The Utah 4-H Livestock Program is designed for those youth with interest in livestock and livestock events. The focus is to provide experiences that help these youth develop leadership, citizenship, self esteem, social skills and to become contributing members of society, as well as becoming better livestock men and women. The 4-H Livestock is an EDUCATIONAL, ACTIVITY-ORIENTED, AND FUN program for those who become involved.
The 4-H Livestock Program is for youth in grades 3-12, but not younger than 8 years old. This program is one of only a few 4-H Programs that does not include mini-4-H enrollment (younger than third grade) in order to provide for the safety and best interests of the participants. Enthusiastic 4-H Volunteers with expertise and interests in livestock and working with youth help to deliver and manage the program and its objectives.
The 4-H Livestock Program includes programs for those youth who own/have access to livestock and those who do not, but still want to learn about the science of livestock selection, care, and management. Activities can include everything from educational and fun club meetings, livestock shows and County Fairs, service projects, judging contests, and leadership opportunities. Club members hold club offices, give public speeches and demonstrations, do service projects, and spend time with their favorite friends, animal or human. For more information about the Jr. Livestock Program please contact Justen Smith at (801) 451-3413 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT DEADLINES FOR THE JR. LIVESTOCK PROGRAM
Tagging Deadline for Steers: May 6, 2014
Tagging Deadline for Lambs, Pigs, and Meat Goats: June 16, 2014
Email Justen Smith at email@example.com to schedule a time to have your livestock tagged for the County Fair. Scales are available to weigh 4-H and FFA lambs and pigs for both the south end and north end of Davis County. If you feel your lamb, pig, or meat goat is under weight and want to have them weighed and you live in the South End of Davis County call Justen Smith at (801) 451-3413 to schedule a time to have them weighed. If you live in the North End of Davis County call Jo Hamblin (Jr. Livestock President) at (801) 499-9258 (after 5:00 p.m. works best and leave a message if there is no answer) to schedule a time.
Livestock Judging Practice Schedule 2014
Monday, April 14th, 6:00 pm at the USU Extension classroom in Farmington
Tuesday, April 22nd, 6:00 pm at the USU Extension classroom in Farmington
Monday, April 28th, 6:00 pm at the USU Extension classroom in Farmington
For the livestock judging manual that will be used for training click here
Click on the links below to learn more about raising livestock for 4-H:
4-H Record Book
4-H County Contest Handbook (includes Livestock Quiz Bowl and Livestock Judging Rules and Overview)
DAVIS COUNTY FAIR
Jr. Livestock Program
2014 4-H SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
TUESDAY, AUGUST 12
6:00 pm-8:00 pm Jr. Livestock Pen Assignments and Exhibitor Meeting, North Livestock Barn
4:00 pm-6:00 pm Enter 4-H Poultry – Poultry Barn
6:00 pm-8:00 pm 4-H Poultry Showmanship Class- Poultry Barn
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13
8:00 am-11:00 am Enter Goats (7:00 a.m.), Swine (8:00 a.m.), Beef (9:00 a.m.), and Sheep (10:00 a.m. (in that order) - North Livestock Barn.
8:00 am-7:00 pm Goat showmanship classes followed by Milking Dairy Goats, Market Goats, Breeding Boers, Obstacle Course, Dairy breeding class, All other breeds, Davis Born and Bred class. There will be 2 show rings so please see exact 4-H Goat Show schedule provided by the 4-H office.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 14
8:00 am 4-H and FFA Livestock Judging Contest. All Jr. Livestock exhibitors are encouraged to participate. Contest located at North Livestock Barn.
10:00 a.m. 4-H and FFA Swine Showmanship Classes followed by Swine Market Classes
12:30 pm 4-H and FFA Beef Market Classes followed by Beef Showmanship Classes followed by Beef Breeding Classes followed by Bucket Calf show.
3:00 pm 4-H and FFA Sheep Market Classes followed by Sheep Showmanship Classes followed by Sheep Breeding Classes
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15
8:00 am-4:00 pm 4-H Horse Show (Outdoor Arena)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16
9:00 am FFA Sponsored Buyers Breakfast and Jr. Livestock (4-H and FFA) Awards Program- Lawn on south side of Fairpark.
