Friday, February 10, 2012

Boer goats

these goats with white bodies and dark heads are meat goats. Goats that are supposedly better to eat than milk. One of Fleta's goats is surly a meat goat.
I think the little goat she says is a pet might be a beef/dwarf goat cross.
Commercial meat production A young kidMeat goats are minimal care animals that are browsers by nature, preferring brush, shrubs, and broadleaf weeds rather than grass. Boer goats raised for meat production are typically raised on pastures. The main reasons for this are twofold: pastured goats are on average healthier animals than pen-raised goats; secondly, it costs far less to raise Boer goats on a diet of brush and weeds, than on bags of commercial feed. The ideal option is adequate year-round grazing with only mineral supplementation. Boer goats can be raised effectively in combination with cattle or sheep due to their preference for browse and the resulting limited impact on the grass cover. They do compete with other browsers, such as deer.


Sister--Three said...

I doubt Fleta will do any butchering. She will not even shoot the deer.

Linda@VS said...

Off topic, but thanks for putting up a link to my photo blog. I appreciate that.