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tony okrongly
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How much meat from a Nigerian Wether?

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If I'm not going to milk a doe and decide to just let her nurse her kids... let say she has 2 males. I think they get slaughtered at 6 months? Or is that Boers? I'm not sure. How much meat would you…Continue

The Blue Goat Homestead

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Nov 18. 3 Replies

Thanks for letting me join.  I'm Tony. My 9 year old homestead is called "The Blue Goat." It's 10 acres. When we moved here the previous owner had a herd of Boers, so the basic structure was here. …Continue

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How much meat from a Nigerian Wether?

If I'm not going to milk a doe and decide to just let her nurse her kids... let say she has 2 males. I think they get slaughtered at 6 months? Or is that Boers? I'm not sure. How much meat would you actually get from the carcass of a free range (good pasture) and milk fed wether? When do you normally process them?I'm assuming a spring birth would be more in line with raising meat on pasture. Thanks,TonySee More
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle commented on tony okrongly's photo
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buck elvis

"I have never banded horns because all of mine are either disbudded by a week or they keep their horns until they're butchered. You should be able to cut the ends if they are not hot. If you feel warmth, that means there is blood running through…"
Nov 18
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to tony okrongly's discussion The Blue Goat Homestead
"I only keep the best sons of the best does as bucks. Mom has to be one of my top milkers with easy to milk teats and an excellent udder. The rest are wethered and sold as pets or turned into meat. I was resistant to the idea of butchering goats for…"
Nov 18
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buck elvis

"I saw something about banding them, but they seem pretty big. What do you think?"
Nov 17
tony okrongly replied to tony okrongly's discussion The Blue Goat Homestead
"Something to consider. We will do more banding going forward"
Nov 17
Deborah Niemann-Boehle commented on tony okrongly's photo
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buck elvis

"Those horns look a bit worrisome. If they continue growing like that, you could wind up either needing to cut the horns or putting him down because they will go into his neck unless they turn really soon. "
Nov 17
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to tony okrongly's discussion The Blue Goat Homestead
"Welcome to the group! It will be interesting to see what percentage of bucks-does you have next spring. It can be the buck, but it can also be the doe, depending upon the pH of her vagina. I've had does that had as much as 70-80% bucks or does…"
Nov 17
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Elvis the Buck's first day

"Added to the herd Nov 17, 2020. I'm pretty sure the girls are already pregnant from our last buck, so it will be a while before we see what this new buck is made of. "
Nov 17
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Oden

"Young buck. We gave him 2 years to see what he was made of.  Evidently he is made of only boy genes, because his offspring was over 80% male.  That's no good. Does are worth a lot more than bucklings or wethers. He was a substandard…"
Nov 17
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Kazoo

"Beautiful doe, had issues with squatting when her kids tried to milk. It got so bad we had to hand rear her last kid. So she was sold on Nov 17, 2020. I liked her. "
Nov 17
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The Blue Goat Homestead

Thanks for letting me join.  I'm Tony. My 9 year old homestead is called "The Blue Goat." It's 10 acres. When we moved here the previous owner had a herd of Boers, so the basic structure was here.  Since we came from Dallas we knew nothing. So for our anniversary my wife and bought a single ornery grey doe ("Blue") who beat up everyone else in the herd and had lopsided utters. Within 2 days of having a single goat we realized our mistake and added a 2nd doe - a nice tan one - and a friendly…See More
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