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Question:If a track or dog is not available, what is an alternative for exercising a wether?
Answer:Not answered yet.
 
Question:when should I halter break my goat?
Answer:Not answered yet.
 
Question:How do you select a goat?
Answer:Not answered yet.
 
Question:does it help to put goats on a walker or is it best to walk and run them yourself?
Answer:Either works OK. Always good to walk them by hand.
 
Question:What brand / model clippers would you recommend for market whethers?
Answer:I have a set of Lister clippers. They work great. Some use andis as well.
 
Question:WHEN DO YOU SELECT A GOAT FOR A SHOW THAT IS IN OCTOBER? ... HOW OLD SHOULD THE GOAT BE?... HOW MUCH SHOULD IT WEIGH?
Answer:I would suggest the goat to be between 8-12 months old. You have to check with the breeder to see how fast his goats grow and mature. The show will have a minimum and maximum show weight. You need to get a copy of the rules and read them. Some like to show light goats and some like heavy goats. I usually think that I need my goat to weigh between 85-100 to try to win the show. A lot of the size depends on your personal goals.
 
Question:how can you tell how your goat will turn out for show?
Answer:If you do not know, find someone that does and ask for help.
 
Question:what feed would you suggest feeding a goat that was born at 7.3 lbs and how close to show should I start feeding?
Answer:I start creep feeding young goats at about 2 weeks of age. I use honor show chow impulse
 
Question:What can I do/feed my wethers to give them more top and rib?
Answer:A premium show goat feed. I use Honor Impulse. For more rib, increase the hay.
 
Question:What is the best way to put muscle on a market show goat?
Answer:Premium show feed with 16-18% protein and exercise.
 
Question:When raising kids not for market but for showing in General when getting them and starting them on feed what is the best feed to start them on?
Answer:Any goat creep feed will work. I like Honor show chow impulse and add a little milk fat to get them bloomy and looking good.
 
Question:is it ok to feed the honor show chow for lambs to goats? I also put out free choice loose goat mineral for them.
Answer:Yes- the lamb feed lacks copper. The added mineral should cover it.
 
Question:We have 2. Goats that Will be shown on 4-13-15. The bigger goat weighs 98Lbs the smaller goat weighs 78 . When should I start pulling water from them and how water should they get a day
Answer:it varies based on many factors. I would say a minimum of 60 ounces per day.
 
Question:I got my sons goat but one is pretty small I am feeding them Purina honor show goat feed impulse what else can I do to put more weight on them
Answer:You can add Impulse to gain a little extra fat. Goats are finicky eaters. I usually add a little alfalfa hay to their daily diet as well. Clean fresh water and clean pens.
 
Question:when doing AI with goats with one straw of semen can you breed multiple does like cattle and also how long does a straw of semen last
Answer:Cant answer this one. Check with your AI service.
 
Question:When feeding purina honor show chow goat feed is it just for market wethers or can it be fed as a main diet for show goats at home?
Answer:You can use it for any goats. Purina does make their feeds to match the purpose of the goat and prices vary. If I was feeding pasture does, I would feed Noble goat feed. Take a look on the Purina web site at the different options and develop a feeding plan that fits your herd.
 
Question:When is the best age to breed a doe?
Answer:It varies. You can breed as early as 10 months, but it depends on how the doe has matured and what your goals are.
 
Question:Is there a difference between clipping a market doe and a wether?
Answer:Yes- scroll down. This has been answered below.
 
Question:What\'s your biggest tip for people in the show ring!
Answer:I recommend that you go to the home page and read the goat guide. It will answer all of your questions.
 
Question:What does it mean when a judge says we need more rib shape, or I guess what do I need to look for when buying. Thanks
Answer:Rib shape is the curvature of the rib cage as it comes out of the shoulder and carries back towards the loin. When buying, watch the goat walk towards you. The ones with the most width through the front legs will have the most rib.
 
Question:I do not have a treadmill or exercise equipment for my market goats. Would running/walking them up and down a hill every day work to build muscle? What would you recommend for someone who doesn\'t have the exercise equipment?
Answer:Whatever you can make work. We do not use a treadmill either. We have a chariot that we pull behind the lawnmower and can walk four at one time. We have luck by taking them away from the barn and letting them run back.
 
Question:Are there any differences between showing a market wether and a market doe?
Answer:Not that I know of. Most judges prefer wethers in the market show over does.
 
Question:How do I reduce or shrink my goats stomach he looks like he is fat but he is not.
Answer:Fat and a big stomach are two different issues. Use common sense. If you have a big belly, what can you do to reduce the effect. Exercise and proper diet. Fat is the amount of finish that a goat carries under the skin on his carcass.
 
Question:I have a 88% doe and I want to breed her to a full blood buck what would the percentage be on her kids?
Answer:100 plus 88= 188 divided by 2= 94%
 
Question:When registering with the USBGA it says on it he application \"A Herd Tattoo\" does this mean I have to tattoo my goats?
Answer:Yes
 
Question:Is show master power phat the right product to feed my show goat to build muscle?
Answer:Power fat is a fat additive. It will add fat to the goat, not muscle. Muscle is built with exercise and higher protein. Go to the honor show chow website and look at feeding strategies for goats.
 