11:00 am Market Livestock Auction-Sale Order: Beef, Swine, Sheep, Goats
9:00 pm Release 4-H Small Animal and Poultry Exhibits-Release Jr. Livestock/Goat Exhibits
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17
7:00 am All Superintendents and Jr. Livestock Officers are to be at the fairgrounds to load and check out sold animals for packers
2014 DAVIS COUNTY JR. LIVESTOCK SHOW
Jr. Livestock President, Jo Hamblin
4-H Goat Council President, Nicole Knighton
Fair Livestock and Goat Superintendent, Scott Bass
1. All livestock exhibited in the Junior Division show must be a bonafide FFA or 4-H project. An FFA Advisor or County Extension Agent must approve their entry.
2. All entries must be made on Davis County Fair Junior Livestock Entry Forms.
3. Entry forms are due to (make checks payable to Davis County Jr. Livestock):
Justen Smith, P.O. Box 618, Farmington, UT 84025 by July 28, 2014. An entry fee of $2.00 per animal must accompany the entry form. A $5.00 late fee will be charged for late entries.
4. Market livestock classes are limited to any Davis County FFA or 4-H members. Breeding classes are open to all Davis County residents.
5. In the case there are no more than two (2) entries in a class; the placing will be left to the discretion of the judge. Classes may be combined if there are not 2 or more entries in any given class.
6. Animals found unhealthy by the livestock committee will be removed from the show.
7. All animals will be inspected and weighed at the time of entry by the livestock committee to uphold the standards of show. Any animal found unsuited for the show will not be exhibited.
8. No exhibitor shall enter more than two (2) lambs, two (2) swine, two (2) goats, and two (2) beef in the market classes. Only one (1) beef can be sold at the auction and no more than 3 livestock total (any combination) can be sold at the auction.
9. The management reserves the right to interpret all livestock rules and regulations for the best interest of the show.
10. All exhibitors are responsible for maintaining their pens. Any exhibitor who does not clean his/her stall(s) at the conclusion of the Junior Livestock Sale will have $25.00 deducted from their sale or premium money (unless prior arrangements are made with the Junior Livestock Committee).
11. Premiums will be awarded only where the judges deem them worthy. The ruling of the judge will be final.
12. Fair management will not provide any feed.
13. The superintendent of each division shall have charge of pen assignments. The fair management will furnish bedding. Bedding is limited to sawdust only.
14. Open and junior classes will show separately.
15. Junior exhibitors will be required to follow the dress code of their respective organization (FFA or 4-H) in the show ring and the sale ring.
16. Exhibitors who remove animals from the grounds before the release time without permission of the livestock manager may be barred from exhibiting at future shows. Removing animals before the scheduled release time will be considered theft and law enforcement will be called upon.
17. The ownership requirement is fulfilled by participating in the pre-tagging program. All livestock exhibitors must have proof of ownership; cattle must also have a brand inspection.
18. Any drugs used on animals must be used according to label directions. Use of tranquilizers is prohibited.
19. There is no upper weight limit for market livestock. Animals that exceed the weight guidelines listed in the fair book can still be shown; however, all weight over the maximum amount will be donated to the buyer.
20. Junior exhibitors may sell three (3) market animals in the auction. Only one (1) animal may be a beef.
21. Grand and Reserve Champions in each division must be sold at the auction.
22. There will be a 3% commission on all sale animals and boost money.
23. Once an animal is floored at the sale, it becomes the property of the show committee. If the show committee decides to sell the animal to someone other than the designated floor buyer, the first option goes to the 4-H or FFA youth who owned and showed the animal.
24. Submitting 4-H and FFA record books will be optional at the show. Books will be judged and awards will be presented to youth with the top books.
Chairpersons: Steve Ellis and Hailey Bass
1. Market Steers (1000-1300 lbs.)
2. Showmanship (Grades 3-8, 9-12)
3. Star Class (if needed)
4. Feeder Steers (Under 1000 lbs.)
BEEF BREEDING CLASSES:
1. Under 2 Year Heifers (Any Breed)
Weanling, Yearling, 2 year old
2. Under 2 year Bulls (Any Breed)
Must have ring in nose
3. Cow/calf pair
4. Bucket calf competition (for youth ages 10 and younger only)
Chairperson: Troy Bisseger and Val Andreason
1. Market Hogs (220 to 300 lbs.)
2. Showmanship (Grades 3-6, 7-9, 10-12)
3. Star Class (if needed)
4. Feeder Hogs (under 220 lbs.)
Chairpersons: Carla Bambrough and Travis Tait
1. Market Lambs (100-140 lbs.)
2. Showmanship (Grades 3-4 (primary class), 5-6, 7-8, 9-12)
3. Star Class
4. Feeder Lambs (under 100 lbs.)
1. Ram Lambs
2. Ewe Lambs
3. Yearling Rams
4. Yearling Ewes
5. Aged Ewes (Any Breed)
MARKET GOAT RULES
Chairperson: Nicole Knighton and Cindi Garlick
1. Weight classes will be broken by the supervisor, based on the total number of entries – but will not exceed four weight categories.
