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Dairy Goat

February 26, 2019

This is your online resource for the 4-H Dairy Goat project. The record sheet is attached below. If you have any questions, please refer to the 4-H Handbook or contact the Extension Office. 

*If you have trouble accessing any of these documents below because of a disability, please contact the Jackson Co. Extension Office at (812) 358-6101 or send an email to mille330@purdue.edu.

 

Here are the requirements for this project:

Goat

Boer, Dairy, Myotonic

All 4-H goats must be owned and enrolled on-line by May 15th. Information on how to enroll will be included in the  4-H Newsletter. 4-H members should completely fill out all information on the online system. Exception would be if your animal was not weighed at ID Day, do not include Beginning Weight Date or Beginning Weight.

 

The following animals must attend ID Day

 

The following animals do not come to ID Day

 

      4-H Goat Exhibition Terms and Conditions

  1. An exhibitor is limited to a maximum of two (2) entries per class.
  2. A member may enroll as many goats as they choose, but a maximum of two (2) breeds may be shown by an exhibitor in the dairy goat project.
  3. A member may enroll as many goats as they choose , but a maximum of two (2) breeds may be shown by an exhibitor in the meat goat project.
  4. Dairy goats with horns are not permitted.
  5. No bucks are permitted.
  6. Every goat must have a collar and tie chain available if needed.
  7. It is recommended that a dairy goat exhibitor wear a white blouse/shirt and white/black pants or skirt/split skirt to show their dairy goats. The exhibitor’s midriff should not be exposed when standing or bending over.
  8. Registered Boer Goat: Full blood and Purebred does show together (94% and higher)
  9. At fair check in, original registration papers are needed and animal must be tattooed.

      j. Goats are checked in at the fair on the Sunday before the show and are released on Friday evening or Saturday, the day of the 4-H Auction. Premiums are paid for exhibits that remain on the fairgrounds for this period of time and remain in the 4-Her’s ownership.

DAIRY GOAT

Classes

                Milkers (Senior Does)

  1. Doe - one year and under two years (milking).
  2. Doe - two years and under three years (milking).
  3. Doe - three years and under five years (milking).
  4. Doe - five years and over (milking).
  5. Champion Doe (milking).
  6. Reserve Champion Doe (milking).
  7. Grand Champion Doe (milking).
  8. Reserve Grand Champion Doe (milking).

                All Breeds

  1. Mother and Daughter Class (all breeds).
  2. Produce of Dam - 2 does any age the product of 1 dam.
  3. Get of Sire - 3 does any age with the same sire.

                Dry Doe

  1. Junior Doe - born on or after April 1, current year.
  2. Intermediate Doe - born in March, current year.
  3. Senior Doe - born before end of February, current year and under one year.
  4. Yearling Doe - one year and under two years (never freshened).
  5. 2 Years and Over.
  6. Champion Dry Doe.
  7. Reserve Champion Dry Doe.
  8. Grand Champion Dry Doe.
  9. Reserve Grand Champion Dry Doe.

                All Breeds

  1. Wether - born before March 1
  2. Wether - born after March 1
  3. Champion Wether
  4. Reserve Champion Wether
  5. Showmanship - Rookie, Junior, Senior, Master

GOAT GIVE-AWAY CONTEST: OPEN TO ANY CHILD IN GRADES 2-11 WHO WILL BE IN THE COUNTY 4-H DAIRY GOAT PROJECT NEXT YEAR. TO BE GIVEN AWAY AT DAIRY GOAT HOW. MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. DAIRY GOAT MUST LEAVE BY FRIDAY NIGHT.

Poster Exhibit Requirements: Posters are due the Wednesday before the Fair.

All posters, notebooks, and display boards must include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include web site links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.

Level 1 (Grades 3-5)

  1. Complete a minimum of 4 activities per year in the Level 1 Goat manual. Turn in your manual and your green folder with record sheet on Wednesday prior to the Fair.
  2. Exhibits (do a minimum of one.
  3. Exhibit your animal(s) at the Jackson County Fair.
  4. An educational poster (following poster guidelines) that shows something the 4-H’er learned from a completed activity in the Level 1 manual.
  5. Action Demo at the Fair. (Sign up at the Extension Office by Wednesday before the Fair.)

 

Level 2 (Grades 6-8)

  1. Complete a minimum of 4 activities per year in the Level 2 Goat manual. Turn in your manual and your green folder with record sheet on Wednesday prior to the Fair.
  2. Exhibits (do a minimum of one.
  3. Exhibit your animal(s) at the Jackson County Fair.
  4. An educational poster (following poster guidelines) that shows something the 4-H’er learned from a completed activity in the Level 2 manual.
  5. Action Demo at the Fair. (Sign up at the Extension Office by Wednesday before the Fair.)

 

Level 3 (Grades 9-12)

  1. Complete a minimum of 4 activities per year in the Level 3 Goat manual. Turn in your manual and your green folder with record sheet on Wednesday prior to the Fair.
  2. Exhibits (do a minimum of one.
  3. Exhibit your animal(s) at the Jackson County Fair
  4. An educational poster (following poster guidelines) that shows something the 4-H’er learned from a completed activity in the Level 3 manual.

Action Demo at the Fair. (Sign up at the Extension Office by Wednesday before the Fair.)

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