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4H Goats, Meat, Dairy and Pack

Kristi Harting

Kristi Harting

Dairy/Meat Goat Superintendent
360-220-1403
kristiharting@gmail.com
 
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DEPARTMENT 24A

4H Livestock Department Rules

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To place an on line entry click here: https://nwwafair.fairwire.com/

All entries must be registered on-line. This will be required for all exhibits and exhibitors that are entered in the fair. If you don’t have access to a computer, then the library is your best option. There will also be a computer available for use at the fair office during normal business hours.

GOAT GENERAL INFORMATION:

Entries - Exhibits can be entered on-line by July 25th. 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 & Haul Out- Haul in occurs Sunday prior to the Fair from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Haul out of animals begins Saturday night of the fair no earlier than 9 p.m. Animals must be off premises by 10 a.m. Sunday after fair.

Vet Check – between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. only on Sunday unless arrangements have been made with the Superintendent. Enter the fairgrounds through Gate 5 off the Kok Road. Completed stall cards for all animals must be in your possession at vet check. Hang stall cards Sunday immediately after check in. Concerning health requirements and vet check, see Health Requirements at the beginning of the Premium Book. Vets and superintendent reserve right to refuse entry to fair based on health or safety reasons.


Show Clothes & Equipment-

Meat Goats-
Collared shirt, dark colored jeans, belt, shoes with closed toe AND closed heel, leather boots preferred. Meat/dairy goats show with a chain collar. Show halters allowed on meat goats in type only.

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, leather boots preferred.

Pack/Driving Goats: For fit & show – collared shirt, belt, close toed shoes AND closed heel, and dark jeans. For performance/driving class, club shirt is acceptable. Goat must have nylon or leather collar and needs pack on during fit & show class. *Pack Goats- must wear a pack and black nylon woven or leather collar or halter (owner provided) for the Fitting and Showing class. No chain collars and must also be entered in Pack Goat Performance Class.

4-H GOAT CALENDAR:

Monday

8:00 a.m. – All Exhibitor meeting in Henry Jansen Arena

8:30 a.m. – Goat exhibitor & leader meeting at Goat Arena (immediately following all exhibitor meeting)

?9/9:30 a.m. – Market Sale Weigh In (All Market Goats) –pig barn
9:45 a.m. - FFA Pygmy Goat Fitting and Showing
9:45 a.m. - FFA Dairy Doe Type
11:00 a.m. - 4 H Dairy Doe Type (or immediately following FFA)
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 w/ Judge
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 – or immediately following FFA (ALL TOGETHER)

Wednesday

9:00 a.m. - FFA Market Goat Type
10:30 a.m. - 4H Market Goat Type (or immediately following FFA)
12:00 p.m. - FFA Meat Goat Doe Type
1:00 p.m. - 4H Meat Goat Doe Type (or immediately following FFA)

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

9:00 p.m. – Tear Down and Haul Out – no decorations/ribbons/animals removed prior.

2019 -- Many changes to rules and division/class headings. PLEASE READ!*

ALL GOAT GENERAL RULES:

1. All project animals must be owned by June 1st. Please refer to 4-H Policy 9.6 if borrowing an animal.

2. Fitting, feeding and stall duty/cleaning tasks done by exhibitors only.

3. Exhibitor and leader meeting 8:30 a.m. in goat arena Monday opening day of fair. A leader from each club must check in all goats with show clerk prior to show.

4. Each 4-H member may enter 7 goats total (pygmy/meat/dairy) (stall space permitting). If showing in both 4-H 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 class.

5. Scrapies- ALL GOATS MUST have official USDA Scrapie Identification in the form of USDA-approved tag, tattoo, or microchip. Animals without official identification may not be exhibited. USDA: 866-873-2824. All exhibitors must bring their farm ID # for vet check.

6. 4-H members must show in fitting and showing in order to show in type. No horned goats allowed in Fit & Show classes. Exhibitor chooses one animal for fitting and showing in this division (i.e. pygmy and meat/dairy are separate divisions).

7. Animals must be cleaned, clipped, and show ready prior to haul in.

8. Each animal shows in only one type class (exception: group classes).

9.Rosettes for Grand and Reserve awarded if deserving. Grand Champion Overall Showman qualifies to compete in the 4-H Round Robin on Saturday.

10. All animals, tack, feed, etc. must be stored within the number of assigned pens (and/or allotted areas). You may be asked to share tack space with other clubs.

11. No does allowed past 3 months pregnant.

12. No bucks allowed.

13. Water must be available to all goats in pen at all times.

14. The following are prohibited: drenching/tubing; diuretics; inhumane or unethical treatment; paints/dyes; adhesives for attaching hair/hair substitutes/other objects for purpose of deception.


