The 4-H meat goat educational program and related activities (such as workshops, tours) provide youth a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both goat subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications) under the direction of caring adults.
Important documents can be found at the bottom of this page underneath "Related Files".
Important Project Dates:
May 5, 2017 Goat ID Day 6-9 pm Commercial Building
May 15,2017 Deadline All livestock enrollment forms due/Last day 4HOnline enrollment
June 1, 2017 Deadline to enroll Meat Goats for State Fair without penalty. State Fair Entry website: click here
June 30, 2017 Dairy Goat, Meat Goat, Utility Goat and Sheep pen assignment sheets due.
- Each 4-H member needs to turn in a record sheet and worksheet to complete the Meat Goat project for the year.
- Grade is based on the grade you were in when you enrolled in 4-H for the 2016 year.
- Answers to the worksheet are found in the Goat Resource Manual (Ohio State). One resource manual is provided per family the first year a family member takes a Goat Project.
- If you exhibit an animal poster project you need to complete the General 4-H Record Sheet and turn it in at judging check-in in order to have your poster judged. This is required even if you plan to exhibit an animal in that project at the county fair.
Here are some additional website that you might helpful for this project:
Indiana 4-H Livestock Website
Here you will find:
Animal workshops offered by Purdue
Results from Career Development Events for 4-H & FFA members
News and Management Information for Sheep and Goat Producers
Indiana State Fair
How to create a 4-H Poster