Pygmy Goats

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New for the 2021 Pygmy Goat Show:

  • The Pygmy Show will have two Weld County Goat Extravaganza (WCGE) Pygmy Goat Shows
  • All entry forms must be signed at the end of the form or form will be sent back for your signature.
  • Dinner Social has been cancelled for 2021 due to COVID restrictions.

General Rules of the Shows

  1. Animals are not required to be clipped.
  2. Water must be available to goats in their pens at all times.
  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.
  4. Weld County Goat Extravaganza is not responsible for any losses or accidents.
  5. Registration deadline is April 9, 2021. 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 young Pygmy goats & Nigerian Dwarfs) need to provide interior fencing or crates to keep goats from escaping pens.
  7. No reserving pens in the livestock barn (Pygmy goats), all pens are first come-first serve!
  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.
  • Vet checks will not occur this year at the 2021 WCGE.
  • 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.

Pygmy Goat Schedule of Events

Friday, April 23

3:00–7:00 p.m.    Arrival

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

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

Saturday, April 24

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

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

9:00 a.m.             Pygmy Showmanship Clinic (LB)

9:30 a.m.             Pygmy Jackpot Showmanship (LB)
                                    *Pygmy Show #1 to immediately follow Jackpot Show
                                    *Pygmy Show #2 to follow conclusion of Pygmy Show #1 Show

11:00 a.m.           Seminar #1 - "How to be a repro Rockstar" (4H, #4 upstairs)

12:30 p.m.           Seminar #2 – "How to be a repro Rockstar" (4H, #4 upstairs)

9:00 p.m.             Barn & Exhibition building close (or 1/2 hour after show)

Sunday, April 25

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

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

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

Pygmy Goat Event Information

  • Showmanship Clinics- Showmanship clinics provide instruction on showing and fitting for dairy and pygmy goat projects. Hands-on practice with members and their goats will take place in the designated building, see schedule. Check the pygmy schedule of events (above) for times. Bring your animal and get some practical advice that will help you be successful in the show ring! Blowers will not be allowed to be used when the showmanship clinic is going on, no exception.
  • Jackpot Showmanship Contests- Youth exhibitors can test their skills in Jackpot Showmanship contests for pygmy divisions. 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 $5.00/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 Pygmy shows are sanctioned by NPGA and their rules shall govern.  For more information about the Pygmy show contact Mandi Wilkins, (720) 495-9619wilkinsmandi@yahoo.com.

Registration

Registration brochure and entry forms are located below in the Brochure and Entry Forms Section.

All youth and adult exhibitors must fill out an entry forms for the shows that you will be entering. The Summary Registration forms are not used anymore, all that information has been placed on each entry forms.

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 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021.

Send registrations (checks payable to: Weld County Extension) to
Weld Count Goat Extravaganza (WCGE)
Attn: Larry Hooker
525 N 15th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
SORRY NO REFUNDS!

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


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