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4-H clover 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, plus:

  • What to feed them and how to keep them healthy
  • Milking
  • Fitting and showing
  • Breeding and pedigrees
  • Livestock quality assurance
  • Genetics
  • National industry issues

4-H meat goat events year round

six youth grilling
4-H'ers learn about the importance of quality in meat products from birth to plate.
4 girls hold beef cattle in a line
Learn from area experts and other youth how to better take care of and show your project animal.
girls studying
Teams of 3-6 youth compete on their knowledge of dairy cattle, dogs, general livestock, horses, lamas, poultry, rabbits and wildlife.
youth writing on paper
Learn about the animal industry from experts. This is a Minnesota State Fair event.
youth dairy judging contest
Learn the art and science of judging breeding and market animals.
youth examming 3 sheep
Do you want to enhance your livestock evaluation and selection skills? Do you want to become better with oral reasons? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then the Minnesota 4-H Livestock Judging Camp is for you!
youth observing cattle
LQA training helps youth provide excellent care for their food animals and a high level of food safety to consumers.

Levels of learning


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Fairs and exhibits


Future study

You could study agriculture at the University of Minnesota


Sharon Davis, davis051@umn.edu, 507-369-6896

Reviewed in 2020

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