A versatile species, Goats can be raised for Meat or Dairy! Manistee County 4-H has a vibrant participation in Goats as 4-H Livestock Projects!
Youth, ages 5 to 19, are eligible to show and market* Goats with 4-H at the Manistee County Fair.
*The current rules, under the by-laws of the Manistee County 4-H Livestock Council, state that all 4-H participants MUST complete one year of SHOWMANSHIP ONLY before they can market an animal. Cloverbud years DO count towards this requirement. No 4-Her may market ANY animal until 4-H age 8.
Possession Dates & Minimum/Maximum Weights
Goats, regardless of Meat or Dairy, must have a birth date between December 1 and March 1 of the current Fair year.
Minimum market weight for Goats is sixty (60) pounds, as of CHECK-IN Day of Fair.
No maximum weight.
Purchase or Proof of Origin MUST be provided for ALL Livestock Animals.
Mark Your Calendar!
Registration of your Goat 4-H Animal Project for Show and/or Market is due June 25! Click the button to be taken to the registration form.
4-H Goat Projects can be registered by filling out:
the Fillable PDF and emailing it as an attachment to the Manistee Livestock Council or 4-H Program Coordinator
by filling out the Google Form and submitting it Online