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4H Goats

Department 24

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Entry forms are due in the Fair office or can be entered on-line by July 25th. If July 25th falls on a weekend, entries will be the following Monday without penalty. Late entries will be charged a fee of $25.00 per head through July 31st. After July 31st late entries may not be accepted.

Haul in- Sunday prior to the Fair 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. All exhibits in this department must be in place by 9 a.m. Monday, opening day of the fair.
Release- Saturday night of the fair after 9 p.m.

Goats will be vet checked between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. only on Sunday prior to the fair, unless arrangements have been made with the Superintendent to have your animal checked on Monday morning. Please arrange to to bring your animals between those hours. Enter the fairgrounds through Gate 5 off the Kok Road, and continue to the east side of the Henry Jansen Building. Security will be there to assist you with directions. Your animals are to remain in your vehicle until the veterinarian asks you to remove them for vet check. You will need to come prepared with completed stall cards for all your animals. If your animal passes the vet check, you will be given a sticker to place on the stall card reflecting the animal has passed inspection. You may then proceed to the pen and hang the card in the proper place.




Meat Goats, Pack Goats, Fitting and Showing and Pygmy Goats-
Collared shirt, jeans, belt, shoes with closed toe AND closed heel (slip on or lace up), leather boots preferred.

Dairy Goats-
White collared shirt, buttoned at the neck (tie or pin optional), white pants, belt – black, white, or brown. Shoes with closed toe AND closed heel (slip on or lace up), leather boots preferred.

4H Goat Calendar

Monday
? - Market Sale Weigh In (All Market Goats)
9:30 a.m. - All Goat Exhibitors Meeting
9:45 a.m. - FFA Pygmy Goat Fitting and Showing
9:45 a.m. - FFA Dairy/Meat Goat Doe Type (All Sr. Does Show 1st)
11:00 a.m. - 4 H Dairy/Meat Goat Doe Type (All Sr. Does Show 1st)
12:00 p.m. - 4H Pygmy Fitting and Showing
6:00 p.m. - All Goat Judging

Tuesday
9:00 a.m. - FFA Pygmy Goat Type
9:30 a.m. - FFA and 4H Dairy/Meat Goat Exhibitor Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 4H Pygmy Goat Type
10:00 a.m. - FFA Dairy/Meat Goat Fit & Show(ALL TOGETHER)
12:00 p.m. - 4 H Dairy/Meat/Pack Goat Fit & Show(ALL TOGETHER)

Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - FFA Market Goat Type
10:30 a.m. - 4H Market Goat Type
12:00 p.m. - FFA Meat Goat Type
1:00 p.m. - 4H Meat Goat Doe Type

Thursday

4:30 p.m. - 4 H Pack/Driving Goat Performance Classes

Friday
11:00 a.m. - All Goat Knowledge Bowl
1:00 p.m. - Market Sale
7:00 p.m. - All Goat Best Decorated

Saturday
3:00 p.m. - 4 H Large Animal Round Robin - 4 H Awards Ceremony to follow

Entries can be placed on-line or forms are due in the air office by July 25th. If July 25th falls on a weekend, entries will be accepted in the air office on the following Monday without penalty. Late entries will be charged a fee of $25.00 per head through July 31st. After July 31st late entries may not be accepted.

1. All project animals must be owned by June 1st.

2. Exhibitor meeting 9:30 a.m. Monday of the fair.

3. Each 4-H member may enter 7 animals in the goat class(stall space permitting). If showing in both 4H and FFA the exhibitor may show no more than 8 animals between the two organizations. No more than two animals may be shown in each lot. Except for Dairy/Meat Does, senior and junior.

4. Dairy does over 24 months old must be milk or have been in milk. They will be shown in the Senior Division.

5. 4H members must show in fitting and showing in order to show in type.

6. Grand and Reserve Champion rosettes will be awarded. Showmanship and Overall Type Trophies will also be given during Awards Ceremony.

7. Concerning health requirements and vet check, see Health Requirements at the beginning of the Premium Book

8. All goats must be removed from the fairgrounds by 10 a.m. Sunday after the Fair.

9. No does allowed past 3 months pregnant, no bucks allowed and no horned animals allowed, unless you have the Superintendent’s approval.

