Goats—dairy type, pygmy, Angora and Boer—make great 4-H projects. They are relatively easy to handle, interesting and inexpensive to keep. In addition to learning about traditional animal care in a 4-H goat project, you can explore the use of products that come from goats such as milk, meat and fiber. You also can participate in activities such as quiz bowl, skillathon and judging, that don’t require you to own a goat.
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:
Katie Ockert, 4-H Animal Science Educator
Published on October 17, 2019
Allegan County 4-H youth member finishes sixth overall at national livestock judging contest.
Emergency response training for livestock transportation rollover accidents offered at Michigan State University on September 23, 2019
Published on August 12, 2019
People involved in responding to, or preparing teams to respond to, accidents involving animals will receive critical information on the proper protocols, training and equipment needed to manage these events
Published on July 22, 2019
Animals exhibited at the county fair that will return to their home herds pose a significant biosecurity risk to the animals left at home.