PALMLEA FARMS BOER GOATS                              

The Premier Boer Goat Breeding Farm in the South Pacific

Boer Goat Facts

  The Boer Meat Goat was developed in South Africa in the early 1900's for meat production.  Their name is derived from the Dutch word "Boer" meaning farmer.  They were selected for meat rather than milk production.  The Boer Goat has a fast growth rate and excellent carcass qualities, making it one of the most popular breeds.  Boer Goats have a high resistance to desease and adapt well to hot, semi-dry island climates. 
The most striking difference between a Boer meat goat and any other type of goat you may have seen, is the size.
The Boer animal was developed for meat production and hardiness. The Boer Goat will consistently produce more muscling in less time than any other breed of goa and will pass this capability onto their kids. 
Boer Meat Goats are minimal care animals that are browsers by nature, preferring brush, shrubs, trees and broadleaf weeds and grasses.  Boer goats raised for meat production are typically raised on pastures or rough country.   
Boer Goats can be raise effectively in combination with cattle due to their preference browse and the resulting limited impact on the grass cover.


Palmlea Farms Lodge & Villas
The Three main cost of any Boer Goat Operation are Land, Goats and Fencing. Pureblood Boer Breeding Bucks are available from Palmlea Farms. All with top quality genetics.

Boer Weed Control
The Boer Goat has an enviable reputation for weed control and are frequently able to eliminate undesirable weeds without the time, cost and environmental damage of chemical sprays.  Boers are able to eat and move their way through dense shrubbery.  In addition to making use of land previously regarded as non-arable. The Boers were developed to clear land that was too difficult to be cleared by humans.  

Lifespan & Resistance of Disease
The Boer Meat Goat is long lived, generally breeding for 10 to 14 years or so and has a strong resitance to disease. 

Boer Dressed Weights compared to other Goats
Boer and Boer-Cross carcasses generally dress out at around 55%.  Most other types of goats dress out at only 25% to 30%. As compared, the Boer produces approximately 100% more edible meat than most other types of goats.



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