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Boer Goat

Overall satisfaction

3.75/5

Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)

Gender: Both

Appearance

3/5

Temperament

4/5

Health

5/5

Easy to provide habitat

4/5

Tolerance for heat

4/5

Tolerance for cold

4/5

Meat production

5/5

Milk production

2/5

Fiber quality

4/5

Commercial value

5/5

Boer goat experience

By

P.O BOX 658 Nanyuki, Kenya

Posted Jun 10, 2015

I have reared Boer goats breeds mainly for commercial purpose. They are very suitable for meat production. A high-quality buck can produce high-quality offspring even when mated with an average doe. A buck from a proven fast-growing bloodline will command the highest price, as its offspring will tend to also be fast growers.
Boer goats have a high resistance to disease and adapt well to hot, dry semi deserts.
For commercial meat production, I preferred medium-sized nannies, as they produce the same number of kids, but require less food to do so.
The more kids a singe doe reproduces, the greater the profit margin will be for the owner. Boer goats can breed throughout the year, and they reach sexual maturity at five months of age.

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