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.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Boer Bok Field Day................

What are South African Boer Bok and what are they doing at the  Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, VA?  

There will be a field day at the Museum on Thursday, May 20th to find out how Boer Bok control invasive species and to look at land management options and programs available once invasives are suppressed or eliminated.  Click here to see the official  flyer.

This is a free event for landowners to see how you can use the South African Boer Bok as biological control agents for invasive species such as Autumn Olive, Multi-flora Rose, Honeysuckle and many more.  Biological control represents a viable alternative to the use of herbicides and their effects on streams and watersheds.  

The field day starts at 9:00 am in the Octagonal Barn with an overview of using  the Boer Bok by Clay and Linda Trainum.  This will be followed by a discussion of land management options and state and federal programs available by speakers from the Headwaters SWCD and NRCS, as well as a local forester.  Then it is out to the field to see the Boer Bok at work.  

A Boer Bok BBQ lunch will be available for $5.00.  This event is sponsored by Autumn Olive Farms, Shenandoah Resource Conservation and Development Council, The Frontier Culture Museum, and Farm Credit.  Preregistration and $5.00 lunch payment is requested so we will know how much food to prepare.  You can register by calling Lorraine Cormier, Shenandoah RC & D at 540-248-3321 or online at 

We are excited about this opportunity and hope you will be able to attend.  You can contact me at if you have questions.  

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