Weighing the 4-H goats | Living the Country Life

Weighing the 4-H goats

May 9, 2012

Caroline took her 4-H goats to the fairgrounds to be weighed and entered into the system for the county fair. She entered five goats and they each weighed between 40 and 60 pounds. They screamed like kids when they were eartagged, and one tried to squeeze between the rungs of the pen and got stuck. The largest of the quads did a vertical leap from the floor of the scale to the desk where the women were filling out paperwork, knocking off papers and shocking them. "I've never had a goat in my lap," said one woman. Everyone had a good laugh. Goats.

Speaking of the quads, that doe is now milking 200 pounds of kids. They get supplemental grain and grass, but still. Amazing.

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