A Little Bit About Boer Goats
HOW BIG DO BOER GOATS GET?
Boer goats are one of the larger breeds of goats. They can get up to 30 inches at the shoulder. Mature bucks can weigh up to 200 - 300lbs, mature females can weigh 150 - 200lbs, and kids can be as big as 13lbs at birth. This breed has a fast growth rate compared to most other breeds, which makes them very popular for the meat market as well as show goats.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF BOER GOATS?
Boer goats are the "Angus" of the goat world. They are the most popular breed in the meat market. Along with being the popular meat breed they are also a lead breed in the FFA and 4H show world. Another fairly common use for this breed is as a forest/brush clean up crew. There are even a few who use boers as milking goats, now this is not a super common practice as boers have a much shorter milking window when comaired to the true dairy breeds.
WHAT ARE SOME GREAT CHARATERISTICS OF BOERS?
Boers are a super hardy breed that can handle many different climates. They are also said to be very disease resistant too. These are not the only great characteristics that boers have. They are also super friendly and often are described as having a "smile" on their face. They maybe a large breed goat but don't let their size fool you they are gentle giants and often have a "puppy dog" style attitude.
WHEN DO BOERS COME INTO "SEASON"?
Boer goats can come into heat all year round due to their extreme hardiness. They will come into heat on average every 21 days. Some breeders will aim for 3 kid crops per a 2year time frame. We do not practice this method, we prefer to breed just once a year.
When selecting a breeding buck you want to pick a buck that had grown fast as a kid himself, because he will pass that fast growth rate onto his future kids.
- Meet Our Herd -
We currently only have 8 commercial boers, 7 does and 1 buck. Take a look at them below. The girls are going to be bred for spring babies. The four young girls are going to be bred next fall. We look forward to continuing to expand/grow our herd!
~ Meet our Buck ~
We currently only have one boer buck in our herd. He is a registered large dapple that is very tall as well. We look forward to seeing what he produces for our herd.