1st goat to processor

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Lifesong Farm, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Lifesong Farm

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    I just dropped my first goat off at the processor. I hope he tastes as good as everyone said. If so I don't need to worry about what to do with my wethers if they don't sell. I have had goat before but I don't remember much about what food tasted like when I was 4. [​IMG]
     
  2. EweSheep

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  3. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Thinking about meat goats. What breed do you have and how old are they at processing?
     
  4. heathersboers

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    We sell a lot of our bucks and culls from our show herd for meat- about $2.00 per pound- I cant bring myself to do it though. If we dont sell them for meat-they go to the local aucion barn. People say the meat is good, but all mine have names [​IMG]
     
  5. Lifesong Farm

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    I have Oberhasli dairy goats. Jerky (honestly it was his name) was born in April so he is 9 months. I put it off because of the holidays. I have goats for milk and show. The "extra boys" are going to be fed out for our freezer, other freezers and pets. I will get stats on what his weights were when I pick up the meat.
    Just like beef. You get more meat out of a meat breed than you do a dairy breed. If all you want is meat go with a boer or a spanish. If you want both go with a dairy meat cross or a breed like it and if you want to deal more with the milkers and eat your extras... pick a breed that appeals to you.
     
  6. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    My Nieces DH has Nubians that he is going to cross with a Kiko buck. Hoping for lots of milk with the boys big enough for meat. Breeding next month I think.
     
  7. Lifesong Farm

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    Quote:KIKO! That's the one I couldn't remember. That cross should give nice babies.
     
  8. heathersboers

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    Quote:If you bred the nubians to a boer- There would be lots of milk and meat [​IMG] I tried crossing with a kiko and all my goats looked to lean looking, but they are hardier.
     
  9. Lifesong Farm

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    Quote:If you bred the nubians to a boer- There would be lots of milk and meat [​IMG] I tried crossing with a kiko and all my goats looked to lean looking, but they are hardier.

    I like the Boer Nube crosses. I REALY like the ones with the spots. [​IMG]

    My Obe rescue settled the goat issue for me. I fell for the breed hook line and sinker because of her.
     
  10. pardygwyn

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    Quote:Oh man, if I ever get sucked back into goats again, I bet you anything it'll be an Oberhasli that'll do it. [​IMG] Though I'm also partial to Alpine/Boer crosses for dual purpose...! I just don't have the time or the fence for goats right now. I do miss 'em.
     

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