Boer Goat Farming

Farming is one profession that can give a lot of benefits to an individual. This is the very reason why a lot of people choose to be in the farming industry. One of the blooming farming businesses today that is gaining popularity in the market is none other than the Boer goat farming.

If you also want to try your hand in this venture, it would be a great help you will know more inputs about it first.

Boer goat farming has a lot of aspects that must be checked into first before you actually start your own farm.

The Boer Goat

The breed of the Boer goat actually originated from South Africa wherein the animals are being developed to produce meat as early as the 1990s. Boer is actually a word of the Afrikaans and Dutch which means farmer. This goat breed is said to have been derived from the indigenous goats herded by Bantu tribes and Namaqua Bushmen. The successive cross breeding from the goat breeds from India and Europe was the reason why they are what they are today. The careful breeding process is actually based on the meat instead of milk production. This is the reason why the goat grows at a fast rate with carcass qualities that are of the best.

Raising Meat Goats: Good Way to Earn Profit

In countries like New Zealand, Australia, United States and other nations, raising the Boer goat meat to earn profit is now gradually taking off and similar with the markets, this is also something that is driven by demand. Although there are a lot of farmers whose attitudes towards goats are a bit negative, they are undoubtedly more profitable as compared to cattle and sheep.

Start Your Boer Goat Farm

The real secret to any enterprise related to Boer goat farming is nutrition as well as proper pasture environment. There are a lot of major differences when talking about the grazing and feeding behaviors of cattle, sheep and goats. There are lots of goat enterprises which try using goat as a weed killer that is friendly to the environment. There are lots who just treat them as supplementary animals to sheep and cattle while others using it for feed lot setup. But there are also those who just focus on nice goat production.

More about Boer Goats

The foremost priority on an enterprise on Boer goat is fencing. These goats are actually very hard to keep especially when they discovered ways on how to escape. When you set up fences, sort them put first. Even though Boer goats might look like to be docile and calm creatures, they will surely try testing a fence and even go through one. Boer goats can also live to a nice age and will even breed for a span of ten years. This breed is also very resistant to diseases yet there are still a lot of things that farmers must be prepared for.

