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Offline SlickTxMaine

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Goat gaining too fast?
« on: June 09, 2011, 12:51:35 PM »
I know this is a lamb forum....but also know a lot of you have goat experience.  When we bought my daughter's goats, the breeder said they should gain 10lbs. a month.  The wether weighed 35lbs. when we got him a month ago.  Weighed him yesterday and he weighs 56.6lbs.  That is 21 lbs. in a month.  He is being fed 1lb of feed morning and night, and nothing else.  He finishes his feed quickly and is always ready for his next feeding!  Should I be trying to slow him down now, or will he slow down as the weather gets hotter?

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Re: Goat gaining too fast?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 06:34:05 PM »
Sounds good.When is your show?

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Re: Goat gaining too fast?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011, 08:09:51 AM »
Our show is March 2nd.  So, we have a way to go.  If he gains 10+ lbs a month until then he will be 140 lbs+.  Our max weight is 120. 

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Re: Goat gaining too fast?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011, 04:39:48 PM »
Your best bet is to get him on some fat converter supplements such as rock solid march is a longg way off with a wether that big already

 

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