**FLEECE GOAT ENTRANTS SEE SHEEP DEPARTMENT**

Dairy and Meat Does

*All Dairy Breeds MUST be clipped according to breed characteristics PRIOR to check in. Exception kids under 4 months old, full body clipping is optional, but must be cleaned and fit properly.


DIVISION A - DAIRY/MEAT/PACK/DRIVING GOAT FITTING AND SHOWING

PREMIUMS: 27.00 22.00 17.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Junior, 8 - 10 years of age
2. Intermediate, 11 - 13 years of age
3. Senior, 14 to less than 19 years of age
4. Novice, first year showing in goats

*Dairy Goat Exhibitors-

White collared shirt, buttoned at the neck (tie or pin optional), white pants, belt – black, white, or brown. Shoes with closed toe AND closed heel (slip on or lace up), leather boots preferred.

*Meat and Pack Goat Exhibitors-
Collared shirt, jeans, belt, shoes with closed toe AND closed heel (slip on or lace up), leather boots preferred.

*Pack Goats- must wear a pack and black webbed or leather collar or halter (owner provided) for the Fitting and Showmanship, no chains and must also be entered in Pack Goat Performance Class N. Same Fitting and Showing attire as Meat goats.

*Overall Showman will compete in Round Robin Competition on Saturday

DIVISION B - Alpine
DIVISION C - LaMancha
DIVISION D - Nigerian Dwarf
DIVISION E - Nubian
DIVISION F - Saanen
DIVISION G - All Other Purebreds Dairy Goat (Oberhasli, Sables, Toggenburgs)
DIVISION H - Cross Breed Dairy Goats (Goats of 2 or more Dairy Breeds, NO MEAT BREED CROSSES ALLOWED)
DIVISION J - Boer (Full blood and Purebred - Must be more than 50% Boer)
DIVISION K - Other Breed Meat Goat/Cross Breed (50% or less Boer)

*Pygmy - see below in Class Q*

PREMIUMS: 16.00 13.50 11.00
CLASS NUMBER – New for 2016
1. Sr. Doe Division- (Must be in Milk, 2 years and older, age of doe is determined as of show day, Monday of Fair)
2. Jr. Doe Division- (Never in Milk, 2 years and younger, age of doe is determined as of show day, Monday of Fair)

*Sr. Dairy Does MUST be in Milk
*Sr. Meat Does MUST have kidded or exhibited pregnancy by 24 months of age
*Champion and Reserve Sr. Does from each breed will come back to compete of Overall Breed Champion
*Jr. Does are does that have NEVER kidded
*Champion and Reserve Jr. Does from each breed will come back to complete of Overall Breed Champion

Overall Champion Doe and Reserve (each breed)
Best Udder in Show (All Sr. Dairy Does)
Overall Grand Champion (all breeds)

GROUP CLASSES – ALL BREEDS

DIVISION L - Group Classes

PREMIUMS: 16.00 13.50 11.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Dam and Daughter (1 Sr. doe and 1 daughter)
2. Produce of Dam (2 does, any age, same dam)
3. Get of Sire (2 does, any age, same sire)


DIVISION M - MARKET GOAT DIVISION

*Market Goats MUST be "Market Ready" by check in
*Please see Market Sale Rules
*Wethers or Does under 12 months intended for use in Market Sale.
*All Market Goats must be fitted with a "Terminal Clip" (uniformly body clipped to 3/8 inch or less above the hocks and knees) PRIOR to check in.

