Goats

DEPARTMENT C

Superintendent: Del Struckmeyer -Non-Dairy and Market
Roger Koberstein – Dairy and Other Purebreds

GOATS

  • Rules
  • Classes

General Project Exhibit Rules:

  1. Please read all General Rules, Livestock Rules, Livestock Health Regulations, Jr. Livestock Sale Rules and USDA Wholesome Meat Act rules.
  2. Please see Official Schedule of the Fair for Weigh-in/Entry and Judging times
  3. Goats may be shown in their natural hair coat or slick-shorn (with no indication of blocking) to the skin above the knee and hock joints, excluding the tail switch.
  4. All goats with horns must have horns tipped blunt, no sharper than the size of a dime. Removal of horns on grounds is NOT permitted.
  5. Exhibitors will be allowed to use halters or collars in the show ring.
  6. Goats must be shown without hairdressing compounds including oils, paints, powders, artificial coloring, or other dressings.
  7. In market goat classes, the front feet of the goat must remain on the show ring floor while being shown.
  8. Premiums: See Livestock Rules.
    Division Y: Youth (Phillips County 4-H and FFA Exhibitors)
    Division O: Residents of Phillips and adjoining counties

Classes:

Appropriate classes for age, breed and sex will be designated after pre-registration entries are received.

– Showmanship classes
– Showmanship Senior
– Showmanship Intermediate
– Showmanship Junior

 

Breeding Goats
– Junior kid, born May-July 2015
– Intermediate kid, born April 2015
– Senior kid, born February-March 2015
– Junior yearling, born September 2014-January 2015
– Senior yearling, born September 2013-August 2014, non-milking
– Senior yearling, born September 2013-August 2014, milking
– Does 2 years and under 3, born September 2012-August, 2013
– Does 3 years and under 5, born September 2009-August 2012
– Does 5 and over, born prior to September 2009

 

Market Goats

  • Rules
  • Classes

Project Exhibit Rules:

  1. Please read all General Rules, General Project Exhibit Rules for Goats; Livestock Rules, Livestock Health Regulations and USDA Wholesome Meat Act rules.
  2. The Colorado State Fair requires all Market Goats going to State Fair to have an official recorded county/FFA ear tag and have a side profile picture of the goat with the bona fide youth exhibitor. No digital pictures will be accepted.
  3. Each exhibitor may show up to 4 Market Goats.
  4. Market Goats must be weighed and identified with an ear tag at the Market Sheep/Goat weigh-in May. All Market Goats will automatically be entered in the rate-of-gain contest.
  5. The minimum weight for Market Goats will be 60 pounds. The maximum weight will be 100 pounds. Goats less than 60 lbs. will be shown in the feeder class and goats over 100 lbs. will be shown in the overweight class. They will not be considered for champion and will not be allowed to go through the Junior Livestock Sale.
  6. Meat goats must be 1 year of age or less and have their milk teeth in normal positions at time of check-in with superintendent. Any meat goat having lost either or both of the milk teeth will be disqualified.
  7. Both wether and doe goats will be eligible for entry as Market Goats. Does may not be shown in both the Dairy Goat and the Market Goat shows in the same year.
  8. Market Goats will be weighed and divided into classes, as appropriate for the number of head and weights of the goats. All goats will be weighed, classified, and divided into three weight groups.
    Division Y: Youth (Phillips County 4-H and FFA Exhibitors)
    Division O: Residents of Phillips and adjoining counties

Classes:

Appropriate classes for age, breed and sex will be designated after pre-registration entries are received.

-Market Goat classes
– Pair of market goats owned by 1 exhibitor
– Club or chapter group of 5; 3 members must be represented
-Overall Champion