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Question:Why do you trim a goat kids tail with the little squared off tuft at the end?
Answer:You want to establish the profile lines of the goat from head to tail. I trim the tail down to a small twist of hair and cut the end at a 45 degree angle from bottom to top. When the goat is on profile and has his tail extended, it gives a look of extra length. DO NOT leave a poodle ball on the end of the tail.
 
Question:how do you make a goat keep its legs squared and how do you make a goat move when he wont
Answer:Repetition, repetition. We set them up on a table, one person drives the goat the other sets the legs. Over and over until they start to stand still. From there, start teaching the same thing on the ground.
 
Question:Wats the best stuff to keep your goat looking fresh at shows
Answer:Feed, water, clean hair coat.
 
Question:Someone advised me to feed my goat a handful of sugar a day to get a real good hard feeling. Any thoughts?
Answer:???- What is the reasoning behind it? Sugar is a carbohydrate. I have never heard this or seen any proof that it works. If you want to get them hard handling, build muscle and have less fat. Higher protein feed and more exercise.
 
Question:My goat is nice and big in his front but towards his back (when your\'e looking over top of him) he sucks in. I\'m feeding him good show feed, alfalfa pellets and even an overall supplement and I just can\'t get him to fill out in the back and my show is in a month!
Answer:Each goat has a certain genetic potential to gain muscle. A good feeding program, management, exercise and showmanship wins. I cant really answer this question without seeing the goat.Seek advice from someone in your area that is knowledgeable with goats.
 
Question:How do you get rid of scurs? My one wether has one on his left side about an inch long . I heard you can cut them with hoof trimmers but I don\'t want it to bleed or possibly get infected. I also heard about filing it down? Any suggestions on how I should go about it?
Answer:Either way will work. I usually clip them off with a hoof trimmer. they will bleed. You can put blood stopper on the horn when bleeding or using a hot iron to burn the bleeders shut. It is a tough job. you will need a good table to secure the goat and someone to assist. If you have doubts, I would use a vet.
 
Question:What is the best way to get a stubborn goat to walk and brace? I\'ve been working with him for almost two months now and am starting to get a bit fed up. Also, are there any tricks to get a market goat for the county fair to grow faster. He\'s not growing at the rate I\'d like him to in order for him to be competitive.
Answer:Walking- we tie the goats to an open area under the barn- bungee cord hanging down and hooked up to the chain. Head up, but not straining. Daily until the are chain broken. We then work the goats in the pen by leading. One person leading with the chain, the other, tapping legs to get them going. To teach them to drive, we put them on an elevated table. One person drives while the other places the legs. Repetition is the key. As far as fast gain, clean water, clean pen, good feed and a little exercise to promote the appetite.
 
Question:Hey, I was just wondering how yall work yalls goats! I just walk them and I need ideas and I\'m curious of what yall do to work them! Ideas?
Answer:See the above answer.
 
Question:I have a wether that ruMen sticks out on the side and is kind Of large at the bottom. We are creep feeding right now and walks him daily. Do you how we can change his appearance.
Answer:Yes. Go to the home page and read the goat guide.
 
Question:I have a wether that ruMen sticks out on the side and is kind Of large at the bottom. We are creep feeding right now and walks him daily. Do you how we can change his appearance.
Answer:Not answered yet.
 
Question:I have a goat that I am showing in three weeks just at a county show. She will she shown as market and has a little extra condition on her. I have her on champion drive and spelt grain to hold her. She gets ran on a track. Is there anyway to get some condition off of her? Thanks
Answer:Not answered yet.
 
Question:we a goat who is going to show 3 months. he looks great but he weighs 90 lbs and cut off is 115. he is a big framed goat and wide and think. we feed show chow and champion drive. what else can I do to hold him so he don\'t get over weight but still fill in? he is very active goat and burns lots of fat, we have had a hard time putting fat on him.
Answer:I would start weighing once a week- same time of day, same feeding conditions and record the weight. After you get an accurate daily gain, I would project the weight based on the time left if I continue the way you currently are feeding. If he is going to be too heavy, you will have to cut the feed back. Go to honor show chow goat feeding strategies for recs on holding goats.
 
