Okeechobee goats now at home in the Caribbean – Okeechobee News

OKEECHOBEE — Three Okeechobee goats now call Saint Kitts and Nevis their new home thanks to a collaborative project being led by the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine’s Small Ruminant Student Club and the local Ministry of Agriculture.

Three different genetic lines of boer goats from Kissimmee River Boer Goats located in Okeechobee, were delivered to the island of St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean to crossbreed with the local goats in order to help the limited genetic diversity of goats on the island.

One of the three goats from Kissimmee River Boer Goats in Okeechobee takes a look around shortly after arriving in St. Kitts and Nevis. Special to the Okeechobee News.

Through the crossbreeding of local doe breeds with boer goats brought to the island from Florida, this…

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