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Dept. 6: Dairy Goats

SUPERINTENDENT
    MARILEE APPEL
    462 Byers Road
    Somerset, Pa. 15501
        (814)-701-8315.
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT
    Aleaha Weigle

    8414 Glades Pike

    Berlin, PA 15530

    814-267-5561
Entry day  First Saturday 9:00 a.m. to noon,
Entry fee $4
RULES AND
REGULATIONS
1. Rules of the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA & NPGA) shall govern though this is not an official sanctioned show.
2. Animals entered as a fair exhibit must be shown; and, animals shown must be entered as a fair exhibit.
3. Only registered or recorded animals may be shown. Purebred and American animals to be shown together by breed; all recorded grade animals to be shown together as Recorded Grade.
4. The original registration certificate is required for all animals and must be shown to the show secretary or barn superintendent upon picking up passes. A photocopy sent with entry blank preferred.
5. Animals must have an official legible breed registration tattoo.
6. No horned animals will be allowed. Does and pygmy wethers only will be allowed. No boar goats allowed. No meat breeds permitted.
7. No goats showing clinical sign of contagious or infectious disease, including active ring worm, warts, lice and mange, will be admitted to any show.
8. Pa. Health Certificate must accompany all goats for show dated March 1 or later.
9. All goats must bear an official U.S.D.A./A.P.H.I.S. ear tag to be exhibited at the show. The only exceptions are those goats that have a registration tattoo and have been coded with a premise I.D. number.
10. All animals shown in group or special classes must have been shown in their regular class.
11. There will be a mandatory pre-show milk out the evening before the show at 7:30 p.m.
12. Nigerian goat wethers class ribbons only.
13. A 15-goat limit per exhibitor will be enforced unless space permits.
14. Does to be shown in udder class should have freshened before fair.
SOMERSET COUNTY FAIR
REQUIREMENTS
County entries will be entered first. Out-of-county entries will be taken on standby basis.

1. All goats shown in the open class must be registered. Junior show (4-H and FFA) all goats must be owned by the exhibitor and registered in their name. No animal registered as a farm or parent-child ownership is eligible to show in the Junior show.
2. All questions should be referred to the barn superintendent, who exercises final decision.
3. Dairy goats must be bedded in hay or straw
4. Nigerian Wethers must be registered.
(See Rule 1)
JUDGING
SUNDAY,  9:00 a.m.
OPEN DOE SHOW
NOTE The same classifications and premiums as stated below are to apply to each breed.
A. Alpine
B. LaMancha
C. Nubian
D. Oberhaslis
E. Saanens
F. Toggenburgs
G. Recorded Grades
H. Pygmy
I. Nigerian Dwarf
J.
Mini Nubian
JUNIOR DOE SHOW (NOT IN MILK)
    Class 1 birth to 4 months $9 $7 $5 R R R
    Class 2 4 to 8 months $9 $7 $5 R R R
    Class 3 812 months $9 $7 $5 R R R
    Class 4 1224 months $9 $7 $5 R R R
    Class 5 Jr. Champion Ribbon
    Class 6 Jr. Reserve Champion Ribbon
SENIOR DOE (MILKING)
    Class 7 Under 2 years $9 $7 $5 R R R
    Class 8 23 years $9 $7 $5 R R R
    Class 9 35 years $9 $7 $5 R R R
    Class 10 5 years and over $9 $7 $5 R R R
    Class 11 Sr. Grand Champion Ribbon
    Class 12 Sr. Reserve Grand Champion Ribbon
    Class 13 Best Udder Ribbon
    Class 14 Dam & daughter same owner Ribbon
    Class 15 Produce of Dam 2 does of different age classes Ribbon
    Class 16 Milking Herd (3 milking does) of same breed Ribbon
ALL BREED SHOW TOGETHER
    Class 1 Best Junior Doe in Show Ribbon
    Class 2 Best Senior Doe in Show Ribbon
    Class 3 Best Udder in Show Ribbon
    Class 4 Nigerian Wether under 1 year (see rule 4) Ribbon
    Class 5 Nigerian Wether over 1 year (see rule 4) Ribbon
 