2. There will be no weight limits.
3. Wether and doe kids will be shown together.
4. There may be no evidence of breaking of skin or eruption of two permanent front teeth. Milk teeth must be in place.
5. Exhibitors will be required to have goats horns tipped prior to arrival at the Davis County Legacy Center. Dehorning is acceptable.
6. Goats must be slick shorn with 3/8” of hair or less (above the knees and hocks) at time of arrival.
7. Exhibitors will be allowed to use halters or collars in the show ring.
8. Exhibitors must not lift front legs of goats off the ground or brace the animal during examination by the judge.
9. Dairy goats may be released from the fair after the dairy show. All other dairy animals will be released at 9:00 p.m., on Saturday.
GOAT CLASSES (refer to most recent class schedule sent via e-mail or at fairgrounds for accurate and most up to date class and schedule information)
1. Showmanship Classes: Classes will be divided by age groups- 8-10 years of age, 11 to 13 years of age, and 14 to 18 years of age. The top 2 placings from each class will return for a Grand and Reserve Championship class.
2. Milking Dairy Goats: under 2 years, milkers 2 years to under 4 years, 4 years and over. The top 2 placings from each class will return for a Grand and Reserve Championship class. Dry does will be shown with their respective age classes.
3. Market goats: Market goats will be broken into 3 weight classes. Classes will be determined after weigh in as to create 3 classes of approximate equal size. The 2 top placements in each class will return for a Grand and Reserve Championship class.
4. Boer Breeding Does: Under 12 months, 12 months to under 2 years, 2 years to under 4 years, 4 years and over. The top 2 placings from each class will return for Grand and Reserve Championship class.
5. Boer Bucks of all ages.
6. Goat Obstacle Course Competition.
7. Junior Dairy Goats: Junior kids born May –August, Intermediate kids born March and April, Senior kids born September-February, Dry Yearlings. The top 2 placings from each class will return for a Grand and Reserve Championship class.
8. Dairy Bucks of all ages.
9. All Other Breeds (AOB): Under 12 months, 12 months to under 2 years, over 2 years. The top 2 placings from each class will return for a Grand and Reserve Championship class. AOB wethers will be allowed to show in the AOB classes.
10. Davis County Born and Bred Goats: open to only those market goats born and raised in Davis County.
LIVESTOCK JUDGING CONTEST
Chairperson: Justen Smith
August 14, 2014
1. Participants must meet basic requirements of age and membership for competition.
2. Participants may not have previously won the State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest or acted as a professional judge at any time.
3. Judging participants will be divided into grades: 3-5 (Junior), 6-8 (Intermediate), 9-12 (Seniors).
OFFICIAL JUNIOR LIVESTOCK AND GOAT RULES AND REGULATIONS 2014
The Davis County Fair and Jr. Livestock Committee have adopted the following rules
established by the Utah Junior Livestock Show Association.
A. GENERAL RULES
1. Age: -- Exhibitors must be in the third grade, but not less than 8 years of age as of October of the current year. Exhibitors can only show through the same season as their high school graduation, but not past their 19th birthday. Exception: Disabled persons as defined by public law 98-527. In these special cases, animals must still be the project animals of the exhibitor and be cared for daily by the disabled person.
2. Group Affiliation -- An exhibitor may enter a given show only as a 4-H or FFA member, but not both. Exhibitors must declare one or the other at time of entry.
3. Ownership of animals -- The exhibitor will own, posses, feed, and care for his/her project animal(s) for not less than 100 consecutive days for market beef and 60 consecutive days for market swine and market lambs immediately prior to the show they intend to participate in. No interruption of ownership or possession can occur.
4. Fitting on show grounds -- The fitting of animals will take place in areas designated by the Livestock Show Committee. Parents, guardians, siblings, club leaders, Extension/4-H agents and FFA advisors may assist and are encouraged to assist the younger exhibitors. However, each exhibitor must be working with the project animal and be in attendance with that animal during the entire fitting process.
