Another Question Regarding Goat TV Special

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by radpic, May 28, 2014.

  1. radpic

    radpic New Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    I first off wanted to say thanks for all of your stories you've PM'd/emailed me regarding my previous thread:

    They've all been very helpful. I just had a question for you all, and I was hoping you could help me out with it.

    What would you say is considered the best major livestock/goat show where one could submit his/her goat to win for "best goat", or "best individual animal"?

    I'm just trying to do more research now regarding where these competitions take place, and felt the best people to ask would the ones here.


  2. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    For this you are going to have to research the best fairs/shows.
    The Puyallup Fair in WA state is a good place to start. :)
    No shame here promoting my state & favorite fair to exhibit at. It is one of the top fairs in the nation AND one of the most sanitary.
    It is in Sept.

  3. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    For dairy goats, I would say that would be ADGA Nationals. Each year it is held at a different location.
  4. cybercat

    cybercat Owner of 4 La Manachas.

    Oct 17, 2007
    East Tn
    Each breed of goat has its own National Show and Auction. But for all breed in dairy only ADGA is the biggest. Meat goats I do not think have a all breed registry. So it would be the breed clubs nationals.
  5. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    national shows are usually the "top" shows, and most major breed organizations hold one, like ABGA and ADGA. OYE (Oklahoma youth stock show) is a big one for my state, though it's for all livestock, not just goats.
  6. J.O.Y. Farm

    J.O.Y. Farm ~Crazy Goat Lady~

    Jan 10, 2012
    New Hampshire
    National shows like mentioned and as posted above.. OYE, We have 'The Big E' or the Eastern States Expo around here that is pretty big, and all livestock like the OYE..
  7. SugarBush Farms

    SugarBush Farms New Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    Southwest Michigan
    Also, there is a National Goat Expo in IL every year. It's an all-breed (dairy, boer, pygmy, miniature, fainters, silkies, angora, etc.) Not quite sure what the numbers in attendance are though. Other than that ADGA nationals and the various other breed associations would be good places.
  8. radpic

    radpic New Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Thanks everyone. Right now I'm looking for the major shows that only target goats. I'll look into the AGBA one.


  9. DMSMBoers

    DMSMBoers New Member

    Dec 22, 2013
    Southwest Missouri
    ABGA Nationals would be the biggest for the Boers. Im sure there could be bigger ones but they also have other livestock.
  10. radpic

    radpic New Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Thanks so much, DMSMBoers. I'll definitely check on that.