Posted Oct 18, 2015
Steve was given to us by another farm who had sold all their other goats. He was a wether (a neutered male), and he had been shown when he was younger before living with a herd of Nubian milk goats. When he came to us, he stayed with a herd of Dorper sheep. He was very friendly and followed us around like a dog. He adored my child and followed her every step around the farm. The only problem was that she eventually got scared of him for following her everywhere and cuddling up to her, since he was bigger than she is. He was friendly most all the other farm animals and herded fine with the sheep.
The only problem we had with Steve was that he was gelded at an older age and didn't seem to realize he had been fixed. He tried to breed the ewe sheep and decided they were his herd and not the ram's. He started butting the ram away from the ewes, so he had to go. Since Boers are the main meat breed of goats and he was a wether, that meant he went to the butcher. I was sad to see him go, but the meat was absolutely wonderful. He was a great boy (when he wasn't chasing the ram off), and he was a great meat producer. We'll definitely be getting more Boer goats in the future!