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4-H Youth Development

Meat Goats

The 4-H meat goat project is designed for members who are interested in learning more about raising meat goats. The meat goat project is quickly growing with an increasing demand for meat products. Learn how to select, raise and care for a meat goat.

Things to Learn/Do in the Project

Age 7-9
  • Identify parts of a meat goat
  • Identify meat goat breeds
  • Learn how to fit and show meat goats

Age 10-13

  • Recognize meat goat diseases
  • Work with a veterinarian
  • Learn how to keep records for meat goats

Age 14 and Older

  • Select breeding stock
  • Learn key components in developing a goat herd
  • Evaluate feed ingredients

Project Materials

Reasonably priced materials are available for every project in Kansas 4-H. You can order the materials for your project online or contact your local Extension Office.

Meat Goats (GM100)

General Meat Goat Resources

Project Leader Resources

Additional Resources - Veterinary Science

Events and Activities

Youth Meat Goat Day
When: March
Where: Manhattan, KS

State 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes
When: August
Where: Manhattan, KS

State 4-H Meat Goat Show, Kansas State Fair
When: September
Where: Hutchinson, KS
Award: Cash premium and trophy buckle to Grand Champion
Donor: Grand Drive Committee, Kansas State Fair

Awards and Recognition

County Level
Award: Medal presented at your 4-H Achievement Banquet
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation Patron Sponsor Fund

State Level
Award: Medallion
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation Patron Sponsor Fund

National Level
Award: $400 National 4-H Congress Scholarship
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation Patron Sponsor Fund

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