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I have been showing meat goats at my county fair for about 6 years now and every year , I walk them plenty, and feed them some of the best feed there is and yet I almost every year I barely make weight which is 60lbs. I just finished off this years fair so any suggestions for next year?
 

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We are feeding them show chow and high octane supplement and we have been jumping around so around every two years we switch but these last two years I have got them at the same place and they have weighed the most ,64 and 68 I'm happy that I made weight but I would like some bigger numbers
 

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Can you post a picture of them? It must be a hereditary thing in their lines. My wethers always hit the 100 mark by 7 mo. old.
 

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We only feed them two to three cups I'm not sure how much the cup is I'm not at my house right now the one was a wether and sold at market so I don't have a pic of him but here's one of my doe that didn't sell its not very good but I can take another when I get home we get ours from a farm called from Stoney point . They have lot of ennobled goats
 

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Hmm. She looks pretty large from that picture. I think that Boers should be weaned no earlier than 8 weeks, and to be successful, 10-12 weeks is better.
 

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We wean ours at 3 months, if we sell them we wait til they are 3 months old. If we buy any they are at least 3 to 4 months too! Ours that we raise are %Boers, and we've just bought 1 full Boer to show in Sept.

When you get yours that young are you giving them any milk at all?
 

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Okay I had a complete brain mess up !!! Forgive me, when they are born in December we get them in late February early march but my first goat I got was a bottle baby and did give it milk sorry :/
 

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But how much hay do they need because I know if you give them too much they will have alot of fat too. Right? Or would all if the minerals ,exercising , and regular feed cancel it out
 

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Our feed has minerals, hay, and other supplements in it so honestly I don't really give them much hay or minerals seperate do you think that makes much of a difference ?
 
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