Dairy goat show procedures.
Washington State University Extension
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The primary purpose of 4-H programs is the development of young people through fun learning experiences. Fitting and showing helps evaluate the member's efforts and accomplishments, as reflected through his or her project. The animal is only a tool for seeing the member's progress. This is why it makes no difference whether the animal is registered or not or whether it is of excellent or poor type. These factors are due to the inheritance of the animal rather than a measure of the member's efforts and learning experiences. The most important considerations in the mind of the judge should be how well the animal has been cared for, how well it is presented, and how well the member understands the project.