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Meat Goat Project

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.

Important project information for enrolled members

girl with meat goat

Learning guides

Level 1: Meat Goat 1 - Just Browsing

Learn how to select, feed, house and care for a goat properly.

Level 2: Meat Goat 2 - Get Growing with Meat Goats

Learn about goat disease, breeding, body condition scoring, fitting a show goat and management programs.

Level 3: Meat Goat 3 - Meating the Future

Discover how to control parasites, practice bio-security, judge goats, balance rations and prevent diseases.

All levels

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

Important project information for enrolled members

Record keeping & evaluation

For adult leaders


Be a youth livestock committee member

Be a youth livestock committee member. 3 youth project members will be selected for 1 year terms to help plan and organize the State Fair 4-H Meat Goat Project experience. Members must have extensive meat goat project and leadership experience. Applicants must be 9th grade or older, eligible for next year's 4-H, currently enrolled in meat goat project, previously exhibited at MN State Fair and complete this application. - PDF - fillable version


To get involved with the 4-H Meat Goat Project, contact your county 4-H office.

Sharon Davis, Extension educator

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