5. Code of Ethics (Rules 5-a through 5-g) --
a. Treating an animal internally or externally, with any irritant, counterirritant, or other substance used to artificially change the conformation or appearance of an animal for show is considered unethical, inhumane, and is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of graphite, powders, hemp, artificial hair, coloring, common products such as fly spray, ointment, or liniment used to the point that it is irritating, or similar type products. The use of dyes, spray paint, or other artificial coloring, which results in altering an animal’s true and natural appearance and/or color, is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Adding false hair or hair like material, fleece, or skin at any point, spot, or area of the animal’s body is illegal and will result in immediate disqualification. Any liquid or substance not considered part of an accepted and normal diet for livestock is deemed illegal and inhumane. For example: the use of alcoholic or carbonated beverages as a drench or filler, etc. Drenching will not be allowed unless the show veterinary or a show official is present and is needed for emergency purposes only.
b. The use of tranquilizers, sedatives, or depressants, which alter the physical or physiological state of the animal, is illegal. Exceptions to this rule would be licensed, certified veterinarians, treatment for a recognized disease or injury, or recommendation for tranquilizing breeding animals in heat that might compromise the safety of others. The drugs must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in meat producing animals. All exhibitors will advise show management of any drug and/or medication administered to an animal that might be detected at the time of showing or at meat inspection. The name of the drug, its purpose, the person who administered the drug, time, and date of administration will be presented to show management prior to the showing and sale of the animals. Failure to report this information will result in severe penalty and/or disqualification. Any use of drugs or substances not approved by the Food and Drug Administration is strictly prohibited. The use of feed products with Ractopamine (i.e. Paylene) is banned in all animals. All animals entered into livestock competition will be subject to testing for foreign substances that exceed acceptable levels established by the FDA, FSIS, USDA, or EPA. During the livestock event, in the case of an animal requiring treatment, all medication shall be administered by a licensed veterinarian and the Livestock Show officials shall be notified.
c. Surgery, injection or insertion of foreign material under the skin and/or into the flesh of animal to change the natural contour, conformation, or appearance of an animal’s body is illegal. This includes vegetable oil, silicon, or any other substance used to alter an animal’s shape. Acceptable practices of physical preparations, which are allowed, include: clipping of hair, trimming of hooves, dehorning, or removal of ancillary teats.
d. The use of inhumane fitting, showing, and/or handling practices of devises shall not be tolerated. For example: breaking of tails, striking of the animal to cause swelling or for bracing purposes, use of an electrical contrivance, muzzles, etc., is not acceptable.
e. Direct criticism or interference with the judge, Show management, other exhibitors, breed representatives, or Show officials before, during, or after the competitive event is prohibited.
f. At the time an animal is sold at auction at the Livestock Show, the exhibitors shall be held directly responsible for animals that are rejected at the Processing Center due to the presence of foreign residues. The seller may be liable to the buyer for an amount equal to three times the purchase price and may also be liable for attorney fees and civil penalties. Show management may share acceptable intelligence and evidence information with FDA or USDA. If, for any reason, the FDA or USDA inspectors must remove any part of a meat animal carcass, the market price will be discounted.
g. Show management reserves the right to require animal health certificates. Health inspection and diagnostic tests may be made before or after animals are on the Livestock Show premises for exhibitor and animal safety, or to inaugurate disease control procedures which may become necessary in emergencies as determined by animal health officials. Any violation of the “Utah State Junior Livestock Code of Ethics” or specific rules as designated by individual fairs and livestock shows will result in forfeiture of premiums and awards, disqualification, and may result in probationary status and/or loss of eligibility for future participation in organized livestock competitions. Possible civil penalties may be imposed by the proper authorities based on evidence provided by the Livestock Show of exhibitors in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act/or the animal mistreatment, neglect, and abandonment laws that apply on the local, state, and national levels. Other cooperating shows will be notified of the action taken by show management which may affect the eligibility of the individual, group, or sponsoring organization for participation at other shows. The decision of the Livestock Show Management will be final.
6. Dress Code --
4-H – A long or short-sleeve shirt, which fastens down the front with a collar, is mandatory. Shirts must be white in color and need not be Western style. Black or blue pants are to be worn. Vests will be allowed. The following will not be allowed: T-shirts, tank tops, tube tops or sleeveless shirts. There is to be a 4-H emblem or patch on all 4-H member shirts.
