Posted Nov 25, 2014
In the same year I kept a lamb as a school project, my younger sisters wanted to also show an animal. My grandfather gave them each a small boer goat kid to play with and prepare for the fall show. We named them Hester and Clarence and they were incredibly wild when we first brought them to a place close to our house with a barn to keep them in. They grew fast and my sisters and I managed to tame them down to the point of walking on a lead and setting up for showing. They were young and weaned early so they didn't grow and fill out as much as a meat goat for show ought to and they did only average in the show in the fall. I learned that early nutrition plays a huge role in the foundation of development for goats in both size and mass.