boer goat weight gain chart

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Instead goats have been selected primarily on body appearance (phenotypic) traits. Example: If the maximum price paid for a 60-pound kid is $1.20/lb., then the gross income would be $72.00 per kid. 0000003948 00000 n I don't know of a single producer who raises goats as his primary source of income. 0000001783 00000 n for yearling dairy and Boer goats, and 6 to 12 lbs. The weight gain to achieve adequate breeding size should continue to be monitored with possible feeding adjustments made. In most livestock species, the most cost-efficient feed conversion and the highest average daily gain are the primary factors determining efficiency of production. A goat doing well on full feed should gain at least 2-3 pounds per week, so buy your goat before May 1. Because of their unique physiology, meat goats do not fatten like cattle or sheep, and rates of weight gain are smaller, ranging from 0.1 to 0.8 lb/day. In all cases, it is your responsibility to obtain veterinary services and advice before using any of the information provided in these articles. A kid with high average daily gain (ADG) is worth more than a low or moderate ADG kid only if it can be sold before it gets too heavy. Feedlots suitable for goats must be designed and available for use to make it worthwhile for producers to pursue genetic selection of goats for efficient grain conversion to meat. 5a Weight gain, g/day 125b 126b 143a 144a Total milk intake, kg 39. Generally, the market would like to see 80 lbs live weight. Unlike other goats, does are polyestrous, and can breed year-round. One option is pasture breeding. 0000001217 00000 n (The Myotonic breed, which normally breeds throughout the year, may experience cycling-into-heat limitations in some locations under unique conditions like excessive daylight or darkness or prolonged drought.) Because of the intense selective breeding over the past 50 years or more by South African goat breeders, the Boer goat is considered far superior to any other goat for meat production. 0000002348 00000 n Lots of folks are raising dairy genetics and calling them MEAT goats. Parasites are a life-threatening problem, the dams' milk production may be diminished, and kids have difficulty retaining their body temperatures to stay alive and thrive. ... look on this chart and it will tell you how many pounds the goat weighs. It is neither healthy for the goat or for the producer's bank account to push grain on goats. So a kid who was receiving 0.50 pounds of feed for 30 days and gained 10 pounds on feed would have an FCR= 1.5. Boer Goats. The nutrient requirements for a 95-pound growing Boer doeling with a predicted intake of 3.37 pounds, gaining 1 pound per month in addition to pregnancy weight gain, and 140 days pregnant with a single kid, are 1.77 pounds TDN, 0.36 pounds CP, 5.23 grams calcium, and 3.66 grams of phosphorus. To be successful, feedlot conditions for goats will have to different from that provided for other ruminants. It takes about seven pounds of grain to produce one pound of gain, presenting another drawback to feedlotting goats. xref 1. Goats (like deer) are primarily foragers/browsers. Your goat will need to eat between 1.75 and 2lbs of grain to ensure a gain of 1/4 lb per day. If you want to implement a certain management or feeding regimen, ask yourself if it would work with an equal number of deer. Goats need to feed themselves on forage/browse as much as possible (but certainly not during bad weather conditions) in order to be profitable meat animals. The Boer goat is a large framed animal with mature weights between 260-380 lbs. Chevron is from older kids. Raising goats is much like raising deer. Profitable goat operations currently must be run over large acreage. This is a chart to aid you in estimating the weight of your dairy goats. Goats convert plant materials to muscle (meat) much more efficiently. Winter forage/browse often is too poor in quality to allow does to produce enough milk for their kids to grow well and late summer forage often lacks enough nutrients to promote growth in the kids. 0000004420 00000 n The selling point for ADG is the same as cattle. 0000044701 00000 n 0000019584 00000 n Goat meat is leaner than poultry and other red meats, low in fat and cholesterol and is a source of conjugated linoleic acid. TENNESSEE MEAT GOAT ™ and TEXMASTER™ are Trademarks of Onion Creek Ranch . Boer goats commonly have distinctive brown heads and white bodies. Basically “Boer” name was derived from Dutch word meaning farmer. Why is ADG important? The seasonal demand for goat meat is another factor that works against the establishment of feedlot programs. Genetically speaking, the offspring will receive from its parents only the average of the sire's and the dam's ADG. (3) Because goats, like deer, layer fat rather than marble it throughout their muscling, rapid weight gain (gain beyond that which goats can readily convert to muscle) produces