Although beginners do not need to own a goat, the more advanced levels of the project are designed for those who have one or more goats to care for. Raise a goat for milk, mohair, meat or even for packing.
Project Books required? Optional
Dairy Goat Project Books
- Dairy Goat Level 1: Getting Your Goat and Helper's Guide
- Dairy Goat Level 2: Stepping Out and Helper's Guide
- Dairy Goat Level 3: Showing the Way and Helper's Guide
Meat Goat Project Books
- Meat Goat Level 1: Just Browsing and Helper's Guide
- Meat Goat Level 2: Growing with Meat Goats and Helper's Guide
- Meat Goat Level 3: Meating the Future and Helper's Guide
What needs to be accomplished to move on to level 2?
- Complete Level 1 (3 years)
What needs to be accomplished to move on to level 3?
- Complete level 2 (3 years)
What needs to be accomplished to move to the next levels from here?
- Can do an independent project related to the project
*** Please note, if you do not attend at least one workshop in your project area during the 4-H year, you will be required to complete activities in your project book and turn it in with your record book. The number of activities required to complete a 4-H year in each project book can be found here.
Project age limit? 8 and up
Project Superintendent Information
Goat Superintendent: Karyn Hamilton
Contact: dewklh(at)netzero.net or 406-461-7536
How will you be contacted? Phone or text
Junior Superintendents: Kylie Eckhart
Additional Project Information
- You need to get a scrapie tag/tattoo from the person you are buying a goat from
- You also need to know Date of Birth (DOB), the sire and dam, and have the registration papers if the goat is registered.
Items to Buy
- Hoof trimmer
2023 4-H MARKET GOAT TAGGING
Possession date: Sunday, April 23rd, 2023
Tagging form(s) due: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 by 5:00 p.m.
Tagging date: Sunday, May 7th, 2023
12:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. Bill Hamilton Building Scale House
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and the Montana State University Extension Service prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jeff Bader, Director of Extension, Extension Service, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717