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Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by Hens and Roos, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. Jul 31, 2017
    Bruce

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    She is so appreciative that you've given her a great home she will make every accommodation to get along with the others ;) Besides, it is hard to be a herd animal of one.
     
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    Fullhousefarm

    Fullhousefarm Loving the herd life

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    We go to several youth shows that do Danish for the goats. Basically they do it so the youth can earn more premiums. The judge places the animals in order but can give multiple blue/red/white ribbons. So- the first four goats may get blue, the next 5 red, and the last three white. Blue ribbons might may $20- so more $$.

    All our shows the goats should be clipped- especially for showmanship. We don't clip juniors under 6 months and we've left one or two we know won't do well but we brought to meet sanction a little hairy if they've been clipped but not super recently. So- other than bucks their beards are always clipped off.
     
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    Hens and Roos

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    the premiums for our kids range from $3 for a blue and down- so not a lot given out. Guess we will see what next year's fair brings.
     
  4. Aug 14, 2017 at 11:36 PM
    Fullhousefarm

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    That's probably about what our county fair does.
    We go to quite a few ADGA sanctioned shows with premiums, though, and some pay quite well. We drive 5 hours for one, and three for another and both are Thrs-Saturday/Sunday and entry fees are $8-10 a goat- but no fee for youth show usually. Those shows pay much better. But, then again if you figure gas and travel it still seems like not much!