I do not really want to be running two herds of goats. I am on one acre, and I don't have enough room to run both my dairy herd (5 nubians/1 lamancha) and a boer/meat herd. I picked up two boer does two months ago, and I was going to cross them with my Nubian buck in hopes of meatier kids. Well, I lost one of the does because a neighbor left a stall door open behind her while my main gate was open. It's been three weeks and still haven't recovered her back That's besides the point of the post though. I feel like I might be better off selling my Nubian buck and picking up a Boer buckling/buck to use with my herd, and then I could hopefully get more size on my kids after feeding them 6-10 months to butcher. It just seems that the dairy kids take so much more food to get any meat out of them. I know it is possible, but I have seen success with a cross and getting a little more bulk. I was starting to research this option more when someone told me I'd risk killing my dairy does because the kids would be larger at birth. What has everyone else experienced???