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Definition of boer goat in English:


A goat of a hardy breed, originally from South Africa.
Example sentences
  • He claims that with no Chinese market the South Australian boer goat industry is all but finished.
  • Yesterday we heard that the price for boer goats had dropped from up to $700 to $25 linked to a standstill in the elite Chinese market.
  • Our full blood boer goat herd consists of over 150 full blood does and over 60 percentage does.


From Afrikaans boer 'farmer' + goat.

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