High Resistance to disease
South african boer goats
The South African Boer goat was developed in the early 1900s for meat production.
Their name is derived from the Dutch word "Boer" meaning farmer and was probably used to distinguish the native goats from the Angora goats which were imported into South Africa during the 19th century.
The present day Boer goat appeared in the early 1900's when ranchers in the Easter Cape Province started selecting for a meat type goat.
At Nimukama Mixed Farm pure bred Boer goats with ancestry lineage lines in South Africa have been bred with local mubende goats that are indigenous to Central Uganda to produce crossbreeds. Our breeding program is driven by the need to produce goats with good carcass weight. The South African Boer Goat is widely recognized to be the yardstick against which meat producing goats across the world are measured.