Boer Goat Profile Guide:
Origin and Introduction of Boer Goat:- This goat is native to south Africa and developed in 1900’s exclusively for meat production purpose. Currently, Boer goat has spread throughout the world. Boer goat farming is picking up in India as well. Basically “Boer” name was derived from Dutch word meaning farmer.
Why this goat became popular?
Having a fast growth rate and excellent carcass qualities compared to other goat breeds made this goat popular.This goat is high degree of disease resistance and it can adapt to any kind of climates from hot to cold.The great striking difference between Boer goat and other breeds is “size”. As this goat was developed for meat and hardiness,will consistently produce more muscling in lesser time than any other goat breed and pass this characteristics onto their future generation. This goat requires minimal care and prefer natural gazing (trees,weeds and grasses) methods. These goats raised for meat purpose are typically raised on pastures and can be raised in combination with cattle.
Features of Boer Goats:-
- Adapts to all kinds of climatic conditions from hot tropical to cold.
- It has excellent feed conversion ratio and fastest growth rate.
- This goat has high twinning percentage compared to other breeds.
- Boer matures very early.
- Gains good weight in shorter period.
- High diseases resistance with low care.
Boer Goat Weight scale:-
- Male Boer Goats: 75 to 90 kg.
- Female Boer Goats: 45 to 55 kg.
Weight of pure & cross bred kids:
in 3 months period, they gain about: 12 to 18 kg.
in 6 months period, they weigh about : 18 to 30 kg.
Bottom Line of Boer Goats:- Excellent goat for meat purpose, it has very good demand in India and international markets as well.
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