Boer Goat

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This breed of goat that was developed in South Africa for meat production. Their name is derived from the Afrikaans word Boer, meaning farmer.They are a popular breed for meat.For commercial meat production, medium sized does are normally preferred, as they produce the same number of kids, but require less feed to do so.


Goat Prices:

Boer Goats R800 – R1200 Each (Between 6 – 13 Months, Weight 40kg – 65kg)

Dairy Goat R1100 Each

Pregnant Goat R1400 Each

Young Goats R550 Each (Between 3 – 4 Months

 As a general rule, the more kids born per doe, the greater profit  margins for the owner.They can breed throughout the year and they reach  sexual maturity at 5 months.
Resistance against cold, wind, rain also high temperatures
Easy to care for without shearing problems
High fertility rates
 

Average Weight
Does 90– 104 kg
Ewe  90 – 15 kg 

 Boer goats commonly have white bodies and distinctive brown heads. Some  Boer goat breeds can be completely brown or white. Like the Nubia goat,  they possss long, pendulous ears. They are noted for being docile,fast  growing, and having high fertility rates. Does(females) are reported to  have superior mothering skills as compared to other goat breeds 

Dorper Goat

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Dorper is a South African breed of domestic sheep developed by crossing Dorset Horn and the Blackhead Persian sheep.

Fast-growing meat-producing sheep.Easy-care animal.It is now the second most popular breed in that country.Well adapted to survive and it has high fertility and maternal instinct, combined with high growth rates and hardiness.

Dorper Prices:

Dorper R900 – R1300 Each  6 – 13 Months, Weight 40kg – 75kg

Dairy Goat R1200 Each

Pregnant Goat R1400 Each

Young Goats R600 Each 3 – 4 months

 Dorper is one of the only sheep breeds that is polyoestrus. This means  that they are capable of producing young 3 times in 2 years, as opposed  to most other breeds that will produce young once per year, usually in  late winter/early spring.
Prone to producing twins, they are very  protective mothers and if in good condition, they will successfully rear  twins with ease. Triplets have also been born from Dorpers, but due to  having only two teats, it is rare that the third triplet will thrive. 

 Resistance against cold, wind, rain also high temperatures
Easy to care for without shearing problems
Suitable for intensive feeding
High fertility rates
Thick skin
Strong broad neck
The upper jaw and lower teeth must be correctly aligned
 

Average Weight
Ram 102 kg – 124 kg
Ewe 72 kg – 99 kg