Re: Age to slaughter
Our does are due in April and May. We are trying to minimize the amount of hay/grain we need to feed. Two years ago we slaughtered a 6mo. old dairy wether and got 10-15lbs of meat. We slaughtered him ourselves, just like we do our deer when my husband gets one. Nice to be able to save on the expense of processing. I am wondering though, how big of a difference should I expect in the amount of meat we will get. Is it worth the extra money you put into feed if you raise a Boer cross to 9 months or is it more economical to just slaugher younger?