I'm selling him.. :(
I'm selling Pow, my first goat.. My 2009 4H wether.. My baby..
Here's his craigs list add.. And I'll post one on my website..
Anyone who is interested PLEASE PM me, email, whatever! I need to sell.
I'ma miss him.. :cry:
Why are you selling him?
Not to be mean, but a wether over a year old is probably not going to get a pet home... even if you sell it as one. People are horrible like that.
If he were closer, I'd be interested in him as a pet, but I'm not.
I honestly don't care where he goes, I just need the money for some more feed & a few horsey items. He's a hay/grain burner, therefore I no longer need him. If he doesn't sell, I will eventually take him to the auctions/slaughter, although his meat won't be great. It's unfortunate I have to let him go, but I wish some little girl can love him..
Wow...that's sad.................so you're going to sell this beautiful goat, just to get some quick change, regardless if he goes to be butchered or not.
That just makes my stomache churn. My heart is just absolutely broken for his unfortunate goat. One minute you say you're going to miss him, and that he's your baby - and then you say you don't care where he goes.....just so long as you get money.
That is so sad.
I used to have Lamancha *sp* goat, and he was my lil' darling. And as far as I can recall - he was FAR from being a hay and grain burner.
MIEventer, while I agree with your sentiment, we have to remember Boers are MEAT goats. It's what the breed was developed and bred for, and if you are raising a buckling/whether of that breed, it will always have to be in your mind that the chances are very high he will eventually be slaughtered. I can appreciate IlovemyPhillips position, while I might not agree with it. If he was to be raised for slaughter he should have been raised as an animal destined for slaughter and your emotions towards him should reflect that. If he was to be raised as a pet, then you should either make sure a pet home is provided, if you can't find someone else he should always have a place with you. Goats don't eat much and whethers don't sell for much so I'm inclined to think there is more to this story than we are hearing. But either way the fault is not in the goat likely being headed for slaughter, but lies instead with the person who made a slaughter animal into a pet she couldn't ultimately commit to keeping.
I raised LaManchas for years myself and couldn't even fathom ever letting even one go to anything but a pet home. My girls were fantastic milkers, and those of my bucklings that weren't great breeding quality were whethered and went to pet/brusheater homes. My goats were my babies and pets. But they were dairy animals, not meat animals. When Boers made their appearance on the american market, I had not the slightest interest in them, and still don't. They are a popularity animal right now - but they are still ultimately what they are - slaughter animals. You wouldn't likely keep an angus steer as a pet either.
So you're basically implying that you'd rather her keep this goat and then she wouldn't have enough money to buy feed for her other animals. If you ask me, that's a selfish attitude.
Anny is smart. She's knows what is best for her animals.
And I don't know if you realize it, but like IndyHorse said, Boers are almost always bred for their meat, and while I hate to see an animal go to slaughter, I'd rather her have the money to take care of the rest of her animals than to keep this goat and not be able to buy something that she may really need.
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