Frequently Asked Questions
- How much does a Boer goat cost?
Full-blood stud buck, £800 – £1,200.
Full-blood stud does are currently not available.
Full-blood registered commercial buck, £400 – £700
Full-blood registered commercial does are currently unavailable.
Standard, non-registered commercial buck, £200 – £400.
- What is the health status of the Morley herd?
All Morley Boer Goats qualify for EU Export Status.
We are registered for the Scrapie Monitoring Scheme.
We are members of the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC), Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis (CAE) accreditation scheme.
We test for Caseous Lymphadenitis (CLA).
We are members of the SAC Premium Cattle Health Scheme providing certified Johne’s disease testing for goats.
- How does goat artificial insemination work?
Recipient goats must be synchronised so that all the does ovulate at the same time. Frozen semen straws are then inserted into surrogate does by a specially trained vet.
We can supply frozen semen straws and recommend a vet to perform the laparoscopic artificial insemination.
It costs in the region of £5 per doe for synchronisation, laparoscopic insemination costs £15 per doe, and straws cost between £30 and £50 each.
- How does embryo transplant work?
Recipient goats must be synchronised so that all the does ovulate at the same time.
Fresh or frozen embryos are inserted into surrogate does by a specially trained vet.
We can make arrangements to supply frozen embryos and recommend a suitable vet. But we warn you that this can be a very difficult and expensive process, the success of which cannot be guaranteed.
- What should I feed my goats?
Correct feeding is an essential element of a successful breeding programme and has a direct impact on the growth and development of meat carrying offspring.
We can recommend tried and tested feeding regimes, honed from our 15 years’+ experience of raising top quality Boer goats.