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  1. Goat Frenzy
    I'm getting ready to teach my Intro to dairy Goats class at a big weekend long 4-H event next week. Right now I have goats on my table, goats on my printer, goats in my yard, goats on my computer (on 12 different screens!), goats in my email and lots of goat milk in the kitchen to be made into...
  2. Introductions
    Hello! I’ve browsed the forums a lot recently as we’ve been learning to care for our new Nigerian goats. My daughter is in her first year of 4-h. Hoping to learn more!
  3. Beginners Goat Raising
    So confused, please tell me if this is normal for an alpine wether, 1 year old. Look at his picture from when we got him last October. Now we shaved him for an upcoming 4-H fun show... those spots?!? We are so shocked and confused if this is normal.
  4. Health & Wellness
    So backstory on the mite issue, I bought a 4 mo. old boer wether for 4-h, and a week later he developed these wounds by is hooves. Originally thinking it was foot rot, we gave him an antibiotic and this spray for foot rot. Later realizing it was mites after the wound spread to the leg, we gave...
  5. Introductions
    My daughter and I bought our first set of Goats for her to start her 4-H project. I raised goats as a kid and can't wait to start again. Boar goats were not a thing way back then so this might be a learning curve. We are on here so we can learn as much as we can. I feel like this will be a good...
  6. Cattle
    I have a speech to inform with visual aids. I want something that has to do with 4-H beef or showing. It's my speech class at school so nobody really has any experience. I'm trying not to get too in depth with it. I have to totally change it from what I had. Do you have any topics or even 3 main...
  7. 4H/FFA Corner
    My name is Marie. I am 16 years old. This is my 9th year in 4-H and 4th in Pack Goat. I am looking for some fun ideas for my demo this year. In the past I have done goat packs, poisonous plants, and the ruminant digestive system. It needs to be poster worthy that I can put up at fair to educate...
  8. Pigs
    Does anyone have experience with 4-H pigs and them getting too close to their max weight with fair coming up?? Looking for feeding suggestions/ diet to control weight gain for the next 11 days!! Weigh in is in 10 days and were worried she's going to go over the max weight at the rate she's going!
  9. 4H/FFA Corner
    Our York County, SC 4-H club is starting a dairy goat club. We need an adult in York County to volunteer to lead it so it can be official. If you are interested, contact our 4-H agent at [email protected] Thanks!
  10. Goat Frenzy
    My last thread was a sad post about a judge belittling a first year showman over the mic at fair. Now I must rant about a sad case of poor sportsmanship and sabotage. Sorry. I need to find some positive subjects, but this one had me all riled up! A family we sell lambs and goats to in a...
  11. Show Circuit
    (I posted this on the 4-H thread, then realized it should be here...) Whoo-Hoo! We just got back from the State Fair. My 14 year-old daughter just pulled her first ever 1st place in Showmanship and Fitting AND won the much coveted Sportsmanship Award (with it's delightful $50 bonus!). She...
  12. Health & Wellness
    I recently got 2 goats from a very nice lady. Both are babies (around 4-5 months) and are for my 4-h (though they are coming home after) recently Tobias my wether, has taken a turn for the worse. He hasn't gained any weight, if anything he has lost. we called the lady who told us he had pretty...
  13. Meat Market
    I want to build muscle on my market wethers. My goat has a wide bone structure, but he has been slowing loosing width within the month I've had him. What can I do to increase muscle and help build to his frame?
  14. Meat Market
    Hello All, I am in 4-H and last month my sister and I got our market wethers for our county fair in mid- July. They started out with great width and muscle structure and have been consistently gaining around 5 lbs. a week. The problem is that they have begun growing up versus in width. Because...
  15. Introductions
    I am Joshua, together with my wife Misti and our 6 children we are raising kids. Our ranch is Oak Haven Goats. We are in Claremore, Oklahoma. We are new to ranching (first generation) so far we are having fun learning about all the different aspects of raising goats. Besides nubian we...
  16. Show Circuit
    I'm entering an upcoming show later this year in my local fair. I plan to enter a Nubian nanny. She'll hopefully be older than 6 months, but younger than a year. I plan to enter a showmanship class with her. Here are some of my questions, but if you'd like to add anything else that would be...
  17. Introductions
    I'm a new member of The Goat Spot. I am in 4-H and have had goats for a little over a year. My two goats' names are Lily and her half-sister Rose. They're both African Pygmies. My girls are companion animals only, but I do want a show/project animal. I know a good bit about goats in general, but...
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