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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.

2024 Goat Calendar of Events

  • April 1st - Enroll in 4-H through 4-H Online (note: clubs may set an earlier deadline)
  • April 11 Quality Assurance Training at 6:00PM at Fisher Auditorium
  • May 7th Quality Assurance Training at 6:00PM at Fisher Auditorium
  • 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 4th Quality Assurance Training at 6:00PM at the Event Center at the Wayne County Fairgrounds
  • June 4th - Goat Clinic and Market Rate of Gain  
    • Goat Clinic 7:30pm-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 - 6:30 - 9:00pm, Event Center, Wayne County Fairgrounds.
  • July 23rd - L​​​​​ast 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 
  • 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 - 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 pm- 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 10thPygmy 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
  • 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

2024 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 4th at 7:30pm 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 September 27th.  Awards are presented at the Fall 4-H Recognition Banquet.
  • Goat Outstanding Record Book Award Rubric

Goat Junior Fair Information

  • 2024 Pre-Fair Letter / Reminders
  • 2024 Market Goat Show Book
  • 2024 Dairy Goat Show Book
  • 2024 Pygmy Goat Show Book
  • 2024 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 2024 Goat Committee is made up of the following individuals: Marie Marty, 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), Philip Hagan, Kailynn Wickens, 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