September 6th – 11th, 2016

GOAT PREMIUMS

1st $4.00, 2nd $3.50, others $3.00

ALL Junior Fair Market Goat projects must be in place by Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.

All other Junior Fair Goat projects must be in place by 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

GOAT SHOWMANSHIP

All exhibitors should compete in showmanship classes according to their age as of January 1 of the current year.

  1. Senior Showmanship-16-19 years (as of 1/1/16). **Senior Showmanship winner will compete for Master Showman.
  2. Intermediate Showmanship – 12-15 years (as of 1/1/16). **Intermediate Showman winner will compete for Master Showman.
  3. Junior Showmanship – 8 – 11 years (as of 1/1/16) **Junior Showmanship winner will compete for Master Showman.
  4. Master Showman — All current Goat Showmanship winners are eligible.

GOAT SHOWMANSHIP AWARDS

Trophy

  • Senior Showmanship – Goat
  • Intermediate Showmanship – Goat
  • Junior Showmanship – Goat
  • Master Showmanship – Goat

2015 Goat Showmanship Award Sponsors

  • CH Farms Club Goats – Chuck Harlan
  • Save Rite Pharmacy
  • Wildes Boer Goat Farm – Danny & Lora Wildes

Rosettes and ribbons are provided by the Belmont County Agricultural Society.

MARKET GOAT CLASSES

(weight classes will be set after fair weigh-in)

  1. Light Weight Market Goats (50 – 65 lbs.)
  2. Medium Weight Market Goats (66 – 80 lbs.)
  3. Heavy Weight Market Goats (81 lbs. – up)

MARKET GOAT RULES

  1. All market goats must be born between 1/1/16 and 4/30/16.
  2. All exhibitors are required to participate in Livestock Skillathon, and attend Quality Assurance Training to participate at the fair (see General Livestock Rules).
  3. ALL goats must be Scrapie tagged when they arrive at Junior Fair Lamb & Goat Weigh-in in June to be eligible for exhibition at the Belmont County Fair.
  4. Participants must be able to provide original registration papers at both weigh-in in June and at weigh-in during fair. The Junior Fair member’s records must include the animal’s official Scrapie ID and the name and address of the lock where the animal was born and where and when it was sold. (USDA) If participants do not supply this information at the June weigh-in, the animal will not be registered for show at the fair. If participants do not supply this information at weigh-in at the fair, the animal may be asked to be removed from the grounds (USDA).
  5. Market Goats must be dehorned and castrated BEFORE Junior Fair Lamb & Goat Weigh-in on June 4, 2016. The official fair veterinarian will have the final decision in what are horns and what are scurs, and what stays on the fairgrounds and what is to be taken back home.
  6. Market goats must be owned by and in possession of the exhibitor by Junior Fair Lamb and Goat Weigh-in on June 4, 2016 – 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., where they will be weighed in and ear tagged. A maximum of four goats, per exhibitor, may be weighed in, from which 2 goats may be registered to exhibit at the fair.
  7. Only Market Goats 50 pounds and over may show in a market class and sell at the Junior Fair Livestock Sale. Market Goats are placed in proper weight classes which will be set after fair weigh-in.
  8. BOTH wethers and does will be permitted to show. These does must follow Market Goat Rules and are not permitted to enter the Breeding Meat Doe classes.
  9. No bucks allowed in the Goat Show.
  10. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Goats MUST BE SOLD at the Junior Fair Livestock Auction.
  11. If there are 10 or more goats in a class, the class will be divided.
  12. Read Department 8-General Livestock Rules.
  13. Read Division 6-Livestock Sale.

MARKET GOAT AWARDS

Outstanding Project Knowledge

  • Market Goat Jr.
  • Market Goat Sr.

Trophy

  • Market Goat with Most Gain
  • Trophy and Rosette
  • Grand Champion Market Goat
  • Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat
  • Champion Light Weight Market Goat
  • Reserve Champion Light Weight Market Goat
  • Champion Medium Weight Market Goat
  • Reserve Champion Medium Weight Market Goat
  • Champion Heavy Weight Market Goat
  • Reserve Champion Heavy Weight Market Goat
  • Goat With Most Gain

2015 Market Goat Award Sponsors

  • Mark and Linda Duvall
  • Riesbeck’s Food Markets, Inc.
  • Russell Farms, Dale & Lori Russell
  • Smith’s Sawdust Studio
  • St. Clair Car Wash
  • TJ Jefferis, General Contracting, Inc.
  • Tom & Donna Crozier

Rosettes and ribbons are provided by the Belmont County Agricultural Society.

