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The American Boer Goat Association makes all information on this website available for informational purposes only. Under no circumstances shall any information provided by ABGA be construed as veterinary advice. While ABGA has attempted to obtain applicable veterinary confirmation of provided information, ABGA makes no representation as to the accuracy and effectiveness of any treatments or practices discussed and accepts no liability for the use of any information contained on this website or in any associated article.

Introduction Boer Goat Quick Facts

  1. Basic Meat Goat Facts
  2. Boer Goat Quick Facts

History of the ABGA

  1. ABGA Frequently Asked Questions
  2. ABGA History and Breed Characteristics
  3. History of the American Boer Goat Association
  4. History of the American Boer Goat Association
  5. Join the ABGA

JABGA

  1. JABGA Member Benefits
  2. JABGA Member Information
  3. JABGA Membership Application
  4. Join the JABGA

I. Plan your farm (house, barn, fencing, water, grazing area for rotation)

  1. 4-H Meat Goat Guide
  2. 4H meat goat guide
  3. Barn Plans
  4. Fencing
  5. Forage Selection
  6. Grazing Fact Sheets
  7. Grazing Management
  8. Housing and Facilities for Meat Goats Shelter
  9. Livestock Guardian Dogs
  10. So you want to get in the goat business

II. Basic Production

  1. ABGA Breed Standards
  2. ABGA Full Blood & Purebred Breed Standards Faults & Disqualifications
  3. ABGA Percentage Breed Standards Faults & Disqualifications
  4. ABGA Teat Structure Chart
  5. Boer Goats and Market Goats Perspective Dr Fred Homeyer
  6. Breeds and Production Traits of Meat Goats
  7. Buck Aggression
  8. Calculating Percentage Of Breed Influence
  9. Doe selection Coni Ross still need
  10. EPD University of Arkansas
  11. EPD
  12. Goat Anatomy
  13. Goat Teeth Development
  14. Herd Sire Selection
  15. Management of Goats Coni Ross
  16. Meat Goat Judging Terminology
  17. New Years Resolution 2010 Dr Fred Homeyer
  18. Performance Testing on the Farm Dr Fred Homeyer
  19. Ratios and Proportions in Goats Dr Fred Homeyer updated 102715
  20. Selecting Boer Herd Sires or Buying a Bull Like a Race Horse Dr Fred Homeyer
  21. Selecting Sires and Dams for Meat Goat Production Dr Fred Homeyer
  22. Study of Hair Coats on Boer Goats Dr Fred Homeyer
  23. Traits of Successful Goat Producers Dr Fred Homeyer
  24. What Boer Goats Tell Us Dr Fred Homeyer

III Reproduction

  1. Body Condition Scoring
  2. Breeding Buck Soundness
  3. Breeding Management
  4. Breeding Strategies
  5. Embryo Transfer in Sheep and Goats
  6. Embryo Transfers Flushing Surgically
  7. Flushing Naturally
  8. Goat Breeding Natural vs Artificial Insemination
  9. Heat Detection and Breeding in Meat Goats
  10. Hermaphrodites Pros and Cons Fred Homeyer
  11. Identifying the Barren Doe Fred Homeyer
  12. Laparoscopic Insemination of Sheep and Goats
  13. Naturally Flushing Does for the Breeding Season
  14. Preparing A Buck For Semen Collection
  15. Preparing Meat Goats for Breeding Season
  16. Production Traits
  17. Reproductive Aspects

IV. Kidding & Kid Management Kidding:

  1. Gestation Calendar
  2. Preparing Does for Kidding
  3. Where to Kid
  4. Where to Kid
  5. Detecting Labor
  6. Preparation for Delivery
  7. Labor and Kidding
  8. Kidding Positions
  9. Colostrum and the Health of Newborn Kids
  10. First 2 Hours after Birth
  11. Shedding the Afterbirth
  12. Bottle Feeding Schedule and Homemade recipes

Kid Management:    

  1. Bottle Babies Coni Ross
  2. Bottle Feeding Schedule and Homemade recipes
  3. Colostrum and the Health of Newborn Kids
  4. Contracted Tendons in Newborns
  5. Grafting
  6. Hypothermia
  7. Kidding & Kid Management Coni Ross
  8. Kid Health Practice
  9. Newborn Kid Care
  10. Poop in Newborns

