Conditioning

Discussion in 'Meat Market' started by AlaskaBoers, May 11, 2008.

  1. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    hi,
    I need to get the does and the buck condition, what feeds / grains will help them get a shiny coat, condition, and build muscle (not put on fat) thanks for reading!! :shades:
     
  2. badnewsboers

    badnewsboers New Member

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    May 9, 2008
    Newport, NC
    Conditioning is fat. :greengrin:

    But if you're looking to build muscle be sure to feed something with a high percentage of protein. I normally feed 16% protein. BOSS will help give your goats a glossy coat but is high in fat so feed it only in small amounts. Calf Manna is a good supplement if you can't find a feed with high enough protein. Also probiotics like fastrack help your goats dgiest their feed better and will help.
     

  3. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
     
  4. badnewsboers

    badnewsboers New Member

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    May 9, 2008
    Newport, NC
    Another thing a lot of people I know have had good luck with is drizzling vegetable or peanut oil over their feed.
     
  5. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    thanks all, i have been running the buck with the cashmere wethers for 3 days and they seem to be getting strong and frisky, having lots o' fun. the buck actually seems to be building some muscle.