This website is made possible by the members of the Mountain States Meat Goat Association
Meat Goat Association
Showing goats in sanctioned shows is very rewarding and fun, you get to meet lots of interesting people and make lots of friends!
Here are a few tips if you are thinking of getting into showing boer goats .
1. Always buy from a reputable breeder that is successful in the show ring, these breeders, want you to be successful, to build on their reputation .
2. If you can, go to their ranch and look around, make sure that their goats are well cared for, live in good conditions and look healthy .
3. Make your mind up on what you want to show; will it be the old style that was originally from Africa, or the more, "Modern Style," the leaner taller look that we changed to since they were first introduced in the early 90s .
4. Do research on the internet to find out what it is you want and what breeder provides this style .
5. Make sure your purchase is free of faults and is healthy !
6.Do your home work on how to look after and care for your goats, BEFORE, you buy them !
7. Don't be afraid to ask for advice, Fullblood Boers, are a bit different from commercial especially when kidding out.
In the coming months I will be addressing many issues of showing goats in detail starting with:
June..............How to Clip for the show ring
August..........Choosing the right shows and judge for you.
September...How to promote your goats to sell .
October .......Selecting your bucks, when to bred ?
November....Live breeding or AI ?
December....How to care for your pregnant fullblood show does.
January........Helpful hints on how to kid out your show does.
February......How to feed your potencial show kids. Which kids to choose !
Bomber son of Hollywood Gold winning at the Wyoming state fair 2009. He now belongs to Christina and Chad Rockwell of Wray Colorado .They are showing him at the Stock show in Denver