Boer Goat Show


Boer Goat Show

Saturday, August 12

8am, Pavilion 1



Superintendent:Bridget Bogle

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Phone: 402-432-1409




Saturday, August 12, 2017

8:00 AM ABGA Show 1 starts. This show will be followed with a division of commercial classes, market, and youth showmanship classes

After Show Boer Goats Released

Goats must be out of barn by 10pm, Saturday, August 12


See General Show Rules


How To Sign Up


Step One: Read the rules and regulations below


Rules & Regulations


Rules & Regulations

1. Entries must be received prior to August 9, 2017 via mail (postmarked by August 5) and must be on an official entry form. This form must be properly and legibly completed with all requested information, and signed by the exhibitor. Entries received afteAugust 9 will be charged a late fee of $20 per head and pens, in addition to the regular entry fees. Minimum additional pens will be available for late entries. No entries will be accepted after August 10, 2017. The Goat Superintendent reserves the right to reject entries that are incomplete. Entries are to be printed off and mailed toBridget Bogle, Show Secretary, at the address specified on the entry form.

2. ENTRY FEES, TACK PEN FEES AND PEN FEES. A fee of $10 per entry / per show class will be charged. A fee of $10 per pen will be charged. For each pen fee paid, a bag of bedding will be provided. It is required that bedding used is purchased from the Lancaster County Super Fair. This will allow the Lancaster County Super Fair to be able to dispose of the bedding after the show. Additional bedding must be ordered and paid for at time of entry. Exhibitors will not need to clean their own pens after use. There will be $5 charge per tack pen. All fees must be paid when entry is made. There will be no refunds unless cancellation is received in writing by August 3. Checks should be made payable to the Lancaster County Super Fair.

3. ARRIVAL TIME and RELEASE TIME. Goats may begin arriving at 2:00 P.M., Friday, August 11. They must be in their pens by 9:00 PM,Friday, August 11. Pen assignments will be made by the Show Superintendent prior to check in. Goats will be released at the end of the show on Saturday, August 12.  All goats must be off Lancaster County Super Fair premises by 10pm, Saturday, August 12.

4. STALL BEDDING and STALL CLEAN UP. You are required to purchase bedding from the Lancaster County Super Fair. Please see details above in #2. Bring your own feed. You may bring personal fencing to put around your pen to keep your goats in their pen. You are not required to clean out your pen; however please keep pens, ally ways, and walk ways neat and swept up. 

5. The Open Boer Goat Show will be sanctioned by the American Boer Goat Association (ABGA). Awards will be presented based on this association’s sanction rules. For copies of these rules and regulations contact the American Boer Goat Association, 1207 South Bryant St., Suite C, San Angelo, TX 76903 or

Ennobled Herd Book Points. Goats entered under their ABGA registration numbers and presenting their Certificates of Registration will be eligible to earn points for their actual placing in the show as described “Criteria for Ennoblement of a Boer Goat.”

6. GOAT OWNERSHIP. Goats must be owned by the exhibitor or exhibitor’s farm. Certificates of registry must be presented to the Show Committee for examination and must show ownership to the exhibitor or farm. Exhibitor is defined as the owner of the animal on its registry certificate. If certificates of registry have not been transferred due to a recent sale than documentation of the sale shall be presented. No animal may be partially or entirely owned by the judge or any member of the judge’s immediate family as indicated in ABGA sanction show rules. No animal may be shown in which the judge has any pecuniary interest or in which the judge has any supervision over. No animal may be shown that has been purchased from the judge within 90 days of the show date.

7. ENTRIES. Each exhibitor may show no more than two animals in each class with the exception of the market goat classes. In the market goat classes up to four animals may be shown per exhibitor. No animals shall be changed from one class to another after closing date unless it is ineligible for the class in which it is entered.

SUBSTITUTIONS. Substitutions are allowed in the same class only and must have same ownership as the original entry. Substitutions will be made at check-in.

8. ELIGIBILITY OF ANIMALS. Market goats and commercial does do not need to be registered or tattooed, but identified by owner.  All Boer percentage and Full Blood Boer Goats must be registered in the Herdbook of the American Boer Goat Association. The original registration certificate of ownership must be produced at the request of the Show Chairperson. A stamped duplicate or faxed duplicate application showing the date received by the association is acceptable for animals under three (3) months of age. Proof of birth date will be the date on the registration certificate. All registered animals must be tattooed with a legible tattoo or other means of permanent identification consistent with its registration. Tattoos or other means of permanent identification will be checked with the registration papers at the time of check-in. If the tattoo is unreadable or does not match the registration paper, the goat will be disqualified. The permanent identification must match the registration paper. No tattooing allowed after unloading. If the animal has a microchip as its permanent identification, the exhibitor is responsible for providing a microchip reader.

