Boer Goats and Market Goats

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New for the 2022 Boer Goat and Market Goat Shows:

  • All registration is done using the
  • The Junior Market Jackpot Showmanship is now moved to Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
  • The Jackpot Prospect (Market) Goat Show will immediately follow the Junior Prospect (Market) Jackpot Showmanship.
  • American Boer Goat Association (ABGA), Junior American Boer Goat Association (JABGA) and Commercial Goat Shows have added a fourth show.
  • The fees associated with the JABGA Shows have been reduced to $10.00 per show.

General Rules of the Shows

  1. All Extravaganza event programs are open to youth and adults, except the Jackpot shows, which are youth events.
  2. Only does and wethers are eligible to be shown in the Showmanship and Jackpot Shows.
  3. It is strongly recommended that all Jackpot Market goats be dehorned.
  4. Animals are not required to be clipped. Clipping is allowed in designated areas only.
  5. Water must be available to goats in their pens at all times.
  6. Meshed or plastic muzzles may be used so long as they allow the animal to open their mouth and drink water.
  7. For security purposes, buildings will be locked ½ hour after shows finish on Saturday night. They will be open the following morning at 6:30 a.m.
  8. Weld County Goat Extravaganza is not responsible for any losses or accidents.
  9. Registration deadline is April 15, 2022. Late entries will be accepted with a late fee only.
  10. Stalling – 6’ x 6’ pens are available to stall your animals. Initial bedding is not provided. Shaving concessions are provided.
  11. No reserving pens in the livestock barn, all pens are first come-first serve!
  12. No alcohol in the livestock barn at any time.

Health Requirements of the Show

  • No animals will be allowed on the fairgrounds exhibiting symptoms of infectious, contagious, or communicable diseases such as but not limited to: external abscesses, ringworm, pinkeye, and sore mouth. Market goats must be castrated or banded by the time of the show. It is recommended that goats be deloused two weeks prior to the Weld County Goat Extravaganza.
  • Health requirements for out-of-state exhibitors: Colorado law requires all out of state goats be accompanied by a valid health certificate. Health certificates will be examined at time of check in. Must be issued by your veterinarian within 30 days of the WCGE show.
  • SCRAPIE: The USDA’s Scrapie Eradication Program will be enforced at the WCGE. All breeding goats; wethers 18 months & over; and all does shown as market goats must have scrapie ear tags. Exception: registered goats may use tattoos or microchips with breed registration numbers in place of scrapie ear tags. Registration papers must be provided for verification in the barn.
  • WCGE Committee members reserve the right to request any animal to leave the premises of the WCGE if they feel an animal is unhealthy and does not meet the standards of the show as mentioned above. If that happens, no refunds will be given.

Boer Goat and Market Goat Schedule of Events

Friday, April 22

12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Arrival
4:00 p.m. Concession stand open (4H)
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Boer Goat Check-in (LB)
6:00 p.m. Fitting & Showing Clinic
9:00 p.m.  Barn and Exhibition Buildings Close

Saturday, April 23

 6:30 a.m. Buildings and Concession stand open (LB, EB, 4H)
6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ABGA, JABGA, Commercial and Market Goat Arrival and Check-In
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 am. Boer Goat Weight Declaration due - (LB) (Commercial Goats under 12 Months)
9:00 a.m. Silent Auction (LB)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  Boer Goat Check-in (LB)
11:00 a.m.  ABGA, JABGA and Commercial Goat Show #1 (LB)
11:00 a.m.  Seminar 1, TBA (4H, #4 upstairs)
12:30 p.m.  Seminar 2, TBA (4H, #4 upstairs)
6:00 p.m.  ABGA, JABGA and Commercial Goat Show #2 (LB)
9:00 p.m.  Barn and Exhibition Building Close (or 1/2 hour after show)

Sunday, April 24

6:30 a.m. Buildings and Concession stand open (LB, EB, 4H)
8:00 a.m. Commercial, ABGA and JABGA Goat Show #3 (LB)
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon) Silent Auction (LB)

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Arrival and Weigh-in for Prospect (Market) Goat Jackpot Show (LB)
2:00 p.m. Market Jackpot Showmanship Contest (LB)
                  (Pee- Wee & Novice are not jackpotted)
                  Pee-Wee (under 8 years old)
                  Novice (8+ years old, 1st year project)
                  Pre-Junior (8-9 years old)
                  Junior (10-11 years old)
                  Intermediate (12-14 years old)
                  Senior (15-18 years old)
                  (order subject to change)
                               Jackpot Prospect (Market) Goat Show (LB), immediately following showmanship.         

LB = Livestock Barn
4H = 4-H Building
EB = Exhibition Building

Boer Goat and Market Goat Event Information

Goat Shows

The Boer shows are sanctioned by ABGA, and their rules shall govern. Commercial (non-registered) classes are offered in the meat goat show. The High Point champion in the ABGA & JABGA shows must be entered in all three shows (#1, #2 & #3) to qualify for the ABGA & JABGA Premier Exhibitor buckles. (If you are entered in only one show you will not qualify).

Jackpot Showmanship Contests

Youth exhibitors can test their skills in Jackpot Showmanship. The contests for market divisions are: Pre-Junior (8-9 years old); Junior (10-11); Intermediate (12-14); and Senior (15-18), age as of Dec. 31. Entry is $5/member. You can pre-enter on the registration form, or you can register at show time. Cash premiums will be awarded. All cash prizes must be picked up at the announcers table before the end of the show. Champion showmen in Pre-Junior, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior will receive a buckle.

Pee Wee & Novice showmanship classes are also offered. There are no entry fees for these classes. They are intended to give young and first year members an opportunity to gain experience in the show ring. Ownership of the animal is not required for showmanship.

* If this is your first year in showmanship you can show in the novice class and your age group too.

Jackpot Prospect Market Goat Show

  • This is a prospect show. Animals must have milk teeth intact.
  • Goats will be weighed Sunday prior to the show and be divided into weight classes. Weigh-in is 10:30-11:30 am only, no exceptions.
  • Maximum weight is 70 lbs. Overweight animals can be shown but will not be considered for Division Champion or Grand Champion.
  • When posing the animal, all four feet must remain on the ground.
  • Premium payout is based on the jackpot system using $5/entry and the following percentages:1st - 35%, 2nd - 25%, 3rd -20%, 4th - 12%, 5th - 8%. All cash prizes must be picked up at the announcers table before the end of the show.
  • Overall Grand Champion receives a buckle, rosette and $150. Overall Reserve Grand Champion receives rosette and $100.


Enter your goats into the Weld County Goat Extravaganza

All youth and adult exhibitors must fill out entry forms for the shows that you will be entering. The Summary Registration forms are not used anymore, all information has been placed on each entry form. If you are only participating in the Youth Jackpot Prospect (Market) Goat Show, use the Youth Prospect (Market) Goat Entry Form only.

The General Event fee includes the seminars and clinics. If you do not plan on attending these programs then this fee can be waived.

If you have a disability for which you seek an accommodation, please notify Larry Hooker (970) 400-2093 by 5:00 pm Friday, April 9, 2021.


Send registrations (checks payable to: Weld County Extension) to Weld County Goat Extravaganza (WCGE)
Attn: Larry Hooker
525 N 15th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631

For questions about the WCGE, contact Larry Hooker, (970) 400-2093 or email at lhooker@







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