shaving market goats

Discussion in 'Show Circuit' started by kritterkeeper, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. kritterkeeper

    kritterkeeper New Member

    Nov 27, 2007
    Northern, Michigan
    Hello- I have a question about showing goats and shaving them

    it is sad I am the 4H leader and do not know

    in your fair or for that matter big shows do they shave market goats and even dairy goats and if so how and how much do you take off and how far before a show?- do you have any good site that would show you how?

    thank you
    Donna B
  2. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    dairygoats you shave down to the tip of the tail into a paint brush.

    market wethers are generally shaved down to a paintbrush tail.. and to the knees and hocks on the legs..

    if you want you can email me, and i will send you pictures, since i'm getting ready to do my set of goats pretty soon for fair

  3. sealawyer

    sealawyer New Member

    May 31, 2009
    Dew, Texas
    We raise a lot of Boer X market wethers here in Texas. We give all of the sales prospects a hair cut for pictures and to allow the buyers to see the musculature and structure of the kids.
    It also keeps them cooler in the summer heat and the grow a little better.
    Just another view on the subject!