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Wayne County 4-H Goat Department

Things To Consider Before Taking A Goat Project

Think about how much space is required to house goats.  Do you have enough physical space and the proper shelter?  Are you aware of feed costs and and have you budgeted for them?  Are you prepared to invest the money and time involved in caring for, grooming, and walking goats to train them to be ready for the fair? Are the youth and parent(s), guardian(s), or other adult helper(s) prepared to make the time and financial commitment?  Goat projects are very rewarding but are also time-intensive and can become expensive 4-H projects.

2022 Goat Calendar of Events

  • Enroll in 4-H through 4-H Online by April 1st (note: clubs may set an earlier deadline)
  • QA - Quality Assurance will be offered virtually this year. May 2nd, 10th, 18th, and 26th at 6pm. Watch your News & Notes for information. 
  • June 1st - Obtain and care for your project animal(s) on or before June 1st
  • June 1st - Complete Animal ID for all possible animals (including family back-ups) that you could possibly enter in the fair through 4-HOnline on or before June 1st.  Help sheets are available at Exhibitors will use Full Scrapie Tags as their official Fair Identification again this year.
  • June 7th - Goat Clinic and Market Rate of Gain - 6:00-9:00 PM in the Coliseum, Wayne County Fairgrounds 
  • July 7th - Goat Project Interviews - 5-9 pm at the Event Center, Wayne County Fairgrounds
  • July 7th OME/OBE Exam - 5-9pm at the Event Center, Wayne County Fairgrounds
  • July 11 & 12 - Skillathon Interview Judging - Skillathon Interviews will be held on July 11 & 12 @ 6:30 - 9:00pm, Event Center, Wayne County Fairgrounds.
  • Complete Quality Assurance Training by July 27th. July 26th will be the Last Chance QA at Fisher Auditorium a fee will be due. 
  • August 1st - Jr. Fair Class Entries Due - Make all Junior Fair Class Entries at 
  • August 2nd - Dairy Goat Butterfat Collection - 6:00-7:00 pm at the Goat and Sheep Arena
  • Pre-Fair Goat Youth, Parent's, and Advisors Informational Meeting - September 7th at 6:00pm at the Goat/Sheep Arena, Wayne County Fairgrounds
  • September 8th - Goat Check-In - 5:00 - 9:00 pm, Goat / Sheep Arena
  • September 9th - Goat Check-In - 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, Goat / Sheep Arena
  • September 10th - Market Goat Show - 8:00 am, Goat / Sheep Arena
  • September 13th - Dairy Goat Show - 8:00 am, Goat / Sheep Arena
  • September 13thPygmy Goat Obstacle Course Classes 1:00 pm, Goat/Sheep Arena
  • September 14th - Pygmy Goat Show - 8:00 am, Goat / Sheep Arena
  • September 14th - Market Goat Auction - 1:00 pm, Event Center

Goat Project Books

  • The books listed below can be ordered through your 4-H club advisor, purchased directly from the Wayne County Extension Office, or ordered online at
  • Goat Resource Handbook (135R) - This resource handbook contains essential information for all members taking a goat project, starting with breeds, ending with careers, and including everything in between. Purchase only once. An excellent resource for skillathons. Use with 135 Goat Project and Record Book.
  • Goat Project and Record Book (135) - Complete this required project and record book every year a market, dairy, or specialty goat project is taken. Expanded quality assurance and animal records sections help you learn how to care for and manage your animal or herd. Use with 135R Goat Resource Handbook.

Goat Project Guidelines and Forms

Goat Animal ID Requirements

2022 Goat Animal ID Help Sheet - overview of how to enter Goat Animal ID in 4-HOnline and lists which fields and forms are required and which are optional.

Goat Clinic

The Goat Committee is holding a clinic on June 7th at 6:00 - 9:00 PM in the Coliseum, Wayne County Fairgrounds.

Goat Carcass contest

Goat Outstanding Exhibitor Awards Program

Goat Outstanding Record Book Awards

  • The Outstanding Record Book Awards are designed to recognize youth that take time to thoroughly complete their records books adding in details and financial, feed, and health records from throughout the entire project including final market auction price and calculating their profit or loss for those taking market projects.  Youth wishing to have their record books judged should turn them in to the Extension Office by October 5th.  Awards are presented at the Fall 4-H Recognition Banquet.
  • Goat Outstanding Record Book Award Rubric

Goat Junior Fair Information

  • 2022 Pre-Fair Letter / Reminders
  • 2022 Goat Barn Penning Chart
  • 2022 Market Goat Show Book
  • 2022 Dairy Goat Show Book
  • 2022 Pygmy Goat Show Book
  • 2022 Market Goat Sale Order

Goat Committee

  • The Wayne County 4-H / FFA / Jr. Fair Goat Action committee is responsible for planning, organizing, and carrying out the Goat program in consultation with and under the authority of OSU Extension and the Wayne County Agricultural Society (Senior Fair Board)
  • Our 2022 Goat Committee is made up of the following individuals: Kerilynn Jagger, Mack Donley, Heide Lehman, Jennifer Norman, Marie Marty, Dianna Pindell, Jarrod Snell, Heather Stoll, Scott Musser, Jenna Flinner, Heather Tegtmeier (FFA), Dave Stahl and Mack Donley (Senior Fair Board), Diane Johnson (OSU Extension) and Junior Fair Board members Owen Grossniklaus, Gavin Maibach, Lily Lehman, Lilianna Plessinger, Addison Troyer, Olivia Stoundmire, Jo Bailey, Addyson Connley, and Addilynn Musser.

Wayne County 4-H Goat Facebook Group