4-H Meat Goat Project
What you'll do
Goats are very useful animals - they produce milk, meat and hair for weaving. Learn how to manage one or many goats. Learn what to feed them and how to keep them healthy. You'll also learn about milking, fitting, breeding them, their pedigrees. Livestock quality assurance, genetics, national industry issues and showing.
Already involved in the meat goat project?Go to the meat goat member site
National 4-H meat goat activity books (for sale)
Utah's Discover 4-H Clubs (free download)
Iowa 4-H hot sheet (free)
Learn about the many goat breeds (Oklahoma State University)
Video: Your guide to judging at the Hennepin County Fair (or any county!)
Along with showing a goat at the county fair, there may be other ways you can show your knowledge, such as making a poster or doing a demonstration. Check with your local 4-H office for local rules.
Some counties require record keeping for fairs.
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Reviewed in 2018