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Boer Goat were developed in South Africa as a meat goat. Their name is derived from the Afrikaansword "boer", meaning farmer.

They were probably bred from the indigenous goats of the Namaqua Bushmen and the Fookutribes, and perhaps some Indian and European bloodlines. They were selected formeat production; due to selective breeding, the Boer goat evolved into has a fast-growing goat with excellent carcass qualities, making it one of the most popular breeds of meat goat in the world.
Boer goats have a high resistance to disease and adapt well to hot, dry semi deserts. In the United States they are mainly found in west-central Texas. The original US breeding stock came from herds located in New Zealand. Only later were they imported directly from South Africa.

Boer goats commonly have white bodies and brown heads. Some Boer goats can be completely brown or white. Like Nubian goats, they have long, pendulous ears. They are noted for being docile, fast-growing, and having high fertility rates. Does are reported to have superior mothering skills as compared to other goats. Mature Boer bucks weigh 110–135 kg (240-300 lb), and mature does weigh 90–100 kg (200-220 lb).


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