Story: Goats and goat farming

Boer goats

Boer goats

Boer goats originate in South Africa, where they developed from a mix of indigenous, European, Indian and angora breeds. They typically have a brown head and neck with a white body – an attractive combination. The word Boer comes from the Dutch word for farmer.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Goats and goat farming - Meat production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2022)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008