Question:I have two weaned doe\'s that are a couple days apart one is filling out nicely looking great the other one is kinda skinny and sunk in I feed them together I watch them they both get there share of feed what can I do for the second one so she looks like the first one?
Answer:Separate and give her all she wants to eat. De-worm
 
Question:We have a wether that refuses feed. We\'ve tried pellets, textured. We\'ve added molasses. We\'ve tried goat, lamb and even cattle feeds. I\'ve seen it go days refusing feed until we let it out to graze and it inhaled the grass. It will eat alfalfa hay, just not feed. How can we get weight on an animal that refuses feed? Suggestions would be helpful.
Answer:I would sell the goat and try different genetics.
 
Question:our show goat has severe diarrhea the Ag teacher thinks is related to an ingredient in the show feed. We\'ve treated it for bacteria, parasites, coccidiosis, and worms. It\'s had all the routine show immunizations. We\'ve stopped the show feed, have been giving it probiotics, electrolytes and the Ag teacher has had us give buttermilk daily to help its stomach. We\'ve been battling this for about 5 days and there are no large animal vets in our area. The diarrhea shows no sign of slowing down but the goat is eating, grazing, drinking and urinating. Short of driving it 100 miles to the nearest livestock vet, is there anything else we can try?
Answer:Sounds like you have tried just about everything else. Head to the vet. (might just call and ask for their advise first)
 
Question:How do I keep my doe from continuing to raise her front legs in the air while trying to walk her?
Answer:Keep walking. It takes a lot of time to train them. She will eventually stop.
 
Question:Hi, I am new to boer goats and I have a really big wether. He is really nice to look at but I need to get him to finish faster for our 4H showmanship and quality competitions. Do you know what I could or should do? Thanks
Answer:Add a fat additive to the feed. I use honor power fuel. Go to the honor show chow website for goat feeding strategies.
 
Question:I walk and run my goats on both flat and inclined surfaces as well as put them on an inclined stand, but are there any other exercises to help them gain overall muscling?
Answer:Some use a track and dog, treadmills are popular, a few use walkers. All expensive. You might try putting a dog harness on the goat and have him pull weights- 5 lbs or so.
 
Question:My one wether does not eat much hay. Should I start him on hay pellets? If so, which kind/brand should I get? Also are horse hay pellets safe for goats?
Answer:Not sure why you want him to eat more hay. I usually prefer they eat the high quality goat feed. The hay is a good filler if you need extra rib, but after they develop the right rib design, I like to limit the hay. If you feed label says it is a complete feed, it has enough roughage without supplementing hay. If it is not a complete feed, it will tell you to feed extra hay.
 
Question:I have a doe that I want to show in the future who is bout 5 months old and I had her dehorned and she has scurs on her left side should I take her to the vet and get them removed or leave them? Would the judge take points off for it?
Answer:If you are trying to win, I would take them off.
 
Question:how to get rid of a hay belly on a goat.
Answer:Limit feed and exercise.
 
Question:What do I do about a show goat that keeps blowting
Answer:Check with your local vet.
 
Question:How do I increase the size of my wethers rack?
Answer:Proper nutrition and exercise. REad the goat guide on the home page
 
Question:What products do you use on your goats to fit them? (Such as shampoos, conditioners, sprays, etc.)
Answer:We put the goats on a trimming table and blow out the hair to get the dirt out daily. Then we spray show sheen and brush it into the hair, skin. We do not wash very often, but use a livestock shampoo or mane and tail.
 
Question:How do I get my show goats hair thicker, and add more shine?
Answer:see answer above
 
Question:My one market wether is nice and thick on his front end, but towards his back end near his hips he\'s thin. It\'s like an indent on each side on his hips. How do I get him to gain weight in the back?
Answer:Exercise program and proper nutrition. Go to the home page and read the goat guide
 
Question:How old should the goats be till I start working them for show?
Answer:as soon as you get them home
 
Question:How should I train my goats hair to go one-way, is there any products I can use or what?
Answer:We put our goats on a trimming table daily. Blow the dirt out of the hair with a blower. Apply show sheen and brush the hair on the body and legs. Keeps the hair and skin conditioned and gets the goats used to being handled on a table.
 
