GoatShow

Pennsylvania and Lebanon Area Fair Sheep and Goat Requirements:

1. A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) issued within the 30 days prior to the opening date of the exhibition is required.

2. All animals must be free of infectious and contagious diseases and a statement of this is required on the CVI. Animals appearing unhealthy upon arrival may not enter the exhibition grounds.

3. An Animal Owner or Caretaker’s Verification of Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) statement for the animals being exhibited is included on the Fair registration form. It must be signed by the exhibitor.

4. Individual official USDA scrapie animal identification is required. Official scrapie ID includes:

-A scrapie ear tag. Contact the USDA to obtain scrapie ear tags at 1-866-873-2824, weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Your order may take several weeks for processing, so order tags early; or

-A scrapie tattoo with individual animal ID (tattoo); or

-An ISO-compliant RFID tag.

Russell Wolfe, Chairperson—717-274-2073

Youth Goat Show-Tuesday, July 25

NOTE: See Champion Bred and Owned 4-H Project Class 

Please see additional entry forms required on the EXHIBIT page.

Goat Rules

1. All goats must meet the PA Dept. of Agriculture health requirements. See page 16 for health requirements.

2.Exhibitor must be currently carrying a 4-H or FFA goat project. All animals that are exhibited must be identified by ear tag number or registration number in an approved record book. 4-H and FFA show separately in Showmanship and together in all other classes.

3. All goat exhibitors must be present to assist with pen set up on Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m., and must turn in up-to-date 4-H and/or FFA project books in order to be eligible to show at the Fair.

4. All exhibitors must be present to assist with pen tear down and cleanup on Saturday, July 29 or Monday, July 31, at announced times or $10 will be deducted from their premium checks.

5. No “for sale” signs permitted in the pen area.

6. Check-in time for all goats will be Friday evening, July 21, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday morning July 22, from 8-10 a.m. No goat may be unloaded or penned until health papers are checked and goat is inspected.

7. All exhibitors are expected to read and adhere to the Code of Show Ring Ethics printed in the front of this catalog. Any exhibitor or family member found to be in violation of any of these rules will be immediately expelled from the fairgrounds and will forfeit any prize money. Additional restrictions may be applied depending on the severity of the incident. The Department Chairpersons will have full discretion in this matter.

8. If the number of goats entered exceeds pen space; non-selling entries may be limited as deemed appropriate by officials.

9. Suggested attire for showing goats, dress shirt or polo shirt (no farm names or logos permitted), long pants (jeans or knee length or longer skirts), closed toe shoe.

10. All exhibitors shall remain in the show area and be prepared to enter the show ring. If not present when class is called, exhibitor will be skipped for showing.

DIVISION 1

MEAT GOAT

Meat Goat Rules

1. Meat goats that are entered in weight classes must be a wether or a doe; must be born on or after November 1, 2016; and must weigh a minimum of 50 lbs. or a maximum of 110 lbs. at the time of weigh-in.

2. A maximum of two goats may be entered in the weight classes and must be sold (section 1, class #1). Does entered in the selling market goat class may not be shown as a breeding doe. Exhibitors may enter more than one breeding doe in a breeding class but may not receive more than two premiums per class. (Pen space permitting).

3. All entries in the weight classes must be sold at the livestock sale Wednesday.

4. All meat goats must be identified with a Lebanon Area Fair ear tag and must be obtained from the goat chairperson.  These tags cannot be obtained from the livestock club. All ear tags must be in the goat’s ear by May 15.

5. Meat goats must be owned or purchased by May 1, 2017.

6. The selling goat weight classes may consist of both wethers and does. Weight divisions will be determined after final weigh-in.

Classes:

01. Selling Market Goat (limit 2)

02. Meat Goat percentage Boer (88% or less) breeding doe 2 months, but under 6 months

03. Meat Goat percentage Boer (88% or less) breeding doe 6 months, but under 1 year

04. Meat Goat percentage Boer (88% or less) breeding doe 1 year but under 2 years

05. Meat Goat percentage Boer (88% or less) breeding doe 2 years and over

06. Meat Goat Fullblood/Purebred 94%-100% Boer doe 2 months but under 6 months

07.Meat Goat Fullblood/Purebred 94%-100% Boer doe 6 months but under 1 year

08. Meat Goat Fullblood/Purebred 94%-100% Boer doe over 1 year but under 2 years

09. Meat Goat Fullblood/Purebred 94%-100% doe 2 years and over

Premiums: 1st-$12.00; 2nd-$10.00; 3rd-$9.00; 4th-$7.00; 5th-$5.00             ENTRY FEE: $1.20

DIVISION 2

4-H SHOWMANSHIP

4-H Showmanship Rules

1. Goat shown in showmanship must be entered in another goat class.

2. Showmanship Classes must be pre-entered on a general entry form, in addition to the goat entry form.

3. Exhibitor may show in 4-H and FFA Showmanship if enrolled and carrying a goat project in both organizations.  The goat shown must be listed in the appropriate project book, and the same goat may not be shown in both divisions.