fat that layers under the skin and around internal organs. The newborn kid of Tellicherry goat weighs around 2.5kg on an average. All information and photos copyright © Onion Creek Ranch and may not be used without express written permission of Onion Creek Ranch. Different breeds and crossbreeds will perform differently on different blends of forage/browse/grain supplements in different locations under differing environmental conditions. Refer to my article on Adaptability and its importance in successfully raising meat goats on the Articles page at www.tennesseemeatgoats.com. Because many does are kept as replacement breeding stock and few bucks are retained, over time the sires contribute much more than one-half of the gene pool, making the males' genetic impact equal to three-quarters (3/4) of the herd. 0000000936 00000 n Kidding Date Purebred DAIRY GOAT Registry. 0000005639 00000 n Boer goat breeds have fast growth and excellent feed conversion ratio and will gain heavy weight in short time with proper feed and nutrition. Because goats cannot be successfully feedlotted in the same manner as cattle and sheep, one or all of the following events can and often do occur: (1) Pushing goats to eat large amounts of grain products (sacked or bulk feed) in order to gain weight fast causes illnesses like ruminal acidosis, enterotoxemia, bloat, laminitis/founder, and urinary calculi which can lead to death. The cost of the equipment and labor needed to harvest and store feed is high. Boer goats tend to gain weight at about the same rate as their sire, so a buck from a proven fast growing bloodline will command the highest price, as its offspring will tend to also be fast growers. startxref Materials and Methods A total of 543 commercial, meat-goat kids born over three years was avail-able for this project. The lesson here is that this doeling, because of the need for growth, has higher requirements than a mature doe and needs extra nutrition. (2) Goats cannot handle the stress created by crowding them into closely confined spaces. 0 Saanen Goat, Boer Goat. You don't get paid for fat and other parts of the goats not used (offals). Keeping the FCR of 1.5 in mind, one can then determine the cost per pound of gain for this particular kid. 0000009420 00000 n (8) Fertility, body conformation, muscling, sound body structure, tolerance of internal parasites, hooves that aren't prone to hoof rot/hoof scald, and an easy-going nature are arguably as or more important than Average Daily Gain in goats. I have been raising goats since January 1990. 2. 60 lbs -40 lbs = 20 lbs 20 lbs/ 100 Days = 0.25 lbs/day Goats typically need to eat 7 lbs of grain for every 1 lb of gain. It is known for rapid weight gain and heavy muscling and has high fertility. Gestation Calculator. While growing the heavier kid is not a loss of gross income, it will likely result in a net loss to you when you calculate how much additional forage/browse or supplemental grain was needed to add that extra ten pounds to the kid. Reply. There are several ways to manage your breeding. Boer goats have some special characteristics which have made them different from other goat breeds. In the south, southeast, and southern Atlantic seaboard parts of the United States where many goats are currently being raised, the summers are too hot and too wet to permit pregnant and lactating does to remain healthy and newborn and young kids to grow well. Raising Meat Goats for Profit Paperback: $8.95: Add to Cart: Health Food Emporium: Country Tales 1 Paperback: $8.95: Add to Cart: Kidding Calculator Figure your Kidding Dates from the Breed Dates. All artwork and graphics ©. We are not convinced that average daily weight gain in goats is really beneficial. Inches. They have a light colored body and a dinstictive red head. Cabrito is from kids harvested within the first week of birth. A major factor in evaluating growth rates in most food animal species is Average Daily Gain. at 8 months; 222 Lbs. The number of goats that can be run per acre is not based upon what is available to eat but instead on how to control the Haemonchus contortus stomach worm load. When forage/browse is poor, weight gain is equally poor. This does not factor in the cost of that gain, so you must determine the amount of consumable digestible nutrients available on the land, compute the cost of producing these plant materials, figure out how to measure the amount of forage/browse consumed per goat, and calculate the cost of the average daily gain at the same time as calculating the ADG. Relying solely on Average Daily Gain doesn't work with meat goats at the present time. It is easy to conclude that this species was created to be foragers/browsers. Your goat needs to gain 20 lbs or 1/4 lb per day. at 18 months; and 313 Lbs. From a genetic point of view, the heritability for weight gain, although high, is somewhat less in goats than in other food animal species. Goats cannot tolerate the heavy wormload the comes from living in areas saturated with fecal material. 