The Boer Goat was originally bred for meat production. They originated in South Africa in the late 1900’s. Goat meat is still in high demand, and the Boer Goat are a favorite used for such. If you are want to have a profitable goat farm, then this information is important.
THE BOER GOAT!
Boer goats are hardy animals that can adapt to many different environments
- Boer goats are fast growing (which means you can breed them quicker than other goat breeds)
- They can prosper on poor pasture and brush that would not support other types of livestock.
- Some ranchers run Boer goats on the pasture after their cows – to clean up the weeds!
- They are tame, gentle animals and the more you handle them, the gentler they become
- Boer goats are good breeders. Under good conditions, Boer goat can kid 3 times in 2 years!
- These goats consistently produce more muscling in less time than other goat breeds
- They are good milkers, allowing them to raise multiple offspring with excellent weight gains
- Boer female kids can reach puberty at 6 months of age and are considered early breeders. Male kids can be used for breeding at 5 to 6 months of age
- Compared with other goat breeds, Boers put on more weight and generally look fuller and healthier.
With the increased demand for goat meat, you could turn your farm into a profitable business.
“Demand for Boer Goats Just Keeps Growing”
The population of Hispanics and Asians in the United States is skyrocketing…and Hispanics and Asians prefer goat meat to any other kind of meat. While, the population of these groups increases in size, so does the demand for goat meat!
Goat meat is healthier than other kinds of meat (it’s a fact that goat has less fat than other kinds of meat. As more people turn to healthier diets, demand for goat meat will only increase further. And Boers are known to have the leanest, best meat among all goat breeds!
RUN A PROFITABLE BOER GOAT FARM!
But, you can also have your children run them in 4-H programs.
They are the most docile of the goat breed and nice to look at.
Children love them because of this.
The judges also like the looks of them.
Farming is an important part of life. Rather you get your farmed product at the grocery store, or on your own farm. It is very important to me, that your critters are treated kindly while here!