Question:I feed Show Bloom as a supplement and conditioner. At what age would you recommend to start feeding it? The goats will be about 4 1/2 months at show time.
Answer:As soon as they start eating feed.
 
Question:What is the length that you clip a breeder doe?
Answer:You need to find someone local that knows how to do it and ask for help. It is very complicated and I cannot explain on line.
 
Question:My sister\'s goat is about 20lbs. Overweight and the fair is next week. What can she do to lower the weight of her show goat without hurting the animal?
Answer:Not really anything. The only way to pull off the weight is water. This takes the water out of the cells and shrinks the muscle.
 
Question:What is driving?
Answer:The same as bracing. Training the goat to push into your legs so the muscles are more visible.
 
Question:what is the best cover coat blade for clipping show goats
Answer:Both Lister or Premier work about the same.
 
Question:Where can I find Purina Honor Show Chow Impulse goat feed in Arizona?
Answer:Check with your local purina dealer
 
Question:Is it 50-50 chance when you do AI with goat?
Answer:I am not sure. Need to check with the clinic that is performing the AI work.
 
Question:Is it different when you clip a doe for a breeder division to showmanship or market devision?
Answer:Most of the time. Refer to the rules of the show.
 
Question:My doe her lungs sound raspy when she exhales and when I listen to her heart it is beating very fast even when I let her calm down from catching her and she is very skinny compared to my other doe but she tends to eat more than my other doe any help would be great thanks
Answer:See the vet
 
Question:What do you recommend to feed my goat the day before the show. He is sunken in around the loin. I am feeding him alfalfa but If like to know any more tips. Thanks so much
Answer:A balanced goat feed.
 
Question:How much do you feed weathers and how many times a day do they get fed?
Answer:We feed 2 times per day. Full feed is about 4% of their bodyweight. I recommend feeding 3 times a day if you can.
 
Question:What is the best way to fill out a goats loin?
Answer:Proper nutrition and exercise. Extra fat will add some width and smoothness. I add fat to our goat feed daily. I use Honor show chow power fuel. See the honor show chow website for details on feeding goats.
 
Question:This is my first year showing goats is it different showing meat goats to milk goats cause everything i find is milk goat is it different in different states or is it the same is there a certain pattern or way thanks.
Answer:Definitely different. Go to utube and search showing market goats versus milk goats.
 
Question:Is there a way to get your goat fuller in his ribs, and to stop them from sinking in around the rear
Answer:Feed and water
 
Question:Is there any specifics on how to keep more control when walking?
Answer:Repitition
 
Question:I came across purina honor show chow goat feed is this a good product?
Answer:yes- what I feed and recommend
 
Question:How do you shear/fit a doe for breeding class?(boer)
Answer:You clip them like cattle. Takes a lot of practice and expertise. I would ask for help from someone that knows how to do it.
 
Question:my show doe she keeps turning her head to the side when i walk her but when i stack her it\'s no problem i need to know how to correct it
Answer:More control of her head when walking.
 
Question:How do I add more shape to the top line?
Answer:Proper nutrition and exercise.
 
Question:Drenching goats? I\'ve had some great reviews on gold dust... however, I\'m not sure how you do it. If anyone uses it can you give me some advice? Or if you use a different drench. I know a lot of people have homemade drenches. Thanks!
Answer:I have never used gold dust. We are going to try top secret this next week for our goat. There website is under final secret. Gold dust had drenching directions on their website. In previous years, we have used show shake and several home made drenches. Show shake worked well for me in the past. As with all additives, try it several weeks ahead of time to make sure it does not make them sick. After that, you can start with the manufacturers recommendation on how to use it and adjust to fit your animals needs.
 
Question:what do mixing wheat germ oil with your feed do for a goat?
Answer:Here is a paragraph I found on line "In addition to providing energy, wheat germ oil is believed to provide beneficial advantages due to availability of octacosanol - These advantages may include better blood oxygen carrying capacity leading to more oxygenation of body tissues, better endurance, more stamina, and better muscle condition and strength.efits of feeding wheat germ oil to animals."
 
Question:Are there any market shows that allow doelings to be shown against wethers? I know other species allow this, but have never seen it at a goat show in our area.
Answer:Most Texas county shows allow doe kids to be shown in the market classes against the wethers. The majors do not. Just need to check on the rules for each show.
 
Question:what kind of collar should i show my show doe?
Answer:I like to use a thin chain. Simply search "show goat chains" to see pics.
 
Question:I exercise my goats properly and add powerfuel to their diet and they don\'t seem to gain muscle. What else can I do??
Answer:Powerfuel is a fat additive. For muscle, you typically add a protein supplement (HSC top dress) and exercise. Remember, your goat only has his potential for muscle based on the genetics of the parents.
 
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