Department I - 4-H
Division G - Goats

​Superintendent : Rodney Chapman, (360) 273-2357 rcgoatsrock@gmail.com
Asst. Superintendent : Brianne Shackley, 360-455-8984 skshackley@comcast.net

RULES

1. Horn policy will follow Washington State 4-H policy. Goats with horns are allowed except in Dairy classes and Market Sale. Horn tips must be covered with horn guards at all times. Horn scurs less than 1/2 inch in length may be permitted at the discretion of the Market Sale Committee Chair.

2. Goats may be clipped at Fair - but this must be done in a supervised "fitting" area only.

3. Tentative stall and/or pen assignments will be made on the basis of entry cards due in July. Final stall and/or pen assignments will be made by the superintendent by 2pm Tuesday, entry day of the Fair. Limitations of two (2) animals per lot will be allowed. However the superintendent has the authority to limit the total number of goat project animals that a 4-H member may bring to Fair.

4. For the animal’s safety, no netting style hay sacks will be allowed in the goat pens.

5. The Goat Superintendent has the authority to request that the Fair Veterinarian examine a goat. The veterinarian will refuse admission to any animal showing evidence of a communicable disease. Any cost of vet care is the responsibility of the exhibitor.

6. Milk-out times will be directed by superintendent.

7. Only dairy animals that obviously do not conform to any breed by appearance will be entered in the Crossbreed Class. Final decision as to class will be the decision of the superintendent.

8. The superintendent may combine classes if there are not enough entries to make a competitive class.

9. Cloverbud exhibitor for pygmy or miniature goats may only enter one (1) animal.

10. All exhibitors will participate in herdsmanship. Parents of exhibitors will be asked to serve as adult in charge of herdsmanship.

11. Regarding all pack goat project goats, any pack goat shown, regardless of age, must have done at least 5 miles of hiking with the exhibitor during the current 4-H year in order to show at the fair.

12. All exhibitors are expected to attend all five fair days.

13. If there are concerns or questions, please refer to the 4-H Resolution Procedure.

14. Round Robin participants from the Goat Department will be chosen as follows: A) The Champion and Reserve Champion of Int. & Sr. Pygmy Showmanship will participate in Small Animal Round Robin. B) The Champions from Int. & Sr. Dairy, Utility Pack, Utility Draft, Meat, Fleece, and Pet Showmanship will participate in a Champion Run-Off. If a Champion chooses to not compete, (or to represent another class) the Reserve Champion from that class will compete in their place. In no case will a 3rd place showman go to the Run-Off. The top 2 showman from the Run-Off will participate in Large Animal Round Robin.

15. Companion goats for display only if space allows.

16. Exhibitors participating in the Market Sale are required to participate in pre-event staging for at least 2 hours prior to and 30 minutes after the Market Sale event.

17. Only goats awarded blue ribbons in Class 24 Lot A (Market Sale Goat Type) will be eligible to participate in the Market Sale.

18. No Goat may be cross entered in more than 1 Class each of Fitting & Showing and Type (exception: Dam & Daughter.

19. Dam & Daughter is limited to 1 entry in dairy and 1 entry in pygmy per exhibitor. State Fair does not offer a Dam & Daughter lot.

POINTS FOR ALL GOAT FITTING & SHOWING
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 25

POINTS FOR ALL GOAT TYPE
Points: Blue – 55 Red – 40 White – 30

GOAT JUDGING

See DIVISION: A CLASS: 1

LOT:

  • Ha-Cloverbud (Ribbon only)
  • Hb-Junior
  • Hc-Intermediate
  • Hd-Senior

CLASS 1 - GOAT KNOWLEDGE BOWL
Points: Blue – 10 Red– 8 White – 6

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

CLASS 2 - SILVER BUCKET EVENT
A three day Dairy Goat milking contest. (See superintendent for more information).
Points: Blue – 10 Red – 8 White – 6

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

DAIRY GOAT

CLASS 3 - DAIRY GOAT FITTING & SHOWING

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior


DAIRY GOAT TYPE CLASSES:

CLASS 4 - ALPINE
CLASS 5 - LAMANCHA

CLASS 6 - NIGERIAN DWARF
CLASS 7 - NUBIAN

CLASS 8 - OBERHASLI
CLASS 9 - SAANEN

CLASS 10 – TOGGENBURG CLASS

CLASS 11 - CROSSBREEDS

CLASS 12 - ALL OTHER PURE BREEDS

LOTS FOR CLASSES 4-12:

  1. Doelings born April, May or June of this year
  2. Doelings born in January, February, or March of this year
  3. Does under 2 years of age NEVER freshened
  4. Does under 2 years, freshened
  5. Does over 2 years and under 3 years, freshened
  6. Does over 3 years and under 5 years, freshened
  7. Does 5 years and over, freshened
  8. Dam & Daughter

