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, June 18, 2010

Some Before and After.......

This is what Autumn Olive looks like before and during the Boer Bok foraging on it.  They love to stand and reach the high leaves. 

This is what Autumn Olive looks like after the Boer Bok have foraged on it.  They remove the leaves which stresses the plant.  The root then puts its efforts into regenerating the foliage at every point where the leaves have been plucked off.  If you cut the plant off at the base only, all the root energy is applied at the one point, allowing the plant to come roaring back. 

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