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Goats

January 21, 2020

4-H GOATS

  1. All animals must meet official health requirements, general terms and ownership conditions.  Especially note the terms and conditions on tampering, misrepresenting, conduct, drugs.  Superintendent must be notified if medical care is needed.
  2. All fitting, grooming, hoof trimming must be done in the goat barn area.
  3. Feed records should be started on January 1 or when the animal is acquired. 
  4. The mother of any kids enrolled in the 4-H born after May must be in the 4-H members possession by May 1st.
  5. Dates and time will be announced in the spring when to bring goats to the fairgrounds for tagging. ALL wethers, any damaged tags, or any doe that does not have a county approved tag or tattoo must be brought in for tagging. ALL wethers (Dairy and Meat) must be retinal scanned and tagged or tattooed. Any tattoo must have registration papers to verify tattoo. LaManchas and LaMancha- cross goats may have tag number tattooed in tail at weigh-in.
  6. All wethers and all dairy animals must be dehorned. Spurs must be less than one inch. Goats with spurs over one inch may not be shown. Meat does may be shown with or without horns.
  7. The direct application of ice, ice water, alcohol, freon, or any other refrigerant to the hide of the goat is strictly prohibited.  This deceptive, fraudulent practice will cause the exhibitor and their animals to be disqualified immediately.

 

SHOWMANSHIP

Meat Goat & Dairy Goat Show Separately

Beginner: 3rd grade goat member

Junior: 4-Hers 4th or 5th grades are eligible.  Once a 4-Her has won junior showmanship they are only eligible for intermediate, senior or advanced showmanship classes.

Intermediate: 4-Her in 6th, 7th, 8th grades are eligible. Once a 4-Her has won intermediate showmanship they are only eligible for senior or advanced showmanship.

Senior: 4-Her in 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grades are eligible. Once a 4-Her has won senior showmanship they are only eligible for advanced showmanship.

Advanced: 4-Hers who have previously won senior showmanship.  The advanced showmanship winner will represent Goats in the supreme showmanship contest.

4-H members must show their own animal that was exhibited by them in one of the regular classes.  All milking contests do not qualify for showmanship class eligibility.

 

AUCTION

*  One Dairy Goat wether

*  One Meat Goat Wether or Market Doe

 

DAIRY GOAT SHOW

NOTE: Each 4-Her can show 2 animals per class.

  1. Junior Doe Kid:  Born after April 1.
  2. Senior Doe Kids:  Born January 1 to March 31.
  3. Dry Yearlings:  Any doe not yet 2 at fair time and not milking.
  4. Junior Grand Champion and Junior Reserve Grand Champion:  Chosen from the first three classes. 
    1. Milking Yearlings:  Under 2 years
    2. Does:  2 and under 4 years, milking.
    3. Does:  4 and over, milking
  5. All dairy goats competing for 4-H championship honors that are in milk may be required by the judge to be milked before making final placing.
  6. Senior Grand Champion and Senior Reserve Grand Champion: chosen from Classes 5, 6 & 7.
  7. Mother and daughter: Consists of 2 does any age, mother and daughter.
  8. Milk Production: Any age milking doe may enter. Milking must be completed at scheduled times and measured by barn superintendent.  Milking times will be posted at fair.
  9. Milking contest:  Any age milking doe may enter.  Doe must be held by 4-H member and milked by 4-H goat member. 
  10. Unless there are 3 or more goats in a registered class, they will show with the grade classes.
  11. Wether:  Must be 100% dairy blood, no meat blood crosses..
  12. NOTE: Each Dairy Goat MUST be milked out 15- 16 hours before show.

RATE OF GAIN

Only wethers that were weighed at the official county weigh in are eligible for rate of gain.  The wethers that were weighed-in will be weighed again at the county fair.  The wethers that gained the most during that period of time will receive champion and reserve champion rate of gain honors.  (1 lb. gained/days between official weighing).

 

MEAT GOAT SHOW

NOTE: Each 4-Her can show 2 animals per class. Ages to be determined using the date of the show.

Class 1: 0 to under 3 months Doe

Class 2: 3 to under 6 months Doe

Class 3: 6 to under 9 months Doe

Class 4: 9 to under 12 months Doe

Class 5: Junior division champion Doe

Class 6: Junior division reserve champion Doe

Class 7: 12 to under 16 months Doe

Class 8: 16 to under 20 months Doe

Class 9: 20 to under 24 months Doe

Class 10: Yearling Division Champion Doe

Class 11: Yearling Division Reserve Champion Doe

Class 12: 24 to under 36 months Doe

Class 13: 36 months plus Doe

Class 14: Senior Division Champion Doe

Class 15: Senior Division Reserve Champion Doe

Class 16: Overall Grand Champion Doe

Class 17: Overall Reserve Grand Champion Doe

Class 18: Mother and Daughter – Consists of 2 Does any age, mother and daughter 15

Class 19: Wethers – Class will be divided according to weight and number of animals entered. Meat goat wethers may be crossed with any other breed of goats (dairy and/or meat). All wethers must be under one year of age with milk teeth in place. While bracing, front feet of goat must stay on the ground or you may be dismissed from class at the discretion of the judge.

Class 20: Market Does-Class will be divided according to weight and number of animals entered. Market Does must be shown slick sheared. They do not have to be dehorned. All market Does must be under one year of age with milk teeth in place. While bracing, front feet of goat must stay on the ground or you may be dismissed from class at the discretion of the judge.

Class 21: Buck Class: Bucks do not have to be dehorned. Less than 1 year old day of show if not registered, must go thru county ID process.

RATE OF GAIN Only wethers that were weighed at the official county weigh in are eligible for rate of gain. The wethers that were weighed-in will be weighed again at the county fair. The wethers that gained the most during that period of time will receive champion and reserve champion rate of gain honors. (lbs. gained/days between official weighing).

PYGMY GOAT SHOW

1. Pygmy Goat classes including wether classes will follow Indiana State Fair guidelines.

2. Depending upon the number of entries pygmy does will be shown in a separate classes, divided upon age of doe.

3. Wethers: will be divided by age and number of entries. 

4. 4-Her will need to supply small mesh liner for exhibitor pens on all small kids.

5. All pygmy goats can be shown multiple years unless sold at the 4-H auction.  

 

If you have any questions about the Meat and Dairy Goat Show, contact Superintendent.

RATE OF GAIN Market class goats are to be weighed on the official county weigh in date

 

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