FFA – Either a white shirt, tie and FFA jacket, or a white shirt with the FFA emblem and tie. (T-shirts are not allowed.)
Exhibitors who fail to abide by dress standards will forfeit prize money.
7. Sales Fee -- A sales fee not to exceed 5% will be withheld from sales checks by all state-assisted shows. Any purchaser(s) of animals from a Junior Livestock Show Auction must pay the Show the full purchase price of sale regardless of buy-back.
8. Change of Ownership -- Once an animal has gone through any state-assisted sale, regardless of buyback or no-sale, it is no longer eligible to enter another state- assisted show.
9. Show Eligibility -- Animals are eligible for any show for which they meet ownership and show requirements.
10. Lamb Docking Rule -- There is no longer a lamb docking rule for the Davis County Junior Livestock Show other than all lambs with surgically removed tails will be sifted from the Fair due to ethical reasons. HOWEVER, all exhibitors need to be aware that there is a strict lamb docking rule at the Utah State Fair and all exhibitors from Davis County showing lambs at the State Fair MUST abide by the state rule.
11. Name Change – If an animal has been shown in a market show in-state or out-of-state, it must be shown with the same exhibitor name as in all subsequent shows.
B. MARKET ANIMAL RULES:
1. Drug Withdrawal -- It is unethical, and in most cases even unlawful, to administer drugs to livestock within 20 to 30 days of slaughter. Animals too unmanageable to show should be withdrawn from their class rather than be tranquilized. The local show committee and the show veterinarian will monitor this situation. By federal regulations, random testing will occur at slaughter, and animals will be condemned which have been given any injection or oral dosages of tranquilizers, pain killers, antibiotics, diuretics, steroids, or other foreign substances during withdrawal periods before slaughter. All sales money will be withheld in such cases. Blot medicine and other medications with no withdrawal requirements may be permissible. Exhibitors need to be aware of potential health hazards to consumers who eat animals that have received any above-mentioned dosages. Please do not put someone’s life in jeopardy.
2. Tagging -- The Extension/4-H agent, FFA advisor, or a member of their appointed committee shall tag each animal and process the proper forms. Should a tag be lost or pulled out of the animal’s ear, the exhibitor will advise the committee supervisor immediately so the tag can be replaced and the appropriate paperwork can be processed.
3. Market Animal Weights -- Ideal market weights as determined by the meat industry may vary somewhat from year to year, but the following show-day ranges are what suggested weights are based on:
Beef: 1,000 - 1,300 lbs 2.75 lbs gain/day
Sheep 100 - 140 lbs .75 lbs. gain/day
Swine 220 - 290 lbs 1.5 lbs. gain/day
4. Extra Animals -- Exhibitors may tag one extra animal per species for each show period.
5. Entry Forms & Deadlines -- Entry forms are due at least thirty (30) days before each show. Exhibitors are responsible for mailing their own entry form. Entries postmarked by that date will be accepted. Exhibitor must declare which animals are to be shown, and submit an entry form and entry fees to the appropriate shows, including State Association ear tag numbers. The tag number and alternate tag number must be specified on the exhibitor entry from to be eligible. Entries may not exceed the limits for each show including one alternate animal per species entered. Forms must be signed by proper Extension/4-H agent or FFA advisor to verify exhibitor and animals are a legitimate entry for the show they are entering. Extension/4-H agents or FFA advisors should only sign forms for those youth enrolled in their programs. The Extension/4-H agent or FFA advisor and parents will verify eligibility for group and family feeding programs.
Entry forms for fitting and showmanship classes must also be submitted 30 days prior to show and need to indicate class to be entered (species) and age of exhibitor.
Entry fees will not be withheld from sales checks. Entry fees are to be sent along with all entry forms.
C. BREEDING ANIMAL RULES:
1. Exhibitors are encouraged to expand their scope of livestock project experience to include breeding livestock projects.
D. Poultry Rules:
1. In keeping with the desired to help eliminate disease problems, certain counties will not be eligible to receive turkey poults from the Moroni Hatchery, and no junior turkey project owner may go to or purchase feed from Moroni Feed. Exhibitors may, however, have turkey projects along with family commercial operations and compete in 4-H demonstrations and 4-H and FFA record book award programs. Junior broiler participants should also be aware of state 4-H broiler record book competitions and awards, along with the 4-H egg demonstration contest.
