The following types of dairy goat shows are sanctioned by ADGA just for youth:
- 4-H (restricts exhibitors to members of 4-H groups;
- FFA (restricts exhibitors to members of Future Farmers of America);
- Open Youth (restricts its exhibitors to persons under 21 years of age). Winners at these shows receive ADGA rosettes and animals who meet specified conditions of competition earn “legs” toward permanent CH or GCH status (see ADGA Guidebook for explanation of show rules).
Youth Showmanship is offered at many ADGA sanctioned shows. Generally there are four divisions:
- Junior (up to age 10)
- Intermediate 1 (ages 11-13)
- Intermediate 2 (ages 14-16)
- Senior (ages 17-20). Showmanship
- Certificates are awarded to winners of showmanship contests at ADGA sanctioned shows across the nation. A showmanship report form must be completed and signed by the show chairperson and licensed ADGA Judge of the show.
The link below will take you to the American Dairy Goat Association Junior Doe, Senior Doe, Buck, Showmanship, and Herdsmanship scorecards.
The link below will take you to the American Dairy Goat Association site that shows a labeled diagram of the parts of a dairy goat doe from the side and back and a diagram showing the parts of a dairy goat buck from the side.
Goat Showmanship Manual, updated by Bill McIntosh, North Dakota State University Extension Service. This is a good introduction to the overall process of showing a dairy goat.