How to raise Boer Goats
How long does it take to raise a Boer goat?
It will take 3 months to raise a Boer type meat goat to 50 pounds, while diary type meat goats will take 3-5 months. Bucklings and wethers will reach 50 pounds faster than doelings, with goat kids on full feed growing faster than kids that are not on full feed. via
Is it hard to raise Boer goats?
Cost of caring for these goats. Due to their large size, these goats need adequate pasture, feeds and farm inputs among others. They tend to be hard to raise than miniature goat breeds. So you should have saved a lot of money and time if you are to venture into Boer and Savanna goat farming. via
How many acres do you need for a Boer goat?
Goats are similar to sheep in that you can support about six to eight goats on an acre of land. Because goats are browsers, not grazers, it will be important that the land you have will supply them with the sort of forage they like to eat—see below. via
Are Boer goats easy to take care of?
Boer goats are easy to maintain because they calm and have a calm temperament. This goat is sociable and prefers to be in a group. It's a favorite goat for land management because it doesn't fight with others. It's also one of the few sheep breeds that make a good pet, along with the Nigerian Dwarf and the Pygmy goat. via
Which breed of goat is most profitable?
Beetal is more profitable
Beetal goat in black colour is the most profitable breed for farmers. It is highly milk productive and suitable for commercial meat production. It is preferred for intensive farming and proved as best in reproduction and milking. via
How much does a Boer goat sell for?
If there are no breeders in your region, the cost to make a trip to a breeder and inspect the goat and either have it shipped or haul it home can cost several hundred dollars. If purchasing a registered or show quality Boer goat the price tag will likely be between $400 to $500. via
Is raising meat goats profitable?
Raising goats for meat can be a profitable small-farm venture. Currently, in the United States, there is a higher demand for goat meat, also called chevon, than there is a supply. via
What do Boer goats like to eat?
Hay is the main source of nutrients for goats apart from their range. 6 It's what they mostly eat in the winter when they don't have access to the range. Hay can be grass or a legume, like clover or alfalfa. If a good range isn't available, dry grass hay of a horse quality is acceptable. via
How much does a goat sell for?
Wethers, or neutered male goats, are typically cheaper, often sold for around $100. Bucks, unneutered males, are next in price, typically between $150 and $250. Does, or female goats, range from $250 to $300. via
How many goats can you raise per acre?
Meat goats can be a very profitable livestock enterprise if, like any other enterprise, is managed correctly. On good quality pastures one can run 6-8 goats per/acre compared to 2-3 cows per/acre. via
How much space do 2 pygmy goats need?
Most sources say that goats need ten feet per goat of indoor space. If you keep the goats in a dry lot (no pasture, you bring in all the hay), miniatures do okay with about 200 square feet per goat. via
How many cows can you have on 5 acres?
American average is 1.8 cows per acre, based on this count, about 8–10 cows could be raised on five acres. via