Department D – Goats
Open Breeding Show August 18, 2022 at 4 pm in Show Barn
immediately followed by Junior Breeding Show
Junior Showmanship at 6:00 pm
Immediately followed by Junior Market Show
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Junior Goat Show is open only to Clarke County 4-H or FFA project members who have met all fair qualifier requirements.
- Showmanship classes will be divided into Novice, Junior, Intermediate and Senior. Novice Showmen will be those youth who have not shown beef as a 4-H or FFA project previously at the Clarke County Fair and are the age of 12 or under as of September 30, 2022. Junior Showman will be those exhibitors who will be between 9 and 12 years of age as of September 30, 2022.. Intermediate showmen will be those exhibitors who will be between 13 and 15 years of age as of September 30, 2022 and Senior Showmen are those exhibitors who will be between 16 and 19 years of age as of September 30, 2022.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. If showing in the Bred & Owned Market Show; the goat must be designated at June weigh in.
- 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.
- 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.
- Showmanship classes will be divided into 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.
- 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 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”.
- To recognize goat buyers, $6.00 may be retained from the proceeds of each goat sold to purchase a newspaper advertisement and recognition banner.
- 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.
- All goats must be shown wearing a collar or a halter. 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. These areas will be designated at the Sunday exhibitor meeting. 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 5 at 6:30 p.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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Exhibitors are not allowed to hit animals in the show ring. There will be no exceptions and no warnings.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 the exhibitor no later than July 15th. A fee of $3 per head will be charged for the open show.
- 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.
- Breeding Show entries cannot be shown in a market class.
- 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.
- Any commercial doe must be in possession of the exhibitor by June 1st of the year of the show.
- Use of irritants including alcohols, sprays, and other irritants is prohibited. The use of external or internal tail stimulants is prohibited.
- The use of muzzles is prohibited.
- The use of coloring agents is prohibited.
- The use of adhesives and glues for the purpose of fitting hair is allowed, however the addition of twine, hair, or any substance (such as to “build” legs) is prohibited.
|SHOWMANSHIP||1ST||2ND||3RD||4TH||Grand & Reserve|
|Senior Fitting and Showing||Ribbon||Ribbon||Ribbon||Ribbon||Banner|
|Intermediate Fitting and Showing||Ribbon||Ribbon||Ribbon||Ribbon||Banner|
|Junior Fitting and Showing||Ribbon||Ribbon||Ribbon||Ribbon||Banner|
|Novice Fitting and Showing||Ribbon||Ribbon||Ribbon||Ribbon||Banner|
|Supreme Fitting and Showing||Banner & Award|
|Open Youth Showmanship (under 9 years of age)||Ribbon||Ribbon||Ribbon||Ribbon|
|MARKET BRED AND OWNED||1ST||2ND||3RD||4TH||Grand & Reserve|
|Bred & Owned Market Goats||$10.00||$8.00||$6.00||$4.00|
|Champion Bred & Owned Market Goat||Rosette|
|Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Market Goat||Rosette|
|Champion Market Goat||Rosette|
|Reserve Champion Market Goat||Rosette|
|Grand Champion Market Goat||Banner & Award|
|Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat||Banner & Award|
|JUNIOR AND OPEN BREEDING DOE||1ST||2ND||3RD||4TH||Grand & Reserve|
|Open Youth Showmanship
(open to any youth under 9 years of age)
|Doe – Kid under 6 months||$8.00||$5.00||$3.00|
|Doe – Kid over 6 months||$8.00||$5.00||$3.00|
|Pair of Yearling Doe||$8.00||$5.00||$3.00|
|Pair of Aged Does||$8.00||$5.00||$3.00|
Doe and Kid
Kid must be born to dam after October 1, 2019
|Champion Junior Breeding Doe||Rosette|
|Reserve Champion Junior Breeding Doe||Rosette|
|Champion Open Breeding Doe||Rosette|
|Reserve Champion Open Breeding Doe||Rosette|
|Supreme Champion Breeding Doe||Banner|
|Supreme Reserve Champion Breeding Doe||Banner|
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 4-H 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(s) throughout the week. Factors to be considered are neatness of the stable area, cleanliness of the animal(s) at all times, care of equipment, personal appearance, and conduct, and spirit of cooperation. The award is given in memory of Kathy and JimJenkins by Jamie & Jennifer Jenkins and children.
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 Senior.
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, The 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.
Adult Goat Showmanship
- This will be a new event
- Funds will either go directly to the VLA or may go to support a local judging team – this year it will go toward the general VLA fund
- Species: Sheep, Goat, Dairy, Beef
- Insurance for the event is supplied by The Farmer’s Daughter and hosted by the VLA
- How it will work:
- Sign-up for the adult showmanship contestants will go on the day of each species show. For example, Thursday is the dairy show, all that morning and during the show, a VLA member will be available with a sign-up sheet and collect money and names for the dairy adult showmanship.
- At the conclusion of each species show, we will hold the adult showmanship contest.
- Each need announcer will then call on all adults nominated to report to the ring. They will then be given an animal to show.
- Judges for the adult showmanship will be the paid judge and each division’s overall showmanship winner
- Adults will pay to enter the showmanship class or others may nominate them and pay. If a person is nominated and does not want to compete, they must then pay to get removed from the class. (Cost to enter $10 and the cost to be removed is $10)
- Example: John wants to compete in the adult showmanship class, so he signs up and pays for himself. John would like his wife, Sue, to also participate in the adult showmanship class and he signs her up and pays her $10. Sue does not want to do this and pays the $10 removal fee.
- This event will need an event insurance policy which The Farmer’s Daughter owned by Scott Donnelly has volunteered to provide.
- This event is sure to be a crowd pleaser, especially by the 4-H kids.
If you have any questions regarding either of the events, please reach out: Scott Donnelly 540-671-6087 email@example.com OR Laura Jackson 540-272-0140 Ljackson@mdvamilk.com