How much does a full grown boer wether weigh?

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  1. hardworkingwoman

    hardworkingwoman Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone happen to know the average weight of a boer wether when they are full grown and how long does it take them to mature?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Alice In TX/MO

    Alice In TX/MO More dharma, less drama. Supporter

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  3. hardworkingwoman

    hardworkingwoman Well-Known Member

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    That is good info, the reason I want to know is that a friend of mine wants to buy a boer baby and wanted to know approx. how much they weigh when full grown.
     
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    Alice In TX/MO More dharma, less drama. Supporter

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    Hmmmm. Lots of factors can affect growth. I hope someone with Boers chimes in!
     
  5. PaulNKS

    PaulNKS Full-time Homesteader

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    A boer buck can weigh up to 300 pounds and a doe 200 or a bit more. A wether, I don't know. I don't castrate mine.
     
  6. Goat Servant

    Goat Servant Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Remember they grow till around 4. Our 2yr old wether maybe 175lb.
     
  7. KSALguy

    KSALguy Lost in the Wiregrass Supporter

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    i had an EGGS buck for a year, he was 375 at 4years old, it verys by bloodline, and on managment, also alot of red head white body animals out there are not pure so there are alot of small scrubby goats out there being sold as Boer, so it all depends on whats in the mix really,
     
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    Cheribelle Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yeah, around here they are all over the scale. Some knee high. Once I saw a really exceptional Boer wether at a parade, pulling a cart. He was enormous! I want one like that!
     
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    hayzor Well-Known Member

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    I don't have any full grown wethers. We see alot of them at our county fair and they weigh between 80 - 140, but these are Boer goats going to market and that are less than 1 year.
    I've got 2 does that just gave birth - 150 lb, and 110 lb.

    Its some info, but I haven't answered your question.
     
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    fishhead Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have a 4 yr old boer/nubian wether. I haven't taped him for a while but he's huge. I would guess at least 250 lbs. He's an eating machine.