Department 21 – Boer Goats

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Open to Youth Exhibitors of Contiguous Counties
Must have 10 animals by 3 exhibitors to hold show

All Livestock must be in place and checked in by the times stated in the 2019 Daily Schedule

Entry Fee – $15.00 per Entry, per Class
No Fee on Production Classes
Entry includes Showmanship

Danish System of Judging

Supreme Champion & Reserve Supreme Champion Doe – Rosette
Champion & Reserve Champion Doe, Division 1 & Division 2 – Rosette 
Champion & Reserve Champion Buck, Division 3 – Rosette
Champion & Reserve Champion Commercial Doe, Division 4 – Rosette 
(Note only Does Compete for Supreme Champion) 

Boer goats, dairy goats and breeding sheep shows are one day shows

There will be no showing out of trailers.  All animals will be penned. Pens must be cleaned out prior to release.

Please use pens designated to your club/chapter for your market animals


  1. The exhibitor must own animal for at least 30 days prior to AgFest.(See Ownership Requirements for specie date).
  2. Independent exhibitors must submit pictures electronically with exhibitors name in the subject line to views, face, both sides & back including Exhibitor’s face in pictures with their animal), permanent tag and/or tattoo information no later than 30 days prior to AgFest.  (See Ownership Requirements for specie date)
  3. Goats must be at least 2 months old.  Any female over 24 months of age that has not kidded or has proof of current pregnancy, will not be allowed to show. 
  4. Bucks under 2 years of age – Registered only.  All bucks must be shown by exhibitor unless there are two in the same class; and exhibitor MUST be able to control buck in the ring.
  5. Birth dates as listed on registration certificate will determine classes.  Classes may be combined or broken out at SJCJSAC discretion. 
  6. Percentage and Full blood goats must be registered in the Herd Book of American Boer Goat Association, International Boer Goat Association. Original registration certificate is required and must be in the exhibitor’s name. Information on transfers is not acceptable.  AgFest Staff prior to show will check all papers. 
  7. All animals must be registered full blood, purebred or percentage blood and the registration papers must match tattoo(s) or other means of permanent identification or the animal will not be shown.  Tattoo policy will be strictly enforced. 
  8. Commercial Does will be weighed and split into classes.
  9. Any goat showing pronounced defects or abnormalities may not show. 
  10. Fittings at the discretion of the exhibitor. NO ARTIFICIAL COLORING ALLOWED!
  11. No show collars with spikes allowed. 
  12. AgFest does not provide any bedding for any animals.  All animals will be bedded on shavings. 
  14. Exhibitor entering this Department has read the Junior Livestock – Showmanship Section, and parents, leaders or advisors have reviewed with Exhibitor. 
  15. ALL Exhibitors are to completely clean pens prior to release, and place debris in designated areas. 

Division 1 – Percentage Does 
Division 2 – Fullblood Does

1. Junior – 2 to under 6 mos
2. Junior – 6 to under 12 mos
3. Yearling -12 to under 24 mos
4. Senior – 24 to over 36 mos

4/9/19 thru 12/08/18
12/9/18 thru 06/08/18
6/9/18 thru 06/08/17
6/9/16 and after

Division 3 – Fullblood Junior Bucks

1. Junior – 2 to under 6 mos
2. Junior – 6 to under 12 mos
3. Yearling -12 to under 24 mos

04/9/19 thru 12/08/18
12/9/18 thru 06/08/18
06/9/18 thru 06/09/17 

Division 4 – Commercial Does

  1. Commercial Does, 2 mos. and older

Division 10 – Production Class (No Entry Fee)

All animals in each class must be entered/shown by one exhibitor.  

  1. Pair of Percentage Doe
  2. Pair of Full blood Doe
  3. Young Herd – 2 Jr. Does and 1 Jr. Buck Owned by Exhibitor

Boer Goat Showmanship

Open to exhibitors representing San Joaquin County Only

Ribbons to 6
th Place
American System of Judging

Division 20 – 4-H / Grange

  1. Novice
  2. Intermediate
  3. Advanced

Division 21 – FFA / Grange

  1. Greenhand
  2. True Novice
  3. Advanced