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!
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.
Free curriculum from Utah State 4-H. Registration is required for download access.
- AnSci Updates for 2018 - posted Dec 21, 2017
- Animal science ID requirements and processes (ID worksheets, forms, etc.)
- Dairy Goat information sheet - posted Dec 21, 2017
- Animal science projects lease fact sheet
- Animal science show requirements sheet for all species - posted Dec 21, 2017
- Animal science 4-H premise ID information
- Cloverbud information sheet
Record keeping & evaluation
- 4-H youth record keeping - Reflect on your project and share it.
- Animal Science Project Interviews - Junior Level (PDF)
- Animal Science Project Interviews - Senior Level (PDF)
For adult leaders
Be a youth livestock committee member
Three youth project members will be selected for one year terms to help plan and organize the Minnesota State Fair 4-H Dairy Goat Project experience. Members must have extensive Dairy Goat Project and leadership experience. Applicants must be 9th grade or older, eligible for next year's 4-H, currently enrolled in dairy goat project, previously exhibited at Minnesota State Fair and complete this application. PDF - fillable version