0000027172 00000 n They do not eat value-added products. 20 32 Boer goat breeds are adaptable to all types of climates from hot tropical to cold climates in the world. trailer Boer Goat Breed Characteristics weight Gain Chart – FarmingX The larger percentage of daily gain, the better quality animals you are said to have. In Boer goats, one can expect high twinning percentage. I do not recommend feeding Calf Manna by itself if you are needing the goat to gain weight. This timeframe is completely counter to the months when most female goats normally cycle into heat. Weight gainer supplement for - Meat Goats Complete cost benefit ratio for 65 goats plus their 90 followers Calculator No of batches(2 batches in 1 year) Cost Of Stock No of Goats If a high or moderate ADG kid reaches more than 60 pounds at an undesirable marketing time, that kid is worth less -- not more -- at meat sale. Careful feedlot design and management is necessary to prevent the conditions and illnesses that can kill them. Meat goats totaled 1.3 million head in 2016 (NASS). The highest prices for goats occur when demand is greatest between Thanksgiving and Christmas and prior to Easter (roughly November through April). Ethnics who eat goat meat prefer fresh but they will buy frozen if fresh is not available or is too expensive. The goat kids tend to gain the most weight while they are on the doe, still nursing. 3. <<85485F730597314EA7B6B302FA231FF6>]/Prev 467299>> What Age. 0000005227 00000 n "Flushing" is the practice of feeding breeding age goats supplemental protein and/or energy for 30 days prior to and 30 days following the introduction of bucks to achieve a weight gain during this period. They average about 2.5 feet tall at the withers. If you are going to make money, you have to breed the does at a time that allows the kids to grow for a shorter period of time between birthing and selling. 0000012594 00000 n Kids with high average daily gain (ADG) who are born in this timeframe will be ready for market in the early part of the lowest price cycle (summer). And most goat raisers are actually hobbyists. All information and photos copyright © Onion Creek Ranch and may not be used without express written permission of Onion Creek Ranch. The body weight of an adult Buck and Doe varies from 50-60kg and 30-40kg respectively. If it won't work with deer, it won't work with goats. Goat fattening is profitable because of the value/kg (weight) of goat live weight increases as both weight and condition increase Goat fattening is easily manageable without putting much effort Goat Fattening Systems:- There are … This means being able to estimate birth weight and daily weight gain. (4) The ability of goats to convert forage/browse efficiently to meat is important because most goats have not been genetically selected for efficient conversion of plant materials into muscle (meat) as have cattle and sheep. Amazingly, some well-bred Boer goat kids can gain ½lb a day during their first few months of life. Either scenario costs you extra money and lowers profit margins. 0000004911 00000 n Some goats can also be completely white or brown colored. They are very susceptible to blood-sucking stomach worms, . RAAH BOER GOATS BABY GOAT KID GROWTH PAGE. Fed calf manna last 30 to my daughters 4h market Boer last year had a 5-6# gain a week she took grand champion. at 12 months; 257 Lbs. I recommend top dressing it on top of his current feed. Results will be more favorable when market time coincides with historically highest market prices if you have been able to get the does to cycle off-season. 0000014295 00000 n 0000001622 00000 n You must select for genetically-adapted female goats that will cycle into heat in the spring and kid in the fall so you can sell at higher fall/winter prices. b. Suzanne W. Gasparotto, Onion Creek Ranch, Texas 10.1.19. Reference: Hart, S. 2008. The most economical way to feed Boer goats and other meat goats is to provide plenty of high quality pasture, feeding purchased feed only during winter and droughts when pastures are short. Mature does weigh 190-230 pounds, while bucks can weigh 200-340 pounds. Genetics can be very much a "crap shoot.". 51 0 obj <>stream O�UY��y������Ds��k/Ñ�����1�^j�,���@�Y�}@o/�!�chc�� �w9��ɦ�&�Ije��]͕Nb�cX���� Determining average daily gain on a diet of forage/browse is how most goat raisers measure the goat's ability to grow fast. You can do this with chemicals that cycle females into heat, but this is both expensive and time consuming. Another important thing to remember in selecting your goat is the weight of the goat. Physical characteristics of the Boer goatare listed below. We recognize that this society belongs to our members and both the board and the office staff work hard to provide our members with the respect and service they deserve. Goats are not "little cattle" and their similarity to sheep ends with the word "ruminant." The primary market for slaughter goats is at weights of 15–36 kg, kids should reach marketable