Goat shows

Advice on showing goats

source: Jenny White
Country Smallholding August 1998
starts p35, 2 pages long

Goat shows vary from large dairy and county shows to small local affairs. Goats should have CAE certification to avoid the spread of this disease. Competitors need water and hay, as well as feed and bottles, if they are to be some time from home. A white coat makes the exhibitor appear more professional. Bathing and hoof trimming should be done before the show. Preparation for milking trials and large county shows with goat classes recognised by the British Goat Society (BGS) takes longer. Goats should be trained beforehand so they walk easily using a lead and collar. The BGS provides information on shows for members.