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Dairy Goat

Goats are very useful animals - they produce milk, meat and hair for weaving. Learn about management, health, feeding, milking, fitting, breeding, pedigrees, quality assurance, genetics, national industry issues, and showing. New to 4-H? Get involved in the Dairy Goat Project!

Important project information for enrolled members

Dairy Goat groomming activity

What you can do

Level 1: Dairy Goat 1 - Getting Your Goat

Learn what is the right goat for you, research goat breeds, recognize body parts, investigate goat digestive systems and more.

Level 2: Dairy Goat 2 - Stepping Out

Master basic goat management skills, recognize and prevent dairy goat diseases, master milking procedures, learn about judging goats and more.

Level 3: Dairy Goat 3 - Showing the Way

Explore biosecurity, identify herd strengths, develop a breeding program, consider careers with goats and more.

All levels

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Free curriculum from Utah State 4-H. Registration is required for download access.


New to 4-H? Get involved in the Dairy Goat Project!

Marcia Woeste, Extension educator

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