9. COMPUTING AGES. Birth dates, as listed on the Certificate of Registration, will be used to determine the class divisions. The show date will be the base date in computing all ages. Take the show date and count back to the birth date of the goat to determine the age and the class of the animal. For example, for a December 1 show, an animal with a January 1 birth date would be eleven (11) months old and would show in a kid class.

10. DISQUALIFICATION. Any goat showing any pronounced defect or abnormality, such as a weak constitution, unthrifty condition, overshot jaw or undershot jaw, abnormal abscesses, will be barred from showing in any of the classes. Illegible tattoos or tattoos inconsistent with registration will result in disqualification. Any doe over 24 months of age that has not kidded and cannot prove a current pregnancy will not be allowed to show. No artificial coloring will be allowed. ***ANY animal(s) that displays active or contagious fungus, ringworm, sore mouth or any illness of that nature will not participate in the show, also the animal(s) will not be housed in the barns or pens. The animals will be disqualified from show with no refund.  All blankets or coverings will be removed until check in. With no Vet on staff, this decision will be made by the superintendents.

11. FITTING. All goats are requested to be fitted and clipped prior to the show. Fitting will be left up to the discretion of the exhibitor. Only minor clipping is suggested on the fairgrounds.  Please clean up all hair immediately after fitting adjustments.  No painting, powdering or artificial coloring is allowed.

All market goats must be uniformly clipped with 3/8” length of hair or less above the knee and hock joints, to include the head, excluding the tail, ideally prior to arrival on the grounds.

12. . CLASSES. All animals except market goats and commercial does must be registered purebred, Full Blood or percentage blood Boer goats. Percentage doe classes are for goats 50% to 88%. Purebred/Full Blood classes are for does that are 15/16 (93.75%) and higher and bucks that are 31/32 (96.87%) and higher. Bucks 96.86% and lower are not eligible to be shown. Progeny of fresh does will not be allowed in the ring. At the discretion of the judge and Show Superintendent, goats may be turned loose in the ring as a function of judging. The Division Champions will be selected from the first place winners of the individual classes. The Division Reserve Champions will be selected from the remaining first place class winners of the individual classes plus the second place winner of the class from which the Division Champion was chosen. The Grand Champion will be selected from the Division Champions. The Reserve Grand Champion will be selected from the remaining Division Champions plus the Reserve Division Champion from which the Grand Champion was chosen.

13. RIBBONS AND ROSETTES. Ribbons will be awarded. Division Champions, Reserve Division Champions, Grand Champions and Reserve Grand Champions will receive rosettes or banners.

14. MUZZLING. Muzzling of animals is prohibited.

15. BUCKETS. Water buckets must be secured and in pens at all times. Fresh water must be in buckets in sufficient quantity for the number of goats in the pen.

16. NONCOMPLIANCE. Noncompliance to show rules will result in dismissal from the show.

17. COMMERCIAL MEAT GOAT CLASSES. Goats will be judged along meat goat characteristics. Does may not have been shown in any other classes. Any doe over 24 months of age that has not kidded and cannot prove a current pregnancy will not be allowed to show.

18. MARKET Goat CLASSES. There will be an Open market goat section. All market goats will be weighed in at the time determined by the Show Superintendent. Classes will be determined by weight and announced prior to the show. Minimum weight of goats at weigh in must be fifty (50) pounds. All market goats must have their milk teeth. No adult teeth allowed. 

19. FULL BLOOD BUCKS. All bucks must be washed and clipped prior to arriving at the show and kept as odor free as possible. If a buck is determined to be an odor problem or hazard by the Show Superintendent, he must be removed from the fairgrounds.

20. CHECK IN PROCEDURES. Exhibitors will be checked in as they arrive on Friday, August 11. At check-in you will receive any additional show information as necessary. Registration papers (if applicable), and tags will be checked at this time and substitutions will be allowed and completed.  Market animals will be weighed-in as they arrive. When all exhibitors have checked in, changes will be incorporated and a class list will be printed and posted in the barn. Tattoos will be checked at ring-side after show placement. The top six animals will be checked for each class. If the tattoo is unreadable or does not match the registration papers presented at check-in, the goat will be disqualified.



Step Two: View the health requirements.


View Health Requirements


 Step Three: Read the class list to determine what classes you will enter.


View Class List


Step Four: Enter classes using ShoWorks or using a PDF to mail in.


Enter Classes




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