Please post to server to remind teachers that entries need to be post marked by August 7. Josh cody from Bertram, Texas will judge our goats and his comments regarding bracing are attached.
In regards to the topic of bracing the goats. “ I do not have any issue with exhibitors bracing the goats or holding them freely by the collar/chain. However, I prefer that they do not hold the front feet off the ground for an excessive period of time. During the process of bracing, it is natural for the exhibitor to lift the front legs off the ground for a short time to get the goat to brace properly but elevating the front feet off the ground for a long period of time is not desirable and uncomfortable for the animal”.
Thanks and I am looking forward to a great experience at UGA.