Originating from South Africa the Boer goat is the first meat-producing
breed of goat in the world. They were first exported to this country in
1988 and The British Boer Goat Society was formed.
Boers are different in appearance from dairy goats. When fully
grown they are stocky animals with short legs, a deep, broad chest and
a thick rump. When mature at 3-4 years old a buck will weigh between 90
and 120kg, and a doe between 65 and 75kg at 2-3 years of age.