15. No scurs longer than 2 inches from the poll. Scurs over one inch must be covered.

16. DAIRY GOAT DOES:

a. Senior Does (MUST BE IN MILK, 24 + months as of show day)

b. Junior Doe (less than 24 months as of Monday of fair, never in milk. Goats less than 24 months in milk show with Sr. Does)

c. MUST be clipped according to breed characteristics PRIOR to check in. Exception: kids under 4 months old, clipping is optional.

d. Milking station available in front of goat barn. Exhibitors must clean area and check in with super for more details.

e. No horns allowed

17. MEAT GOAT DOES:

Senior Doe – Doe 24 months+ as of show day does who have kidded or exhibited signs of pregnancy. (Doe under 24 months only if it’s kidded).

Junior Doe – Doe that is 24 months or younger, doe has not kidded.

*New for 2019 – Horned meat does allowed only under following conditions:

a. ABGA-registered (American Boer Goat Assoc.) with papers provided by exhibitor at vet check

b. Horns must be covered by approved protection method only (materials and coverage provided after vet check at no cost to exhibitor).

c. Horned does are NOT allowed in fitting and showing classes

d. Horned does are NOT allowed in exercise pens

e. Exhibitor must be able to handle their horned goat safely

f. Dairy, pygmy, market goats and other non-ABGA papered breeds may not have horns


18. MARKET GOATS:

a. Must be fit with a “terminal clip” (uniformly body clipped to 3/8 inch or less above hocks and knees) prior to check in.

b. No horns on market goats

c. Refer to Lynden Jr. Livestock Sale rules for more details: www.lyndenjrlivestock.org

d. Market goats are to remain in their pen on Saturday night and MUST be left with a water bucket or premiums will be pulled.

19. PACK GOATS:

a. One entry per exhibitor

b. If exhibitors show a pack goat in fitting and showing, then it must be shown in Pack Goat Performance Class as its type class.

c. Clean, properly fitted pack required in fitting and showing and performance class

**FLEECE GOAT ENTRANTS SEE SHEEP DEPARTMENT**

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

Overall Showman for each division will compete in Round Robin on Saturday.


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

DAIRY GOAT DOE TYPE

Senior Does (MUST BE IN MILK, 24 + months as of show day)

Junior Does (less than 24 months as of show day, never kidded. Goats less than 24 months in milk would be in Sr. Does)

Champion and Reserve Champion does from each breed compete for Best of Show

Best Udder in Show (All Sr. Dairy Does) awarded on Saturday at award ceremony

Superintendent may combine classes

DIVISION B– Alpine
DIVISION C – LaMancha
DIVISION D – Nigerian Dwarf
DIVISION E – Nubian
DIVISION F – Saanen
DIVISION G – All Other Purebred Dairy Goat (Oberhasli, Sable, Toggenburg)
DIVISION H – Cross Breed Dairy Goats, (Goats for 2+ Dairy Breeds, including mini's and kinders, no meat crosses)

PREMIUMS: 16.00 13.50 11.00
CLASS NUMBERS
1. Senior Doe
2. Junior Doe

DIVISION J - Dairy Goat Group Classes

PREMIUMS: 16.00 13.50 11.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Dam & Daughter
2. Produce of Dam (2 does same dam)
3. Get of Sire (3 does same sire)

MEAT GOAT DOE TYPE

DIVISION K – Full Blood/Purebred Boer, must be more than 50% Boer.
DIVISION L – Other Breed Meat Goat/Cross Breed, 50% or less Boer

PREMIUMS: 16.00 13.50 11.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Senior Doe
2. Junior Doe

DIVISION M – Meat Goat Group Classes

PREMIUMS: 16.00 13.50 11.00
CLASS NUMBER
1- Dam & Daughter
2- Produce of Dam (2 does same dam)
3- Get of Sire (3 does same sire)


DIVISION N
– Market Goat Type

PREMIUMS: 16.00 13.50 11.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. 60 lbs. and over - eligible for Market Sale, will be further divided after weigh in
2. Under 60 lbs. – Feeder goat- not eligible for Market Sale



DIVISION P
– Pack Goat Performance Type

PREMIUMS: 16.00 13.50 11.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Novice, first year showing in this division
2. Junior, 8 - 10 years of age
3. Intermediate, 11 - 13 years of age
4. Senior, 14 to less than 19 years of age


DIVISION Q - Driving Goat Performance Type

PREMIUMS: 16.00 13.50 11.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Driving Goat


DIVISION R - Goat Judging
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
Open to all 4H exhibitors with goat projects. Special Rosettes will be given. Judges will determine categories.

CLASS NUMBER
1. Best decorated goat

4H in action, enter on line in Department 1, remember to put time needed in the description box


DIVISION T - CLUB HERDSMANSHIP – To be entered by Club Leader Only

JUDGING: Will be done on a club basis three times a day. 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

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