Critter Ridge
Hardy Boer Meat Goats
kencandy@critterridge.net

Our Pasture Program for Boer Goats and Meat Goats

Boer Meat Goats Graiizing Max Q Fescue and Durana white Clover       Boer Meat Goats Graiizing Max Q Fescue and Durana white Clover

Pictured above, Boer Goats Graising Max Q Fescue and Durana White Clover on August 20th, 2009

Pastures are very important for keeping the costs of raising goats down. We purchase all of the hay we feed. During a normal year we feed very little purchased feed or hay from April through December. In January and March our goats receive about half of their nutrition from purchased feed and hay, the balance from pasture. In February they receive all of their nutrition from purchased feed and hay. During droughts or cooler than normal winters we have to feed more. 


Turkeys controle grasshoppers in pastures                       Turkeys controle grasshoppers in pastures

We use turkeys to control grasshoppers in our pastures. One grasshopper per square yard will eat as much forage as one cow per acre. We also have wild turkeys that help controle grasshoppers in our back pastures.

Ken has published the following articles on pastures for meat goats:

"Forages for Meat Goats" - This article includes the following topics:
Tall Fescue
Bermuda Grass
White Clover
Subterranean Clover
Hop Clover
Arrow Leaf Clover
Lespedeza
Forage Chicory

"Pastures for Meat Goats" - This article includes the following topics:
A Pasture Program for Meat Goats
The Grazing Habits of Meat Goats
Raising Meat Goats with Cattle
Clearing Land with Meat Goats



Come Visit Us and See Our Herd


We are located in north central Arkansas, twenty miles south of Missouri.

Ralph is four miles south of Yellville, Arkansas, on Highway 14.
We are two miles west of Ralph on County Road 5040.



kencandy@critterridge.net (870) 449-6789