Department D – Goats

Goats

****PLEASE REFER TO GENERAL AND ANIMAL HEALTH RULES FOR COMPLETE LIVESTOCK SHOWING RULES*****

RULES AND REGULATIONS

1.  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.  Junior & Open Commercial Breeding Doe Show entries must be registered online by July 31.  All goats must be washed and cleaned before they arrive at the fair. Health Certificates must be shown to committee chairmen 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, ringworm 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.

  1. 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 or an AGBA tattoo 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.
  2. The Junior Goat Show is open only to Clarke County 4-H or FFA project members who have met all fair qualifier requirements.
  3. No covers of any type are allowed on any goats between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9 p.m. except on the day of the Goat Show. This means that goats may remain covered from 9:00 pm Wednesday evening through 9:00 am Friday morning. There may be no covers when checking goats into the barn initially and absolutely no goats are to be brought into the barn without being checked off the list of the goat chairmen.  NO EXCEPTIONS
  4. Only water from a bucket may be used to hydrate any goats while at the fairgrounds. No tubes, hoses, or bottles may be used at any time.
Market and Bred and Owned Market Goat Rules
  1. 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.
  2. Goats must be weighed in and tagged at the official project weigh-in held the first Saturday in June, year of the show.
  3. 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. If showing in the Bred & Owned Market Show; the goat must be designated at June weigh in.
  4. All 4-H and FFA entries must have been personally managed and cared for by the exhibitor making the entry. From the time the 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.
  5. 4-H and FFA goat livestock exhibits are only to be shown by 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.
  6. 12. 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.
  7. All entries are subject to on-farm inspections to verify entry information. All exhibitors agree to accommodate such inspections.
  8. All goats will be weighed on Fair Monday at 7:00 AM, and will be graded by Monday, also. 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 year previous to the show 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”
  9. To recognize goat buyers, $6.00 may be retained from the proceeds of each goat sold to purchase a newspaper advertisement and recognition banner.
  10. All buck goats must be castrated (removal of testicles) 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.
  11. All goats must be shown wearing a collar or a halter. No pinch collars are allowed.
  12. The fitting and show preparation area is confined to the wash rack, the goat barn and other designated areas surrounding the goat barn. These areas will be designated at the Sunday exhibitor meeting. No paints, dyes, products which are not labeled specifically for goats or that contain alcohol may be used in the fitting process. No adhesives or products   with cooling properties may be used. All products must be in their original containers.
  13. The market goats will be divided into classes by weight, not breed.  All breeds will be shown together.
  14. 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.
  15. The Goat Committee and Junior Exhibitors will set-up pens on Thursday, August 5 at 6:30p.m. and will meet again on Sunday, August 15 at 9:00 a.m. to take down goat pens.  Before exhibitors in the barn area leave the grounds at the conclusion of the Fair, they must clean their pens.
  16. Youth exhibitors must be present at the show and the sale in order to sell an animal. If the exhibitor and/or animal are not present at the start of their show or their time at the livestock sale; neither will be allowed to participate in that event.  Any exception must be approved by the goat committee chairman.
  17. 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.
  18. The fitting and show preparation area is confined to the wash rack, the goat barn and other designated areas surrounding the goat barn. These areas will be designated at the Sunday exhibitor meeting. No paints, dyes, products which are not labeled specifically for goats or that contain alcohol may be used in the fitting process. No adhesives or products with cooling properties may be used. All products must be in their original containers.
  19. The market goats will be divided into classes by weight, not breed.  All breeds will be shown together.
  20. 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.
  21. The Goat Committee and Junior Exhibitors will set-up pens on Thursday, August 5 at 6:30p.m. and will meet again on Sunday, August 15 at 9:00 a.m. to take down goat pens.  Before exhibitors in the barn area leave the grounds at the conclusion of the Fair, they must clean their pens.
  22. Youth exhibitors must be present at the show and the sale in order to sell an animal. If the exhibitor and/or animal are not present at the start of their show or their time at the livestock sale; neither will be allowed to participate in that event.  Any exception must be approved by the goat committee chairman.
  23. 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 Division
  1. 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. Bred and owned market goat exhibitors must take and complete the breeding goat project.
  2. 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.

Shows

Junior & Open Commercial Breeding Doe Show

Thursday, August 12, 3:00 P.M.