44 Comments

  • Chaka said on July 18, 2011
    Francistown, Botswana. Hello, I am intending to venture into small stock farming: boer goats band roper sheep. I only have around $10 000 US to work with and I will be starting the business from scratch. Could you please assist with a sketch of a business plan. I have identified a supplier and I do have land. I need to have a clue of the starting costs in terms of medication and kraal construction etc.
  • mudasar malik said on November 3, 2011
    hi! well i am from pakistan and thinking to start Boer Goat Farming at a small scale firstly but i do not know from where to buy a boer goat and how much area i required and what type of fencing it required and how much money is involved in it etc. thanks malik
  • CHOWDHURY said on November 16, 2011
    hi i am from nyc. i like to open goat farming at a small scale. i do not know, i can open a farm in ny state where i can buy high breed goat, how much land i needed for the medium range farm and how money i needed and workers please help me out. thanks. jagadindra chowdhury
  • Lindsey said on November 20, 2011
    Hi, we are looking into starting a Boer Goat farm. We have 5 acres in central Florida and I was wondering a few things like how many we could have on 5 acres and what grants or loans are available for boer goat farming. Thanks
  • shanth kumar said on October 15, 2012
    Hi i have 2 acre land in bangalore i want to start boer goat farm please suggest me thanks shanth kumar
  • sanjay said on October 29, 2012
    Hi,i wants to start goat farming on small scale on stall fed base. please guide me about space & investment required for the same. thanks.
  • LAWAL ZAKARIYYA said on December 19, 2012
    Please, I will very much need your assistance on how I can set up a medium size goat farm on my 20 hector land located at Kano, Nigeria. Your response would be highly appreciated. Lawal.
  • mudassir ahmasd said on December 27, 2012
    A.A I am interested to start a business with goat farm. Plz tell what should be the area, type of shed in PAKISTAN, investment, purchasing location, transport expenses, fodder consumption for eight months and every thing that require in farm management for 25 boer goats. And also possibility report. I will wait for your reply, Thank you.
  • EDWIN PHALE said on February 7, 2013
    I have 15 hectre land in Botswana in Mochudi, just outside the capital city Gaborone. i want to erect a small scale goat farming on it. i need your advice.
  • Guhan Gunasekaran said on February 23, 2013
    Hi, I have 15 acres of land in Erode, Tamilnadu, India. I would like to start a goat farm. Where can I source the boer goats for my farm
  • regis matsika said on March 11, 2013
    I would like to start a boer goat farming on a 5 hector plot of land but i do not know where to buy them in Zimbabwe and the kind of utilities to have on the farm before i acquire them. I am in Gweru City , Zimbabwe , Africa
  • Omar Khan said on May 22, 2013
    Hi. I am in Gweru Zimbabwe and would like to go into boer goat production for meat. I have a 750 acre farm with good pastures. My idea is to acquire boer goat rams and cross breed with local goats hoping to build numbers big enough to take advantage of the area I have. Is this feasible? Regards
  • Bakang Kentse Montsho said on June 21, 2013
    Hi! I would like to start a boer goat stud breeding but i have no idea how to start. I live in Botswana.
  • Mr. Bakare Abiola said on July 15, 2013
    Hi, i would like to start a boer goat farming on my 10 acres of land. Am from ijebu ode, ogun state, nigeria.
  • etsile malepe said on July 25, 2013
    hi, I am a small stock officer and would like to know more on how to prepare a sound management plan. i live in botswana.
  • suraj vastrakar said on August 12, 2013
    Hi, This is suraj vastrakar from rourkela odisha, INDIA. i would like to start a boer goat farming. plz help me how to do it?
  • zaheer ahmed said on November 1, 2013
    Hi Please let me know can I do that in pakistan And how much is the cost I got 20 acre land with shed. Thanks Z.ahmed
  • MUHAMMAD A.G.HASSAN said on November 18, 2013
    Hello, good day i have land 200 kanal for goat farming 75 kilometer from Islamabad in Pakistan. i like to start farming but i need advise from the expert. if any one have experience pls contact me. thanks
  • Saul Ngoweni said on January 24, 2014
    I am looking for boer goats to buy for the purpose of breeding in Zimbabwe. I am in mashonaland east province.
  • Nura Yandaki said on January 26, 2014
    I would appreciate it if you could guide me on where I can purchase Boer goat in Nigeria
  • Sebastiane Putirwa said on February 6, 2014
    may i have a goat farming business plan. regards, Sebastiane
  • arif said on April 21, 2014
    i want to start boer goat in pakistan rahim yar khan punjab pakistan how can i get them in pakistan
  • Tasawar Hussain said on May 25, 2014
    PAKISTAN! I also planning to start farm of boer goat. I sourced flock of goats from Australia and lot of research. Minimum economically viable quantity of 50 goats can be imported. Anyone who wants to share goats with me becoz I don't need 50 goats. I can help on feasibility, she'd planing, pasture / food an medicine / breeding. Please add me as "hi2kazmi" on Skype and send msg explaining reason
  • Abdullah said on June 15, 2014
    We supply Healthy Boer Goats for breeding purposes. Kindly add me on Skype "abdullah.ahmad41". Waiting for your add on skype so that we can give you purchasing and shipping procedures.
  • kebaabetswe said on July 7, 2014
    Botswana: Hey there, I want to start a small stock business. have a problem with business plan, please assist me on that one
  • Anwar said on August 1, 2014
    Hi, i pick interest in this wonderful business, how i wish you can help me with the information that would enable me establish and managed a small scale boer goat farm. Your response would be appreciated, please.
  • Mr i A adegoke said on October 17, 2014
    i am a Nigerian. I reside in Bacita, Kwara State. I require two young male breeds and two young female breeds of BOER GOATS. Kindly send prices and collection point to my E-mail address.
  • Sam Savage beginner adviser said on November 3, 2014
    Hi there. I'm a South African Boergoat farmer. I hope you all got answers, but pls email me at [email protected] with short questions if you want. A lot of people ask about how much land. You have to find out what the feeding capacity of your area is. IN our area its 6 goats with lambs per hectare, and this is a fertile area for South Africa. An adult goat needs 2.5kg of food per day of which 12% should be protein, especially in breeding season. If you can get this off your grazing, that's best, but otherwise you have to feed lucern, or sericia, or some high protein food. Maize is not enough. Boer goats are very adaptable, but they SERIOUSLY hate water - don't try them in areas where it rains all the time, they probably won't breed.

