How much do Boer goats sell for?

How much do Boer goats sell for?

The price for a single goat can vary from R2200 – R12 000.

How much does a Boer goat kid cost?

But because of Savanna and Boer goat size, quick growth, and year-round heat cycles, meat goat farming can be a good investment. Expect to pay $600 for a quality, registered Boer goat doe and $1200 for an untested buckling from good breeding lines.

What is the life expectancy of a Boer goat?

That’s a lot of mohair production! Boer goats often have a longer life due to their natural resistance to disease. Bucks have an expected life span of eight to 12 years and does have a surprising expected life span of 12 to 20 years.

How many square feet does a Boer goat need?

Eight to 10 square feet per goat is desirable for open housing. Other references suggest 51⁄2 square feet per goat. Goats also like to be in or near a shed during the night hours. If the facility is part of the farmstead, so much the better because nearness to human activity plays a role in predator control.

How many Boer goats can you have per acre?

Goats are similar to sheep in that you can support about six to eight goats on an acre of land. Because goats are browsers, not grazers, it will be important that the land you have will supply them with the sort of forage they like to eat—see below.

How hard is it to raise Boer goats?

Boer goats are easy to raise because they are mild tempered and very affectionate. This breed is ideal for newcomers to goat farming because they are so flexible to the environment and require little to no human intervention in raising.

How many goats can I put on 5 acres?

How many goats should you start with?

two goats
It’s best to raise at least two goats at a time. Preferably, we recommend purchasing both goats from the same herd so they’re comfortable with one another. This will keep your goats healthy, happy, and in good company. However, while your goats may be happy together, you may not.