Today is lessons #2 in your Boer Goat Profits e-course. Ready? Let’s go!
A question I often get from farmers looking into Boer goats is “how
much land do I need”? That’s a great question – because to be honest,
Boers don’t do too well in confined spaces.
Here’s what Dr. John Luginbuhl, a Boer goat expert from North Carolina
State University,has to say about the acreage you’ll need for your Boers:
– The ideal number of Boers per acre is 6 – 8, plus the land you use
for other things.
– In developing your feed budget, budget for 6-8 goats per acre (or
in the spring, 4 does plus their kids). This assumes that during
certain periods of the year, you will have to make hay.
– It’s a good idea to use control grazing, which is shifting fences
ten feet every so often to gradually move the goats across the land
once they’ve finished a field.
– Boer goats are not going to grow on feed in the same way as beef cattle,
sheep, or lamb. So a feedlot is not a good environment for Boers.
They are happier and more suited to open browsing, and they don’t
put on enough weight to be worth the money spent on the feed itself.
I had Dr. Luginbuhl interviewed for my Boer Goat Profits Guide Power
Pack, and the 2-hour audio is packed with useful tips for new Boer goat
farmers. And that’s not including the 6 interviews with successful Boer
goat farmers (and then there’s the 56-page quick-start guide…)
If you’d like to pick up a copy of my comprehensive program for raising
and breeding Boers, please take a look here.
See you tomorrow – we’ll be discussing how many goats you should start
with, and where you should buy them!
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.
Lesson #1: How Much Money Can You Make in Boer Goats?