Junior Market Goat Show
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Junior Market Goat Show

Date of Show: August 19
Time of Show: 11am
Location:Covered Arena (Building Y)


Competition limited to Tennessee 4-H and FFA Members. Pre-entry is required through your local Extension Agent or Agricultural Teacher.

(1)No animals are permitted in the barns prior to having their health papers checked. All animals must arrive and be checked-in by Saturday, August 19 at 9:00am
(2)There will be a 15-minute break following Registered Doe Showmanship, Registered Doe Show, Market-Type Showmanship and Market Goat Show
(3)Exhibitor awards will be presented as soon as possible following the conclusion of the Commercial Doe Show

Entries are due online and copies to the UT Animal Science department by June 1.

Entry fee of $7 per head MUST be prepaid to the UT Animal Science

Showmanship begins at 11:00a.m.

Arrival Time: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

All animals must be on the grounds by 9:00 a.m.

All Trailers are to enter through the Tennessee Blvd. entrance

Chairman: Aaron Fisher

Judge: Jeremy Dyer

Special Awards presented by Farm Credit Services


1st - $14 • 2nd - $10 • 3rd - $9 • 4th - $8 5th - $6 • 6th – 10th - $5


All Market Goats and Commercial Does must be tagged with a TJLE tag by June 1. Tags will be sent to the exhibitor’s County Extension Office. Extension Agents or FFA Advisors MUST supervise the tagging of each animal. All Registered Does must be individually identified by a tattoo and that tattoo must match the animal’s registration paper by June 1. Additionally, the registration paper must be in the name of the youth exhibitor. Any goat without a proper tag or tattoo will not show.

Federal Law requires that all goats on exhibition in Tennessee meet USDA regulations as it deals with Scrapie. All goats must have a federally approved scrapie tag permanently attached in its ear or other approved ID. Exhibitors must contact the USDA APHIS office at 615-781-5314 to order their tags. Animals without proper scrapie identifications will not be allowed to exhibit.

  • Competition is limited to Tennessee 4-H and FFA members in good standing in their counties or chapters.
  • 4-H members are required to have been enrolled in the fourth grade on January 1 of the current calendar year in order to be eligible to exhibit their goats in this show. Both 4-H and FFA members will become ineligible at the end of the calendar year following their graduation from high school or upon their 20th birthday, whichever comes first.
  • All entries must be validated and signed by the County Extension Agent or Agricultural Teacher.
  • Entries are due to the local Extension Agent or Agriculture Teacher and must be forwarded to Aaron Fisher, 2506 River Drive, 252 Brehm Animal Sciences Building, Knoxville, TN 37996. Entry forms and additional rules can be found at https://animalscience.tennessee.edu/animal-exhibitions/
  • For Market Goats and Commercial Does, any breed or cross breed of goat can be shown and all classes will be shown by weight. All goats will be weighed and classified prior to the show and will be divided into classes in their divisions. There is a minimum weight of 30 pounds for Market Goats and Commercial Does. After the goat leaves the scale, no reweighs will be made.
  • The show will consist of four divisions:
    • Market Goat Division: Wethers or doe kids for slaughter. All market goats are required to have a complete unbroken mouth and kid teeth. Market kids must be castrated (banded or surgically removed, clamping is not allowed). All scrotal tissue is to be removed. Wether kids having one or more adult teeth or exhibiting testicular tissue will be dismissed.
    • Commercial Doe Kid Division: Doe kids that are raised for replacement animals. Doe kids must have their milk teeth at weigh-in to show in this division. Those having one or more adult teeth will be moved to the Commercial Yearling Doe Division.
    • Commercial Yearling Doe Division: These does are raised for replacement animals. Yearling does must have at least one adult tooth, but no more than two sets of adult teeth (four adult teeth) to be eligible to show for champion. Those having five or more teeth will be allowed to show, but will not be eligible for the champion class.
    • Registered Doe Division: Registered Does will be shown by age in the following classes by birthdate. There will be a Champion and Reserve Champion chosen from the 4 kid classes and a Champion and Reserve Champion chosen from the 3 yearling classes. These champions will be eligible for Grand and Reserve Champion of each breed. Breed shows will be offered for any breed with 8 or more head entered by 3 or more exhibitors. Those with less than 8 head and 3 exhibitors will be shown in the All Other Breeds classes.
        • Kids 0-3 months (May 16 – June 1, year of show)
        • Kids 3-6 months (February 16 – May 15, year of show)
        • Kids 6-9 months (November 16, preceding year – February 15, year of show)
        • Kids 9-12 months (August 16 – November 15, preceding year)
        • Yearlings 12-16 months (April 16 – August 15, preceding year)
        • Yearlings 16-20 months (December 16, year before preceding year – April 15, preceding year)
        • Yearlings 20-24 months (August 16 – December 15, year before preceding year)
  • Does shown in the market goat classes cannot be shown in the Doe Kid class.
  • No bucks will be allowed in or around the barn area.
  • All goats must be polled, disbudded, or have their horns either tipped or cushioned with a material to help prevent injury to the exhibitor.
  • All goats must be in the direct possession of the youth exhibitor on or before June 1 of the current year. Lease papers must be on file by this date also.
  • Each exhibitor may enter 8 animals for this show (any combination of registered does, commercial does and market goats). Each exhibitor may only enter and show 2 leased commercial does and 2 leased registered does.
  • Any item that comes up at the show that is not covered by these rules will be decided by the show committee and their decision will be final.
  • Exhibitors must comply with all applicable general livestock rules and livestock requirements set forth in this catalog and in Tennessee State Junior Meat Goat Show Handbook
  • Showmanship classes: Pre-4-H; Explorer; Junior; Junior High; Senior Level 1 and Senior Level 2. There will be a Registered Doe Showmanship and a Market-Type Showmanship (commercial does and market goats). Animals used in each showmanship must be from those entered/exhibited by the exhibitor in the respective show.
  • A special division will be held for Farm Bred commercial does and market goats (separately). Farm Bred is defined as the animal being produced by a dam solely owned by the exhibitor, his/her parents/legal guardian or his/her grandparents at the time of conception.
  • A special division will be held for Bred By Exhibitor registered does. Bred By Exhibitor is defined as the exhibitor being listed as the sole breeder and sole owner on the registration paper.
  • A COUNTY GROUP class will be held with five goats from at least three exhibitors to compete.
  • A Skillathon Contest will be held, opened to all exhibitors.

NO STRAW ALLOWED – Bedding will be provided in the barn. Health Papers should be available for inspection at registration and/or upon request from show committee or TDA inspector. Exhibitor and one driver admitted FREE. All others are required to pay Fair Admission.

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