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.
2023 Goat Calendar of Events
- April 1st - Enroll in 4-H through 4-H Online (note: clubs may set an earlier deadline)
- Attend Quality Assurance Training
- April (TBD)
- May 7th at 6:00PM at Fisher Auditorium
- June 4th at 6:00PM at the Event Center at the Wayne County Fairgrounds
- Last chance Quality Assurance will be held on July 23rd (a fee will be charged for the last chance Quality Assurance).
- 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 wayne.osu.edu/help. Exhibitors will use Full Scrapie Tags as their official Fair Identification again this year.
- June 4th - Goat Clinic and Market Rate of Gain
- Goat Clinic 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Coliseum, Wayne County Fairgrounds
- Market Goat Rate of Gain Weigh-In starts at 6:30pm
- July 9th OME/OBE Exam - 5-9pm at the Event Center, Wayne County Fairgrounds
- July 10 - Skillathon Interview Judging - The first night of Skillathon Interviews will be held on June 10 @ 6:30 - 9:00pm, Event Center, Wayne County Fairgrounds.
- July 23rd - Last chance Quality Assurance at Fisher Auditorium (a fee will be charged for the last chance Quality Assurance).
- July 24th - Quality Assurance Training must be completed
- August 1st - Jr. Fair Class Entries Due - Make all Junior Fair Class Entries at waynejrfair.fairentry.com
- August 1st - Dairy Goat Butterfat Collection - 6:00-7:00 pm at the Goat and Sheep Arena
- August 7th - Skillathon Interview Judging - The final Skillathon Interview night will be August 7th @ 6:30pm - 9:00pm, Event Center, Wayne County Fairgrounds.
- Pre-Fair Goat Youth, Parent's, and Advisors Informational Meeting - September 4th at 6:00pm at the Goat/Sheep Arena, Wayne County Fairgrounds
- September 5th - Goat Check-In - 5:00 - 8:00 pm, Goat / Sheep Arena
- September 6th - Goat Check-In - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, Goat / Sheep Arena
- September 7th - Market Goat Show - 8:00 am, Goat / Sheep Arena
- September 10th - Dairy Goat Show - 8:00 am, Goat / Sheep Arena
- September 10th - Pygmy Goat Obstacle Course Classes 1:00 pm, Goat/Sheep Arena
- September 11th - Pygmy Goat Show - 8:00 am, Goat / Sheep Arena
- September 11th - 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 extensionpubs.osu.edu
- 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
- 2023 Wayne County 4-H Goat Project Guidelines - published annually, this document provides an overview of the most important things youth and parents should know about taking a dairy project including important dates, deadlines, animal ID and Junior Fair information. This document is usually updated each November or December with information for the new year.
- 2023 Goat Calendar of Events
- 2023 Goat Exhibitor Spring Letter
- 2023 Wayne County Bred, Born, and Raised Goat Form
- Goat Project Judging Form
- Highest Butterfat Form
- Questions about goat projects can be directed to your club advisor, Shelby Tedrow at the Extension Office, or by contacting Goat Committee Chair Marie Marty.
Goat Animal ID Requirements
2023 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.
The Goat Committee is holding a clinic on June 6th at 6:00 - 9:00 PM in the Coliseum, Wayne County Fairgrounds.
Goat Carcass contest
- Goat Carcass Contest Rules
- Goat Carcass Letter
- August 26th- Carcass Lamb Live Show- 9am Goat/Sheep Arena
- View Live Show Results
- August 30st- Carcass Lamb Results Show- 6pm at 3D Meats, Dalton
- View Carcass Show Results
- Goat Carcass Excused Absence Rules
- Goat Carcass Excused Absence Video Rubric
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 4th. Awards are presented at the Fall 4-H Recognition Banquet.
- Goat Outstanding Record Book Award Rubric
Goat Junior Fair Information
- 2023 Pre-Fair Letter / Reminders
- 2023 Goat Barn Penning Chart
- 2023 Market Goat Show Book
- 2023 Dairy Goat Show Book
- 2023 Pygmy Goat Show Book
- 2023 Market Goat Sale Order
- 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 2023 Goat Committee is made up of the following individuals: Marie Marty, Heide Lehman, Jennifer Norman, Jarrod Snell, Dianna Pindell, Heather Stoll, Jenna Flinner, Marcy Warren, Paige Maibach, Missy Rossiter, Kathy Fortune, Kerilynn Jagger (JFB Goat Advisor), Heather Tegtmeier (FFA), Dave Stahl and Mack Donley (Senior Fair Board), Shelby Tedrow (OSU Extension) and Junior Fair Board members Addyson Connelly, Gavin Maibach, Addison Musser, Lucas Shiplett, Makenna Standsfield, Addison Troyer, Allison Wellert and Landon Wolf
Wayne County 4-H Goat Facebook Group
- Be sure to join our Wayne County 4-H Goat Facebook Group where we share reminders, announcements, and other educational content related to the 4-H Goat program. Check us out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3384661801562329