4. Animals must be part of an approved 4-H or FFA project.

5. Exhibitors may only show an animal in Showmanship that is entered in the exhibitor’s name and listed in the exhibitor’s own project book. The only exception being a exhibitor that has pre-entered a goat and due to unforeseen circumstances that goat cannot be shown (illness, death).  Upon approval by committee chairperson, that exhibitor may then use a goat belonging to another exhibitor for Showmanship only.

6. All goats must remain in and directly within sight of the barn area once unloaded and checked in. No goats are to be walked in or through the vehicle or trailer parking areas. Those seen in violation will not be permitted to show.

7. Be sure to use only grooming products that are approved for use on meat and dairy animals when fitting your animals for show. Unapproved products may contain ingredients that result in unacceptable residues in meat or milk. If you are not certain that a product is residue safe and approved for use on meat or dairy animals, DO NOT USE!

8. Use of any products, internally or externally for fitting to alter the natural color or appearance of the goat is strictly prohibited. **IMPORTANT** If upon slaughter, treatment with drugs, biologics or Chemical from Fitting Products, is the cause of condemnation of a carcass, the loss of the carcass and any other damages will be borne by the exhibitor.

Meat Goat Classes: Dairy, Fiber, Pygmy Classes:
01. Age 8 06. Age 13 11. Age 8 16. Age 13
02. Age 9 07. Age 14 12. Age 9 17. Age 14
03. Age 10 08. Age 15 13. Age 10 18. Age 15
04. Age 11 09. Age 16 14. Age 11 19. Age 16
05. Age 12 10. Age 17 & Up 15. Age 12 20. Age 17 & Up

Premiums: 1st-$10.00; 2nd-$8.00; 3rd-$6.00; 4th-$4.00; 5th-$2.00; All Others Worthy-$1.00;

DIVISION 3

FFA SHOWMANSHIP

FFA Showmanship Rules

**See Division 2**

Meat Classes:

01. In School

02. Out of School

Dairy, Fiber, Pygmy Classes:

03. In School

04. Out of School

Premiums: 1st-$10.00; 2nd-$8.00; 3rd-$6.00; 4th-$4.00; 5th-$2.00; All Others Worthy-$1.00;

DAIRY GOAT DIVISIONS

4. Alpine

5. Nubian

6. Toggenburg

7. Saanen

8. LaMancha

9. Nigerian Dwarf

10. Crossbreed

Classes:

01. Doe kids– 2 months but under 6 months

02. Doe kids– 6 months but under 1 year

03. Does– 1 year but under 2 years Not in Milk

04. Does– 1 year but under 2 year in Milk

05. Does– 2 years & over

Premiums: 1st-$12.00; 2nd-$10.00; 3rd-$9.00; 4th-$7.00; 5th-$5.00  ENTRY FEE: $1.20 

DIVISION 11

FIBER GOAT

Classes:

01. Angora Doe– 2 months but under 6 months

02. Angora Doe– 6 months but under 1 year

03. Angora Doe– over 1 year but under 2

04. Angora Doe– 2 years and over

Premiums: 1st-$12.00; 2nd-$10.00; 3rd-$9.00; 4th-$7.00; 5th-$5.00  ENTRY FEE: $1.20

DIVISION 12

PYGMY GOAT

Classes:

01. Pygmy Goat Doe– 2 months to under 6 months

02. Pygmy Goat Doe– 6 months to under 1 year

03. Pygmy Goat Doe – 1 year to under 2 years

04. Pygmy Goat Doe– 2 years but under 3 years

05. Pygmy Goat Doe– 3 years & over– Grade

06. Pygmy Goat Doe– 3 years & over– Registered

07. Pygmy Goat Wether– 2 months and over

Premiums: 1st-$12.00; 2nd-$10.00; 3rd-$9.00; 4th-$7.00; 5th-$5.00  ENTRY FEE: $1.20