Market weight. . . what age?

Discussion in 'Meat Market' started by rebelshope, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. rebelshope

    rebelshope New Member

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    Sep 20, 2008
    Wisconsin
    On an different board, one for horses actually, the subject of goats came up. Someone wants to get a few to mow down the weeds. She had questions about boer. Someone else piped up and said that they should not get a boer because the life expectancy was 6 mos at the max. Well I know you guys wait til they are a year to breed, like us dairy do, that that number is just wacked, but I wondered when they reached market weight and if that was what this woman was referring to.
     
  2. sealawyer

    sealawyer New Member

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    May 31, 2009
    Dew, Texas
    OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH Please!
    That misconception is so absurd! Many of my kids for the terminal market are fast approaching 35-40 lbs. at a little over 2 months old. At between 3 to 4 months I expect most of them to reach the 40-60 pound target weight, even the runts!

    Would you please forward this to the person that appears to be so full of buck pellets about Boer goats that their statements sound downright foolish. This is a classic example of someone that doesn't know what in Hades they are talking about!

    A 6 month old should be and is expected to be approaching 70-90 lbs. If they aren't then both the nanny and buck should be culled for poor performance!
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    :scratch:
    I think she may of typed it wrong, she has to know...that they live for years not months....expectancy only 6 months... would be because of ..accidental death or illness....
    I think she may of meant ...market weight.... :wink:

    have you asked her... if that is ..what she was referring to? Just to verify it.... :wink:
     
  4. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    LOL!!!!! if that's the case.. then we have zombie goats everywhere!!!!!!!! :shocked: :shocked:



    most kids are market ready from 6-9 months.. ranging in weight from 60 pounds to 120
     
  5. sealawyer

    sealawyer New Member

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    May 31, 2009
    Dew, Texas
    Do you think if I started calling them zombie goats I could get more for them?

    Maybe hang a necklace of chicken feathers and bones aound their necks and tell folks that is the voodoo influence that makes them so big! :idea:

    I like to tease the city youngsters when they visit to be careful or the goats would jump up and suck their eyeball out!!!
    My great-niece won't even go into the yard with the kids because she is so fearful of them! :ROFL:
     
  6. rebelshope

    rebelshope New Member

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    Sep 20, 2008
    Wisconsin
    Well she has not written on the tread again. Maybe she did mean years and not months. I just thought was so odd. I was thinking, does she think they are like Cornish cross chickens and would have health issues after 6 months.

    It was just such an odd comment.

    But she also said that Nigerians and Pygmys climb fences and trees, I guess like some kind of a monkey goat? Now I know that some goats will climb a fence, I have a buck that did but I think he just actually fell over it. LOL. Still he is the only one I have, she made it sound like all did.

    Who knows with some people, she said she had been keeping goats for 20 years. ?!? :shrug:
     
  7. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    keeping goats for 20 years doesnt mean she hasnt fallen for the myths that go along with goats
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    that is true..... :wink:
     
  9. sealawyer

    sealawyer New Member

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    May 31, 2009
    Dew, Texas
    Those poor, poor goats!

    Living such short lives knowing that they were smarter than their owner! :slapfloor: