Those of you who know a bit about goat breeds will have noticed that although we have a herd of Boer x Anglo Nubian goats the photo above is of our two castrated Cashmere goats. There are also photos of Toggenberg, Saanen and British Alpine goats on this website. When we started keeping goats we started by buying the unwanted males from a dairy and keeping them for a few months before selling the meat. We still buy a few in but the goats we breed ourselves are all Boer x Anglo Nubian.
Boer goats are fast growing and have been specially bred for healthy, low cholesterol, lean meat production. They are short legged and stocky with a mainly chestnut/ chocolate coloured head and neck and an all white short coated body.
Anglo Nubian goats have long pendulos ears and a nasal bone markedly convex in shape. They have quite an upright stance and are a dairy breed but they are also suited to meat production. The kids grow quickly and put on weight easily.
The cross produces a fast growing kid with a tasty lean meat that is low in cholesterol.