The Boer goat is a breed first developed around 100 years ago in South Africa. It was bred mainly for meat production and it is thought it derived from crossing other South African Breeds, such as goats from San, Fooku and other tribes, with Indian and European breeds.
The breed was developed for meat and not milk production, due to the breeds excellent growth rates and carcass qualities. It is actually one of the world’s most popular meat breeds! The breed are capable of surviving very warm weather conditions and are extremely resistant to disease.
Generally, they have white bodies and brown heats, though they can be found completely brown or white also. They have long, pendulous ears and are very docile in nature. Does have excellent mothering skills and are very fertile.
Excellent growth rates, brilliant mothers and highly sought-after meat. The Boer goat leads the way in goat meat production.