Meat Goat

Exhibit Ideas

  • Create a poster on a goat-related topic
  • Make a scrapbook of your animal(s)
  • Develop a presentation on the following:
  1. Grooming your animal
  2. How to start a goat herd
  3. How to properly show your animal

Share What You Learn With Others!


  • Design a poster on goat breeds
  • Teach others about showmanship techniques
  • Give a speech on the importance of the dairy industry


  • Have your animal as part of a petting zoo
  • Be a part of a meat goat promotion event


  • Arrange for your class to tour a meat goat farm
  • Be a mentor for a younger 4-H'er
  • Attend a national or regional conference and encourage other youth to attend

Ideas for Project Area Learning!

  • Identify a sick animal, how to treat it and future prevention.
  • Understand medication, storage, administering of medication and how it relates to food safety.
  • Balance a dairy ration.
  • Learn appropriate handling techniques and housing of dairy animals.
  • Ramp up your judging skills.
  • Keep cost records.
  • Showmanship techniques.
  • Evaluate feed quality and how it affects digestion.
  • Learn body condition scoring.