Getting Started

Getting Started Articles

  • So, You Want To do Meat Goats by Dr. Frank Pinkerton Introduction Since the late seventies, I have observed with professional concern, personal interest, and occasional alarm as owners and prospective owners considered initiating (or expanding) goat enterprises. Prior to reaching final decisions, some rather skillfully investigated opportunities, constraints, and most probable cost-benefit ratios of various management and marketing alternatives. Contrarily, others made only cursory ...
  • Living the Dream by Dr. Fred C. Homeye11/11/2013 LIVING THE DREAM WITH BOER GOATS        I have been in the business of raising South African Boer Goats for almost 20 years.  My first  goats were a small herd of Spanish goats that my best friend, Burt Terrill, gave me when I purchased a small ranch near Robert Lee, Texas in January, 1992.  The small ...
  • Hobby Goat Games – Raising goats and Kids Together by Dr. Frank Pinkerton and Brian Payne Hobby Goat Games: Raising Kids and Children All Together   Introduction  As a long-term participants and observers of the meat goat industry, we have seen, firsthand, a number of changes in production practices and marketing schemes over the years in America and Canada. One of the more interesting (old-timers might say weird/crazy/stupid) ...
  • Boer Goats to Market Goats: The U.S. Industry from Here to There by Dr. Fred Homeyer The South African Boer goat is generally recognized as the meat goat of the world. Eighty percent of the world eats red meat and sixty percent of all red meat consumed in the world is goat meat which translates to about 63% of the world eating goat meat. It would seem that ...
  • Almost Everything You Wanted to Know About a Boer Goat Pedigree by Dr. Fred Homeyer There is a lot that you can learn about a boer goat that is registered in the United States if you know a little bit about the various prefixes and numbering systems used on the registration certificate issued by the registration system of the American Boer Goat Association (ABGA). There are two ...