Goat Class

GOAT SECTION

Completed entry forms together with CAE certificate and stamped addressed envelope should be sent to the Section Secretary:
Mr. Chris Hagain,
581 Halifax Road,
Hipperholme,
Halifax HX3 8DD

Tel: 07826 086859

Entries closing date: 22nd July 2018

Download the entry form here

Open Classes

Goat Classes are held under the Rules, Regulations and Recognition of the British Goat Society. All exhibits must be registered with the BGS as in the ownership and in the name of the exhibitor, the registered name, number and earmark being quoted on the entry form (also the kidding date for goats in milk). All goats in milk must have been kidded or aborted a minimum of 30 days previous to the date of the show.

No pregnant goats may be admitted to the showground. In the event of an unforeseen kidding or abortion, the goat must be immediately isolated from other goats. Full details of the goat, exhibitor and any action taken must be reported in writing to the Chief Steward, to the BGS Secretary, immediately after the show. THE REGISTERED NUMBER OF ANY GOAT, INITIALLY ENTERED AS RAF, MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE CHIEF STEWARD BEFORE THE GOAT COMPETES.

Entries will only be accepted from whole herd negative CAE tested herds and must be submitted on BGS or Sheep & Goat health Scheme Forms. Exhibitors are requested NOT to bring to the Showground ANY goat that has previously had a positive reaction to the CAE test; it is advised that any milk produced at the show should not be fed to goats of any age.

All goats must conform to the current regulations regarding identification; all earmarks and tags must be readable.

Goats in milk should arrive on the Friday evening prior to the show by 6pm for stripping out by an official steward at 6.30pm.

Young stock should be penned by 9am on the day of the show.

First Inspection will take place at 6.30am on the Saturday morning (subject to the Judges approval).

No goats to be removed from the showground until 5.30pm Saturday, with approval from the Chief Steward.

Parade of Champions in Ring 1 at approx 3.40pm.

All vehicles must be removed from the showground by 9am.

Judge: Agnes Aitken, Scotland

Entry Fees:
Goats in Milk, (double pen) entered in both milking & inspection £3.50
entered in milking or inspection only £2.50
Goatlings (single pen each) £2.00
Kids (single pen per two kids) £2.00

Prize Money:
Goats in Milk 1st-£10, 2nd-£8, 3rd-£6, 4th-£4
(Inspection & Milking Comp)

Goatlings & Kids 1st- £5, 2nd-£4, 3rd-£3, 4th-£2

(NB; 3rd & 4th placed prize money will only be paid where there are 4 or 6 entries respectively.)

British Goat Society Awards

S1 A Challenge Certificate for the Best Goat that has borne a kid.
S2 A Challenge Certificate for the Best Inspection / Production Goat.
S3 A Breed Challenge Certificate for the Best Goat that has borne a kid in each of the following breeds;

  • Anglo Nubian, Saanen, Toggenburg, British Alpine, British Guernsey,
  • British Saanen, British Toggenburg & Golden Guernsey.

S4 A Certificate of Merit for the Best British Goat that has borne a kid.

Class
801 Female Goat that has borne a kid, any age, in-milk, entered in the Toggenburg section of the Herd Book.
802 Female Goat that has borne a kid, any age, in-milk, entered in the Saanen section of the Herd Book
803 Female Goat that has borne a kid, any age, in-milk, entered in the British Toggenburg section of the Herd Book
804 Female Goat that has borne a kid, any age, in-milk, entered in the British Saanen section of the Herd Book
805 Female Goat that has borne a kid, any age, in-milk, entered in the Anglo Nubian section of the Herd Book
806 Female Goat that has borne a kid, any age, in-milk, entered in the British Alpine section of the Herd Book
807 Female Goat that has borne a kid, any age, in-milk. Any other variety
808 Goatling, that has not borne a kid, over 1 year but not exceeding 2 yrs, entered in the Toggenburg or British Toggenburg section of the Herd Book.
809 Goatling, that has not borne a kid, over 1 year but not exceeding 2 yrs, entered in the Saanen or British Saanen section of the Herd Book
810 Goatling, that has not borne a kid, over 1 year but not exceeding 2 yrs, entered in the Anglo Nubian section of the Herd Book
811 Goatling, that has not borne a kid, over 1 year but not exceeding 2 yrs, entered in the British Alpine section of the Herd Book
812 Goatling, that has not borne a kid, over 1 year but not exceeding 2 yrs, Any other variety
813 Female Kids over 2 months, but not exceeding one year, entered in the Toggenburg or British Toggenburg section of the Herd Book
814 Female Kids over 2 months, but not exceeding one year, entered in the Saanen or British Saanen section of the Herd Book
815 Female Kids over 2 months, but not exceeding one year, entered in the Anglo Nubian section of the Herd Book
816 Female Kids over 2 months, but not exceeding one year, entered in the British Alpine section of the Herd Book
817 Female Kids over 2 months, but not exceeding one year, Any Other Variety
818 Milking Competition, for goats of any age, to have kidded once only
819 Milking Competition, for goats of any age, to have kidded twice or more