Cross Breeding Meat Goat Options
I raised three sets of twins from:
A. Boer Doe bred to Boer Buck
B. Nubian Doe bred to Boer Buck
C. Nubian Doe bred to Nubian Buck
Final results will be described in Section E. Results. I did learn that differences in birthing seasons and circumstances beyond my control probably played a big part in how the three sets of kids completed my project.
This year I am a volunteer leader in my 4-H Club for younger kids starting in a Goat Project. I have shared the information with them. I have also shared the information with others that are in the goat project I take. I have the information as completed in Section E. Results page of this progress report that I will be passing on to my FFA advisor and the Franklin County University Extension staff for use as they see fit. My entire 4-H Club (members and parents) have visited my farm/goats since starting this project.
This project is complete. I plan on continuing to weigh and measure kids in both my Boer and Nubian herds this coming birthing season and as they grow. I am expecting crossbred kids again as the mother of the boer buckling. I kept as a herd sire was bred to the Nubain buck. So instead of a Nubian/Boer cross, it will be a Boer/Nubian cross and it will be interesting to see if there is any marked difference in growth rates.