Boer Goat Show

Saturday, August 10 8am-2pm and 2-5pm

Sunday, August 11 9am-1pm

Pavilion 1, West Arena



Superintendent: Matt Simmons

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Phone: 402-660-9841

Check-In: Saturday, August 10, 7am-7:30am; All animals must be in place by 7:30am

Show Time: Saturday, August 10, 8am-2pm, 2-5pm and Sunday, August 11, 9am-1pm

Registration Deadline: Pre-enter by July 26

Entry Fee: $20/animal or $50/animal for all 3 shows on or before July 26. Late fee $40/animal or $100/animal for all 3 shows.

Stall Fee: $5/animal on or before July 26. Late fee $15/pen. Pen fee waived if entered in all 3 shows.
Showmanship Entry Fee: $5. No entry fee for Pee Wee.

Show Times:

First open class show - Saturday August 10, 8am

Second open class show - Saturday August 10, 2pm

Third open class show - Sunday August 11, 9am*

After the conclusion of the sanctioned show will be a commercial doe show.

Show Order:

Percentage Does

Fullblood Does

Fullblood Bucks

*Commercial Does (Sunday ONLY at completion of the Fullblood Buck class)

Showmanship: (Adult, Senior, Intermediate, Junior, Pee Wee)

All released after they have been shown.

No outside bedding used due to composting.  Shavings available upon arrival from LEC General Store on arrival at $9/bag with tax/delivery included.


See General Show Rules


How To Sign Up


Step One: Read the rules and regulations below


Rules & Regulations


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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%-less than 93.75%. 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.

MUZZLING. Muzzling of animals is prohibited.

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.

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

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.

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. 

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.


Step Two: View the health requirements.


View Health Requirements


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


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Step Four: Enter classes using ShoWorks


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