PREMIUMS: 16.00 13.50 11.00
CLASS NUMBER

1. Under 60 lbs. - not eligible for Market Sale
2. 60 lbs. and over - eligible for Market Sale, will be further divided after official weigh in

DIVISION N - PACK GOAT PERFORMANCE

*One entry per exhibitor
*If exhibitors show a pack goat in fitting and showing the goat is required to be shown in Pack Goat Performance Class N.
*Goat must have a clean, properly fitted pack

PREMIUMS: 16.00 13.50 11.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Junior, 8 - 10 years of age
2. Intermediate, 11 - 13 years of age
3. Senior, 14 to less than 19 years of age
4. Novice, first year showing in Dairy/Meat/Pack/Driving Goat Division

DIVISION P - DRIVING GOAT PERFORMANCE
Driving goat exhibitors MUST wear black pants and white shirt

PREMIUMS: 16.00 13.50 11.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Driving Goat

DIVISION A – PYGMY GOAT FITTING AND SHOWING
Overall showman will compete in Round Robin Competition on Saturday

PREMIUMS: 27.00 22.00 17.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Junior, 8 - 10 years of age
2. Intermediate, 11 - 13 years of age
3. Senior, 14 to less than 19 years of age
4. Novice, first year showing in goats

* DIVISION Q – PYGMY

PREMIUMS: 16.00 13.50 11.00
CLASS NUMBER

Wethers - Age is determined as of show day, Monday of Fair
1. Prospect wethers – not eligible for Best Wether
2. Baby wethers, birth to 6 months
3. Junior wethers, 6 months to 12 months
4. Wethers, 1 to 2 years
5. Wethers, 2 to 3 years
6. Wethers, 3 years to 4 years
7. Wethers, 4 years and older

Champion and Res. Champion Wether

Registered Does – Junior Division- Age of doe is determined as of show day, Monday of Fair
8. Baby doe kids, birth to 2 months
9. Junior doe kids, 2 to 4 months
10. Intermediate doe kids, 4 to 6 months
11. Intermediate doe kids, 6 to 8 months
12. Senior doe kids, 8 to 10 months
13. Senior doe kids, 10 to 12 months
14. Junior yearling doe, unfreshened 12 to 16 months
15. Intermediate yearling doe, unfreshened 16 to 20 months
16. Senior yearling doe, unfreshened 20 to 24 months

Jr. and Res. Jr. Champion Doe

Registered Does – Senior Division- Age of doe is determined as of show day, Monday of Fair
17. Freshened yearling and younger does
18. 2 year old doe, 24 to 30 months
19. 2 year old doe, 30 to 36 months
20. 3 year old doe
21. 4 year old doe
22. 5 year old doe and older
23. Does in milk any age, not shown in any other class

Sr. and Res. Sr. Champion Doe
Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Doe

Group Lots
24. Dam and Daughter
25. Produce of Dam (Different Sire)
26. Breeders Trio (3 does breed by exhibitor)
27. Get of Sire (2 does, different Dams)

DIVISION R - JUDGING GOATS
Open to 4-H Club members showing at the Fair.

PREMIUMS: 6.00 5.00 4.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Junior, 8 - 10 years of age
2. Intermediate, 11 - 13 years of age
3. Senior, 14 to less than 19 years of age

DIVISION S - BEST DECORATED GOAT CONTEST
Friday at 7 p.m.
Open to all 4-H'ers with goat and sheep projects. Special Rosettes will be given.
Judges will determine category.

CLASS NUMBER
1. Best decorated goat contest

DIVISION T - CLUB HERDSMANSHIP

TO BE ENTERED BY CLUB LEADER ONLY
JUDGING: Will be done on a club basis three times a day. Each club shall consist of not less than five animals. Awards will be handed out on Saturday afternoon. Judging will be based on condition of animals, cleanliness, and attentiveness of exhibitors, arrangement of club, stall, and decorations.

PREMIUMS: 30.00 / 29.00 / 27.50 / 26.00 / 25.00 / 24.00 / 22.50 / 21.50 / 20.50 / 19.00 / 18.00 / 17.00 / 16.00

CLASS NUMBER
1. Herdsmanship - Rosette to top club of the week

DIVISION U - SELF DETERMINED PROJECT

Bring to the Jansen Building to be judged. Contact person is Joyce Hubbard. This class is for any project made that has to do with goats.

PREMIUMS: 9.00 7.00 6.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Projects costing over $5.00 to make

PREMIUMS: 5.00 4.00 3.00
CLASS NUMBER
2. Projects costing less than $5.00 to make

4-H in Action – see H01 and enter your location.

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