Our goat herd is comprised of precentage Boers crossed with Toggenbergs and Spanish. We found that full-blood Boer goats simply did not thrive in our hot, humid climate.
We have added Toggenbergs, a Swiss milking goat, and Spanish, a heritage breed, for both milking and hardiness.
We sell goat meat, replacement nanny kids, show kids and bottle babies at various times. Please read our website for more information.
Pastured goat meat may be reserved now and will be available in early June. If you would like to reserve a goat, please email the farm (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As with our grass-fed beef, our goats are raised on pasture, hay, and minimal grain. We do not use hormones on our meat goats and will use antibiotics only when necessary. Our goats are sold for meat as WHOLE goats only. Our butcher will be happy to cut and package your goat according to your specifications. Goat meat is sold based on hanging weight. We estimate that our wethers (neutered male goats) to be 60-70 lbs at weaning age with a hanging weight of 25-35 lbs.
Goat meat is $5.85 per lb. by hanging weight.
Our goat meat is sold based on its "hanging weight". Hanging weight is defined as the carcass weight minus the head, hide and entrails. The hanging weight is approximately 50% - 60% of the live animal weight, and therefore you are not charged any of the waste product. So, a 70lb goat would have a hanging weight of approximately 35lbs -42lbs. After the meat is hung to chill for 24 hours, it is then cut to your specifications and double-wrapped to your spedifications. At this time some of the bone is removed from the meat. Therefore, the final amount of goat meat you receive will differ from the hanging weight. You should expect to receive between 60-65% of the hanging weight as cut, wrapped meat. If you have questions about the butchering process please contact the farm.
Our goat meat is currently available as a whole carcass, two half pieces, or cut "family style."
"Family style" is into two hams, two racks of ribs, chops and ground goat meat. This can be modified to include more roasts (as in our example below).
Goat can be processed into other cuts for an additional $.50 per lb.
Sample Goat Yield:
"Family Style" goat yielded the following (note that this is a sample and yields will vary depending on the size of the goat):
9 packages of goat chops
2 packages ribs
6 -1lb packages of ground goat
There is a $100.00 deposit on all goat meat and a charge of $5.85 per lb. If you are interested in reserving a goat, please contact the farm via email@example.com.
- Goats need VERY good fences. They are easy prey for foxes, coyotes and domestic dogs.
- Goats need shelter, even a simple shed where they can get out of the rain is fine.
- Goats are browsers. They need access to pasture.
- Goats are social animals. It is never a good idea to keep one goat, they do not like to be alone.
We have 12 young doelings that will be available in June 2017.
These nannies are out of our 50% Boer buck and a mixture of Spanish, Boer and Toggenberg nannies.
These kids are all from our homebred billy, Duke, and a combination of the bloodlines we have chosen for generations.
Please contact BA for more information.
Nanny goats may have up to five kids at one time. We do not allow our nannies to raise more than two kids per season since we believe that this makes for weaker kids and is too hard on the nanny.
So, when a nanny has more than two kids, we raise the extra kids on baby bottles.
These kids make excellent pets. They are smart, friendly and affectionate.
What does it take to raise a bottle baby? Consider these points:
We will have two bottle babies available now. The are $100 for the pair. Please contact the farm if you are interested.