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dragonlair
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« on: December 06, 2019, 09:00:42 PM »

I had kept 3 kids for the freezer this year, but couldn't find any place to have them processed. I sold 2 a couple of months ago, kept the 3rd in case I could find someone. I finally gave up and called a dealer.

The kid he picked up today was a Lamancha, born the end of March of this year. I knew he was big, but.....he weighed in at 145! And that was not fat, he was heavily muscled. The dealer said he was keeping him for his own freezer and couldn't get over the size of this dairy kid! Wink He kept shaking his head and put in an order for next year! LOL

Too bad the sire of this kid, who sires those fast growing, well muscled bucklings, is now sterile. Boo. Sad
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imalilbirdie
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2019, 07:15:49 AM »

wow, I'm totally amazed that there was no slaughter houses/processors around that you could find.  They are every where in the states that I've lived in.  That's a shame.  Happy you got an ongoing customer though. 
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Julie H
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2019, 01:05:11 PM »

Why didn't you keep him for breeding instead??
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dragonlair
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2019, 02:27:21 PM »

I wethered him 2 months ago when the does started coming in heat.

There are very few slaughterhouses in my area. Most are booked up a year in advance, several have gone out of business. On top of that, it's hunting season, so they only handle game. They can't do game and domestic at the same time, against regulations. They can't do cattle and sheep/goats at the same time, and poultry can't be done with any other species. AGH. I will make reservations for next September this spring, so I will be sure to have a spot.
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Julie H
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2019, 01:21:20 PM »

I wethered him 2 months ago when the does started coming in heat.


That would make using him difficult  Grin Roll Eyes
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dragonlair
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2019, 06:04:57 PM »

Oh, he certainly tried, but he was shooting blanks. laugh
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