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  • Mavis Matoyi said on January 7, 2015
    I'm from zimbabwe and I'm planning to start boar goat farming at a small scale. Please Can you assist me with the information of where I can buy them and also a plan of how the kraal should look like. Regards Mavis Matoyi
  • Josphen Mugabe said on February 26, 2015
    I am in Zimbabwe and would like to breed the Boer goat on 5 ha of land. Where can I get the Boer Goat and What kind of housing do I require for them? Is there a breeding manual that can assist me? Thank you and best regards.
  • Shungu Nyumbu said on March 5, 2015
    I'm from Zimbabwe wanting to start a Boar Goat project in the Inyathi area. Is there a breeders manual available to help start with?
  • Aircrest Investments (Pty) Ltd said on April 29, 2015
    Please advice me on how to start a goat farming, preferably boer goat, I have 16.5 hector farm. Thank
  • Gobonaone said on May 7, 2015
    Hi dear, I have land of about 15hac and I want to do goat and sheep farming. Can you help me with developing a management Plan and plan for building kraals. Thank you
  • Manoj Singh said on June 14, 2015
    hi, I am from mirzapur district of uttar pradesh. i have land about 1 hacter i want to start goat farming, plz suggest me which type of goat should be suitable for this area. plz reply asap
  • Spiwe mundanga Madake said on July 29, 2015
    I am from Zimbabwe and need advise on starting boar goats breeding. Need to start with twenty. how much space do I require, costs as well feeding requirements
  • donatus okoye said on August 5, 2015
    Sir I am from Nigeria, I am setting up goat farm. Pls how can I get this boer goat breed in nigeria
  • jameson Chindavata said on October 5, 2015
    I am based in Zimbabwe and currently have small local goats.I would like to start breeding boer goats.I have 17 hectare farm.
  • Xolani Khumalo said on January 9, 2016
    Hi i am from Zimbabwe,I want to know where can I get these BOER goats in ZIMBABWE and at how much.
  • Edmund Mokhatu said on February 21, 2016
    Hello, world adviser,I will like to start a small Boer goats scale farming ,and become a top Boer goats breeder ,please advise ,about the construction cost ,of the kraals ,the grace sing method ,feeding method and the buying cost in total. The project will be for breeding and selling of quality products. please advise, with a full layout procedure to success. I have 1000 hectare, plot. if possible provide full business plan.
  • mhlanga .s said on July 26, 2016
    hie i am from Zimbabwe have bought seven Boer goats, have place to keep them help me with information on their up keep, kraal, medication and food they eat, what type of supplements i may use and any information that can be of help.
  • Bond Tlhagale said on October 14, 2016
    hi there folks. my name is Bond and i am requesting for help with drawing up a business plan for boer goat farming in Botswana. please help with a rough sketch or details of how the plan should be presented to potential financiers for my project
  • TK said on November 17, 2016
    Hi am TK am from Namibia am requesting for help with drawing up a business plan for boer goat farming. please help with a skecth plan project that will presented to potential financiers for my project.
  • ahmad taha said on December 2, 2016
    hi i am ahmad from behraich (ikauna) uttar pradesh i want to start a goat farming for meat purpose i have sufficient land there all i want to know is how much is the investment for 100 goats? what would be the cost of each goat to buy and taken care for a year in my farm for proper growth? what are the disease common and what vaccinations are important? what is the favorable time to start this business of goat farm? thanking you ahmad!
  • Tinarwo beginner adviser said on March 25, 2017
    for beginners and source of boergoat, Kalahari Red genetics go to zvikomborero farms website. Farm development plans contact zvikomborero farms

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