Dairy Goats

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New for the 2022 Dairy Goat Shows:

  • All registrations are done using showman.app
  • American Dairy Goat Association shows have added a third show: Junior Doe Show on Saturday at 2:00 p.m., Buck Show on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Senior Doe Show on Sunday following showmanship.
  • Be our guest at the dinner/social on Saturday, April 23rd from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Come enjoy the food and camaraderie with other goat enthusiasts! This is included in your $25.00 General Event fee or you can purchase tickets for $6.00/person at the door. (The General fee includes up to 5 dinner tickets if you need more than that just pay at the door). To help us plan accordingly, please indicate on the registration form the number of people from your family that will be attending.


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. DO NOT CLIP your Dairy Goats. A dairy clip allowed-clipping the udder, tail, around the tail and down the back legs.  No clipping of any other part of the body except for ears and face for those goats participating in the showmanship competition.  ABSOLUTELY NO clipping of the chest, body, back, neck or legs.
  3. 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. There will be NO overnight sleeping in the dairy goat barn.
  4. Weld County Goat Extravaganza is not responsible for any losses or accidents.
  5. Registration deadline is April 15, 2022. Late entries will be accepted with a late fee only.
  6. Stalling – 6’ x 6’ pens are available to stall your animals. Initial bedding is not provided. Shaving concessions provided. Exhibitors with smaller goats (especially Nigerian Dwarfs) need to provide interior fencing or crates to keep goats from escaping pens.
  7. Dairy Show has pre-assigned stalls.
  8. 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 soremouth. 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 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.

Dairy Goat Schedule of Events

Friday, April 22

Noon – 7:00 p.m.          Arrival

3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.      Dairy Goat Check-in

4:00 p.m.                      Concession stand open (4H)

9:00 p.m.                      Barn & Exhibition building close

Saturday, April 23

6:30 a.m. Buildings and Concession stand open (LB, EB, 4H)

8:00 a.m.  Dairy Goat Check-in (until 8:00 p.m.) (EB)

9:00 a.m. Silent Auction (LB)

9:00 a.m. Dairy Showmanship Clinic (EB) 

11:00 a.m.  Seminar 1, TBA (4H, #4 upstairs)

12:30 p.m.  Seminar 2, TBA (4H, #4 upstairs)

2:00 p.m.  Dairy Show - Junior Does (EB)

7:00 p.m. Dairy Show – Bucks (EB)

9:00 p.m.  Barn and Exhibition Building Close (or 1/2 hour after show)

Sunday, April 24

6:30 a.m.                        Buildings, Concession stand open (4H)

8:00 a.m.                        Dairy Showmanship (EB)
                                       Senior Doe Show – (EB) follows showmanship

8:00 a.m.                        Silent Auction (LB) (8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. - noon)

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

Dairy Goat Event Information

  • Showmanship Clinics- Showmanship clinics provide instruction on showing and fitting for dairy goat projects. Hands-on practice with members and their goats will take place in the designated building, see schedule. Check the schedule of events for times. Bring your animal and get some practical advice that will help you be successful in the show ring!
  • Jackpot Showmanship Contests—Youth exhibitors can test their skills in Jackpot Showmanship contests for dairy division. Divisions are: Junior (8-10); Intermediate (11-13); and Senior (14-19), age as of December 31st. Entry is $5.00/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.

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

  • Goat Shows—The Dairy shows are sanctioned by American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) and their rules shall govern.


Enter your goats into the Weld County Goat Extravaganza

The General Event fee includes the seminars, dinner social 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 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021.

Send registrations and payment (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@ co.weld.co.us.







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