Question:What is the best calming product to use before a show for skiddish goats?
Answer:If you spend enough time training the goats, they should not be skiddish. I do know of anything that would help. IF I had an overactive goat, I would walk him for 30 minutes or so before a show to tire him out a little.
 
Question:Should you feed more fat or protein to your show goats?
Answer:If they need more fat- a fat additive. If they are too fat- a protein additive.
 
Question:What is the best thing to feed to put finish on a show wether?
Answer:I like honor show chow impulse
 
Question:what is the difference between the honor show chow impulse DX and honor show chow impulse? and which one would u recommend to use for show weathers?
Answer:Different meds for coccidiosis. Go to Honor show chow goat feeds to see the difference. Either works fine.
 
Question:What are the best feeds to feed show goats
Answer:I like Honor Show Chow Impulse
 
Question:What oils or sprays should I use on my show goats to make they\'re hair shine???
Answer:I use Show Sheen. Make sure you check the rules of the show. Some do not allow any type of spray on the goats.
 
Question:What do you guys feed your just weened babies to get them show ready?
Answer:Not answered yet.
 
Question:when fitting a boher goat what is the difference when clipping a weather and a doe
Answer:Most wethers are sheared slick from the knees up. Does are fitted like show steers.
 
Question:How do I make my wether\'s back muscular? It\'s mainly in the loins and rump but I would love it if he was strong on the whole back. Thanks!!
Answer:exercise and proper nutrition
 
Question:We have two boer goats about a month apart in age, but the younger one is about as heavy as the older one. The younger goat is still nursing on mom. The older goat has a different mom. When the younger goat is taken off of mom will he lose his top?
Answer:They usually go backwards a little. Make sure they are eating feed prior to weaning.
 
Question:my goats all have bloat like bellies but I have given them baking soda but hey refuse it is this bloat or are they just fat?
Answer:The belly is the Rumen. When they eat large quantities of feed, it expands. Over a period of time, the rumen can extend down and out. Not good for show goats. Try to limit the feed and exercise to get them in shape.
 
Question:We bought a new weather last weekend and noticed yesterday that around the anus(the part where there is no hair) there are a few whitehead or pemple looking things bout the size of a pen head to the size of a eraser? Any idea what they are or what to do for them?
Answer:Probably ant bites. If it seems to be a problem, as the local vet.
 
Question:Why do goats through there heads back? I see this all the time why do they do it?
Answer:They are just dumb animals.
 
Question:What is the best kind of feed to feed a breeder doe?
Answer:I like noble goat.
 
Question:One of our show goats, is chewing on metal and losing weight fast. He acts like he is hungry and only eats very little. What would cause this?
Answer:not sure- need to take him to your vet.
 
Question:Whats the best boer feed and exercise for goat to get ready for fair market.
Answer:I use honor show chow impulse. Go to the home page and read the goat guide for exercise ideas.
 
Question:I have a market goat for my county fair in august and he needs more rib shape how can I improve that?
Answer:Feed more roughage.
 
Question:How much should I be feeding my goat she is about 9 months old and I have her on a 16% from umbarger right now she is get 1lbs and 4oz of feed morning and night
Answer:If you want to feed her full feed, increase the feed per feeding until she starts to leave a little feed. Back it up until she cleans it all up. No reason to limit feed on a doe.
 
Question:What time period would you recommend to regulate the water intake for market goats before the show? and how much a day?
Answer:Each goat is different. Some have to be fitted for 24 hours, others for several days. I usually develop a game plan and try it a couple of months out from the show to see if it is going to work. I normally start out by weighing, recording. I will cut feed and water for 12-18 hours, weigh and record and visually evaluate. If they need more pull, I start them on 1% feed and 2% water (of body weight) per day until I get the look and condition that I think will work the best for show.
 
Question:at what stage in a goats pregnancy do start to to see a baby bump?
Answer:It varies on each doe.
 
Question:What is the milky product many people use to drench their goats the day of show? It has a thick, milk-like quality to it.
Answer:I do not know. There are a lot of drenches out their. The only white one that I know of is show shake. Make sure you try it at home weeks before the show to make sure it works the way you want it to and there are no adverse affects.
 
Question:what should the sale price be for a 95 lbs boer goat?
Answer:Depends on a lot of factors. If it is just a commercial goat, you can look up the weekly USDA market report on the web and find a price.
 
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