PYGMY GOAT

CLASS 13 - CLOVERBUD PYGMY or MINIATURE GOAT FITTING & SHOWING

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (non-competitive, ribbon only)

CLASS 14 - CLOVERBUD MEMBER PYGMY OR MINIATURE GOAT TYPE
(ribbons only, participation in Cloverbud Showmanship required, limit one animal)

LOT

  1. Wethers under 1 year of age
  2. Wethers over 1 year of age
  3. Does under 1 year of age
  4. Does over 1 year of age

CLASS 15 - PYGMY GOAT FITTING & SHOWING

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

CLASS 16 - PYGMY GOAT TYPE

LOT

  1. Wethers under 1 year of age
  2. Wethers over 1 year and under 2 years of age
  3. Wethers over 2 years and under 4 years of age
  4. Wethers over 4 years old
  5. Does 1-6 months of age
  6. Does over 6 months and under 12 months of age
  7. Does over 12 months and under 24 months of age
  8. Does over 2 years and under 4 years of age
  9. Does 4 years and older
  10. Dam & Daughter

​UTILITY GOATS (Pack Goat, Draft Goat)

RULES

  1. Pack goats shown must have been on a minimum of 5 miles of pack trips during the current 4-H year to enter competition.
  2. Goats 1 year and over must have pack for fitting and showing contest. (Note: Goats shall not wear packs during Round Robin Competition).
  3. 4-H exhibitor must carry 10-essentials in own fanny or day pack during fitting and showing contest.

CLASS 17 - UTILITY PACK GOAT FITTING & SHOWING

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

CLASS 18 - UTILITY PACK GOAT TYPE

CLASS 19 - UTILITY DRAFT GOAT FITTING & SHOWING (being offered for exhibition only for first year)

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

CLASS 20 - UTILITY DRAFT GOAT TYPE (being offered for exhibition only for first year)

LOTS FOR CLASSES 18 & 20:

  1. Does 1 - 6 months
  2. Does over 6 months and under 1 year
  3. Does over 1 year and under - 2 years
  4. Does over 2 years old
  5. Wether 1 - 6 months
  6. Wether over 6 months and under 1 year
  7. Wether over 1 year and under 2 years
  8. Wether over 2 years and under 3 years
  9. Wether over 3 years old

MEAT GOATS

CLASS 21 - MEAT GOAT FITTING & SHOWING

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

CLASS 22 - PUREBRED MEAT GOAT TYPE (Breeding Does)

CLASS 23 - CROSSBRED MEAT GOAT TYPE (Breeding Does)

LOTS FOR CLASSES 22 & 23

  1. 1 - 6 months
  2. Over 6 months under year
  3. Over 1 year and under 2 years
  4. Over 2 years and under 3 years
  5. Over 3 years and under 5 years of age
  6. Over 5 years old
  7. Dam and Daughter

CLASS 24 - MARKET GOAT TYPE

LOT

  1. A Market Sale Goats
  2.  B Non-Market Sale Goats

​FLEECE GOATS

CLASS 25 - FLEECE GOAT FITTING & SHOWING

LOT

A Junior B Intermediate C Senior

FLEECE GOAT TYPE

CLASS 26- ANGORA GOATS
CLASS 27 - CASHMERE GOATS
CLASS 28 - OTHER FLEECE GOATS

LOTS FOR CLASSES 26, 27, & 28

  1. Wethers under 1 year of age
  2. Wethers over 1 year of age
  3. Does under 1 year of age
  4. Does 1-2 years of age
  5. Does 2 years and older

PET GOATS

Special project rules:

  1. This class is for 4-H exhibitors who have a pet goat that does not conform to any other type class.
  2. The goat is judged on general appearance, condition, cleanliness and temperament.
  3. Goats entered in this class are not eligible for state fair.
  4. Pet Goat Fitting & Showing: Showmanship is required if entered in any Type class. If there are too few entries for a Pet Goat Fit & Show class then
    Exhibitors will compete in Fit & Show under another Class that the Pet Goat most matches.

CLASS 29 - PET GOAT FITTING AND SHOWING

LOT

  1. A Junior
  2. B Intermediate
  3. C Senior

CLASS 30 - PET GOAT TYPE

LOT

  1. A Wethers under 1 year of age
  2. B Wethers over 1 year of age
  3. C Does under 1 year of age
  4. D Does over 1 year of age

GOAT EQUIPMENT

Special project rules: All items must be made in the current 4-H year by the 4-H exhibitor currently enrolled in the goat project.

CLASS 31 - PACK
CLASS 32 - MILK STAND
CLASS 33- FEEDERS
CLASS 34 - OTHER

LOTS FOR CLASSES 31-34:

  1. Primary (ribbon only)
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior