This is not a show question but a practical production question for meat goats. I was reading yesterday that the majority of meat goat production in the U.S. is haphazard. That certainly is true for my small herd though I don't have a commercial purpose at present. I might be entering a commercial purpose soon however so enjoyment will have to take a back seat to practical issues. From the standpoint of production obvioulsy the healthiest kids from the best producing does get a chance. In terms of conformation though what should one look for in a good meat producing line? Is quick growth a positive or negative? How about tall kids? I've seen a great deal of variation in Boer goats around Florida. Some look like small beef cattle, others look small and hardly any meatier than a dairy goat. I am not particular about show conformation; I won't be involved in that part of it, unless a specific trait is really a desirable market trait. Also in my experience, Boer goats tend to get fat on pellets. What is a good feed for meat prodcuing goats? During lactation what do ya'll feed? And also at what time do you wean the kids? Thanks in advance.