(I didnt really know if i should put this here or the in beginner section, This might be kinda confusing sorry, maybe it makes sense if not just tell me and ill try to fix it
im still trying to get used to this app)
I know a lot of you on here raise and sale high priced show quality animals. But do yall make enough profit to break even the cost of owning them? Right now Im just raising a few low quality 'woods' goats and some percentage boers for fun and just to learn how to take care of them, but later in life I would love to raise and sale high quality show boers to FFA/4H kids or just for breeder stock for other goat owners. (I wouldn't exactly want a big commercial meat goat farm but just 10-30 does and a few bucks, not a huge operation but not what I have now)
I guess what im trying to say is if I start feeding them mostly on pasture, i cut my own hay, and give some grain supplements would i break even with the quality goats I have now. (Around $150 per head, breeding 2 times every 3 years)
And even though high quality animals sale for higher, you have to put more money into them to keep them in top condition, so does that bring down the profit you make out of it a lot or do you make a decent profit from it.
Some people were telling me I would do better if I got into boers instead of keeping woods goats since I only have a few (they don't own boers). So i got some boers to try out this year and I found that I love the Boer breed altogether haha, laid back attitude, less active, those ears, sweethearts, and just awesome to look at.
It makes sense about it being easier to break even but is it true in yalls experience with them?
Thank you for reading