AfrikaansShow more Partial translation of Afrikaans boerbok, see boerbok.
(One of) a hardy, indigenous goat breed, well adapted to arid terrain which is not suited to sheep farming; boerbok. Also attributive.
1896R. WallaceFarming Indust. of Cape Col. 323The Boer goat, which is termed the native goat to distinguish it from the recently imported Angora, is a strong, coarse, hardy energetic animal, strongly resembling the English goat.
1975W. SteenkampLand of Thirst King 64The Boer goat, on the other hand, supplied good velskoen-leather.
1980Farmer’s Weekly 30 July 68He has since satisfied himself that Boergoats, properly run, can be a paying proposition on thorn veld.
1983F.G. ButlerBursting World 37I recall two efforts by the ‘Hearties’..to melt or break up their iceberg of a warden. The first was to introduce a large and odoriferous stray boer-goat into his flat late one afternoon before he returned.
1991D. Barry inFarmer’s Weekly 25 Jan. 18There’s tremendous scope for exporting embryos..from our top Angora goats, Boergoats, Dormer sheep and certain cattle breeds.
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