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I breed when they are 80lbs or more, they normally hit that weight before the age I breed them at though, 7-8 months. But it is really important to breed by weight, but also do not breed them before they are 7-8 months either.
 

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we breed 9 months and at least 90 lbs, If they are not that age and size by October/November to be bred to kid March/April, then we skip htem and wait until next breeding season, which would be the following August for us. Often we will have 2 or 3 we will breed and a couple that are too young/too small. Our main herd is Bred to kid January/February. Then if someone is missed we will put them with the yearlings and kid them March/April. We pull all bucks out from the does so no one kids later than May 1st.
 

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We like to breed about 10mo/100+lbs. that gives them time to grow and mature a little, especially mentally.
We've bred at 8mo/100lbs. with no problems, the doe was very mature minded.

We have a Jan & Feb doe we are planning to breed towards the end of the year for late spring kids. The 6mo is 100lbs. and the 5mo is probably about 75lbs. right now.
 
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