Show Barn

**Refer to goat  general rules for other requirements**

**Refer to goat general rules for other requirements**

  1. A Group will consist of any four animals of the same breed that have been shown in a previous class of the show. An exhibitor is limited to two group entries.
  2. The Youth Open Showmanship “Pee Wee” class is open to any youth that will not reach their 9th birthday by September 30 of the year of the show.
  3. A doe and kid entry will consist of a doe and her kid of the same breed that have been shown in a previous class of the show.
  4. Entry Forms and fees will be due on July 31st either via internet entry or a form will be sent via mail if requested by exhibitor no later than July 15th.  A fee of $3 per head will be charged for the open show.
  5. The Junior & Open Commercial Doe Show is open to all Clarke County Residents.  Exhibitor must carry a breeding project book to be eligible for Junior Ribbons and Premiums.
  6. All goats must remain in the goat barn until 4 pm on the Saturday of the fair unless being removed to another fair.  Permission from the goat co- chairmen must be obtained early in the week.
  7. Breeding Show entries cannot be shown in a market class.
  8. There is a limit of 4 does per exhibitor.  Pen availability is limited, the livestock committee has the right to reduce the amount of entries if needed.
  9. All entries must be identified by their scrapie tag number upon entry to the fair rounds or an AGBA tattoo.
  10. Any commercial does must be in possession of the exhibitor by June 1st of the year of the show.

 

CLASSES                                PREMIUMS              1ST               2ND              3RD
1. Open Youth Showmanship
(open to any youth under 9 years of age)                Ribbons & Trophy
2. Group –                                                                 10.00            8.00            5.00
3. Doe – Kid under 6 months –                              8.00             5.00            3.00
4. Doe – Kid over 6 months –                                 8.00             5.00            3.00

5.  Yearling Doe –                                                   8.00             5.00            3.00

6. Pair of Yearling Doe –                                         8.00             5.00            3.00
7. Aged Does –                                                     8.00             5.00            3.00
8. Pair of Aged Does –                                            8.00             5.00            3.00
9. Doe and Kid –
Kid must be born to dam after October 1, 2019  8.00          5.00              3.00

10. Champion Junior Breeding Doe                        Rosette
11. Reserve Champion Junior Breeding Doe          Rosette
12. Champion Open Breeding Doe                            Rosette

13.Reserve Champion Open Breeding Doe             Rosette

14.Supreme Champion Breeding Doe                      Banner

15.Supreme Reserve Champion Breeding Doe       Banner

Junior Goat Showmanship Show & Market & Bred and Owned Goat Show

Thursday, August 12,  4:30 P.M.

Classes                                                            Premiums 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

  1. Senior Fitting and Showing         Ribbons 1-4; Banner for Grand & Reserve
  2. Intermediate Fitting and Showing  Ribbons 1-4; Banner for Grand & Reserve
  3. Junior Fitting and Showing         Ribbons 1-4; Banner for Grand & Reserve
  4. Novice Fitting and Showing       Ribbons 1-4; Banner for Grand & Reserve
  5. Supreme Fitting and Showing Sign & Cash for Grand and Reserve
  6. Open Youth Showmanship (under 9 years of age)                 Ribbons
  7. Bred & Owned Market Goats    1ST 10.00, 2ND 8.00, 3RD 6.00, 4TH 4.00
  8. Champion Bred & Owned Market Goat                      Rosette
  9. Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Market Goat      Rosette
  10. Market Goats                              1ST 10.00, 2ND 8.00, 3RD 6.00, 4TH 4.00
  11. Champion Market Goat                                                 Rosette
  12. Reserve Champion Market Goat                                  Rosette
  13. Grand Champion Market Goat                              Banner and Award
  14. Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat               Banner and Award

Showmanship classes will be divided in to Novice, Junior, Intermediate and Senior. Novice Showmen will be those youth who have not shown lambs as a 4-H or FFA project previously at the Clarke County Fair and are 12 years or under as of September 30, 2021.  Junior Showmen will be those exhibitors who will be 9 – 12 years of age as of September 30, 2021. Intermediate Showmen will be those exhibitors who will be 13 – 15 years of age as of September 30, 2021 and Senior Showmen are those exhibitors who will be 16 years of age and older as of September 30, 2021.

Awards

Grand Champion Market Goat Award

Grand Champion Market Goat Award: In Memory of Ralph and Patsy Burner, Deanie Burner and Family will present an award to the exhibitor of the Grand Champion of the Market Goat Show.

Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat Award

Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat Award: 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.

Grand Champion Breeding Doe

Grand Champion Breeding Doe: 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.

Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Doe

Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Doe: In Memory of Ralph and Patsy Burner, Deanie Burner and Family will present an award to the exhibitor of the Reserve Champion Youth Commercial Doe Show.

Goat Herdsman Award

Goat Herdsman Award: 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 and Jim Jenkins by Jamie & Jennifer Jenkins and children.

Clarke County Ruritan Goat Showmanship Awards

CLARKE COUNTY RURITAN GOAT SHOWMANSHIP AWARDS
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.

Hoff Memorial Award

Hoff Memorial Award: 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.

Bred and Owned Market Goat Champion and Reserve Champion Award

Bred and Owned Market Goat Champion and Reserve Champion Award
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.

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