size at weaning age. Boer Goats are intended to be raised for meat and they grow more rapidly than other goat breeds. These are price-sensitive and culturally-based markets. It’s best to shoot for a certain weight for harvesting your meat goats rather than an age. Weight of Goats a. 0000038161 00000 n Introduction: It is important to know the weight of a goat when calculating medicine dosages, balancing rations, selling meat kids, and monitoring rate of gain. 0000007472 00000 n (6) The price received for goat meat is seasonal and dependent mostly on supply and demand throughout the year. 0000046510 00000 n The kids have an excellent mother and lots of … at 3 months of age; 160 Lbs. If a scale is not available, there are other methods that will provide a fairly close estimation of the goat’s weight. Very little research has been done to discover and implement these practices in goats in the United States. Goats instinctivly know that they need space between themselves, other goats, and feces loaded with stomach worm larvae. *This chart does not work for meat, hair, or miniature goats. The average growth rates of male and female kids were 120g/day and 90g/day; In just 12 months, the goat can gain around 25kg. Goats are not efficient converters of processed grains to weight gain. Tamara Rodriguez 10/25/2017, 7:50:21 PM. Suzanne Gasparotto is not a veterinarian.Neither tennesseemeatgoats.com nor any of the contributors to this website will be held responsible for the use of any information contained herein. Forage/browse and land costs must be factored into cost of gain in a forage-based system. Standard Breeds (150 Days) Miniature Breeds (145 Days) Date Exposed. Most goat breeds cycle into heat when the days begin to shorten -- late June thru late December in the northern hemisphere. Commercial herd sires should always be top-quality producers so that maximum production traits are transferred to their offspring. 0000044779 00000 n Pounds. 0000003872 00000 n This isn't the case with goats today. This page will document their weight gain and growth. Fat deposits in cattle and sheep are desirable in those markets, but fatty goats are not what today's markets demand. Click the date bred below. Recently, Boer Goats have been imported into the United States. Birth weights for kids can range from about 4 to 8 lbs. You must get your does to cycle into heat no later than March to produce offspring to sell at the peak pricing of the Fall market (allowing five months' gestation and three months until weaning). Many goat raisers breed to have their does give birth in the spring when forage/browse is plentiful to eat and winter is over. Knowledge of the average prices paid throughout the year is essential for calculating if, when, and how to alter normal breeding seasons. The nature of the species requires that goats, like deer, have space to live, range, move over, and eat above ground level to avoid blood-sucking stomach worms that kill them. Goats behave more like deer in how they eat, live, and react to stress. for females. The faster the gain, the more money you make. 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BoerGoats.com Due Date (Gestation) Calculator. We had two kids born on 01/08/09. (7) Goats inherit the ability to gain weight from their dams and sires. 0000059376 00000 n 0000016323 00000 n All information provided in these articles is based either on personal experience or information provided by others whose treatments and practices have been discussed fully with a vet for accuracy and effectiveness before passing them on to readers. Boer goats are among the largest goat breeds. 5��]����)v��H�-k�4.i�N )`��```R��h �@ ��с0�JY(f`Pe�cQa?��d��B����fv ����,�wb '�5H��\��&U����\2�aI��O�pcx ni& vbavyq �D� �1 This means lots of acreage with appropriate forage/browse and uncrowded population density. Reply. If the kid is grown to 70 pounds and the price per pound drops to $1.05/lb., then the gross return is $73.50 per kid. 0000046222 00000 n Proper feeding is important for keeping goats healthy and productive. 20 0 obj <> endobj Overcrowding leads to sickness and death, resulting in economic loss to the goat rancher. To my knowledge, no one has yet figured out how to feedlot meat goats and keep them healthy. THE ARTICLE MUST BE REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY AND THE AUTHOR'S NAME, ADDRESS, AND CONTACT INFORMATION MUST BE INCLUDED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE REPRINT. Even though growth rate is quite heritable (0.4) in goats, for Average Daily Gain to have any significant effect, both sire and dam must have very high ADG numbers or transmit a genetic tendency to gain weight to the offspring. Market timing is critical to making money. 