Acquired: Bred animal myself
Posted Apr 16, 2015
The main problem that I've seen with Boer goats is a tendency to develop hoof rot, especially in the rainy spring, autumn, and winter climate of Central-Eastern Kentucky. Having said that, Boers are overall very hardy, doing especially well in the heat, but also relatively well in the cold. Boers are somewhat more susceptible to parasites than some other breeds, most notably Kikos. The biggest benefit of Boers is their ability to breed at anytime in the year, which is something most breeds cannot do. Boers have very high muscle gains, with exceedingly lean carcasses. Overall, if you do not live in an especially wet part of the world, Boers are a very good choice.