Department D – Goats
GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
- All goat entries, Market, Bred and Owned Market, and Junior & Open Commercial Breeding Does, must be in place no later than 12:00 noon Fair Sunday. All goats must be washed and cleaned before they arrive at the fair. Health Certificates must be shown to committee member before any animals enter the barn.
- The Goat Department reserves the right to dismiss any goat on the fairgrounds that has any communicable disease such as fungus, foot rot, sore mouth, or any others that are identified. The Goat Committee also reserves the right to call in a veterinarian of its choice to review any health decisions made by the committee.
- To be in compliance with the recommendations of the state veterinarian, all goats must be identified with an official scrapie program identification tag in their ear upon arrival at the fairgrounds. The official paperwork must also accompany the goat. Any goat not having the tag will be dismissed from the fairgrounds and sent home.
- The Junior Goat Show is open only to Clarke County 4-H or FFA project members by January 1, year of the show. All new 4-H goat project members must be enrolled by March 1, year of the show.
- All market goats must be in possession and ownership of the exhibiting 4-H or FFA member and be on feed by the June weigh-in, year of the show.
- Goats must be weighed in and tagged at the official project weigh-in held the first Saturday in June, year of the show.
- Each exhibitor may weigh-in up to 5 goats at the official weigh-in in June; they may show 3 goats and sell 2 goats at the fair livestock sale.
- All 4-H and FFA entries must have been personally managed and cared for by the exhibitor making the entry. From time project starts, the member must have personally managed, cared for, and fed the project animal(s) he/she enters, except in the case of illness or other circumstances beyond the owner’s control and not covering a total period of more than 14 days. All exceptions shall be made by the Goat Committee. Entries are accepted in good faith that feeding, management, and care of the animals have been conducted as part of 4-H or FFA projects by the exhibitor.
- All Goat livestock exhibits at the Clarke County Fair can only be fitted by the exhibitor and immediate family members, i.e. mother, father, sister, brother and/or Clarke County 4-H/FFA goat project exhibitor. Goat committee members may offer care to animals when needed; however, they may not fit the animals
- 4-H and FFA goat livestock exhibits are only to be shown the exhibitor. If a 4-H or FFA livestock exhibitor has two (2) or more goats in the same class, only another 4-H or FFA livestock exhibitor showing the same species in the current year at the Clarke County Fair may show one of them.
- If Goats are not housed on property owned or rented by immediate family then the exhibitor must notify the Livestock Committee in writing of the location of the animal and why it is housed there, and receive committee approval. If the animal is moved at any time during the fair project, the Livestock Committee must be notified immediately.
- All entries are subject to on-farm inspections to verify entry information. All exhibitors agree to accommodate such inspections.
- ALL goats will be weighed and graded on Fair Monday at 7:00 a.m. All market goats must weigh a minimum of 50 pounds, OR grade choice or better, and must be born on or after December 1 of the current 4-H year to qualify to show. NO RE-WEIGH’s.
- Goats not making weight and/or grade can: (1) show in Junior Goat Showmanship Show and will be in a “Prospect Market Class” OR (2) Doe goats that have been previously registered for the Commercial Doe Show can show in the Commercial Breeding Doe Show. These goats will NOT be eligible for Market classes or for the junior livestock sale.
- To recognize goat buyers, $5.00 will be retained from the proceeds of each goat sold to purchase a newspaper advertisement and recognition banner.
- All buck goats must be castrated by the initial project weigh-in. Any evidence of testicular tissue will be evaluated and up to the discretion of the goat committee. Both wethers (neutered males) and doe goats may be shown in the market goat classes.
- All goats must be dehorned or have the horn tips blunted.
- All goats must be shown wearing a collar. No pinch collars are allowed.
- The fitting and show preparation area is confined to the wash rack, the goat barn and other designated areas surrounding the goat barn.
- The market goats will be divided into classes by weight, not breed. All breeds will be shown together.
- For a goat to be considered a meat goat at the Clarke County Fair, the goat must be full blood or a cross containing any of the following breeds: Boer, Kiko, Myotonic/ Tennessee Fainting Goat, Spanish, or Brush; Full blood dairy (ex: Nubian and all Swiss breeds); fiber (ex: angora/cashmere) or dwarf/pygmy goats or any crosses of these type goats that do not contain a % of the meat goats listed above will not qualify.
- The Goat Committee and Junior Exhibitors will set-up pens on Thursday, August 10 at 6:30p.m. and will meet again on Sunday, August 20 at 9:00 a.m. to take down goat pens. Before exhibitors in barn area leave the grounds at the conclusion of the Fair, they must clean their pens.
- The Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Market Goat Show and Bred and Owned Show must sell in the junior livestock sale.
- Bred and owned market goat exhibitors must own and care for the mother during gestation of the bred and owned market goat prior to breeding.
- Youth exhibitors cannot show the same goat in the bred and owned market goat class and the general market goat classes. Youth must designate at June weigh-in which goat(s) are to be in the market goat class and which goat(s) are to be in the bred and owned market goat class. Bred and owned market goat exhibitors must take and complete the breeding goat project.
Monday, August 14, 3:00 P.M.
followed by the Goat Showmanship Show, the Junior Market Goat Show and the Prospect Market Goat Classes
- Show is for breeding Meat Goat Does only. No Bucks will be allowed to show.
