Jr Fair Book

Goats – Department J-5

  • Judging for market classes (class O) on Thursday- approx. 10:30 a.m., right after sheep judging
  • All other classes judged Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

Be sure you understand Animal Health Regulations and Goat Barn Rules before you enter

 

Open only to exhibitors enrolled in the Goat project. Members may exhibit a total of up to 7 goats IF at least one of them is a market goat. If the member does not show any market goats, the maximum number of animals remains at 6.

Any registered class requires appropriate registration papers in exhibitor or family name. All goats to be collared and leashed at all times when not confined to stall or pen.

No animal, excluding exotic animals, over 6 months of age or over 600 pounds with horns shall be exhibited. Male goats and goats with full, natural horns may not be entered unless full, natural horns are a standard for a specific breed. The eligibility of animals with scurs will be left to the discretion of the fair veterinarian.

Project members may also exhibit in Department J-10, Class E, Petless Pet/Animal Project

GOAT BARN RULES

Premiums will be withheld from exhibitors who do not comply with the barn rules set forth for the department in which they are exhibiting.

  1. All body clipping is recommended to be done at home, only trimming and touch-ups are recommended at the fair.
  2. The care of goats is the responsibility of the exhibitor. Goats should have food and water at all times.
  3. All exhibitors are to dispose of manure in the designated receptacles near the horse barn.

MORNING CLEAN-UP MUST BE COMPLETED BY 10 A.M.

  1. Keep aisle swept and clean.
  2. Wash areas should be cleaned after use. All hoses and equipment must be properly stored when not in use.
  3. Exhibit should reflect that it has been tended to on a regular basis each day.
  4. Milk area must be cleaned after use. Milk must be disposed of properly and immediately.
  5. Evening milking shall be completed by 9:00 p.m.
  6. ALL staples must be removed from ALL display boards in dairy, beef, swine, sheep, horse, and goat barns.
  7. Decorations for barn need to be done by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday.
  8. Junior Grand Champion Dairy, Senior Grand Champion Dairy, Grand Champion Exotic and Grand Champion Meat Type shall compete for “Best in Show”
  9. Goat barn meeting immediately following the livestock meeting Wednesday (entry day).

Department J-5, Class A – Goat Showmanship

A-1 through A-8

Members MUST enter showmanship on fair entry form; exhibitors will NOT be automatically entered in goat showmanship.  Each exhibitor is only allowed to sign up in one showmanship class.

All goats shown in showmanship must also be exhibited in another class including Dept. J-5 Classes B-E; G-J; L and O.

Premiums Offered

Blue – $3.00
Red – $2.50
White – $2.00
Pink – $1.50

  1. Dairy Goat Senior Showmanship – (grades 11, 12, 13 as of January 1).
  2. Dairy Goat Intermediate Showmanship – (grades 9 and 10 as of January 1).
  3. Dairy Goat Junior Showmanship – (grades 6, 7, 8 as of January 1).
  4. Dairy Goat Beginner Showmanship – (grades 3, 4, 5 as of January 1).
  5. Commercial & Exotic Goat Senior Showmanship – (grades 11, 12, 13 as of January 1).
  6. Commercial & Exotic Goat Intermediate Showmanship – (grades 9 and 10 as of January 1).
  7. Commercial & Exotic Goat Junior Showmanship – (grades 6, 7, 8 as of January 1).
  8. Commercial & Exotic Goat Beginner Showmanship – (grades 3, 4, 5 as of January 1).

Premiums Offered for Remaining Classes

Blue – $5.00
Red – $4.00
White – $3.00
Pink – $2.00

Only does may be entered in Classes B-D, lots 1-8.

Any doe competing in lots 1-4 shall never have freshened. A Junior Champion will be selected from the first place winners in classes B-D, lots 1-4 and class E, lot 1. A Reserve Junior Champion shall be selected from those remaining in the Junior Championship class, plus the animal that stood second to the Junior Champion in its individual class. A Grand and Reserve ribbon will be awarded provided there is a minimum of 6 goats total shown in classes B-D, lots 1-4 and class E, lot 1.

  1. Junior Doe Kid, born on or after April 1 of exhibit year
  2. Senior Doe Kid, born January 1 to March 31 of exhibit year
  3. Junior Yearling Doe, born July 1 to December 31 of year preceding exhibit year
  4. Senior Yearling Doe, born before July 1 of year preceding exhibit year, but less than 24 months of age.

Only does may be entered in Classes B-D, lots 1-8.

All goats in lots 5-8 MUST have freshened. A Senior Champion will be selected from the first place winners in classes B-D, lots 5- 8. Reserve Senior Champion shall be selected from those remaining in the Senior championship class, plus the animal that stood second to the Senior Champion in its individual class. A grand and reserve ribbon will be awarded provided there is a minimum of 6 goats total shown in classes B-D, lots 5-8.

  1. Yearling Milker Under 2 years at fair time
  2. Junior Milker, over 2 and under 3 years at fair time
  3. Mature Milker, over 3 and under 5 years at fair time
  4. Aged Milker, 5 years old and older at fair time

Department J-5, Class B – All Purebred Dairy Type Does

(Papers required for purebred entries.)

B-1 through B-8

Department J-5, Class C – Recorded Grade Dairy Type Does

(Papers required for recorded grade entries.)

