The Pagel family has a long history in the dairy business. Joel took over Regel Dairy (named after his father, Russel Pagel) after his dad passed away. Regel Dairy was a very successful operation with a focus on genetics. In 2012, Joel sold the cows to spend more time with his family and to pursue other ventures. The focus of the Pagel family is now 100% on the goat herd. Regel Boer Goats strives to improve the genetics of their herd with every breeding and to make these animals available for purchase.
The Pagel family consists of Joel & Amy and their 4 children: Carly, Austin, Jenna and Cassidy. Carly attends Upper Iowa University, majors in business and also plays on the basketball team. Austin attends Iowa State University and majors in ag business. Austin is the lead fitter, showperson and the future of Regel Boer Goats. Jenna and Cassidy are both students at Sumner Fredericksburg High School and enjoy playing sports and showing goats. The entire family is very involved with 4-H at the county and state levels and enjoy showing their goats all over the Midwest.