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I'm getting a wether (fixed boy goat) to show in 4-H and selling him to the butcher. I don't want to get attached to him but I have to train him for 2 1/2 months. I don't want to cry like a sissy in front of 100+ people. what to should I do?

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Not sell him to a butcher

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Got to or no 500+ dollars. Plus that's why we are buying him sadly. :(
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Just try not to get too attached that's about all you can do good luck
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Thanks :)
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Just don't spend a lot of time with it. Just spend enough to train him.

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Well that's the hard part. I have to feed him every day and get him out for 2 hours a day. :(
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Just see him as a 'business' partner. Have you ever done this before?
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Nope. My sister did though and she cried. I don't really want to cry though :)
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Yes good idea about the "business partner". Thank you :)
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Don't do it. That's a living thing. Is money more important than a life

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No. But boy goats aren't the nicest either.....
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Well that's not his fault. He doesn't know any better
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Your right. Thanks :)
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Don't make eye contact. That is the way of the farmer. Animals are raised to be slaughtered for food. when I was a child we had pigs and chickens and cows. I don't remember being attached to any of them. I watched my dad kill chickens regularly for mom to cook for supper and didn't bother me. I don't know why you would have to train a goat

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To show it in 4-H. (Showmanship)
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it helps to not name it. if you don't name it you don't get too attached to anything. I used to have cows that we raised and butchered occasionally, not fun, but easier when you don't get attached.
also if you can find someone to take it, it wont have to go to the butcher.

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Thanks :) I think I'll call him goat :)
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sounds good! and if you live out in the country, you should be able to find someone who will take him. unless you need the money, which I totally understand.
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We need the money to pay for are goat, horse, chicken, and rabbit feed. (Yes we live in the country). :) thanks
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