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Goat show, day 2

Saturday was the "main event" day of the goat show. Because fair's fair, this year it was the white competition on Saturday and the colored will be on Sunday. The judge this year is a man named Robin Giles, who is a large-scale rancher from Texas. His main criteria are size and fineness of fleece for age (and he preferes less hair on the goats' faces too). So, predictably, the cute little goats with the curls over their eyes did very poorly.

PHF Licorice took Grand Champion buck. again. He's an amazing animal - huge, very fine and uniform hair for his age, and a mostly clean face. He's also a big sweety, which for me counts a great deal too. PHF also took reserve champion, with either Prego or Stromboli, I can't remember now.

We had a very nice two-part lecture and lab on pharmacology and medicating goats. I didn't know that there is such a huge contrast among the different types of injections (IV, IM, sub-cu). I certianly knew that there was a different effective dosing level as well as residue time between injections and oral medication.

Loki-goat has been a rather bored whiner. I ended up taking him for a walk both morning and evening. He didn't care where we went, just that we went somewhere for a while, so we wandered around the rest of the show barn visiting other people and animals. Loki did really well with the dogs - kind of a surprise, since he spent Friday evening telling KHF Ben (shepherd dog) to stuff it.
Tags: angoras, vagma

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