Dairy Wethers

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by jodief100, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. jodief100

    jodief100 New Member

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    Jan 15, 2011
    Forgive me if this is a dumb question. :chin: I have had meat goats for years but bought my first dairy goat last year to feed some orphans.

    Is there any value in dairy wethers as anything other than meat? Do dairy shows have a wether class?

    I got my one LaMancha bred to a LaMancha buck hoping to get another milking doe. I can always sell the boys with my market meat goats but was wondering if they have other uses? :whatgoat:
     

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  2. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    some people sell them as pack/cart or companion animals. Around here you are best off selling for meat but I have heard of bottle-wethers bringing upwards of $200 dollars in some places because people want them for packing.
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I was going to say the same thing.... :wink: :hi5:
     
  4. firelight27

    firelight27 Hopelessly Addicted

    Apr 24, 2009
    Southern Oregon
    People around here look for wethers as pets, especially flashy ones. I always get families wanting wether kids for their children, brush eaters, a friend for their horse, or just people who are wanting to add to their menagerie.