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DEVELOPMENT OF THE BOER GOAT IN AUSTRALIA

Boer Goat genetics were imported into Australia in the late 1980's and were released from Quarantine in the mid 90's. Since this time the popularity of the Boer goat has gone from strength to strength with numbers rapidly increasing.

Boer goat bucks are being used to crossbreed with Australian rangeland does producing a much quicker growing carcase, which reaches slaughter weight in significantly faster time and has a higher dressing out percentage. The Boer goat has also performed extremely well in trials and carcase competitions proving it to be the superior meat goat breed.

With Australia being the largest exporter of goat meat in the world, the numbers of Boer goats in Australia continues to rise as farmers and grazers turn to goat production as a profitable alternative enterprise or as an adjunct to traditional farming enterprises.

For the international and local producers, The Australian Boer Goat offers:

 

  • A source of top quality genetics.
  • Animals that have been selected to thrive in a range of farming conditions.
  • A highly versatile breed that compliments other livestock production.
  • A cost effective meat production resource.
  • Product of a clean pristine sea-locked continent which is free from many diseases.

(Sourced from BGBAA Website)