V. Nutrition

  1. Basic Nutrition Balance Frank Craddock
  2. Basic Ration Balancing
  3. Creep Feeding Kid Goats
  4. FEEDING and SHOWING 4-H Market Goats
  5. Feeding the Buck
  6. Feeding the Doe Based on Stage of Production
  7. Feeding the Market Goat
  8. goat energy
  9. goat hay pdf
  10. goat minerals
  11. goat protein
  12. Goats and their nutrition
  13. Grazing Fact Sheets
  14. Grazing Management
  15. Nutrition for Meat Goats
  16. Primary Nutrition
  17. range herbivores
  18. Water and Water Containers

VI. Health

  1. Abortion Causes in Goats
  2. Acidosis
  3. Anemia Bottle Jaw with Treatment
  4. Anthrax
  5. Biosecurity of Goats
  6. Anemia Bottle Jaw with Treatment
  7. Brucellosis
  8. CAE
  9. Chlamydia
  10. CL
  11. Cleft palate
  12. Coccidiosis
  13. Copper Toxicity
  14. Enterotoxemia
  15. External Parasites on Goats
  16. Foot Rot
  17. Goat Care 101
  18. Goat Health Tips
  19. Goiter
  20. Healthy Goats
  21. Herd Health Management Practices
  22. Internal Parasites
  23. Johne’s Disease
  24. Laminitis and Founder
  25. Lice
  26. Listeriosis
  27. Lungworms
  28. Mastitis
  29. Medicine
  30. Mite Treatment
  31. Navel Ill Joint Ill
  32. Normal Vital Signs Temp Respirations Rumen Movement
  33. Pink Eye or Infectious KeratoconjunctivitisMeat Goat Notes
  34. Pneumonia
  35. Poisonous Plants Jackie Nix
  36. Poisonous Plants to Livestock
  37. Polio
  38. Pregnancy Toxemia Alabama A&M
  39. Pregnancy Toxemia Lauren Green
  40. Preventative Measures
  41. Purchased Animals
  42. Q Fever Marshall
  43. Q Fever Murphy
  44. Rabies
  45. Shedding the Afterbirth
  46. Revive and Magic Recipes
  47. Ringworms
  48. Rules for Good Health
  49. Scrapie
  50. Signs of Illness
  51. Sore Mouth
  52. Splinting An Injured Leg
  53. Tetanus
  54. Toxoplasmosis
  55. Understanding Vaccination Programs
  56. Urinary Calculi
  57. Urinary Calculi 1
  58. Vaccination Program
  59. Vaccinations Enterotoxemia and Tetanus
  60. White Muscle Disease or Stiff Lamb Disease
  61. Vet Relationship & Mentors

VII: How to:

  1. Banding Horns Older Goats
  2. Banding
  3. Disbudding Goats
  4. Drawing Blood
  5. Folded Ears How to Fix
  6. Hoof Trimming in Goats
  7. How to Tattoo Tips
  8. Preparing A Buck For Semen Collection
  9. Splinting An Injured Leg
  10. Stick of Shame
  11. Tattoo Identification
  12. Trimming the Market Goat
  13. Trim a Breeding Goat Sandy Duncan
  14. Tube Feeding
  15. Tube Feeding Weak Kids

