The Art of Ringcraft

This article will hopefully give some advice on the importance of presenting your goats well to the Judge and how to play to your strengths in order to impress the Judges and be pulled in at the top of the line. Showing should be viewed as a 'shop window' for the Boer...

Boer Goats

The fast growing Boer goat has been specially bred for healthy, low cholesterol, lean meat production. It is a short legged, stocky animal with a mainly chestnut / chocolate coloured head and neck, and an all white, short-coated body. The Boer is naturally horned but...

Dr Fred C.Homeyer

Dr. Fred C. Homeyer is a retired Professor of Computer Science from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. He owns and operates Antelope Creek Ranch in Robert Lee, Texas where he raises 1,500 head of South African Boer goats. He has been active in the Boer goat...

Breeding Better Boers – Reasons Behind The Breed Standards

The first set of breed standards for the South African Boer goat was established around 1959 by the South African Boer Breeders Society. The primary reasons for establishing breed standards were to assist the Boer goat breeders in setting goals and guidelines to...

International Marketing

I have seen very few, if any, articles written about international marketing and sales of Boer goats overseas. I have been blessed to sell quite a few goats in other countries over the past twenty years. I have learned many things about such endeavors over time....

Now That You Have That Expensive Boer Buck – What Do You Do?

The Boer goat industry in the U.S. is now about 20 years old. Since the first import of fullblood Boer goats into this country in 1993 a lot has happened – some good – some bad. A lot of people have spent a lot of money (and in some cases I mean A LOT of MONEY) on...

Points To Ponder About Hair

I hope this title caught your attention as I want to share several interesting observations about the hair coat on Boer goats in this article. I continue to read and do research on South African Boer goats. This reading includes articles and research performed by...

Selecting Boer Herd Sires: Buying A Bull Like A Racehorse

I hope this title caught your attention as I want to share several interesting observations from recent reading that I have done about bull selection. That’s right I said bull selection but what does this have to do with Boer buck selection. You will have to read...

What Boer Goats Tell Us

In one of the seminars that I have given around the country I open with the statement “Boer goats tell us what they are, if we will just learn to listen to them and hear what they are saying.” The Boer goat tells us what they are through their structural confirmation,...

DIY Fecal Egg Counts

You will need Small sandwich bags or something else to put samples in Newspaper Two small jam jars Digital scales Tea strainer, double layer of cheesecloth or paper milk filter for filtering solution Stirring device (lollipop sticks, plastic spoon, fork etc) Pipettes...

RCVS Position On The Disbudding Of Goats

From the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) We have clarified the legal position regarding the disbudding of goats, following recent media reports concerning undercover filming on UK goat farms. The carrying out of any activity which amounts to veterinary...

Commercial Meat Goats

I couldn’t count the number of times I have read or heard the words “I want to own Boer goats”. My first response however is always the same, “Do you mean meat goats or Boer goats?” This normally elicits puzzled looks. Whilst the differences are subtle they most...

Buying Boer Goats

Avoiding the pitfalls Before you buy Boer goats Sharon Peacock shares some useful things you should know, and do, to avoid some common pitfalls. 1) Do your research Know what a Boer looks like. Know who is local to you. See the members list online for current members....

BBGS AGM – By kind permission of Jo & Alan Jenkins.

Hornets Farm, Thornborough, Buckingham, MK18 2EB SATURDAY PROGRAMME 28th OCTOBER 10-00 Registration and refreshments 10-30 Morning discussions commence 13-00 Lunch – Hog Roast with trimmings. There is a charge of £6 for lunch 14-00 Afternoon discussions commence 16-00...