love to help you start or improve on your own adventure into the show world of South African boer goats - with all God's blessings the Goodwin's.