SECTION A-6 c : BREEDING MEAT GOATS 

Superintendents:   Rachael Mostoller

                              525 White Oak Road 

                              Somerset, PA 15501

                               814-242-9066

                                Scott Moon

                             221 Beck Road

                             Somerset, PA 15501

                                814-279-5483  

Entry day 9:00am-12 noon  First Saturday

Entry fee $4.00 per head

Judging Thursday, 9:30a.m. immediately following breeding sheep show.

 

PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE REGULATIONS: 

  1. No goats showing signs of contagious or infectious or external parasitic disease including foot rot and sore mouth will be admitted to any shows.

  2. All goats must be individually identified by an ear tag or tattoo and this identification must be listed on the health certificate.

  3. The flock of origin, including goats consigned to a show,  must be examined by an accredited veterinarian. The veterinarian must prepare an original health certificate (AAI-13) and must state on the health certificate that he examined the entire flock and found no evidence of contagious, infectious, or external parasitic disease. The date of examination must appear on the health certificate.

  4. Certification by the owner and accredited veterinarian that the identified animal(s) is (are not) known to have been exposed to scrapie.

  5. All goats must bear an official USDA/APHIS ear tag to be exhibited at the show.

 SOMERSET COUNTY FAIR REQUIREMENTS: 

  1. Show limited to Somerset County, PA exhibitors.

  2. The flock of origin including goats consigned to show shall be examined by an accredited veterinarian within 30 days prior to the first day of the show. The veterinarian must state on the health certificate that he examined the entire flock and found no evidence of contagious or infectious disease. The date of examination must be stated on the health certificate.

  3. Any animal of unthrifty nature, unsuitable condition or which can not satisfactorily be handled under show conditions must be removed from the fairgrounds.

  4. To collect premium money the exhibitor must be present the day of the show.

  5. Premiums will not be paid to an unworthy animal. Worthiness to be determined by the Judge.

  6. Exhibitors may show a maximum of 2 animals in the breeding show.

  7. Animals exhibited in the breeding show may not be exhibited in the market show. Animals exhibited in the market show may not be exhibited in the breeding show.

  8. Classes available for registered goats (ABGA or USBGA) and unregistered goats.

  9. All exhibitors of registered goats must give a copy of the registration papers to the barn superintendent upon entry to the fairgrounds.

  10. Registered goats should be horned, unregistered goats may be horned or dehorned.

  11. Registered goats must be tattooed and have a scrapie tag. Unregistered goats must have a scrapie tag.

  12. Base date for all age classes is the date of the show.

  13. All questions should be referred to the barn superintendent, who exercises final decision.

 

 

CLASS 1. REGISTERED FEMALES:  $10 $8 $7 $5 $3

            A.   0-under 6 months

            B.   Over 6 months-under 12 months

            C.   Over 12 months-under 18 months

            D.   Over 18-months-under 24 months

            E.    2-3 Year Olds

            F.    Over 3 Years old

    Champion Reg. Female- Ribbon & Trophy

    Reserve Champion Female- Ribbon & Trophy

 

CLASS 2. UN-REGISTERED FEMALES:     $10 $8 $7 $5 $3

            A.   0-under 6 months

            B.   Over 6 months-under 12 months

            C.   Over 12 months-under 18 months

            D.   Over 18-months-under 24 months

            E.    2-3 Year Olds

            F.    Over 3 Years old

     Champion Reg. Female- Ribbon & Trophy

     Reserve Champion Female- Ribbon & Trophy

 Supreme Champion Overall Meat Goat Female-Ribbon & Trophy

        Trophies sponsored by Ohler Show Goats and James T. Yoder.

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