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Boer Goat

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder),
Breeder

Gender: Both

Appearance

4/5

Temperament

4/5

Easy to provide habitat

3/5

Health

3/5

Tolerance for heat

5/5

Tolerance for cold

4/5

Meat production

5/5

Milk production

4/5

Fiber quality

N/A

Commercial value

4/5

Boer goats

By

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.

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