What do y'all feed your boer does that you show? How do you manage their hair? Do you exercise? I'm just wanting to be more competitive and I know there's lots of good boer breeders here so anything helps
I will do that thank you! We used lots of wheat germ so I know where to get that! How much wheat germ?Up her dyne to twice a day. Its 150 calories per ounce so really twice a day would be better for weight gain. To get a doe into tip top show shape this is what I feed: two parts honor goat chow, one part honor textured lamb feed, two ounces dyne daily, calf manna and sometimes for their coat quality an oil... cocosoya, wheat germ, healthy coat.... something like that. Rinsing and drying the hair every couple days won't hurt their coat... It helps train it to lay right just make sure you don't use soap every time because they will get dry skin. I only exercise does that are lacking leg or are too fat. Like my doe got ran before breeding to take some weight off her so we won't have too big of a chance for issues with kidding.
Rice Bran pellets are reasonable in price too. I feed them to thin horses and have used them for goats. One thing to keep in mind with rice bran is the Ca ratio. Some rice bran pellets add some calcium just to get it to 1:1. You probably wouldn't have to worry if you are feeding alfalfa, but I would keep it in mind if you are feeding very much of it.I had a big time boer show breeder tell me two things to put weight on older does. Rice Bran Pellets (for horses) which are 14% fat works wonders. Feed slowly though and increase as needed. She also uses the Farmers Warehouse Show Doe feed.