2019 Market Goat Show And Sale Print E-mail

Market Goat Show and Sale
Show - Fair Wednesday

Sale - Fair Friday

Chairperson: Marietta Walls

1.    All Market goats are to be owned and cared for by the exhibitor as of May 11, 2019.  Tagging of the goats will be May 11, 2019 from 8 am to 10 am at the Frederick County Fair Grounds.   All market goats must have their scrapie tag in their ear at the time of tagging or they will be unable to exhibit that goat in the fair.  Market goats must be born on or after November 1st of the current 4-H year.  One dollar will be charged per animal tagged.  Multiple animals may be tagged but exhibitors are limited to showing two (2) market goats.


3.    Due to regulations set by the National Scrapie Eradication Program, the Frederick County Fair will require that all goats be ear tagged with a tag provided by the USDA – APHIS in order to track goats under the National Scrapie Eradication Program.

4.    There will be no breeder’s ID Tags allowed in the market goat’s ears. If still in at check in, they will be replaced by the Fair’s tamper proof tag.

5.    If the scrapie tag has the breeder’s name or farm on them, they will not be removed.

6.    The market goat chairperson and the Fair Association livestock committee reserve the right to view exhibitor's animal from the tagging date until the opening of the fair.

7.    Goats may be wethers (neutered males) or does.

8.    For a goat to be considered a meat goat at the Frederick County Fair, the goat must be full blood or a cross containing any of the following breeds:  Boer, Kiko, Myotonic/Tennessee Fainting Goat, Spanish, or Brush.  Breeds that do not qualify include full blood or high percentage of dwarf/pygmy goats, dairy (Nubian, or Swiss), or Fiber (angora/cashmere).

9.    Exhibitors are limited to showing two (2) market goats.

10. All market goats must be dehorned or have the horn tips blunted.

11. Market goats are to be brought to the fairgrounds between the hours of 7:30 am and 12:00 noon on Fair Monday. A current health certificate must be shown to the barn official before any animal can be unloaded.

12. All market goats will be weighed and graded at the fair on Monday afternoon.  Exhibitors should be present when their animal is weighed.  Goats must weigh between 50 and 110 pounds, grade select or better and must be born on or after November 1st of the current 4-H year to qualify to show.  Goats must have their milk teeth and no permanent eruption of teeth.  NO RE-WEIGH.  There will be no allowances given in weight at weigh in time.

13. All goats must be shown with a collar.  No pinch collars will be allowed.

14. All market goats must be clipped one week prior to the show. There will be no clipping of market goats after arrival onto the fairgrounds. All goats must have been foot trimmed no more than 10 days before the fair.

15. Classes will be divided by weight, not breed.  All breeds will be shown together.  Classes will be determined the day of the show.

16.  All exhibitors are required to participate in showmanship classes.

17.  Lifting the front feet of goats off the ground during showmanship and market classes is not permitted. Goats will be shown with all four feet on the ground.

18. The Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion must be sold at the market animal auction on Friday.

19. To recognize goat buyers, $5.00 will be retained from the proceeds of each goat sold to purchase a newspaper advertisement and publicity.

20. Exhibitors are responsible for re-penning their goat after the sale. The exhibitor will feed and care for the animal until the buyer or other persons authorized by the Fair removes it from the fairgrounds

21.  Exhibitors wanting to show breeding does must abide by the sane rules and weight range as market goats and must be tagged at tagging date.

22.  Exhibitors can only enter and show 2 goats at the fair.

23.  The exhibitors registration form must list the goats tag number to the appropriate class.  No changing classes after registration.

24. All breeding does are released after sale on Friday night but must be picked up by 10:00 am.. 

Failure to abide by any of these rules will result in the disqualification of that individual’s animals.

Market Goat Premiums and Ribbons

Placings:                     1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th

Prize Money:             $15      12        10        8          6          4              Ribbons


Junior Novice

Senior Novice



Grand and Reserve Showman of each division will receive a trophy and rosette.


All confirmation classes will receive prize money for each class placing as stated above.

Underweight Class (< 50 lbs.) - not eligible for Grand or Reserve Champion Overall

Market Goat Classes (50 - 110 lbs.) - Classes will be broken down into three divisions by the show chairperson(s) and/or show committee.

Light Weight Division

Middle Weight Division

Heavy Weight Division

Overweight Class ( >110 lbs.) - not eligible for Grand or Reserve Champion Overall

Grand and Reserve Champion Overall Market Goat will receive a banner.

Goat Herdsman Award – This award is given to the person who displays the highest level of care and cleanliness with their goats in the barn and care of the barn during the week.



Junior Novice Showmanship – Ages 9-13


Senior Novice Showmanship – Ages 14-19


Junior Showmanship – Ages 9-13


Senior Showmanship – Ages 14-19



Individual Market Goat