- Entry forms and fees will be due on July 31 to the Goat Chairman or online through Showworks. A fee of $3.00 per head will be charged for the open show. The entry fee must be paid and registration papers shown on arrival of the animal to the barn. 4-H and FFA members will not be charged a fee for the Commercial Breeding Doe Show.
- The Junior & Open Commercial Breeding Doe Show is open to Clarke County 4-H and FFA members and residents of Clarke County. All entries must be entered under the owner’s name; premiums will be paid based upon owner.
- All breeding goats shown in the Junior & Open Commercial Doe Show are to remain in place until 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 19 unless being removed to another fair. Permission of the chairman must be obtained by those wishing to leave before this time.
- BREEDING GOAT DOES WILL BE SHOWN BY AGE. Age determined at date of show. Age grouping will be determined by number of entries.
- Entries cannot be shown in market class. If a doe goat is eligible for the market and the Commercial Breeding Doe Shows, the exhibitor must declare which one show the animal will participate in immediately after weigh-in fair Sunday.
- Limit of four (4) doe goats per exhibitor. Pen availability is limited; the goat committee has the right to reduce the amount of entries each exhibitor may show.
- All entries need to be identified by official scrapie program identification tags on Sunday, week of the Fair.
- All commercial does must be in possession and ownership of the exhibitor and be on feed by the June weigh-in, year of the show. Any registered commercial does must be officially transferred before June 1, year of the show.
- To be eligible for the Junior Show exhibition, 4-H and FFA commercial does projects must be nominated, identified and verified by a goat committee member prior to or at the official project weigh-in in June of the current year. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to properly nominate his or her goat; only goats that have been nominated and properly identified will be eligible for competition.
- Doe and yearling kid entry will be of a doe and her under 12- month kid that have both been shown in a previous class of the commercial doe show.
|Classes by age||1st||2nd||3rd|
|Over 24 months||8.00||5.00||3.00|
|Doe and yearling Kid||8.00||5.00||3.00|
|Champion Junior Breeding Doe||Rosette and Award|
|Reserve Champion Junior Breeding Doe||Rosette and Award|
|Champion Open Breeding Doe||Rosette and Award|
|Reserve Champion Open Breeding Doe||Rosette and Award|
|Grand Champion Breeding Doe||Banner|
|Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Doe||Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Doe|
Monday, August 14
|Senior Fitting and Showing
Banner for Grand & Reserve
|Intermediate Fitting and Showing
Banner for Grand & Reserve
|Junior Fitting and Showing
Banner for Grand & Reserve
|Novice Fitting and Showing
Banner for Grand & Reserve
|Open Youth Showmanship (under 9 years of age)||Ribbon||Ribbon||Ribbon||Ribbon|
|Bred & Owned Light Weight Market Goat||10.00||8.00||6.00||4.00|
|Bred & Owned Medium Weight Market Goat||10.00||8.00||6.00||4.00|
|Bred & Owned Heavy Weight Market Goat||10.00||8.00||6.00||4.00|
|Champion Bred & Owned Market Goat||Rosette|
|Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Market Goat||Rosette|
|Light Weight Market Goat||10.00||8.00||6.00||4.00|
|Medium Weight Market Goat||10.00||8.00||6.00||4.00|
|Heavy Weight Market Goat||10.00||8.00||6.00||4.00|
|Champion Market Goat||Rosette|
|Reserve Champion Market Goat||Rosette|
|Grand Champion Market Goat||Banner and Award|
|Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat||Banner and Award|
In Memory of Ralph Burner, the Burner Family will present an award to the exhibitor of the Grand Champion of the Market Goat Show.
In Memory of Buck and Dorothy Orndorff, the Orndorff Family will present an award to the exhibitor of the Reserve Grand Champion of the Market Goat Show.
This award is sponsored by the Morris family in memory of Rand T. Morris. Mr. Morris became involved with the 4H and FFA programs through the interest of his grandchildren. He quickly learned that these programs taught some of the key character traits that he found to be highly valuable-hard work and respect, not only for others but also for one’s self. Mr. Morris loved the amount of pride that youth took in their project areas and could frequently be seen ring-side sporting a smile.
In memory of Ralph Burner, the grandchildren (Tara, Frank, and Madison) will present an award to the exhibitor of the Reserve Grand Champion Commercial Doe Show.
This award will go to a 4-H/FFA member who does the best job caring for and preparing his/her animal throughout the week. Factors to be considered are neatness of stable area, cleanliness of animal at all times, care of equipment, personal appearance, and conduct, and spirit of cooperation. The award is given in memory of Kathy Jenkins by Jim and Jamie Jenkins.
Banners will be presented by the Clarke County Ruritan Club to the first and second place exhibitors in each of the showmanship divisions: Novice, Junior, Intermediate and Seniors.
In memory of Mr. Floyd Hoff and Mr. Jock Hoff, a banner will be presented to the exhibitor of the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat by an anonymous donor.
Circle B Farm, (Burner Family, Deanie, Missy, Tara & Russell) will present awards to the exhibitor of the Champion and Reserve Champion Bred and Owned Market Goats of the Junior Show.