DAIRY GOATS CLASSES

  1. Over 2 Years Old (should be in milk)
  2. Yearling in Milk
  3. Dry Yearling
  4. Senior Dairy Kids (born between 12/1/15 and 3/31/16)
  5. Junior Dairy Kids (born between 4/1/15 and 9/1/16)

DAIRY GOAT RULES

  1. Dairy goats must be owned and in the possession of the exhibitor by June 1 of the current year.
  2. Junior Fair Lactating Dairy Goats may be brought on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 by 4:00 p.m. and released when finished showing. This request must be stated on the livestock entry form to the Extension of ice at the time of entry or exhibit premium will be forfeited.
  3. ALL goats must be Scrapie tagged BEFORE they arrive at fair or the animal will be required to leave the grounds.
  4. Participants must be able to provide original registration papers at weigh-in during fair. The Junior Fair member’s records must include the animal’s official Scrapie ID and the name and address of the lock where the animal was born and where and when it was sold. (USDA) If participants do not supply this information at weigh-in, the animal may be asked to be removed from the grounds (USDA).
  5. All exhibitors are required to participate in Livestock Skillathon, and attend Quality Assurance Training to participate in fair (see General Livestock Rules). Quality Assurance training is only required if exhibiting a lactating animal.
  6. Dairy Goats may be shown horned or dehorned.
  7. Read Department 8-General Livestock Rules.

DAIRY GOAT AWARDS

Outstanding Project Knowledge

  • Dairy Goat Jr.
  • Dairy Goat Sr.

Trophy and Rosette

  • Grand Champion Dairy Goat
  • Reserve Grand Champion Dairy Goat

2015 Dairy Goat Award Sponsors

  • Dale and Lynn Betts
  • Lee & Sherri Theaker & Family

Rosettes and ribbons are provided by the Belmont County Agricultural Society.

BREEDING MEAT DOE CLASSES

  1. Junior Does (born after 9/1/15)
  2. Yearling Does (born between 9/1/14 and 9/1/15)
  3. Does over 2 Years Old (born before 9/1/14) (Must have freshened at least once)

BREEDING MEAT DOE RULES

  1. All exhibitors are required to participate in Livestock Skillathon to participate in fair (see General Livestock Rules).
  2. ALL goats must be Scrapie tagged BEFORE they arrive at fair or the animal will be required to leave the grounds.
  3. Participants must be able to provide original registration papers at weigh-in during fair. The Junior Fair member’s records must include the animal’s official Scrapie ID and the name and address of the lock where the animal was born and where and when it was sold. (USDA) If participants do not supply this information at weigh-in, the animal may be asked to be removed from the grounds (USDA).
  4. Breeding Meat Does must be in the possession of the exhibitor by June 1 of the current year.
  5. Does may be shown horned or dehorned.
  6. Does entered in the Breeding Meat Does classes may not be entered in the Market Goat classes.
  7. Read Department 8-General Livestock Rules.

BREEDING MEAT DOE AWARDS

Outstanding Project Knowledge

  • Breeding Meat Doe Jr.
  • Breeding Meat Doe Sr.

Trophy and Rosette

  • Grand Champion Breeding Meat Doe
  • Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Meat Doe

2015 Breeding Meat Doe Award Sponsors

  • KFC/A&W Restaurant – Barnesville
  • Wildes Boer Goat Farm – Danny & Lora Wildes

Rosettes and ribbons are provided by the Belmont County Agricultural Society.

