By Dawn Poe
chambersburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted Jun 05, 2011
We started raising boer goats in 2004 when raising beef cattle became
too expensive to raise. With 5 acres of pasture and 2 acres of wooded
area, we thought that goats would be the perfect addition. Since we
work fulltime jobs, dairy goats were out of the question. So we chose
the boer goat for its ability to adapt. Since then we have raised 50+
goats and sold many of them for breeding stock to fellow breeders and to
4h and other show groups.
Boer goats tolerate the heat and cold
well, but worm loads can create numerous problems for the goats as well
as the producers. Kidding can be uneventful or it can be a very
stressful time for the goat and producer. Overweight does seem to have
the most difficult time kidding.
Goats are amazing creatures and we couldn't imagine our lives without them now!