The Boer goat was developed in the early 1900s by the South Africans. They are bred for meat production but occasionally kept as pets.
The meat they produce is lean, healthy and low in cholesterol.
The Boer is a large breed commonly with a brown head and neck, droopy ears and usually a white body but can be either brown or white. They are a stocky, fast growing breed with adult males (bucks) weighing 100-135Kg and females (does) 90-100Kg.
They are herbivores and eat grass, browse, hay and grain.
Lifespan – 10-15 years (Pet)
IUCN Conservation Status – Not listed (Domesticated)