Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder),
Bred animal myself,
Texas, United States
Posted Mar 12, 2013
Boer goats and their crosses can make great livestock to raise. You should plan to keep them fenced in so they can't get to your shrubs, trees, and vehicles and cause damage. Boer crosses can get quite large. I had a billy that weighed upwards of 300 lbs. He was a great herd sire, producing multiple offspring every year. Nannies will most often produce 2 kids, but will sometimes produce 3 or more. In all cases of 3 or more offspring, the nanny rejected at least one kid, meaning we spent night times trading off bottle-feeding duties. If you're keeping them as pets or for meat, castration of males is highly recommended. They will have a more docile temperament, be easier to handle, and will simply SMELL BETTER!