DUNKIRK – The Chautauqua County Fair returned this month from a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
4-H exhibitors presented all-week long, which included a variety of animals ranging from cattle to goats.
One event that took place was the dairy goat and meat goat shows. Youth were judged and evaluated in Showmanship Classes based on how well each youth and goat performed together.
Youth in the Goat Show also participated in Dairy and Market Classes in which animals were judged on respective breed standards and in Market Classes on finish and projected carcass quality.
This year, seven youth participated in the 4-H Goat Cloverbud Program and exhibited their goats in the 4-H Goat Show.
Cloverbuds are 4-H members ages 5-8 years old that participate in non-competitive animal activities. Each Cloverbud member received a blue ribbon, trophy and a donated gift. Cloverbud participants were Novaleigh Bernard, Elenor Carlberg, Bentley Frank, Samantha Overend, Paige Winton and Wyatt Winton.
4-H Goat participants showed their animals in breeding classes in which the animals were evaluated on structure, balance, breed standards and body composition. In the A.O.P. the Best Junior Doe in Show All Other Breeds is Genevie Smith with Morgan. Best Senior Doe in Show was awarded to Genevieve Smith with Princess.
Best Doe in Show also went to Genevie Smith with Princess. Elizabeth Lindsey received top honors for the Best Dam and Daughter with Latte and Mabel. The Best Udder Award went to Genevieve Smith’s goat Princess. Best three females went to Genevieve Smith. In the Meat Goat Breeding Class, Kendall Eckman’s goat Chloe received Best Junior Doe.
Lydia Covert received Champion Market Goat. Corinne Covert received Reserve Champion Market Goat. In the Pygmy Goat Division, Abigail Carlberg received Grand with Pua Ma. Owen Carlberg received Reserve Champion Pygmy with Nova.
Supreme Champion of Show went to Genevieve Smith with her Nubian, Princess.