BEFORE GOING TO ANY SHOW PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK AND MAKE SURE ALL KIDS ARE TATTOOED AND THAT ALL TATTOO'S ARE CORRECT AND READABLE. ALSO MAKE SURE ALL HEALTH PAPERS ARE IN ORDER AND THAT THE HEALTH CERTIFICATE AND ANY REQUIRED TESTING IS IN ORDER. YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK ALL KIDS FOR TEAT DEFORMITIES BEFORE YOU GET IN THE SHOW RING. I know that this is not equipment that you can take to a show but if you follow this above advice you can save yourself allot of time and disappointment, take it from someone who has had a wrong tattoo on a kid and has lost that leg
Feeding equipment for both kids and adults:
Grain pans or buckets
Caprine feeder (for kids)
Nipples and bottles
Salt and salt holder
Water additives (like vinegar, etc)
Blades for clippers
Kaopectate or Pepto-Bismol
Antibiotics and vitamins
Syringes, and needles
Ringside tie chains
Tattoo outfit with the digits and ink
Straw for bedding
Minerals and supplements
Sleeping bag, pillow and cot
Food, cooler, Show clothes along with regular clothes.
Shows are divided into age classes and by group classes. Group classes are classes in which the animals are divided by certain other criteria other than age. I have listed some group classes and their meaning to help you better judge which class your goats would be better suited in and to help you better understand what they mean:
Get of Sire**that is all goats shown have been sired by
the same buck
Produce of Dam**this is goats that all have the same dam
Dam and Daughter**self explanatory!
Dairy Herd**these goats are all owned by the same person
Breeders Trio**all goats were bred by the same person
Best Udder**self explanatory!
Best in Show**(usually the last class of the day) -in which the judge selects a winner from the grand champions of each breed.