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Question:We purchased a human treadmill and want to build a \"cage\" around it out of plywood and 2 X4\'s so that we can walk our goat backwards. Do you have any building plans or pictures available for us to get an idea how to proceed.
Answer:Not answered yet.
Question:This is my first time to do FFA i have a 8 month old male goat i need help losing fat on his belly how would i do this before march 18th.
Answer:Not answered yet.
Question:I need help gaining muscle on my boer wether by April 18th. Stupid me I waited till the last min. I need help ASAP.
Answer:Not answered yet.
Question:I have a male goat that is about 9months old. He has recently developed thick dry flaky patches of skin on his stomach and around one horn.
Answer:Not sure without seeing it. I suggest you take him to the vet
Question:I\'m a beginner in 4-H and want show goats. What is the basic knowlegde I should know?
Answer:go to the home page and read the goat guide
Question:goat wont eat heavy weight supplement please help
Answer:try something else
Question:So this is my feed ration is this good or bad, should I add or lessen the amount :purina honor show chow, power fuel, beet pulp, alfalfa pellets and/or hay, vegetable oil, corn , sunflowerseeds, and should I add peanuts? I also use yeast
Answer:I just feed honor show chow impulse and power fuel. The feed is formulated for show goats. No need to add other items
Question:I use pink,procharge,zoom bloom,and propolish on my goats is that good or should I use something else
Answer:Depends on your show rules. Most say no hair coats. Might want to check.
Question:I have two doelings one is 10 weeks old and his heavy muscled. The other is from a doe who this is her first babies and this one looks like it was just born next to the other one. They are both 10 weeks old. How do I get a lot of weight on the small one?
Answer:separate and feed a high quality feed plus hay
Question:How do you halter break a goat that\'s never been touched before? We got two doelings and we cant touch them let alone feed them without them ramming into the wall, they are really nice doelings and we payed 600 each for them so we would hate to just swell them. Do you have any Recommendation??
Answer:It take a lot of time. Handle them everyday. Tie them up and halter break, then break to the chain. Walk and brush. They will eventually calm down.
Question:Judge said, \"If anything I\'d like to open her up around the center rib to lift that chest up.\" Is that genetics or something we can work on?
Answer:genetics. Not sure what he means here. Open up the center rib would add volume and depth of body. Lift her chest up? Less fill or internal dimension. I think he contradicts himself.
Question:I need a good fitter before the San Angelo stock show to clip 2 does for me in the north Texas area.
Answer:No idea.
Question:What should we select for a first time exhibitor for a market goat project.... a doe or wether?
Answer:Depends on the show and your goals. For a market goat I would select a wether.
Question:how long before a show should you walk you goat on a treadmill?
Answer:we walk backwards for 3-4 minutes
Question:Is it ok to feed champion drive the whole time when you get the wethers
Answer:Probably not. Champion drive is a protein additive. It depends on the goat. I would use CD if the goat was fat, needed muscle and early maturing.
Question:Is it good to feed champion drive and power fuel at the same time
Answer:Not answered yet.
Question:Is it good to feed champion drive and power fuel at the same time
Answer:Yes. Go to the honor show chow website and look up goat feeding strategies.
Question:when the show kid is weaned what feed to u put the weathers on then at what weight do u start feeding show chow impulse
Answer:I start with honor impulse and power fuel as soon as I start on feed.
Question:did they ever start with steroid feed or implanting steroids for muscle or that was all b.s.or it was always good genetics and high protein feed
Answer:Steroids are illegal to feed show animals. we have had our success by starting with a good animal, right genetics, great feeding program, great showmanship.
Question:Honor show chow impulse feed Will not gain weight on my wether, what other feed should I try?
Answer:Try another feed offered at your feed store.
Question:I feed purina honor show chow impulse, what feed aditives should I add
Answer:I use power fuel
Question:Do you use a Roto brush on the legs of your goats? And if so can you do it on both wethers and doe\'s?
Answer:I do not use a roto brush.Guess is would be OK to grow the hair.
Question:I feed my show goat Purina Honor Show Chow Impulse. They were eating the feed but now they dont eat as much. I recently added Champion Drive because we are trying to help build muscle. They did not eat the feed with the champion drive. Should I continue to feed them the champion drive. ANd how much should i give them? They weigh between 60 to 80 pounds.
Answer:Not sure why they do not eat it. Our goats eat it well. I would take out the additive if they are off feed. Might try another bag. Sometimes the feed might be a little moldy or old. The dealer should sway it out for you.
Question:What feed additives do you recommend?
Answer:I use power fuel as a fat additive and Impulse feed and add alfalfa hay per feeding.
Question:My goat is developing well but need more muscle in or development in the shoulders. Is there something we can do or is it purely genetic?
Answer:Exercise by running or use a treadmill may help.
Question:We are buying an 8 week old boer doe for show, what should I start feeding her to grow, and what show feed do you recommend ??
Answer:I feed honor show chow impulse
Question:How much weight gain can I expect with a fiber addetive like depth charge?
Answer:Not much. It is designed to add fill/fiber to the diet to increase the size of the rumen.
Question:Is there any way I can get rid of loose skin on a 4 month old wether?
Answer:Not really. You might try keeping him clean, condition the skin and keep a blanket on.
