Department F : Goats

Department F- Goats                                                                                                                                                                                                   Department F Rules and Entry Forms 2013

$1.00 entry fee per animal

Mail separate entry to:

PO Box 290, Guilford, CT 06437

Chairperson: Mark Lahner


1. Entries will be limited to two per farm or family per class. Entries close Saturday, September 14 at 5pm.

2. All goats must have a health certificate issued within 60 days of their first show from an accredited veterinarian stating that the animals are in good health and free from obvious signs of infectious disease.

3. Out of state animals: All goats must originate from brucella and TB free herds. Goats over 3 months old must test negative to TB and Brucellosis within 12 months of their first show date. Kids under 3 months of age may go on the dam’s test chart if the dam was tested within the past 12 months. Wethers are exempt from brucella testing.

4. Registration of goats and health papers will be checked by the superintendent upon exhibitor’s arrival. All goats must be clearly tattooed or have a scrapies tag (new state law).

5. Animals must be penned by 9:00 P. M., Thursday and remain on the fairgrounds until 6:00 P.M., Sunday.

6. No horned animals will be permitted.

7. Exhibitors must supply feed and hay; maintain clean pen conditions and provide a constant supply of fresh water; bedding will be provided.

8. Showing will begin at the discretion of the chairpersons.

9. Entries will be accepted only in classes listed. Each recognized breed will be judged separately.

10. Exhibitors are encouraged to enter fitting and showmanship and decorate pens with educational information.

11. Exhibitors must be present at time of judging.

12. Exhibitors under the age of 18 remaining on the Fairgrounds after closing hours must be supervised by a designated responsible adult and provide written parental/guardian consent to remain on Fairgrounds. (Include emergency contact information and any pertinent health information).

13. I f more than two (2) valid complaints are made against an exhibitor, that exhibitor will be asked to leave the fairgrounds with their goats and will forfeit all awards and premiums.

14. Nine (9) Goat entries per farm/family allowed

15. Space is limited. Entries are first come, first served.

Each recognized breed competes separately and will be called at judge’s discretion.

Classes: All breeds compete together.

F-1 Novice fitting and showmanship, first showing …………………………$20.00 and trophy

F-2 Junior fitting and showmanship, 12 and under …………………………$20.00 and trophy

F-3 Senior fitting and showmanship, 12 to 18 years………………………… $20.00 and trophy

F-4 Open fitting and showmanship, over 18…………………………………..$20.00 and trophy

First- $20.00, Second- $18.00, Third- 15.00, Fourth- 10.00


F-5 Milking yearling, 1 to 2 years

F-6 Milking Doe, 2 to 4 years

F-7 Milking Doe, 5+ years

F-8 Doe kid, under 6 months

F-9 Doe kid, 6 to 12 months

F-10 Yearlings 1 to 2 years, never fresh

F-11 Dam/Daughter

F-12 Best 3 Does any age, shown by breed

F-13 Dry Does-shown as group class

F-14 Pet wether/doe not shown in any other class

Working Goats:

Classes: All breeds compete together

F-15 Packing – one entry per farm or family

F-16 Goat in harness – one entry per farm or family

F-17 Pen decoration



Champion & reserve champion (each breed)

$20.00 and Rosette & $18.00 and Rosette