South African Boer Bok
Autumn Olive Farms is a family based operation in Augusta County. We have a dual focus model with a singular commitment to the health and wellness of the land, animal and the consumer. We raise the beautiful South African Boer Bok as an environmentally sound method to combat the invasive plant species problem while producing one of the finest and healthiest meats in the world right here in the Shenandoah Valley. The combination of the worlds premier, purpose bred and standardized meat goat with the fantastic forage base of invasive species here in the Valley provides a win-win situation for the land, its owner and the consumer.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Boer Boks on front page of paper....
The Boer Boks are featured on the front page of the Staunton News Leader. You can click on the link under Project Links to view it. There are also 9 pictures of the goats you can access when looking at the article as well. It is a good article to let people know about the project and to answer the question.... What are goats like these doing at a place like this?
There are a few corrections to the printed article. (They corrected the article that is online.) The most important one is we did not receive a grant from USDA. We received a grant from a private family foundation through the Shenandoah Resource Conservation and Development Council, which is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization composed of volunteers across the Valley.
Somehow we ended up with a picture of our ugliest goat on the front page that isn't even a Boer Bok. She is Black Betty, a very old Nubian that we retired this year. She has a face only a mother could love. :)
We will have some more articles coming out soon and will keep you posted on when and where you can view them.
Posted by Linda and Clay R. Trainum at 11:37 AM