Critter Ridge
Hardy Boer Meat Goats
kencandy@critterridge.net
Raising Meat Goats

Boer Meat Goats


Ken has published the following articals with helpful information on raising meat goats. These articles are based on 48 years of experience raising goats in northern Arkansas. Keep in mind that the goal is to produce quality breeding stock for the commercial meat goat industry. For that reason we raise our goats under conditions similar to those in a commercial meat goat operation. These articles include information that can not be found in other publications on raising meat goats.

   "Is Raizing Meat Goats for You?". This article includes the following topics:
How bright is the Future for Meat Goat Production?
Getting Started in Meat Goat Production

Shelters for Meat Goats
Purchasing a Foundation Meat Goat Herd

Selling Meat Goats

   "Raising Meat Goats - Obstacles to Success". This article includes the following topics:
Three Challenges for Meat Goat Producers
Fencing for Meat Goats
Electric Fencing for Meat Goats
Controlling Predators
Controlling Internal Parasites
Forages that Help Control Internal Parasites in Goats
Worming Meat Goats
Selecting for Parasite Resistance


 "Meat Goat Breeds" -  This article includes the following topics:
Breeds of meat goats available in the United States

What is a Meat Goat Breed?
 Spanish Goats
Boer Goats
Kiko Goats
Savanna Goats
Myotonic Goats

Pygmy Goats

Can Feral (wild) Goats Be Used to Improve Hardiness
San Clemente Island Goats

Arapawa Goats

 "Breeding Meat Goats" -  This article includes the following topics:
Boer Meat Goats Can Be Hardier Than Other Breeds!
The Importance of Culling
Vaccinating Goats
Trimming Hoofs on Goats

"Feeding Meat Goats" -
This article includes the following topics:
Basic Nutrition for Meat Goats
Minerals for Meat goats
Feeding Acorns to Meat Goats
Feeders 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

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