Mark That Card: Market Wethers

Thank you Cooper Bounds, Show and Sales Rep at Miller Boer Goats, for providing the officials. <br /> Placing: 1-3-4-2 Cuts: 2-5-4 ​I like the Market Goats 1-3-4-2.  Among the pair of truly elite parrot-mouthed wethers, the more exotic, black-headed wether is simply the hardest to make.  Not only is he the roundest bodied option that feeds the most radical and expressive shape […]

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How Nutrition Plays a Role in Raising 4-Legged Kids

With a 4-H project “gone mad” Kedrick Miller has devoted the last two decades to building his meat goat operation. Located in Thorntown, Ind., Miller along with his wife, Melissa and four kids focus their attention on raising high-quality Boer goats for youth livestock exhibitors. What started at as a 4-H project about 20 years […]

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Goat Nutrition 101

What ingredients make a “balanced feed ration” for my show goats? There are lots of ingredients that can make up a balanced feed ration. Perhaps what is more important than the types of ingredients, is the nutrient composition of the “balanced” feed ration. The nutrient composition consists of certain amounts of protein, energy, vitamins and […]

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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 the way they impact production, it becomes very evident that the strenuous expectations we put […]

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Gels Offer Quick Relief to Stressed Show Livestock

Spring and summer livestock shows are about to be in full-swing. It doesn’t matter which species you show or how good of a nutrition and health protocol you follow, you are bound to have an animal go off feed and water or get sick traveling to and from these shows. That’s why BioZyme® Inc., has […]

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Reducing Summer Heat Stress

Summer is right around the corner, and with summer comes heat and humidity. No matter the hours of work and preparation you’ve put into your livestock projects, heat stress is a challenge to plan for and manage. While we typically think about heat stress in extreme temperatures, the reality is that anytime the temperature exceeds […]

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