PYGMY GOATS CLASSES

Wethers

  1. Under 1 Year Old (born after 9/1/15)
  2. Over 1 Year Old (born on or before 9/1/15)

Does

  1. Junior Does (born after 9/1/15)
  2. Senior Does (born on or before 9/1/15)

PYGMY GOAT RULES

  1. All exhibitors are required to participate in Livestock Skillathon to participate in fair (see General Livestock Rules).
  2. ALL goats must be Scrapie tagged BEFORE they arrive at fair or the animal will be required to leave the grounds.
  3. Participants must be able to provide original registration papers at weigh-in during fair. The Junior Fair member’s records must include the animal’s official Scrapie ID and the name and address of the lock where the animal was born and where and when it was sold. (USDA) If participants do not supply this information at weigh-in, the animal may be asked to be removed from the grounds (USDA).
  4. All animals must be owned and in possession of the exhibitor by June 1 of the current year.
  5. Does over 3 years must have freshened at least once (this rule took affect in 1998).
  6. No bucks are permitted. Wethers must be castrated and healed by fair.
  7. The entire pen must be lined with small enough wire so goats cannot get their heads through (ie: chicken wire). Exhibitor must provide, install and tear down wire.
  8. Read Department 8-General Livestock Rules.

PYGMY GOAT AWARDS

Trophy and Rosette

  • Grand Champion Pygmy Goat

2013 Pygmy Goat Award Sponsors

  • Tom & Kathy Miller

Rosettes and ribbons are provided by the Belmont County Agricultural Society.

ANGORA GOATS CLASSES

Does

  1. Under 1 Year Old (born after 9/1/15)
  2. Over 1 Year Old (born on or before 9/1/15)

Wethers

  1. Under 1 Year Old (born after 9/1/15)
  2. Over 1 Year Old (born on or before 9/1/15)

ANGORA GOAT RULES

  1. All animals must be owned and in the possession of the exhibitor by June 1 of the current year.
  2. All exhibitors are required to participate in Livestock Skillathon to participate in fair (see General Livestock Rules).
  3. ALL goats must be Scrapie tagged BEFORE they arrive at fair or the animal will be required to leave the grounds.
  4. Participants must be able to provide original registration papers at weigh-in during fair. The Junior Fair member’s records must include the animal’s official Scrapie ID and the name and address of the lock where the animal was born and where and when it was sold. (USDA) If participants do not supply this information at weigh-in, the animal may be asked to be removed from the grounds (USDA).
  5. No bucks are allowed. Wethers must be castrated and healed by fair.
  6. Three or more entries are required to have a class; if less than 3, doe and wether classes within an age level will be combined.
  7. Read Department 8-General Livestock Rules.

ANGORA GOAT AWARDS

Trophy and Rosette

  • Grand Champion Angora Goat

Rosettes and ribbons are provided by the Belmont County Agricultural Society.

HARNESS GOATS CLASSES

(Age of goat determines class)

  1. First Year (born 9/1/15 to 8/31/16) – select or purchase a goat and train it to show with halter or on lead.
  2. Second Year (born 9/1/14 to 8/31/15)- train to be shown in harness in unoccupied cart.
  3. Third Year (born 9/1/13 to 8/31/14) – harness goat pull occupied cart.
  4. Fourth Year (born 9/1/12 to 8/31/13) – harnessed goat pulls occupied cart and other activities
  5. Fifth Year (born on or before 8/31/12) – occupied cart exercises and teeter totter.

HARNESS GOAT RULES

  1. Harness Goats must be owned and in the possession of the exhibitor by June 1 of the current year.
  2. ALL goats must be Scrapie tagged BEFORE they arrive at fair or the animal will be required to leave the grounds.
  3. Participants must be able to provide original registration papers during the fair. The Junior Fair member’s records must include the animal’s official Scrapie ID and the name and address of the lock where the animal was born and where and when it was sold (USDA).
  4. All exhibitors are required to participate in Livestock Skillathon.
  5. Harness Goats may be shown horned or dehorned.
  6. Harness Goats must be either wethers or does.
  7. Harness Goats are only permitted to enter in Harness Goat classes.
  8. Only one Harness Goat may be entered per exhibitor per class.
  9. Read Department 8 – General Livestock Rules.

HARNESS GOAT AWARDS

Trophy and Rosette

  • Grand Champion Harness Goat

Rosettes and ribbons are provided by the Belmont County Agricultural Society.

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