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Question: Goat needs more fwieght what should I give them
Answer:Not answered yet.
Question:What to do or feed to tighten goats skin up?
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Question:What to do or feed to tighten goats skin up?
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Question:What to do or feed to tighten goats skin up?
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Question:What can I do to make his loin look wider on a show day? Also, what can I do for the long run to make his loin wider, exercise wise?
Answer:IT is genetics. Exercise will increase muscle to an extent.
Question:How can I get the belly of my show goat?
Answer:Limit feed and water. May take a few days. Try 2% of body weight for water and 1% for feed for daily intake.
Question:What do you do to get your goat to brace? What do you think about show edge?
Answer:We have a raised platform that we use to teach them to brace. We brace the goat and push him back off of the edge. His reaction is to push forward. We also will walk them away from the barn and work on bracing while going back. I am not familiar with show edge.
Question:What muscle building supplements should I use for my show goats? Any information and help is greatly appreciated
Answer:Protein and exercise builds muscle. We add Honor Show Chow top dress for added protein.
Question:Can I use both fitter 35 and show bloom supplement on my market lamb? Is it safe?
Answer:I would not use two protein supplements. Choose one and follow label directions.
Question:how do you mix wheat germ with goat feed
Answer:As far as the amount, I am not sure. I would guess to add about 4 ounces per feeding.
Question:How do you fill out a goats front top half, shoulder blade area?
Answer:feed and exercise
Question:What is the best way to get rid of a cl bump?
Answer:need to check with your vet
Question:Which supplements or protien can do healthy to my kotha goat
Answer:go to and look up goat feeding stratagies
Question:We feed our goats Purina Show Goat Impulse. Is there anything else you recommend to give them to make them get in the best condition they can be in for the show ring?
Answer:go to and look up goat feeding strategies
Question:what is the fastest/easiest way to teach a goats brace?
Answer:Go to the home page and read the goat guide
Question:Why do people say to add alfalfa pellets. I\'ve heard it\'s a good source of protein but that it also fills them out over their loin. Is that true. And should I add that in My goats diets?
Answer:I would simply feed a complete show goat feed.
Question:I am currently feeding honor show chow impulse to my show does that are 9 months old and weight between 70 to 60 pounds. I feed champion drive, ultra full, hsc, heavy weight, fitters 35, depth charge, and beet pulp. How much more should I add to have my does finished by show time. My show is in late September so I don\'t have much time. Thanks for your help.
Answer:I would go to honor show chow website and look up goat feeding strategies. I would feed impulse plus hay.
Question:What should I feed on show day, anything that will give them more width through the ribs? And is Paylean effective in goats?
Answer:Paylean is not labeled for goats. Not sure how to answer your show day question.
Question:Simply looking for a great show goat for my daughter in 2017.
Answer:Where are you located? Show? Goals?
Question:What do I do to train show goats to walk? They refuse to walk and dig their feet in the ground and get on their knees
Answer:Go to the home page and read the goat guide.
Question:We have a boer goat that is weighing 62 lbs. Our county fair is the third week of September. We are feeding 1 lbs. in the morning and 1bs. in the evening with a 1/2 pound at noon. He is gain approx. .482 lbs. a day. Is there anything else you would suggest to make sure he is around 85-90 lbs. by September?
Answer:Sounds like you are on tract. Some drench with eggs while exercising
Question:I have a goat that just eats grass and I need her to gain 55 lbs in 30 days and I also have a few goats that need to gain more muscle in the legs in 30 days I walk them everyday and I have goats that are not even knee height what do I do
Answer:Goats will not and can not gain over a pound per day.
Question:My County Fair is in 5 weeks, and I was wondering if you knew the best way to exercise a goat to achieve a better topline? Currently I take my goat out in the early morning everyday. I walk him up the driveway and then turn him loose to run back to his pen (that is about 100 meters distance). This process is repeated for 20 minutes. Then I walk him out until he is cooled off. This technique has built muscle in his butt and shoulder, yet I see have seen little to no improvement throughout his back and hips.
Answer:Go to the home page and read the goat guide
Question:Is there any specific exercises I could go to build up muscle on my goats shoulders because his shoulder blades are popping out and it doesn\'t look good! And any specific exercises for leg muscle?
Answer:See the goat guide on the home page
Question:Do you clip market does and market wethers the same?
Answer:Depends on the show rules
Question:How do u build back muscles on your goat
Question:Which feed do I use on show goats
Answer:honor show chow impulse is what we feed
Question:How much wheat germ oil would you drench with to increase weight gain?
Answer:Not sure- I use buttermilk mixed with dyne for added fat and weight gain. Usually start out with one ounce per day and increase based on their poop. If it gets loose- back up.
Question:What clippers and blades should I buy?
