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2013 NORTHEAST ANGORA GOAT SHOW

Judge - Ted Smith
Mason, Texas

OCTOBER  19th and 20st, 2013
at The NY State Sheep and Wool Festival (TM- DCSWGA)

NEW CLASS  THIS YEAR

 - 'In and Out' -

READ here for details

 

Sponsorships available for all Show Classes.Please go to the Festival Sponsorship page for details.

Please contact Dan Melamed at slhdem@valstar.net or
518-537-4487 for details. Thank you !


FOR 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006  ANGORA GOAT SHOW RESULTS CLICK HERE

To check out festival workshop offerings CLICK HERE

This year marks the16th for the annual Angora Goat Show in Rhinebeck. The show will take place on Saturday, October 19TH at 10:30 am. Both registered white and naturally colored goats will be shown.

Angora goats originate from the middle east, specifically from near the Ankara region of Turkey. In the 1850s the goats were imported to the United States, to the area around North and South Carolina. Eventually, the Texas geography and climate proved to be the ideal setting for these goats to prosper. Angora goats also tolerate living in other climates, but a little more care is needed in ensuring proper housing during inclement weather. The fiber produced by these animals is called mohair. Today, the US is the second largest producer of mohair in the world, second only to South Africa.

The Angora Goat show, that takes place during the Sheep and Wool Festival, showcases goats from around the Northeast and Central Atlantic States. Each year goats from Maine to Virginia and as far west as Missouri, are registered for and attend the show. A judge, usually from Texas, an expert in breeding, raising, evaluating and showing Angora Goats judges the show. Goats are evaluated for body structure and fiber characteristics, with the overall score being 50% based on body and 50% based on fiber. Premiums and ribbons are awarded. The festival offers a unique opportunity to see many different goats and goat breeders in one central location, and to take advantage of the knowledge these breeders have acquired from years of animal husbandry.

In addition to the goat show, a fleece show and sale are also included in the schedule.Fiber is sheared from the animal and offered for show and sale. This is another excellent opportunity to watch and learn as the judge evaluates each individual fleece and explains its merits. Ribbons and premiums are award for the top placing entries.

Please check the Festival's Schedule of Events for Show Times and Locations.



2013 NORTHEAST ANGORA GOAT SHOW

Entry forms are now available. Entry Deadline October 10th
2013 White Goat Entry Form
2013 Colored Goat Entry Form


For Camping permit application please contact :

The Dutchess County Fairgrounds by clicking link below:
Sheep and Wool Camping


There is a printable form available online.

PLEASE NOTE :
CAMPING DURING THE FESTIVAL IS BY PRE-PAID PERMIT ONLY. NO EXCEPTIONS !

 

 RULES OF THE SHOW:

GOAT SHOW ENTRY DEADLINE

PLEASE CHECK BACK PERIODICALLY AS SOME RULES/CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE PRIOR TO THE SHOW

 NEW YORK STATE IMPORT REGULATIONS EFFECTIVE MARCH 5, 2008

CERTIFICATE OF HEALTH IS THE ONLY DOCUMENT
NEEDED FOR THIS SHOW.

TB, BRUCELLOSIS AND BLUE TONGUE TESTING
ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED.

HOWEVER, ANIMALS BEING SOLD TO NEW OWNERS AT THIS SHOW REQUIRE THE PROPER DOCUMENTATION TO TRAVEL INTRASTATE OR INTERSTATE.  PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR VET AS TO THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

LAST UPDATED August 12,2013

 

All animals for show MUST be owned by the exhibitor for a minimum of 6 months prior to the show.

  1. All animals being presented for show and/or sale must be in good health.
     
  2. To that end the following are necessary:

    • Health certificate, appropriate for your situation ( either INTRAstate or INTERstate). Proof of Rabies vac. within 1 year of show date is strongly recommened but not required. Please make sure that your unique farm ID is clearly visable on the health forms and that it is used to identify EACH animal listed on the form.
       
