Goats

P.O. Box 707, 601 Fairgrounds Road
Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050
740-397-0484
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Barn Superintendent: J.R Thorpe and Chris Carmen

Senior Fair Board: Mike Schirtzinger

Junior Fair Board: Lauren Davis and Katie Gibson

Arrival Time Saturday, July 23

Vet will be on gate duty from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Barn Meeting Saturday, July 23, 3:30 p.m., Swine Arena

Weigh-In for Market Goats

Saturday, July 23, following Market Lamb Weigh-In, Swine Barn

Check-In for Non-Market Goats

Saturday, July 23, Goat Barn

Show – Market Goats with Meat Production Doe Show Immediately Following

Monday, July 25, 1:00 p.m., Swine Arena

Showmanship – Dairy, Pygmy Market and Meat Production Goats with Goat Master Showmanship Competition Immediately Following

Tuesday, July 26, 9:00 a.m., Swine Arena

Show – Dairy Goat

Tuesday, July 26 immediately following Showmanship, Swine Arena

Show - Pygmy Goat

Tuesday, July 26 immediately following Dairy Goat Show, Swine Arena

Show – Pack & Harness

Tuesday, July 26 immediately following Pygmy Show, Swine Arena

Showman of Showmen Competition

Wednesday, July 27, 5:00 p.m., Multi-Purpose Building

Sale – Market Goats

Thursday, July 28, 9:30 a.m. – Sale of Champions, Multipurpose Building

12:00 Noon (Approx.) – Market Hogs, Market Goats – Swine Arena

Release Times for Animals Not Going Through the Sale

Wednesday, July 27, 7:00 a.m. (Market Goats going to United Producers)

Thursday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. (Market Goats going to a processing facility)

Thursday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. (Market Goats going home)

Friday, July 29, 10:00 p.m. (Meat Production Does, Pygmy Goats & Dairy Goats going home)

Superintendent: JR Thorpe and Chris Carmen

Senior Fair Board: Mike Schirtzinger

Junior Fair Board: Lauren Davis and Katie Gibson

Rules and Regulations

Go To General Junior Fair Information for:

1. Quality Assurance Rules.

2. Drug Use Notification Form Guidelines.

3. Check-In and Release Times of animals and projects.

4. Showman of Showmen Competition Rules.

5. Premiums to be paid and the paying schedule.

Fitting and Grooming

1. Fitting chutes will not be permitted inside any building.

2. See 2016 Season/Ohio Livestock Tampering Rules

3. See Knox County Fitting and Grooming Regulations.

Barn Meeting – Saturday, July 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the Swine Arena

Goat Check In - Saturday, July 23

1. All entries will be checked at their pens. Exhibitors should be by their pens with proper and completed papers.

Market Goat Weigh-in - Saturday, July 23, following Market Lamb Weigh-In

1. Weight Limits: 50 - 125 pounds.

2. All weights are final at the time of weigh-in. No re-weigh of animals will be permitted.

3. Goats may be either does or wethers

Market Goat Show - Monday, July 25, 1:00 p.m.

1. You may tag up to 3 market animals. You can only show 1 market goat.

2. All market goats must be in possession by the goat tagging date in May and cared for until release time at the fair.

3. All market goats must be dehorned and males castrated before the May tagging.

4. Market goats cannot have more than a 1 in. scur at time of show.

5. All intact females must have an individual tag or tattoo identification to meet USDA-APHIS requirements for scrapie eradication.

Meat Production Doe Show - Monday, July 25, immediately following the Market Goat Show

1. All breeding goats must have an individual tag or tattoo identification to meet USDA-APHIS requirements for scrapie eradication.

2. You may show up to 4 breeding animals including the Pack & Harness. Only one entry per class.

3. A dairy milk out must be conducted between 6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. the evening prior to the show.

3. Meat Production Does can have horns, but special care must be taken to prevent injury to the public.

4. All goats must be in possession of the exhibitor by May 1 and cared for until release time at the fair.

Dairy, Pygmy, Market and Meat Production Goat Showmanship - Tuesday, July 26, 9:00 a.m., followed by Goat Master Showmanship Competition

1. Exhibitors may use market, meat production, pack, harness, pygmy or dairy goats in showmanship. You can only exhibit in one goat showmanship class.

2. See General Junior Fair Information.

Dairy Goat Show – Tuesday, July 26, immediately Following Showmanship

1. All dairy goats must have an individual tag or tattoo identification to meet USDA-APHIS requirements for scrapie eradication.

2. You may show up to 4 breeding animals including the Pack & Harness. Only one entry per class.

3. A dairy milk out must be conducted between 6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. the evening prior to the show.

4. All dairy goats must be dehorned.

5. All goats must be in possession of the exhibitor by May 1 and cared for until release time at the fair.

6. There will be NO BUCKS allowed on grounds for any purpose.

Pygmy Goat Show – Tuesday, July 26, immediately Following Dairy Goat Show

1. All pygmy goats must have an individual tag or tattoo identification to meet USDA-APHIS requirements for scrapie eradication.

2. You may show up to 4 breeding animals including the Pack & Harness. Only one entry per class.

3. A dairy milk out must be conducted between 6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. the evening prior to the show.

4. All pygmy goats must be dehorned.

5. All goats must be in possession of the exhibitor by May 1 and cared for until release time at the fair.

6. There will be NO BUCKS allowed on grounds for any purpose.

Pack & Harness – Tuesday, July 26, immediately Following Pygmy Goat Show

1. All breeding goats must have an individual tag or tattoo identification to meet USDA-APHIS requirements for scrapie eradication.

2. You may show up to 4 breeding animals including the Pack & Harness. Only one entry per class.

3. A dairy milk out must be conducted between 6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. the evening prior to the show.

