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        03-17-2009, 06:51 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    I use to show cattle, that was alot of fun! I won a few classes, I mainly did it for the fun though! I just loved sleeping out in my swag, waking up to the sound of the cattle before the sun even came up and making them look all pretty before their class. And of course winning was alot of fun too! Haha!
         
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        03-19-2009, 02:01 AM
      #12
    Weanling
    I'v shown steers, plus train them and everything.. I wish I had my pic's on my comp!
         
        03-21-2009, 02:52 AM
      #13
    Started
    Chicken show champion here! Yeah boy!
         
        05-19-2009, 06:32 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    I show goats! I love their personality and if you handle them enough, its easy to square them. I had my first show this year (4-H), and I have never ever ever been to a livestock show before... EVER! Got 5th in showmanship... out of 15! I would of gotten 3rd. Heres a tip, don't pet your animal at all, and when he asks you "What did you learn this year?" don't say what I said... I said "Goats are not a thing like horses." he questioned me for a while and I ended up just saying "Umm, its harder than it looks..?". Do NOT show in a halter, he takes off points. Build lots of muscle and before the show, SHAVE them. I didnt shave + he had no muscle mass dues to a suddent drop in weight. Never feed them Fesque, mine droped their weight in a day. 15 pounds gone. He weighed in at 70 but he was 90 a week before. His muscle just turned to fat in attempt to hide his ribs. I didnt shave him also due to his weight situation. (He placed 8/9 in his weight class.)

    Im trying to get a doeling to show for ABGA (American Boer Goat Assocation) and I will be activly showing goats for the rest of my life. I show Boers, but 'Fainting Goats', Kikos, and Tenesse Meat goats are great too. Look for a good wether, they a cheaper than does.

    I feed mine Purina Goat Chow (no lie) + Orchard grass. 1 cup a day for weanlings then around 4 1/2 for 4 months plus. You can build muscle on them by having your dog chase them in a round pen, or take a bucket of grain and just run, they will chase you. Lol

    Ask me anything, I love goats! Lol Shawneen calls me "The Goat Lady" lol
         
        05-29-2009, 02:03 PM
      #15
    Foal
    I've shown market lambs and market goats, but now I show Dairy goats! I love my dairies, I have Nubians.
         
        05-29-2009, 02:47 PM
      #16
    amy
    Foal
    I have a show goat. For wethers We put air under their skin with a needle and pump. The fat grows up to the skin then you run them backwards on the treadmill and all the fat turns to muscle. I think its illegal in the showring but they can't tell :P

    I've shown a few 10,000 dollar does. That's always fun :)
         
        05-29-2009, 03:13 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    I used to show sheep and bring home over $400 profit at auction. My husband's dad breeds the hogs for our old high school's FFA. He's an Ag teacher.
         

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