 VIII. Goat Meat

  1. Cooking Goat
  2. Cooking Goat Recipes
  3. Global Food Table
  4. Goat Meat Cuts

IX. Marketing

  1. What Is a Marketing Plan
  2. Marketing Plan Parts:
    • Positioning
    • Pricing
    • Pricing Strategies
  3. Goals
    • Profit-Oriented Goals
    • Sales-Oriented Goals
  4. Status Quo Pricing
  5. Discounts
  6. Coupons
  7. Shipping Terms
  8. Sales Term & Credit Policies
  9. Market Channels
  10. Advertising and Promotions
  11. Marketing meat animals directly to consumers
  12. Advantages of Direct Marketing
    • Higher Prices for Small Groups
    • Higher Prices for Leaner & Lighter Weight Animals
    • More Net Profit
    • Better Cash Flow
  13. Identifying Your Market
  14. Deciding What to Raise
    • Sex
    • Natural and Organic
  15. Picking A Meat Processor
    • Reputation
    • Facilities
    • Location
    • Relationships
  16. Deciding What Products to Sell
    • Sides
    • Quarters
    • Bundles
    • Specialty Products
  17. Pricing
    • Processing Costs
    • Quality
    • Consumer Information
    • Delivery
    • Services
    • Integrity & Dependability
    • Comparison Prices
  18. Comparing Prices
  19. Financing
  20. Customers
  21. Worksheet For Estimating Retail Value of Beef Side
  22. Worksheet For Estimating Retail Value of Goat/Lamb Carcass
  23. Worksheet For Estimating Retail Value of Pork Carcass
  24. Marketing meat animals for holidays (plan breeding for proper size for holidays)
    • Christian Holidays
    • Islamic Holidays
    • Jewish Holidays
  25. Information Sources
  26. Markets for Goat Meat
  27. ethnic-holiday-calendar-for-lambs-and-goats
  28. Ethnic-Holiday-Calendar
  29. Ethnic-Holidays-2014-2018
  30. Holidays and goats desired
  31. Marketing of Feeder slaughter goats
  32. NOW THAT YOU HAVE THAT EXPENSIVE BOER BUCK

X. Financial Information (all together except for tables)

  1. Farm business analysis
  2. Types of Analysis
  3. Methods of Analysis
    • Comparative Analysis
    • Ratio Analysis
    • Projected Analysis
  4. Conceptual Framework of Analysis
  5. Tools of Farm Business Analysis
    • Budgets
    • Balance Sheet
    • Assets
    • Liabilities
    • Net Worth
  6. Balance Sheet Analysis
    • Farm Balance Sheet
  7. Income Statement
    • Farm Operating Receipts
    • Farm Operating Expenses
    • Adjustments
    • Net Farm Income
    • Income Statement Analysis
    • Farm Income Statement Sample
  8. Cash Flow
    • Analysis of Cash Flow
    • Annual Cash Flow Sample
  9. Using information from the Farm Business Analysis
    • Signs of Pending Difficulties
    • Specific Solutions for Severe Financial Problems
  10. Summary
  11. Budgeting for Agricultural Decision Making
    • Table 1 Instructions for using interactive budgets
    • Table 2 Instructions for using interactive budgets
    • Table 3 Instructions for using interactive budgets
  12. Enterprise Budgets
    • Variable Costs
    • Fixed Costs
    • Total Costs
  13. Breakeven Analysis
  14. Enterprise Planning and Financial Management
  15. Available Budgets
  16. Partial Budgets
    • When and How to Use Partial Budgets
    • Ensuring an Accurate Partial Budget
    • Partial Budgeting Format
  17. Capital Budgeting
  18. Meat
    • Sample Meat Goat Budget

Meat Goat Economics

  1. Checklist-for-Meat-Goat-Enterprise-Development
  2. Checklist-for-Meat-Goat-Enterprise-Development
  3. Sample-meat-goat-budget
  4. Instructions-for-Using-the-Budget-Template
  5. Introduction-to-Class-Example
  6. Lab-Data-Checklist
  7. Lab-Instructions-to-Students
  8. Meat Goat Economic Power Point
  9. Meat Goat Economics Lab Power Point
  10. Copy of Completed Assignment Spreadsheet

XI. Resources

  1. Associations
  2. Auctioneers & Services
  3. Books
  4. Breeding Services
  5. Suggested Web Sites For Your Review
  6. Supplies

XII. Miscellaneous

  1. Doe’s Secret Code of Honor
  2. Goat Color Explained
  3. Rainbow Bridge
  4. Sample Breeding Contract by a Buck Owner

XIII. Show Ring

  1. Going to a show Check List updated 1030
  2. How I Judge Boer Goats in the Show Ring Dr Fred Homeyer
  3. JABGA BEING AN EFFECTIVE JUDGE
  4. Judging_Meat_Goats
  5. Meat Goat Judging Terminology
  6. Presentation-oral-reasons
  7. Showmanship JABGA
  8. Showmanship NCSUShow Info
  9. Showmanship OSU

Goat Research Project The American Boer Goat Association makes all information on this website available for informational purposes only. Under no circumstances shall any information provided by ABGA be construed as veterinary advice. While ABGA has attempted to obtain applicable veterinary confirmation of provided information, ABGA makes no representation as to the accuracy and effectiveness of any treatments or practices discussed and accepts no liability for the use of any information contained on this website or in any associated article.