Goats

P.O. Box 707, 601 Fairgrounds Road
Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050
740-397-0484
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Superintendents: JR Thorne and Christopher Carman

Senior Fair Board: Joel Jones

Junior Fair Board: Lauren Davis & Madeline Elfrink

 

Arrival Time Saturday, July 23

Saturday, July 22 from 6:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Vet will be on gate duty from 6:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. All animals are to be in their pen by 3:00 p.m.

NO EXECEPTIONS.

Barn Meeting

Saturday, July 22, 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 22, Goat Barn, before and after Market Goat weigh-in

Showmanship –Market and Meat Production Doe Goats

Monday, July 24, 11am, Swine Arena

Market Goats with Meat Production Doe Show

Monday, July 24, immediately following Market Goat Showmanship, Swine Arena

Showmanship – Dairy and Pygmy Goats and Goat Master Showmanship Competition

Tuesday, July 25, 9am, Swine Arena

 

Show – Dairy Goat

Tuesday, July 25, immediately following Master Showmanship, Swine Arena

Show - Pygmy Goat

Tuesday, July 25, immediately following Dairy Goat Show, Swine Arena

Show – Pack

Tuesday, July 25, immediately following Pygmy Show, Swine Arena

Showman of Showmen Competition

Wednesday, July 26, 5:00 p.m., Multi-Purpose Building

Sale – Market Goats

See 2017 Junior Fair Sales Section

Release Times for Animals Not Going Through the Sale

Wednesday, July 26, 7:00 a.m. (Market Goats going to United Producers)

Thursday, July 27, 7:30 p.m. (Market Goats going to a processing facility)

Thursday, July 27, 7:30 p.m. (Market Goats going home)

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

 

 

 

 

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 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the Swine Arena

Goat Check In - Saturday, July 22

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

MARKET GOAT WEIGH-IN - SATURDAY, JULY 22, 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 24, following Market Showmanship, Swine Arena

  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 May 1st 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 or chip identification to meet USDA-APHIS requirements for scrapie eradication.

Meat Production Doe Show - Monday, July 24, immediately following the Market Goat Show

  1. All breeding goats must have an individual tag or tattoo or chip 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. 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.

 

MARKET AND MEAT PRODUCTION GOAT SHOWMANSHIP – Monday July 24, 11am.

DAIRY, PYGMY, PRODUCTION GOAT SHOWMANSHIP - TUESDAY, JULY 25, 9am, followed by the GOAT MASTER SHOWMANSHIP

 

  1. Exhibitors may use market, meat production, pack, 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 25, following Master Showmanship, Swine Arena

  1. All dairy goats must have an individual tag or tattoo or chip 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, scur can be no longer than 1 in. at time of show.
  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 25, immediately Following Dairy Goat Show

  1. All pygmy goats must have an individual tag or tattoo or chip 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. All pygmy goats must be dehorned, scur can be no longer than 1 in. at time of show..
  4. All goats must be in possession of the exhibitor by May 1 and cared for until release time at the fair.
  5. There will be NO BUCKS allowed on grounds for any purpose.

Pack – Tuesday, July 25, immediately Following Pygmy Goat Show

  1. All goats must have an individual tag or tattoo or chip identification to meet USDA-APHIS REQUIREMENTS FOR SCRAPIE ERADICATION.
  2. You may show up to 4 breeding animals including the Pack. Only one entry per class.
  3. All goats (except meat production does) must be dehorned.
  4. All goats must be in possession of the exhibitor by May 1 and cared for until release time at the fair.
  5. There will be NO BUCKS allowed on grounds for any purpose.

Junior Fair Sale - Thursday, July 27

See 2017 Junior Fair Sales Section

Premiums

See General Junior Fair Livestock Information.

 

KNOX COUNTY JUNIOR FAIR ENTRY INFORMATION

 

MEAT PRODUCTION DOES

Class Description        Age Definitions

Exhibitors must own the dam of kids born after May 1st and be able to show proof of dam’s ownership

Jr. Kid Born May 1 – June 30, 2017

Intermediate Kid Born January 1 – April 30, 2017

Sr. Kid August 1 – December 31, 2016

Yearling 1 year and under 2 as of July 1, 2017

Two Year Old Two years and under three as of July 1, 2017

Three Years Three and older as of July 1, 2017

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

Exhibitors must own the dam of kids born after May 1st and be able to show proof of dam’s ownership Jr. Kid    Born May 1 – June 30, 2017

Intermediate Kid January 1 – April 30, 2017

Sr. Kid August 1 – December 31, 2016

Dry Yearling 1 year and under 2 as of July 1, 2017

Two Year Old Two years and under three as of July 1, 2017

Three Years Three and older as of July 1, 2017

Milking Does 1 year and older as of July 1, 2017

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, 2017

One Year Old  One year old and under two as of July 1, 2017

Two Year Old Two years old and under three as of July 1, 2017

Three Years Three years old and older as of July 1, 2017

Dairy Goat Does

Class Description        Age Definitions

Exhibitors must own the dam of kids born after May 1st and be able to show proof of dam’s ownership.

Jr. Kid Born April 1 – June 30, 2017

Intermediate Kid Born March 1 – March 30, 2017

Sr. Kid Born January 1 – February 28, 2017

Dry Yearling Under 2 as of July 1, 2017 under never freshened

Yearling in Milk 1 year and under 2 as of July 1, 2017

Two Year Old Two years and under three as of July 1, 2017

Three Years Three and older as of July 1, 2017

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.

 

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 Sponsored Events Knox County Goat Association

 

Dairy Goat One Day Milk Test

Saturday, July 22nd Check in at 7pm, Milk out starting at 8pm, in the Goat Barn

Sunday, July 23rd, 8am and 8pm Milk out starting times, in the Goat Barn

Awards announced before the Dairy Show on Tuesday, July 24th.

 

Market Goat Bred, Born & Raised

Monday, July 24, 11am, Swine Arena

  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: 1) Meat or Meat Cross and 2) Pure Dairy
  4. These awards will be presented before the Market Goat Show.

 

Goat Costume Fun Show Class

Wednesday, July 26, 10:00 a.m., Swine Arena

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 includes final pen cleanup after the animals have been released. Award will be presented after the fair.