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Re: Boers.. a passing fad or the real deal?

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Posted by Stephanie A. Kelln on August 29, 2001 at 13:05:52:

In Reply to: Boers.. a passing fad or the real deal? posted by Brian on August 29, 2001 at 06:09:13:

I raise goats strictly for the meat market, but I have the luxury of acreage. As with cattle or any other species of farm animal, the more you have to confine and artificially feed the more cost=less profit. I like Boers for beefing up my hodgepodge of nannies but I wouldn't put any of my goats in the show ring. Show animals are usually so far away from the average animal that I almost consider them a different animal all together! Goats should be bred for sustainable size, hardiness and ease of care and they can be if they are raised the way mother nature intended them to be raised. I try to supply the market with a product it is willing to pay for not reinvent the wheel. Nobody wants to pay top dollar for a 200# whether!! Boers can improve a herd drastically if managed right, they are hardy and fast growing but I would not want to invest large amounts into any one animal. Just my 2cents. Stephanie


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