Hardy Boer Meat Goats
Our Pasture Program for Boer Goats and Meat Goats
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.
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:
Arrow Leaf Clover
"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
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is four miles south of Yellville, Arkansas, on Highway 14.