Teen takes goat breeding business to next level



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Katie Boswell/Special to The Highlander
Llano's Katie Boswell uses photography to capture the quality of Boer goats her son Rode Ligon raises and breeds as well as chronicle the progress and memories of the experience. Rode not only provides goats to clients from around the state but he has inspired a growing community of youngsters, including his seven-year-old brother Holden, to participate in the activity.






By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

When he was a first grader, 15-year-old Rode Ligon knew he had discovered his calling.

“To build something like that, watch it be born, to take care of it, nurture it and watch it succeed in the world, it brings a lot of joy,” he said about showing goats. “I enjoyed it and thought it would be a fun and economical thing to pursue.”

Rode, a Llano resident, is homeschooled which allows him to dedicate more time to his pursuit of not only showing goats at the Llano County Junior Livestock Show but growing his breeding business with Top Shelf Boer Goats. …

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