Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder),
By Ryan Poling
Slanesville, West Virginia, United States
Posted Oct 13, 2011
I've been raising boer goats for about five years, along with my myotonic goats, and the only thing I really like about them is the high weight gain. They are fairly good mothers, some milk good, some don't. I've had a number of does reject one of their kids, when they had twins. If you don't poor the grain to them, they really have a hard time maintaining body condition just on pasture/browse. Overall if you want to get into goats for commercial production, don't get a 100% boer goats, get some that are cross bred with either a myotonic, kiko, savanna, etc. This should help with some of the issues I find in 100% boers.