We diversified with Boers just over a decade ago. We focused on purebred, show quality breeding stock and stayed away from the show wether trends. We track performance, including ultra sound scanning of carcass traits, and have developed our own EPD system for them. They have proven to be highly profitable for us. Most of the bucklings and doelings are sold by 3 months old. We hold over a group of the select best born each year, and show them on a national level. Then, as yearlings, we will offer them for sale private treaty (of course, a few head are kept for replacements in our herd as well). The wethers are sold on contract for slaughter at about 3 months old (90 pounds give or take). At this point, most of them have only been weaned a couple of weeks. We figure about one 50 pound bag of grain into each wether before slaughter. We do pick out a few of the very best wethers to market for show prospects, and they will compete at regional and state fairs throughout the midwest. As with any stock, I think finding ones that work for your market, environement and management style is the key to making money on them.