4-H Goat Program

The Dairy and Meaty Goat project is designed to help youth develop to their fullest potential as they learn the care and management of a dairy and meat animals. The dairy goat is an ideal youth project animal, as it allows young people to learn about dairy production with an animal that requires much less investment than the dairy cow. The 4-H Dairy and Meat Goat projects offers all aspects of care and management, plus an understanding of the workings of a living creature. Activities include public presentations, dairy goat quiz bowl, judging, fitting and showing, and dairy product identification, milk and milk quality, meat quality. These programs are geared toward youth 5-19.

Click here for Non-Ownership Lease Form - Goat

Project Animal Forms - all species (a.k.a. Ownership/Non-Ownership Forms, a.k.a Animal Identification Forms)

Useful Resources for NY State 4-H meat goat projects:


4-H Harness Goat Project Manual:

Last updated July 10, 2019