Getting Started with Show Goats

Gatting Started Header

 

Moms Know Best

Everything you should know about feeding, show supplies, at home, and at the show for beginners.

Show Mom Perspective: Goats Make a Great Starter Project, Require Less Equipment

Holly Hummel understands the value of youth programs and the work ethic, responsibility and basic skills like decision making and public speaking that are a result of involvement in 4-H and FFA. As a mother of four, she also understands the importance of children having a positive experience with their livestock projects and recommends Boer goats as a specie that is great to start with.

"Goats make great starter projects, both because of their size and lack of intimidation-factor, as well as having less equipment requirements,” Holly said. “Goats are incredibly stubborn! But, having the kids make friends with them initially will get you much further than thinking you can break their spirit later on."

Read More... View Checklist with Links View Downloadable Checklist



Helpful Resources

Nutrition

Making the Transition from Spring to Summer Shows
Throughout the Midwest, winter jackpots and spring shows are a favorite weekend event. Cattle shows are more popular during the winter, but when May 1, rolls around, pig, lamb and goat exhibitors will get their opportunity to showcase their stock
Read More

 

Minimize Their Stress, Maximize Your Success
Stress. It is in our lives every day. Some stress can have a positive effect but more times than not we think of stress as something that causes a negative reaction to our bodies and minds. Just like humans, animals
Read More

 

When Two Supplements Make a Winning Combination
You’ve invested a lot of time, effort and money into your show livestock to make sure they excel to their maximum potential. Ensuring they stay healthy and keep performing until they reach their endpoint is always a top priority. To
Read More

 

VIEW MORE NUTRITION

Stress

Minimize Their Stress, Maximize Your Success
Stress. It is in our lives every day. Some stress can have a positive effect but more times than not we think of stress as something that causes a negative reaction to our bodies and minds. Just like humans, animals
Read More

 

When Two Supplements Make a Winning Combination
You’ve invested a lot of time, effort and money into your show livestock to make sure they excel to their maximum potential. Ensuring they stay healthy and keep performing until they reach their endpoint is always a top priority. To
Read More

 

How to Handle Your Show Stock in Summer Heat
Summer heat can be tough on show livestock – or any livestock for that matter. Heat stress causes increased respiration rate, suppressed appetite, fatigue and dehydration, all signs of a lowered immune response. When we think about these traits and
Read More

 

VIEW MORE STRESS

Daily Care

5 Tips to Achieve Healthy Hair in the Summer
It is NO secret. It is A LOT more fun to work on achieving a healthy hair coat in the winter and early spring. Outside temperatures are cooler, cattle are shaggy, and they are naturally growing plenty of hair on
Read More

 

Making the Transition from Spring to Summer Shows
Throughout the Midwest, winter jackpots and spring shows are a favorite weekend event. Cattle shows are more popular during the winter, but when May 1, rolls around, pig, lamb and goat exhibitors will get their opportunity to showcase their stock
Read More

 

How to Maximize the Space in your Trailer
Packing a trailer for a show can feel like a life-size version of Tetris. You have a limited amount of space with a long list of show supplies, equipment and feed that you and your livestock will need when you
Read More

 

VIEW MORE DAILY CARE



KayLea Taylor KayLea Taylor

The use of Sure Champ throughout show season keeps our goats on feed and growing. When the stressful days of show season approach, Vita Charge Paste, helps keep them on feed, be less stressed and ready for show day."

 




 

Find a Dealer

Enter your zip code and hit go to find a dealer near you!