One of the biggest questions farmers have when they’re looking into raising Boers is how much MONEY they can make.
After all, what we all want is more income, right? (Well, there’s more to life than money – but it sure helps to have some!)
I have good news for you today – because the demand for Boer goats is exploding!
Take a look at these facts:
1. Demand for goat meat in North America is surging because of changing ethnic demographics. Latinos and Asians prefer goat meat over any other kind of meat – and the population of Latinos and Asians is only expected to increase in the future!
2. Because of the growth in demand for goat meat, the number of goat farms in the U.S. has increased by 19% (compare that to the number of angora goat farms, which actually DECREASED by 8%)
3. In 2006, goat meat imports into the U.S. were up by 131% over 2003.
Here’s the point in all of this: demand for goat meat is skyrocketing, but there still aren’t enough goat farms to meet the demand! That’s why we have to import so much goat meat.
Here’s another reason why goat meat is getting so popular: it’s healthier than beef! Goat digests more easily than most other meats and is considered a low-fat, good-tasting alternative to chicken or fish.
So why should you go with Boers, instead of another kind of goat? Here are just a few of the reasons:
– Boers have mild temperaments and are affectionate.
– Boers were developed for meat and hardiness, and are large-framed. They consistently produce more muscling in less time than other goat breeds.
– Boers were developed to clear land that was too tough to be cleared by humans, and they spend a lot more time grazing than other goat types. They’re out in the heat of the day when dairy goats stay in the shade, and they graze in blowing snow. Boers thrive on ground that won’t support dairy goats without supplementation.
– Boers reach breeding weights fast. They have an extended breeding season, and does can have 3 kiddings every two years. About 50% of does produce twins and another 10% to 15% produce triplets.
So what’s the bottom line? Well, if you’re looking to expand your farm (or start one), you couldn’t do better than Boers from a profit-potential point of view. Demand for their meat is skyrocketing, and Boers are the best choice out of all the goat breeds.
Okay, that’s it from me today. Look out for my next message tomorrow. I’ll be letting you know how many acres you’ll need to get started…
To farming profits,
Marc MacDonald is passionate about Boer goats. His newest book,
“Boer Goat Profits Guide: How to Start and Run a Profitable Boer Goat Business“,
teaches farmers how get into “the fastest growing sector of the farm
industry”, and includes interviews with 6 successful Boer goat farmers.
Please click here to learn more about his ground-breaking Boer Goat Profits Guide Power Pack.