The Cockerham Herd of British Meat Goats has for sale a small number of goats.
Firstly we have a selection of male goat kids, all born in late March, early April 2017.
3 X Pure Boer Goat Males from our herd selected for commercial meat production traits
2 x British Meat Goat Males which are 25% Cashmere and 75% Boer – these males are for sale as tup with then eat males – i.e. use them to serve your small number of does then take them in to use as meat. – great for the small herd who don’t wish to own a male year round!
All of these males are for sale at £225, The Pure Boers could be registered with the BBGS at your expense if you wish to do so. We will provide all the necessary paperwork to be able to do this if you decide that you wish the goats to be registered.
Secondly we have 5 adult female British Meat Goats. These will be available to select from a portion of our main herd which is made up of goats selected for their commercial meat production traits such as ease of management, kidding percentage, mothering ability and being able to cope with cold wet Northern England fields year round.
These does all have a percentage of Boer genetics (to ensure meat, conformation and kidding percentage) many have a percentage of Cashmere genetics (to add mothering, hardiness and warmth) and a number have Alpine genetics (to add mothering, milk supply and frame size).
Most of the goats can be registered with the BBGS (at your expense) if you choose to do so. However they may only be registrable at 50% (using only the fathers registration) as the majority of our females are not registered even if they are high grade Boers. Again any necessary paperwork would be completed and signed for you.
Please also note that we DO NOT select by colour, nose, horn or ear shape etc, purely by commercial traits so the herd does vary on all these non meat things.
The age of the group is between 2 and 6 years old.