Zinn Farm’s free range goat herd is a cross breed herd. The goats are a Boer / Nubian cross.
The Boer breed was developed in the early 1900s in South Africa. This is a great breed for meat production. Our goats are crossed with the Anglo-Nubian, a classic milk goat. By cross breeding our goats, we ensure a superior quality meat without sacrificing the animals ability to care for its young.
The goat kids are at eight months of age at slaughter to guarantee a tender and flavourful meat. The market kids are finished with supplementary oats that creates a beautifully marbled and tender meat. We only breed our does once a year, rather than every 8 months on other farms. This longer rest period reduces stress on the does and improves their health. Raising goats in a low stress environment is key to creating the best Chevon available.