We participated in our first show this past W/E at the State Fair and though we did well, 2 firsts, 2 seconds, a fifth and a sixth, I learned alot. There is much more that goes into a great dairy goat than looks. One of the ones that won was the most ill behaved goat I have ever seen, not a good one to have on the milking stand. Others that had great udders went berserk when touched. Some things cannot be quickly measured in the show ring like disposition, milk taste and amount produced. I wouldn't trade my 6th place gal for all the grand champions we saw because she is the sweetest goat with the best tasting milk I have ever seen. We have registered for one more show then that will be it. No more for me. I'll keep my babies and try to breed based on other things besides the perfect bone structure and "mammary system". It's like they say, a great horse comes in many shapes and sizes. Same with dairy goats.