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Boer Goat

Overall satisfaction

3.5/5

Acquired: Breeder

Gender: Both

Appearance

4/5

Temperament

3/5

Health

5/5

Easy to provide habitat

5/5

Tolerance for heat

5/5

Tolerance for cold

3/5

Meat production

5/5

Milk production

3/5

Fiber quality

N/A

Commercial value

5/5

Where the Money Is

By

Canada

Posted Apr 02, 2015

In my area, Boer Goats are where the money is in the goat industry. Milk goats are great, if you are commercially shipping milk, or if you have super amazing show animals you can sell as breeding stock to other herds, but if those aren't options for you, meat goats are the way to go.

Buyers around here want a white goat with a colored head, and they will pay for it. We ship strictly to auction and are near a large city with a very ethnic demographic.

Some of our Boer does will bully other does, especially if they have horns. We just sold our big Boer Buck, because we have too many of his daughters here, and we miss him. He branded his kids really well. We bred some of our purebred dairy does to him, and ended up with amazing meat kids that sold very well.

A good Boer isn't overly tall, but is wide through chest and rump and has solid hindquarters.

They kid easily, and usually raise twins.

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