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GOAT FARMING

The Boer goat is a breed of goat that was developed in South Africa in the early 1900's for meat production. Their name is derived from the Dutch word "boer", meaning farmer.

The Boer goat was probably bred from the indigenous goats (they originated from South Africa) of the Namaqua Bushmen and the Fooku tribes, with some crossing of Indian and European bloodlines being possible. Originally the Boer goat were bred for meat, rather than milk production. The Boer goat has a fast growth rate, making it one of the most popular breeds of meat goat in the world. They are tuff and have a high resistance to disease and adapt well to hot, dry semi deserts.

Boer goats commonly have white bodies and distinctive brown heads. Some Boer goats can be completely brown or white in colour. Does are reported to have superior mothering skills as compared to other goats. Mature Boer bucks weigh 110–135 kg (240-300 lb), and mature does weigh 90–100 kg (200-220 lb).

Viewing for guests can be arranged. Kids love to watch them, especially when the goats have kids.