0000035600 00000 n FCR= Total weight of feed/ (market weight-weaning weight). Total goat numbers are less than two million, down from 12 million in 1990, so the numbers just aren't there to justify much money being invested. Although goat producers would like to distill down to a single trait the definition of a fast-growing quality meat goat, these complex and unique animals currently defy such categorization. Beef, pork, and poultry producers have successfully introduced value-added items such as prepared dishes, lunch meats, weiners, jerky, and sausage to create year-round demand for their products. Pick your goat at a weight that will finish out right for the fair. Markets for offals exist for other meat species (cattle, sheep, hogs, pigs, chickens, turkeys), but there are not enough goats in the USA to create a profitable after-market for the parts that consumers don't eat (bone, ears, hooves, internal organs). 0000000016 00000 n Origin and Introduction of Boer Goat:-This goat is native to south Africa and developed in 1900’s exclusively for meat production purpose.Currently, Boer goat has spread throughout the world. Among goat raisers, there is much misunderstanding about what a MEAT goat really is . The market likes goats weighing 50 to 80 pounds. Boer Goat Profile Guide: Boer Goat – Male. Pounds : Inches. Faster growth means that the animals achieve market weights in the shortest amount of time using the least amount of feed so that the highest price can be received. This weight gain is usually accompanied by improved fertility, increased conception and twinning. They are very hardy and can adopt themselves with … Meat Goat Nutrition. As a measure of production, Average Daily Gain is less important in meat goats at this point in the goat industry's development than it is in other livestock species. • Home Page • Email Us • SALE BARN • Present and Future • GoatCamp™ • Myotonic Goats • Tennessee Meat Goats™ • TexMaster™ Goats •• Which breed is right for you? Bottom line: Regardless of how your goats are being fed, the cost of gain per day is the more significant number for the producer in today's goat-raising world. 0000002949 00000 n Weaning takes place in early summer when the supply of goats is highest and goat-meat prices are lowest. A high-class buck can create high-class offspring even when mated with a normal Doe. Learn how to care and management of these goats and know about their weight gain capacity. Boer Goat Breed Characteristics weight Gain Chart – FarmingX This is the complete information of Boer goat and it characteristics. Maybe, but we're not so sure. Any type of grain supplement, even creep feeding provided prior to weaning, skewers the results obtained when using average daily gain (ADG) to determine or predict growth in a goat and its ability to pass that trait to its offspring. A mature Boer buck, that is a male Boer Goat usually has a body weight between 240 lbs and 300 lbs (110 kg and 135 kg, whereas a female Boer Goat usually has a body weight ranging from 200 lbs to 220 lbs (90 kg to 100 kg). tion in goats, a project was designed to determine the effect of fall or spring kid-ding seasons on 1) birth, 60-d, and 90-d wt; 2) growth rate from birth to 90 d; and 3) survival from birth to 90 d in Boer-cross meat goats. Boer does reach sexual maturity at about 5 months of age. %%EOF Several factors unique to goats have more impact on their ability to gain weight rapidly than they do on cattle or sheep. Goats (like deer) are primarily foragers/browsers. for males and 210-265 lbs. 0000001320 00000 n Why was the State Fair of Texas canceled? (A copy of the newsletter or publication would also be a welcome addition to our growing library of goat related information!). The odds of inheriting the tendency to gain more than this average are the same as inheriting a tendency to gain less. The best method is to weigh the goat on a livestock scale. You have to decide whether to hold them over until the beginning of peak pricing time in November in hopes that they have not gained too much weight because heavier goats bring less money per pound. Under intensive performance tested conditions, males averaged 80 lbs. 0000015953 00000 n They possess long, pendulous ears like the Nubian goats. The breed comes from South Africa, but exports usually occur through New Zealand. All artwork and graphics © DTP, Ink and Onion Creek Ranch. • Health & Management Articles • ChevonTalk Discussion Group • Links • Registration • Meat Goat Mania •. A feedlot operation needs constant supply and demand year around. The author, Suzanne Gasparotto, hereby grants to local goat publications and club newsletters, permission to reprint articles published on the Onion Creek Ranch website under these conditions: THE ARTICLE MUST BE REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY AND THE AUTHOR'S NAME, ADDRESS, AND CONTACT INFORMATION MUST BE INCLUDED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE REPRINT. Feedlotting as it presently exists was developed for cattle and sheep to provide uniform products year-round and focuses on most consumers' historical preference for grain-fed rather than grass-fed meat. Goat meat is called either cabrito or chevon. 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