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  • Joined May 2015
Boer goats
« on: August 01, 2015, 12:24:38 am »
Do any boer goat breeders breed 3 times in 2 years with their does? I understand that this can be done but how many actually do it?


  • Joined Jun 2012
  • S W northumberland
Re: Boer goats
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2015, 12:45:40 am »
I don't do it , I do know their used to be a breeder in Lincolnshire did it as we got one of our Goats off her when she was selling up and she had all her kidding records


  • Joined Apr 2011
  • Methlick Aberdeenshire
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Re: Boer goats
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2015, 11:20:01 am »
Interesting topic I will follow with interest  :thumbsup:
Showing and breeding Pygmy Goats
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  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Boer goats
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2015, 12:30:53 pm »
It is possible to do this with Poll Dorset sheep too. I imagine it takes a lot out of your breeding females and careful management and timing to achieve.

Castlehill Farm

  • Joined Oct 2012
  • Methlick
Re: Boer goats
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2015, 03:15:21 pm »
It can be done in the right conditions but we only take 1 crop a year from the does but space out the births giving us finished carcasses at different times of the year.

In our climate taking 3 crop in 2 years would take its toll on the animal in question and reduce lifespan I am sure.

But yes interesting to find out and speak to anyone who is / has.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2015, 05:46:33 pm by Castlehill Farm »
Pedigree Belted Galloway cattle, Soay / soay X sheep & Boer / boer X goats


  • Joined Aug 2009
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Boer goats
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2015, 05:21:59 pm »
There was a speaker at the Grampain Goat Club meeting who did this but I can't remeber where she was from.
Our holding has Anglo Nubian and British Toggenburg goats, Gotland sheep, Franconian Geese, Blue Swedish ducks, a whole load of mongrel hens and two semi-feral children.


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