If you haven't noticed, on the first page of the web-site there is a "goat keepers diary". These comments talk about the daily activities of interest around the farm and are likely to be of interest to goat breeders. check it out
The diary is currently discussing kidding events related to the maiden does. Let me know what you think.
This is a common question discussed by breeders, and joining ages seem to range from about six months to 18 months. In the wild, a Boer kid would be joined as soon as she reaches joining weight, about 25 to 30 kgs. Is this the best time to join. My experience has been that the older maiden does do a much better job of raising the kids, are better mothers, have more milk, and are able to keep their condition better than early joined does. However on occasions a doe kid has had "an accidental mating" and a few have kidded out under 12 months of age. If I leave one kid on them
Carole Axton, passionate Boer goat breeder. I like handling Boer goats, I like writing about them, and I like talking to goat breeders about goats.
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