Some of you know that I have an 8 year old that wants to show nigerian dwarf goats in 4-H. We went to the livestock weigh-in this morning (just had to show paperwork) and there was a goat there being weighed in that didn't make weight for the market class. Several of the adults there talked and talked about what may be wrong with it, why it was so small, etc...I interrupted and asked the owner what breed it was and they couldn't remember. I asked if it was a Nubian (knowing that it was) and they said - yes, that was it. I explained that the goat probably wouldn't make weight in the market class since it was a dairy goat (needed to be 60# and it weighed 24#). They had no idea. The extension agent didn't catch the fact that it was a dairy breed, nor did the other 4-H leaders. It was about 3 months old and had horns. I opened my mouth again and said that I didn't think that a dairy goat could be shown with horns.... Again - the other adults weren't sure. I apologized and said that I didn't mean to make waves, I was just trying to help, but I was pretty sure that was the rule. The point of my story...we have a few kids that are wanting to get into showing dairy...but there is NO help here! Pigs, beef, sheep, and market goats are common, but a dairy goat isn't even recognized. I am learning, and am willing to learn, but is there someone out there who would be willing to come and put on a dairy goat 'class' for some of our kids to learn about breeds, showing, etc.? Or...if someone could direct me to a place where I could learn and bring info back, I'd be willing. We are about ready to give up on showing, simply because of a lack of support and opportunity. Dairy isn't a priority here, although there is some interest. Any advice??