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No one here has ever shown a dairy goat in our county so I can't find anyone to help. Some tell me you don't shave dairy goats, some say #10 blade and some say #30 blade. What do I do? Also my clippers say they are adjustable from 10-15-30 but its not marked on the clippers. Is 10the finest(shortest) or 30? Its been well over 100 here so we shaved everyone with the finest blade last week, yes they are in the shade, so I probally won't need to shave much, but what if they are too short? The fair is Oct 10th.

We've never shown goats before, can ya tell?
 

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Thank you. These girls are only 6 months old so no udders to speak of yet. I was worried we had trimmed them too short but its been so hot for them.

No one here had ever seen a LA Mancha before. At tagging/registration people kept asking why we cut off the ears. I'm thinking of having the kids make up a sign with the breed discription to hang on their pens.
 

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Thanks y'all. Shipping fever? Is that caused by traveling stress? Its actually farther to the vet than the fair. The extension agent said health certificats aren't even required this year.

I had my daughter print up the breed description from the ADGA web site and highlight the paragraph on the ears.
 

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An ounce of prevention...... I'll contact the vet tomorrow. They just had their shots in June so I'll make an apt and talk to him. How soon can a booster be given?
 
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