Articles that may be of interest to fellow Boer goat keepers
Below are several articles written by Dr. Fred C Homeyer, they offer a valuable insight to Boer goats from a world-renowned Boer goat judge and author he is also a life-time member of the British Boer Goat Society.
These articles have been re-produced on the Stour Valley Boer Goat website with kind permission of the author Dr. Fred Homeyer
Dr. Fred C. Homeyer is a retired college professor of Computer Science and has been involved in the meat goat industry for 20 years. He has raised over 20,000 meat goats at his Antelope Creek Ranch in Robert Lee, Texas since 1994. He has judged over 100 shows in 31 U. S. States, 3 CanadianProvinces and 15 other countries around the world. Dr. Homeyer has judged over 20 National Shows in Brazil, Mexico, Austria, Bermuda, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Canada. Dr. Homeyer is the only person certified by all three Boer goat associations (ABGA, IBGA, USBGA) as well as ABC Boer (Brazilian Boer Goat Association). He has written over 400 articles on goats and goat raising that have been published in over 30 magazines worldwide. He has presented over 200 seminars around the world and can give reasons for placing animals in the show ring in English, Spanish, Portuguese and German. His current research interests include increasing carcass yield in meat goat kids through herd sire selection as well prediction and extrapolation of physical traits through study of phenotype and genotype characteristics of meat goats and a study of caprine hair coats to determine meaningful physical selection traits. Dr. Homeyer strives to be a positive ambassador for Boer goats everywhere he travels in the world and is internationally recognized for his efforts in this regard.