Question:How do I treat scours/dierreah in a goat???
Answer:You can buy scour meds at the feed store or from the vet. Take them off of feed and feed hay.
Question:A couple of months ago we sold our wether to some people and a few months later they brought him back, no he is skinny as a rail. My kids want to show him but we can\'t get any weight back on him what is a natural ingredient that will fat him up??
Answer:buttermilk, dyne, milk replacer are a few high fat additives that I use
Question:2 of my goats have great racks but start to lack definition toward the loin, I run the, pretty regularly with a chariot, what can I do to help get that definition in the loin?
Answer:most of muscle tone is genetics. Sounds like you are on the right track. Might increase the fat in the feed to smooth out the top.
Question:when bracing my goat he won\'t push agenst me I\'ve tried pushing him into water , or pushing him off the table ,and pushing him into a fence
Answer:My guess is that you are not handling his head and body correctly. Driving is with the legs with hands controlling the head. Find someone in your area that knows how to drive and seek advise.
Question:How do i get rid of ringworm???
Answer:Seek advice from your vet
Question:when I go to look at a breeding buck what should I usually look for? also what should I be feeding a breeding Boer buck?
Answer:Go to the home page and read the goat guide under selection
Question:When I go to look at market weathers they are usually 45-55lbs and are very hairy which is sometimes hard to tell what they actually look like. Can you tell me what you should look for in a market wether
Answer:Go to the home page and read the goat guide.
Question:For breeding does that you would show should you feed them something with good protein and good nutrition or does it matter about the feed?
Answer:Yes- a high quality show feed. I like Honor show chow
Question:What\'s your opinion on Purina show goat feed?
Answer:I feed honor impulse to our show goats.
Question:what supplement should i fed my goat to gain muscle?
Answer:You can add a protein supplement for muscle gain. I like Honor show chow High octane champion drive top dress
Question:how do you know how much to feed im feeding impulse my show is in January
Answer:Depends on weight of goat, how much he needs to gain, etc. A good rule is to feed 3.5% of their body weight per day. weight x .035 = eed
Question:Would I want to show honor show chow impulse throughout the whole time I get the goat
Question:We have a show goat that had a horrendous case of tapeworm. The worm is gone but getting weight on him as been difficult. We are at the point that we know he won\'t make auction but we need to get a few pounds on him to just make show so my child can get credit. He will only eat cooked barley and we mix a little steer fattener feed into it. Anything else we can give him to put any fat on him?
Answer:Not that I can think of. Sounds like the fat content is pretty high. Need to try to get his rumen working correctly. I would discuss with the vet to see what they recommend. Usually letting the be as natural as they can be is a good start. Might want to put them on pasture with the supplemental feeding
Question:I don\'t know what to feed my boer market goats! What do yall recommend?
Answer:I like honor show chow impulse
Question:I have 2 baby goats right now. I\'ve had then for about 2 weeks and one of them hasn\'t eaten since we got him. The other one is starting to not clean up what I\'m giving him. I wormed them both last week and it didn\'t seam to help. They are on the feed that the breeder had them on when we bought them. I\'ve tried switching feeds and giving them a handful of hay, it isn\'t helping. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Answer:Sounds like their digestive system isn't handling the feed. You say baby goats, but not sure how old. Weaned or not weaned? If real young- I would have them on milk replacer. Maybe add to the feed. I would purchase a probiotic for goats at the feed store and start them on it to add bacteria to the system. You said you have tried different feeds, I would keep trying others. Last-consult your vet.
Question:How often should I be giving wormer shots?
Answer:Some deworm every month. I believe in taking a stool sample to the vet and seeing if they have worms. If not, no need to deworm. If so, then you know what type of dewormer to use.
Question:what to give our show goats to make them eat better to gain weight. We are feeding a 16% - 18% feed.
Answer:I feed honor show chow impulse and add a teaspoon of yeast to their feed. To add fat, we add wheat germ oil to the feed. HSC power fuel is also a good fat additive.
Question:Do you give a show weather free pasture or limited? Or is it better to lock him up?
Answer:Our show wethers are all in pens. No pasture.
Question:do you know any supplements that will make a goats loin and rack pop.
Answer:You might add a fat supplement to add fat to the loin and top to make it appear thicker and fuller. The amount of rack and loin are genetic. Buy a goat that has the genetic potential to have a big rack and loin, then proper feed and exercise.
Question:What is a good feed or protein percentage for show weathers? Also the people at our fair who win every year don\'t give their weathers any hay? I thought that they needed dry foliage.
Answer:We feed honor show chow impulse. Most goat feeds are between 15-16% protein. If it is a complete feed, it will tell you on the feed tag that you do not need extra hay. If it is not a complete feed, it will tell you to add hay. Go to the home page and read the "goat guide"- nutrition.
Question:Is one minute sprints, thirty times a day a good exercise for a weather to build muscle? Also, what kind of exercises are best to build back and rump muscles. What about jumping?
Answer:Any type of exercise is good. 30 sprints sounds like a good plan. I do not endorse "jumping" over obstacles due to chance of injury.
Question:My wethers always seem to have sunken in sides. How can I fix this?
Answer:Not sure what you are feeding. May want to feed a little more and add some alfalfa hay.
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