Answer:I use lister stablemate and cover coat blades. Try to shear the day before we show. Some like Andis clippers with a coarse blocking blade. It cuts a little closer. They do not make the stablemate anymore. Lister legend is the replacement. Go to the websites for more info. You can probably find them on Amazon as well.
Question:What is your thought on high octane power ful, champion drive, power fuel, fitter 35, depth charge and heavy weight.are these good additives?
Question:Is there something I can add to the goats feed or water to help keep them from getting kidney stones?
Answer:Yes- ammonium chloride. Most goat feeds contain this. You need 2% in the feed to be affective. You can add 1 teaspoon to a gallon of water on a daily basis.
Question:How often should I keep my wether in the field? Or is it better to keep him in the stall?
Answer:If it is a show wether, I would keep him in a pen so I can control and monitor the feed.
Question:Best way to teach a goat to brace hard?
Answer:Go to the home page and read the goat guide.
Question:what is the best show goat feed on the market for feedinbg a showgoat in the industry today and months to come?
Answer:Honor show chow impulse
Answer:High quality feed and exercise
Question:How old do you want your show goats by the show day
Answer:It varies based on your goals. Most shows have set weights from 60-115 lbs. Most judges use heavier goats to win.
Question:I am a first time goat shower and I was wondering what would be the best feed for me to use?
Answer:Honor show chow impulse
Question:We have a goat that we are trying to switch off hay to Impulse feed and he is not eating, any ideas? We have tried just a sweet feed, putting molasses over the feed, nothing seems to work.
Answer:If he is getting all the hay he wants, he may not go to the feed. Hold the hay off for a couple of days and he should start eating. Leave off the molasses.
Question:What is the difference (pros and cons) between showing a doe against a market wether?
Answer:The does will mature earlier. Usually not as much muscle. When a doe gets older they start to mature into a breeding individual instead of a market goat. They usually work better in the lighter weight classes. Make sure you check the rules of your show to see if it is allowable to show does in the market class.
Question:How are able to walk your goats backwards on a tredmill?
Answer:Turn them in the opposite direction.
Question:Iv\'e goat a boer wether who\'s almost 3 months old and our show is in 3 months exactly. My main concern with him at this point is trying to build muscle. I currently feed High Noon feed and recently starting giving him about a tablespoon of Champion Drive along with his regular rations twice a day, and a couple handfuls of hay per day. I don\'t want him to become fat, just muscle, especially in his loin and legs. Any exercize or feed advice?
Answer:Higher protein promotes muscle. I would not exceed 20%. I do not know anything about High Noon feed. I recommend honor show chow impulse. The Champion drive is a protein additive. Go to the honor show chow website and look up feeding stratagies for goats for assistance.
Question:What is honor power fuel?
Answer:Go to and search under additives. It is a fat additive.
Question:What should I use to gain muscle all over my boer goat\'s body? And how much?
Answer:A good quality goat feed and exercise
Question:When using a treadmill on your goats do you walk them forward or backward? List the benefits of each if you do both.
Answer:we walk backwards. Builds lower leg muscle
Question:Is there any feed or supplement that will make a market wether wider over its top? Or is that all in genetics?
Question:When I walk my goat, she is completely fine but when someone walks behind her she goes completely nuts!! Any thoughts?
Answer:Walk her with someone behind her each day.
Question:If I feed purina honor show chow impulse, power ful, and alfalfa pellets/hay. Is that good for 3-4 month old boer goats? And do I change their feed as they get older?
Answer:Sounds good. see the honor show chow feeding strategies
Question:When I\'ve tried to halter break my boer doeling, it goes completely nuts!!! It goes through panels and jumps all in the air and gets her legs all wrapped up in the lead rope. What do I do??
Answer:Keep working. consistency and time pays off
Question:Boer goat has expanded gut on both sides. We have two goats & it is just the one with issues. Both are on a regular exercise work schedule, on show feed, given clean fresh water daily, & a handful of alfafa every couple of days.It seems to be more noticeable after goat has been run. Show date is in 20 days. We are desperately trying to get this problem corrected. Thank you for your time.
Answer:If the rumen is extended, the only way to bring it in is reduce the feed intake
Question:I am two weeks away from big show and I need to cut back on my goats they are currently getting 2 pounds of impulse daily, 8oz of fitter daily, 8oz of champion drive daily, 2oz of power fuel daily, 8oz of ultra full, 4oz of depth charge all of this obtain by a vet who specializes in show goats. My goats look real big and good muscle tone my ag teacher wants to completely cut them back from everything and keep him on show shake only twice dialy. My question is how safe is it to keep them on shake before show and no feed. can the goat get clogged up or dehydrated? Ive called my vet who has guided me all the way through but he is out of town till next month. Goat #1 is 89 pounds Goat #2 is 99 pounds
Answer:Show shake is a liquid diet. I would not use it by itself. You need to try a fitting a feeding period weeks before the show to see what will work.
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