How much is Boer goat in South Africa?

How much is Boer goat in South Africa?

For this post we will focus on Boer Goats in South Africa. The price for a single goat can vary from R2200 – R12 000.

How much does a Boer billy goat cost?

If there are no breeders in your region, the cost to make a trip to a breeder and inspect the goat and either have it shipped or haul it home can cost several hundred dollars. If purchasing a registered or show quality Boer goat the price tag will likely be between $400 to $500.

What is the most expensive goat in South Africa?

A Boer goat ram from the Lukas Burger Boer Goat Stud near Griekwastad has been sold for a record price of R375 000 during the stud’s 22nd production sale, which took place at GWK auction pens in Kimberly on Wednesday, 16 September. The highest-priced animal, the ram Klein Booster, was sold to Boeram Venter of Kirkwood.

Where can you find Boer goats?

Boer goats were developed in South Africa in the 1900’s from a cross of indigenous goats and Indian or European goats and are bred mainly for meat production. They can be found in South Africa and the United States.

Is goat farming profitable in South Africa?

Starting a goat farming business in South Africa is a very lucrative investment. For years the rearing of goats has always been there but has mainly been for subsistence purposes. Now the growing trend is that people now rear them solely for commercial reasons.

Why are Boer goats so expensive?

Boer goats are in high demand because they grow fast and produce desirable carcasses. Breeding animals have been very expensive due to the limited numbers originally imported, but recent numbers have increased sufficiently that prices have become more reasonable.

Are Boer goats hard to raise?

Julia Hollister/For the Capital Press The Rossotti Ranch is home to African Boer goats like these in Petaluma, Calif. The breed originated in South Africa and is slowly making inroads in California livestock and meat production.

How do you import a Boer goat from South Africa?

There is mandatory quarantine of 14 days at an approved facility. Breeders already have these details: Cost is R250/goat + blood tests @R200/animal. After 14 days of quarantine, a certificate which is required at the border is issued. At this stage, goats are ready for movement.

How can you tell a Boer goat?

Boer goats commonly have white bodies and distinctive brown heads. Some Boer goats can be completely brown or white or paint, which means large spots of a different color are on their bodies. Like the Nubian goat, they possess long, pendulous ears.

What do Boer goats like to eat?

Hay is the main source of nutrients for goats apart from their range. 6 It’s what they mostly eat in the winter when they don’t have access to the range. Hay can be grass or a legume, like clover or alfalfa. If a good range isn’t available, dry grass hay of a horse quality is acceptable.