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2005 ON BOERGOATS.COM - Jan 3rd, 2006
  Is everyone as happy as I that the year 2005 is over? ...
ABGA NAT'L MEETING MOTIONS - May 30th, 2003
  The American Boer Goat Association national meeting will be held Saturday evening, June 7th, in the Ike Hamilton Arena in West Monroe, LA. The meeting...
ANARCHY IN THE RING! - Jul 11th, 2001
  Part I ...
BOARD NOMINATION EDITORIAL - Mar 26th, 2004
  Please note that no where on this [nomination] form is the applicant asked to follow and uphold the by-laws of this association. ...
BOER GOATS IN DISGUISE - Aug 21st, 2001
  As we continue to move ahead in this Boer Goat Industry, we are ...
BOERGOATS.COM IS NOT THE ABGA - Jul 1st, 2003
  As most of you know... boergoats.com is a private sole-proprietorship owned by KLS Boer Goats which, in turn, is owned by Keith & Lucinda Smith of...
BRACING SHOW GOATS - Jan 11th, 2006
  Should market goats be braced in the ring? I recently ...
BREED STANDARD COMPARISONS - Not dated
BREED STANDARDS - Jan 15th, 2002
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BUY SOMETHING! - Apr 29th, 2006
  It all started innocently enough... a few yuppies decided that everything had to be politically correct. Here are four examples. ...
BUYING YOUR FIRST STOCK - Mar 12th, 2003
  Question: ...
COLD GOATS AND WASTED HAY - Oct 2nd, 2007
   When my Wife and I first started out raising goats we didnít know anything, and I mean ANYTHING, about goats! The only thing we could find as far...
COLORED GOATS - CON - May 23rd, 2002
  Have you ever watched the news to see a report on a group of people who, ...
COLORED GOATS - PRO - May 31st, 2002
   This letter is in response to the letter about colored boer goats on Boergoats.com. It is true that the red and black boer goats are not traditi...
COMMENTARY: TO HELL WITH AGRICULTURE - Nov 16th, 2006
  If you take a careful look around you, you will notice that there is much less interest in farming on every level than there was a quarter century ago...
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN - Not dated
  I own Boer goats that are direct decendants of some of the only Boers directly imported into the United States from South Africa. They are some outsta...
DEHORNING - NO - Not dated
  I strongly believe that if an animal in its natural state doesn't suit a ...
DEHORNING - YES - Not dated
  In our herd winter confinement because of weather conditions is the main reason for having disbudded and dehorned does. ...
DO I DETECT A PATTERN HERE? - Jul 18th, 2006
  I have been informed by association leaders that my negative comments hurt the industry. - that I'll drive away prospective members. I can see how tha...
DOMAIN REGISTRATION RENEWAL SCAMS! - Jun 18th, 2002
ENNOBLEMENT CRITERIA EDITORIAL - Aug 20th, 2004
  After reading the following editorial I urge you to voice your opinion not only to your ABGA Regional Director, but to Robert Swize ABGA Executive Dir...
ETHICS 101 - Not dated
  Goats, and livestock in general for that matter, don't come with much of a guarantee. We seem to have a hard enough time keeping them healthy and repr...
EVERYBODY'S HAPPY - Dec 31st, 2009
  I was going to title this article "The Goat Industry's Still Healthy Even Though The Rest Of The Economy's Gone To Hell In A Hand Basket" but t...
FMD - LET'S THINK AHEAD - May 16th, 2001
  I am not normally known for thinking ahead, but ever since I started reading up on the foot and mouth disease that's becoming epidemic, I'm getting th...
FULL SOUTH AFRICAN GOATS - Jan 22nd, 2002
  As a breeder of South African Boer Goats I would like to say that I am tired of distinctions between New ...
JUDGES - RETRACTION - Feb 12th, 2004
   Most of the ruckus raised by myself and others in the industry about the South African judges has been misplaced. My previous editorial was a knee-jer...
JUST THE FACTS PLEASE - Mar 27th, 2008
   Funny things happen when a curious Internet publisher has extra time to surf the net. Certain trends start to form out of the gazillion "information" ...
LIVESTOCK IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM IS BROKEN - Jul 25th, 2005
   Three weeks after the National Livestock Identification System was implemented in New South Wales, one of its key saleyards is having serious problems...
NEW DOMAIN NAME SCAM - Aug 13th, 2003
   It seems that Domain Registry of America has joined the throng of spammers out there... They have a program that reads your record at your current dom...
ON LINE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SCAMS - Nov 20th, 2008
   Ed. note: This article is from the Trend Micro November 2008 newsletter. Trend Micro, www.trendmicro.com, prov...
PASS THE GOAT, PLEASE - Nov 10th, 2008
   Our form of sharing was to donate one or two wethers from each crop to a local youth ag program. One lesson we learned? Be careful! Make sure the weth...
PREDICTABLE TERRORISM - Aug 12th, 2005
   Terrorism: The unexpected use or threatened use of force or violence against people or property to coerce or intimidate governments or socie...
PREMISIS IDENTIFICATION - AGAIN - Jan 5th, 2006
   The Texas Animal Health Commission is plowing ahead toward compliance to a proven broken system of food-animal identification. ...
PURPLE GOATS! - Jan 2nd, 2002
   One breeder contends that ...
SA JUDGES ARE BAAACCKK! - Jan 26th, 2004
   The American Boer Goat Association has selected the judges for the 2004 National Show. All American. Selected by a vote of the exhibitors at the 2003 ...
SCAM ALERT ! - Jul 26th, 2004
SHOW FORMAT INEQUITIES - May 9th, 2003
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SHOWING - Not dated
   This is my first year showing Boer meat goats. I showed 4 goats ...
SHOWING/JUDGING - Sep 12th, 2001
   This editorial is not meant to demean the show end of the industry or "point the finger at" individual judges. It is meant to ferment debate an...
SOUTH AFRICAN JUDGES - May 20th, 2003
   This is an editorial but the information presented is fact, not just my opinion. ...
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS - Dec 29th, 2008
THE BOER BLOG - Jan 5th, 2007
THE COST OF GETTING THERE - Jun 3rd, 2005
   Was sittin' on the porch the other evening, sippin' Jack Daniels with our neighbor Bubba. The topics of conversation just kinda' ebbed and flowed arou...
THE NEED FOR COOPERATION - Oct 21st, 2005
   Some time after the end of his professional career, a retiree is occasionally seized with a near irresistible notion to offer, sought or not, some sem...
WARNING - TAX SCAMS - Mar 21st, 2008
   The following is from the Trend Micro site. I am not endorsing their product(s) and I'm...
WHAT IS C O D I / P C I ? - Jan 15th, 2007
   Some folks, even some who are selling CODI/PCI goats, seem to have received some wrong information - perhaps from the folks they bought them from. ...
WHAT IS THIS BREED COMING TO - Aug 26th, 2011
WHAT'S YOUR BOER BUCK WORTH$?$ - Jun 28th, 2001
   You know we all must face reality sooner or later. This is especially true when we begin to appraise our breeding bucks. ...
WHY ALL THE DISPERSAL SALES? - Nov 28th, 2002
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WITHERS, WETHERS, WHATEVER - Jul 5th, 2007
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