    • Scrapie tags/ ID - MUST be in place for all animals attending this show.
      This includes animals within NY State. Any questions please check with your vet. The NY State USDA Tech does attend this show and will be checking animals for proper ID/scrapie compliance. The only exception to this requirement is - registered animals with registration papers accompanying each animal.  The identifying numbers on the registration form MUST match the chosen farm identification, as well as the identifying marks or tags on the animal. A tatoo used for identification purposes MUST be readable or it will NOT be accepted. Original registration forms and NOT COPIES must be presented.
       
    • Goats should be shown in fleece with growth of 4-6 months.
      Fleece clip should be appropriate to age of goat, ie.Kids should be presented in 1st or 2nd clip fleece, Yearlings in 3rd or 4th clip fleece, Adults 5th clip fleece or greater. Goats in clip not appropriate to age may be disqualified or placed lower in class depending on judges decision.  Any questions please contact us. Judges decisions are
      FINAL.
       
    • Good goat grooming for a show includes hoof trimming and the
      removal of stained hair/manure tags from the animals rear end and
      pizzle areas. Goats MAY NOT be washed or the fleece treated
      with any conditioners or any agent to soften or otherwise alter the natural state of the fleece. Exhibitors using a "pour-on" agent for external parasite control should not apply the agent in the several weeks immediately prior to the show.
       
    • People showing goats for the first time, sometimes have questions
      pertaining to proper handling of the animal while being presented
      to the judge. Please feel free to contact us with questions. 518-537-4487, slhdem@valstar.net
       
  3. All animals shall be inspected upon penning or as soon thereafter as possible. For your convenience the fairgrounds is open until very late (10pm) on Friday, Oct. 19th. For your animals comfort and safety, you may unload your animals into the pens designated for your farm when you arrive. If it is after 6PM on Friday, review of health records may be deferred to Saturday AM. If animals are arriving Saturday, they MUST be unloaded and all vehicles removed from the goat barn area by 8:30 AM. Please make every effort to meet this deadline. PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH A PHOTO COPY OF YOUR HEALTH CERTIFICATE(S) TO KEEP ON FILE.
     
  4. We request that animals remain in the pens, on display, until the close of the show on Sunday at 5:00PM. This will provide  for a full barn on both days, and a better presentation overall. Most shows have this time frame requirement.
     
  5. NEW INFO : THERE WILL NO LONGER BE STRAW BEDDING PROVIDED BY
    THE FESTIVAL. HOWEVER, THERE WILL BE STRAW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON SITE. YOU MUST EITHER PURCHASE BEDDING OR BRING YOUR OWN. THANK YOU


    All other equipment: water buckets, feed buckets, rakes, brooms etc., are the responsibility of the exhibitor.
     
  6. Please try and plan to spend some time in the goat barn to answer questions the general public may have about Angora goats.
     
  7. PLEASE DISASSEMBLE PENS AND STACK ON INSIDE OF BUILDING ONCE ANIMALS ARE REMOVED FROM PENS AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE FESTIVAL. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN PREMIUM FORFEITURE.
    THANK YOU !

     

MOHAIR FLEECE SHOW AND SALE:

The Mohair Fleece Show and Sale is now combined with the Wool and Alpaca Fleece Shows and will take place in Building B.

Please refer to the FLEECE SALE PAGE FOR ENTRY DETAILS.


Show judging Friday October 18th 5:00PM
ALL Fleeces MUST BE dropped off Friday between 9:00AM and 4:00PM

Sale Saturday October19th  and Sunday October 20st , 2013

Location : Building "B"

FLEECE SHOW/SALE ENTRY DEADLINE OCTOBER 8TH. ONLY PRE-ENTERED FLEECES WILL BE ALLOWED.

Fleeces placing  1st-3rd  will be awarded ribbons in each of the following categories for White and Natural Colored Fleeces.:

First Clip Kid
Second Clip Kid
Third Clip ( Yearling )
Fourth Clip (Yearling )
Adult
 
In addition Champion and Reserve will be awarded for overall White and Natural Colored Fleeces.

OTHER THINGS TO KNOW

We can also provide a number of local possibilities for lodging. This is an important item to investigate early as the autumn is a very popular time in the Northeast for "leaf peepers". Hotels and motels book up early. Please contact us if you need more info.

Please make checks payable to DCSWGA  and send them to :

Dan Melamed
111 Kozlowski Road
Elizaville, NY 12523

 

 

 

 

 

 

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