4. All goats (except meat production does) must be dehorned.

5. All goats must be in possession of the exhibitor by May 1 and cared for until release time at the fair.

6. There will be NO BUCKS allowed on grounds for any purpose.

Junior Fair Sale - Thursday, July 28

1. Sale of Champions - 9:30 a.m.

2. Order of Sale – 12:00 Noon (Approx.) - Market Hogs, Market Goats

3. See Junior Fair Sales Information.

Premiums

1. See General Junior Fair Livestock Information.

Meat Production Does

Class Description Age Definitions

Jr. Kid Born May 1 – June 30, 2016 - Exhibitors must own the dam of kids born after May 1st and be able to show proof of dam’s ownership.

Intermediate Kid January 1, 2016 – April 30, 2016

Sr. Kid August 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015

Yearling 1 year and under 2 as of July 1, 2016

Two Year Old Two years and under three as of July 1, 2016

Three Years Three and older as of July 1, 2016

Dam & Daughter Both does must be entered in appropriate age class to participate in this specialty class. Must show actual mother/daughter pair. All breeds will show together

Pygmy Does

Class Description Age Definitions

Jr. Kid Born May 1 – June 30, 2015 - Exhibitors must own the dam of kids born after May 1st and be able to show proof of dam’s ownership.

Intermediate Kid January 1, 2015 – April 30, 2016

Sr. Kid August 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015

Dry Yearling 1 year and under 2 as of July 1, 2016

Two Year Old Two years and under three as of July 1, 2016

Three Years Three and older as of July 1, 2016

Milking Does 1 year and older as of July 1, 2016

Dam & Daughter Both does must be entered in appropriate age class to participate in this specialty class. Must show actual mother/daughter pair. All breeds will show together

Pygmy Wethers

Class Description Age Definitions

Under 1 Year Old Under 1 year old as of July 1, 2016

One Year Old One year old and under two as of July 1, 2016

Two Year Old Two years old and under three as of July 1, 2016

Three Years Three years old and older as of July 1, 2016

Dairy Goat Does

Class Description Age Definitions

Jr. Kid Born April 1 – June 30, 2016 - Exhibitors must own the dam of kids born after May 1st and be able to show proof of dam’s ownership.

Intermediate Kid Born March 1, 2016 – March 30, 2016

Sr. Kid Born January 1, 2016 – February 28, 2016

Dry Yearling Under 2 as of July 1, 2016 under never freshened

Yearling in Milk 1 year and under 2 as of July 1, 2016

Two Year Old Two years and under three as of July 1, 2016

Three Years Three and older as of July 1, 2016

Dam & Daughter Both does must be entered in appropriate age class to participate in this specialty class. Exhibitor must show actual mother/daughter pair. All breeds will show together.

Pack Classes – based on goat’s years of experience

Class Description Age Definitions

1st Year Doe or Wether any age. No pack required. Optional: A SOFT PACK that fits your goat properly with no more than 10% of the goats body weight.

2nd Year Doe or Wether 1 year and over. Goats required to carry a pack supplied by exhibitor. Either a Soft Pack or a Cross Buck Pack with panniers are acceptable to carry the required 15-20% percent of the goats body weight.

3rd Year & Older Doe or Wether 2 years or over. Goats required to carry a pack supplied by exhibitor. Either a Soft Pack or a Cross Buck Pack with panniers are acceptable to carry the required 20-25% percent of the goats body weight. Your pack weight should not exceed 30-40% of your goats weight.

Harness Classes – based on goat’s years of experience

Class Description Age Definitions

1st Year Doe or Wether any age. No harness or cart required. Goat must be halter broken and lead with a long lead strap through the first year pack obstacle course. Animal should respond to voice commands of STOP, GO, and BACK. Exhibitor holds excess lead in left hand, coiled or in a figure eight with the hand close to your body. Goat stance should be square. Don't switch sides when leading.

2nd Year Doe or Wether 1 year and over. Goats required to wear to be harnessed and pull an empty cart. The exhibitor walks behind the cart, using the reigns to direct the animal through an obstacle course. The animal should respond to voice commands of STOP, GO, BACK, LEFT, and RIGHT.

3rd Year & Older Doe or Wether 2 years or older. Goats are required to be harnessed and pull a exhibitor driven cart. The animal must respond to commands of STOP, GO, BACK, LEFT, and RIGHT while pulling the cart through an obstacle course.

Goat Breed Code Abbreviations

Alpine - AP Cross – CR Lamancha – LA Nigerian Dwarfs – ND

Nubian – NU Other - OT Production Meat Doe – PMD

Pygmy – PY Saanen – SA Toggenberg - TG

Goat

Commodity Group Sponsored Events

Knox County Goat Improvement Association

Goat Costume Fun Show Class

Wednesday, July 27, 10:00 a.m., Multi-Purpose Building

Age Classes:

1. Pre 4-H

2. 9-11 years old

3. 12-14 years old

4. 15-18 years old

Classes:

1. Funniest

2. Cutest

3.Most Original 4. Best Owner Animal Combination

5. Judge’s Choice 1

6. Judge’s Choice 2

Clean Pen Award

This award will be presented to the exhibitor keeping their pen and area clean for the best public display of their project. This also includes final pen cleanup after the animals have been released. Award will be presented after the fair.

Market Goat Rate of Gain Contest

1. All animals weighing in during the May tagging will be eligible for the rate of gain contest.

2. Finished weights will be weights taken during weigh-in at the Knox County Fair.

3. This award will be presented during the Market Goat Show.

Market Goat Born Bred & Raised

1. Exhibitor must own the does on his/her farm that produces the market animal.

2. Exhibitor must register for this class at entries.

3. There are two classes: meat or meat cross animal and pure dairy animal.

4. These awards will be presented before the Market Goat Show.