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, August 13, 2010


We knew that we were going to have an article in the small ruminant section of Country Folk magazine, but did not expect to make the front cover! 

Jennifer Showalter, the author, came to the Frontier Culture Museum to write an article about our Boer Bok.  She is a young farmer from Lexington, VA who knows first hand what a problem invasive plant species are for farmers.  She said she has sprayed so many that the plants should wilt when she walks by! 

Here is the link to the article.  Goats create win-win situation for Autumn Olive Farms

1 comment:

  1. Just got my issue in today and I was thrilled. First because there was an article about goats (I hope they have more). Second because of what you guys have done for your farm, the environment and the meat goat industry as a whole. I am a small meat goat producer in northeastern North Carolina and hope to be as successful as ya'll have been one day. I raise Kiko and Boki. I had very bad luck with Boer.My family has had goats for 30 years. We started with them just to clean up our then new property. (Which they did clean up) In 2005 I took over the goats as a full fledged farm. I love it. I have also tried to promote goats as an alternative to chemicals for weed eradication but have had no takers so far. But I have got a few laughs! Keep up the great work.

    Alan Roye
    AlliHan Farms
    Jackson, NC