Boer and Dairy Goats

Boer and Dairy Goats

Iowa Turkey Farm purchased the first two Boer goats in July of 2013.  Since then we have purchased 13 more for a total of 15 does.  We also purchased a large Boer Billy Goat for breeding.

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The Boer goat is a meat goat developed in South Africa.  They have a fast growth weight and good carcass qualities for butcher.  Boer does typically have multiple kids at birth and are usually breed three times every two years making it an excellent breed for profit.

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We also purchased Dairy Goats in the Winter of 2013-2014.  We have 9 Nubians, 2 Oberhasli and 1 LaMancha.  Nubian Dairy Goats originate from the Middle East.  Their distinguishing characteristic is the large floppy ears.  Nubians are known for their high butterfat content in their milk, but on average the produce less milk then other dairy goats.

 

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The Oberhasli is also known as a Swiss Alpine, one of the older breeds of goats originating from Switzerland.   They are typically solid colors of reddish-brown with distinctive markings of ears tipped darker, darkness in face, and a dark line running along the spine. The Ober is a record maker for milk production with productions of a gallon and ½ of milk a day!

 

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The LaMancha goat is the only goat developed in the United States.  It is distinctive breed known for their short-ears and high milk production.  They also have a high concentration of butterfat in their milk.  They also have many different colors but most often are solid with very few markings.

 

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