2. An exhibitor will own, feed and care for his/her project turkeys for not less than 20 weeks prior to the turkey show. Birds must not be more than 24 weeks of age at the time of the show.
E. RULE ENFORCEMENT:
The Jr. Livestock officers, division chairpersons, and superintendent has the responsibility to enforce the rules and regulations at the Jr. Livestock Show and Sale.
ü All 4-H Jr. Livestock exhibits will be visited by the 4-H Agent or their representative at least once during the course of the project when the exhibitor must own, posses, feed and care for his/her project animal(s).
ü During Weigh-In: Animals will only be weighed once (Lambs, Goats and Hogs will be weighed with out any halters or ropes or blankets on the animal). Steers can be weighed with the halter or rope still on the animal. Lambs must be tightly shorn/slick shorn completely before weigh-in (within the 30 days prior to the weigh-in).
ü If there are 2 or more animals, that have been tagged to meet the proper ownership and show requirements, in a species that do not make weight for the market classes, they may be entered in the Feeder classes if the exhibitor chooses (lambs only). Feeder classes will take place if there are two (2) or more entries in any given class.
ü All sheep and goats brought to the fair must be identified with an ear tag showing premises number and individual ID number in accordance with the new Federal Scrapie Eradication Program.
ü All 4-H and FFA youth must show their own registered animal during showmanship and market classes. All 4-H and FFA youth must be present at the livestock auction to sell their own animal. No substitutions are allowed. If a 4-H or FFA youth is not present to show or sell their own animal, that animal will be in forfeit and will not be sold through the sale or be allowed to be exhibited during the show. Exceptions to this rule include physically or mentally disabled youth who need assistance from others.
Official Davis County Goat Show Rules
All Livestock to be shown at the County Fair must be in possession of the owner at least 60 days prior to the show date.
All Market Animals must be tagged no later than 60 days prior to the County Fair.
All animals participating in any 4-H county show must be either tagged or identified by tattoo. The show committee reserves the right to randomly check and compare the tag or tattoo numbers of any animal with entry, to prove ownership and or correctness of entry information.
No horns will be allowed in any dairy, market goat or pet classes at any county 4-H show. Scurs are allowed if it is obvious that effort has been made to remove or disbud the animal and it provides no harm to exhibitor, other livestock or patrons of the show.
Dairy goats include all recognized American Dairy Goat Breeds and include Alpine, Lamancha, Nigerian Dwarf, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, and Toggenburg, as well as, mixtures of these breeds. Dairy animals that have been bred with or are a mixture of dairy and any meat goat breeds are considered a meat goat crosses and must be shown with meat goat breeding stock. Miniatures of the above breeds will show with their full size counterparts. (Miniatures are full sized dairy goats bred with Nigerian Dwarfs only, to create a miniature such as miniature Alpine, miniature Nubian ect…) Dairy goats bred with other breeds will be considered meat goats or pet goats based on the breeding and use of the animal. Dairy animals will be shown according to age and breed as need occurs and will be determined by the show committee, which includes: the Goat Council Officers and the County Extension Agent.
A market goat includes any animal that is intended for consumption by others and may or may not be sold at the Livestock Auction. They must be under 12 months of age, raised and prepared for show by the exhibitor. Any animal not raised and or prepared by exhibitor may be excused from the show. Market animals do not have to be sold at auction in order to be purchased by floor buyer.
Pet goats include any goat that is kept entirely for pleasure and is not used for the production of milk or meat and may include does and wethers. Pet classes will be shown by age with no distinction between breeds unless need arises, which will be determined by the show committee, which includes: the Goat Council Officers and County Extension Agent.
Horns will be allowed on meat goat breeding stock only, both bucks and does, and any animals entered in the working goat classes.
Meat goat breeding stock refers to and can include boer, pygmy, dairy crosses, and or any other animal used for raising or production of goat meat products. Meat Goat animals will be shown by age with no distinction between breeds unless need arises, which will be determined by the show committee, which includes: the Goat Council Officers and the County Extension Agent.
Working class animals include any goat of any age that has been raised and trained for work such as; pack and cart animals. They can be of any breed and will be shown by age. Animal will be judged by ability with some consideration taken for age and maturity of the animal.
The Goat Council Officers and County Extension Agent reserve the right to dismiss any animals that appear to be unhealthy or pose any undue harm or risk to exhibitors, livestock, or patrons of the show, as well as, animals that do not conform to the rules of the show.