Ok so I know it is still a little early but I like to have all my ducks in a row so to speak. Now I showed goats but I had no idea what I was doing, and now I have gotten my nieces into it. So my main question is how or what do I feed my boer meat wethers for the fair so they gain weight and grow. I am going to have to buy them since my does decided not to breed this year. Darn girls. Do I start out with a mostly hay diet or do I give them mostly grain. I have had goats for my nieces to show for 2 years now and thank god I found this site before their 10th year so I can learn. Year 1 we had a cross dairy wether who grew really well and then a boar wether that was a little young but it took all we had to get him to 40lbs just so we could sell him. And then this year we had a wether and doe born in febuary that the same thing happened they both weighed 45lbs at the fair in the end of june. What am I doing wrong? is it just bad genetics? or feed. They were on a 16 percent goat chow. Thanks to all who post and for your help.