C-1 through C-8

Department J-5, Class D – Unrecorded Grade Dairy Type Does

(Not eligible for registry)

D-1 through D-8

Department J-5, Class E – Dairy Type Buck

Open to purebred and recorded grade bucks. Registration papers required.

  1. Buck kid, born March1 or after of exhibit year

Department J-5, Class F – Dairy Type Progeny Classes

(Ribbon Only)

All goats shown in these classes must be exhibited in another class including Dept. J-5 Classes B-D

  1. Dam and Daughter (shall consist of 1 doe of any age and its dam.)
  2. Produce of Dam (shall consist of 2 does of any age which are the produce of one doe.)
  3. Junior Get of Sire (shall consist of 3 does under 2 years of age which have never freshened and are the get of one sire.)
  4. Senior Get of Sire (shall consist of 3 does which are the get of one sire, with at least one in milk.)

A Grand and Reserve Champion will be selected from Class G and Class H (combined) provided there is a minimum of 6 goats total shown.

Dept. J-5, Class G – Fullblood Commercial Meat Type

(100% Full blood registration papers required) Boers, Kikos, Spanish, Fainters (Myotonic), & Savannahs

  1. Meat Type – does only under 1 year old
  2. Meat Type – does only 1 to 2 years old
  3. Meat Type – does 2 to 3 years old
  4. Meat Type – does 3-5 years old
  5. Meat type – does 5 years and older
  6. Meat Type – buck kid, born March 1 or after of exhibit year

Dept. J-5, Class H – Grade and Percentage Commercial Meat Type (registered or non-registered – no papers required) Boers, Kikos, Spanish, Fainters (Myotonic), & Savannahs and any other commercial meat type crossbreds.

  1. Meat Type – does only under 1 year old
  2. Meat Type – does only 1 to 2 years old
  3. Meat Type – does only 2 to 3 years old
  4. Meat Type – does only 3-5 years old
  5. 5.Meat Type – does 5 years and older

A Grand and Reserve Champion will be selected from Class I and Class J (combined) provided there is a minimum of 6 goats total shown.

Dept. J-5, Class I – Exotic Breed Goats – Fullblood (Registered)

(Registration papers required) Pygmy, Angora, Silkie Fainter

  1. Does under 1 year old
  2. Does 1 to 2 years old
  3. Does 2 to 3 years old
  4. Does 3-5 years old
  5. Does 5 years and older
  6. Buck kid, born March 1 or after of exhibit year

Dept. J-5, Class J – Exotic Breed Goats – Unregistered or crossbreds – Pygmy, Angora, Silkie Fainter

  1. Does under 1 year old
  2. Does 1 to 2 years old
  3. Does 2 to 3 years old
  4. Does 3-5 years old
  5. Does 5 years and older

Department J-5, Class K – Exotic and Commercial Meat Type Progeny Classes (Ribbon Only)

All goats shown in these classes must be exhibited in another class including Dept. J-5 Classes G-I and N.

  1. Dam and Daughter (shall consist of 1 doe of any age and its dam.)
  2. Produce of Dam (shall consist of 2 does of any age which are the produce of one doe.)
  3. Junior Get of Sire (shall consist of 3 does under 2 years of age which have never freshened and are the get of one sire.)
  4. Senior Get of Sire (shall consist of 3 does which are the get of one sire, with at least one in milk.)

Department J-5, Class L – Ribbon-Only Classes

Animals in these classes MUST be shown in a premium class including A-E & G-J.

(Animals in these classes are included in the 6 or 7 animal limit.)

SEI approved helmets are required by all youth participating in any mounted or driving 4-H related activity.

  1. Pet Class (open to any goat)
  2. Pack Class (open to any goat)
  3. Cart Class (open to any goat)
  4. Costume Class

Department J-5, Class M – Herdsman Award

Open to any 4-H Club, FFA Chapter or other organized youth group. All exhibits at the fair will be included. Trophies will be awarded in lieu of premiums.

Department J-5, Class N – Club Herd

A first place traveling trophy plaque and ribbons to 4 placings. No pre-registration required.

  1. Club Herd (3 goats of any breed)

 Department J-5, Class O – Market Classes

Judging: Thursday approx. 10:30 a.m., right after sheep judging.

Each exhibitor can show up to 3 animals max in market classes, this is included in the 6 or 7 animal limit per exhibitor. (See goat rules.) All market animals are eligible to show regardless of participation in the market animal sale, however, market goats must be a minimum of 60 lbs to be eligible for the market animal sale. Small market animal sale participants must follow printed small market animal rules.  Does and wethers may compete, however the same does cannot be entered in any other class. Wethers must be castrated at least 45 days before entry day and healed from being castrated. All market animals must be weighed at official scale and checked in by 3:00 p.m. on entry day. A grand and reserve ribbon will be awarded provided there is a minimum of 6 goats shown in dairy market. A separate grand and reserve ribbon will be awarded provided there is a minimum of 6 goats shown in commercial market. Superintendents will determine classes for market goats after weigh in at the fair.

Dairy Market

  1. Dairy Market (if bringing only 1 dairy market goat)
  2. Dairy Market (if bringing 2 dairy market goats)

Commercial Market

  1. Commercial Market (if bringing only 1 commercial market goat)
  2. Commercial Market (if bringing 2 commercial market goats)
Contact Us