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Goat Information

Market Goat Show

  • All market goats must be identified with a scrapies tag.
  • All market goats must be born after January 1st of the current year. Goats are to have milk teeth but there shall be no evidence of breaking of the skin or eruption of the two permanent front teeth. Goats may be mouthed at the show.
  • Positive identification is required on all market goat entries.
  • Positive identification is achieved by submitting DNA hair samples on all goats that are being considered for exhibition by July 1st.
  • Submission of a DNA hair sample DOES NOT qualify as an entry.
  • After entry, exhibitors may substitute animals for the show providing that DNA hair samples from goats being considered for substitution are on file with Aksarben officials.
  • Weight Declaration
    • Exhibitors will self-declare the market goat’s weight(s) utilizing a weigh-card system. All weigh-cards will be due at check-in. No changes will be allowed to the weigh-card once submitted.
    • Show management will re-weigh the first and seconds (possible additional). A 5 lb. variance from weigh-card weight will be allowed. Animals not meeting the 5 lb. variance either above or below the weigh-card weight will be disqualified.
    • The minimum weight for goats will be 50 pounds with no maximum weight limit. Goats weighing less than 50 pounds will be ineligible for further competitions and no premiums.
    • Goats must have all blankets pulled at the time of check-in.
  • Show Structure
    • Market goats will be divided into an appropriate number of divisions using weight ranges.
    • Market goats, does and wethers will be shown together.
    • Market Goats will be shown light to heavy.
    • The top two animals from each class will compete for Division Champion and Reserve Division Champion. The Division Champion and Reserve Division Champion will compete for Grand Champion Market Goat and Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat.
    • Six market goats will be selected for sale in the Purple Ribbon Auction (six head). They include Grand and Reserve Champion Market Goat, plus four head as lined up in the show ring by the official Judge with the support of the Stock Show Management
    • The official show weight will be the sale weight.
      • Release Time
        • Market goats will be released at the conclusion of the Market Goat Show.

Breeding Doe Show

  • All breeding does must be identified with an official USDA scrapie identification tag.
  • To be eligible for the commercial breeding doe classes, each doe must have a known birthdate and be identified by an official USDA scrapie identification tag.
  • Breeding Does will be required to be entered during the entry period. (no nomination needed)
  • Exhibitor changes of an animal from the registered class to the commercial class will not be allowed after the official entry deadline.
  • Show Structure
    • Entries in the Breeding Doe Show will be divided into divisions then broken into classes.
    • Does will be divided by age within the division. Class sizes will be determined by Show officials based on the number of animals at check-in.
    • Does will enter the ring by age, show management may combine class until they reach a minimum class size deemed appropriate.
    • The top two animals from each division will compete for Supreme Champion Breeding Doe. Reserve Champion Breeding Doe thru 5th Place Breeding Doe will also be chosen.
  • Release Time
    • All Breeding Does will be released at the conclusion of the Breeding Doe Show. Any violation of release rules will result in all premiums withheld and may be barred from future competition.
  • Class
    • Breeding Doe
  • Divisions
    • Registered, Grade
  • Age Classification
    • Yearling Does – Kidded January 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    • Fall Does – Kidded September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
    • Spring Does – Kidded January 1, 2020 to April 30, 2020
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