February 25 to March 5, 2022 Pride in our Past, Faith in our Future.
February 25 to March 5, 2022 Pride in our Past, Faith in our Future.

Meat Goat

Show / Contest Coordinator

Ty Springer, 352-804-8201

More about the Meat Goat Contest

Did you know that there are 100 goat breeds in the world, ranging in size from 20 pounds to well over 150 pounds, that more people in the world drink goat’s mile than cow’s milk, or that goat meat has a lower fat content than either lamb or beef and is eaten by over 80% of the world’s population?

The meat goat show affords youth an opportunity to learn to judge and select goats, feed, manage, and prepare them to exhibit and to successfully grow their herds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my child eligible? Any student older than 8 years of age and up, is a member of a 4H club or FFA chapter, lives in or goes to school in Marion County, and pays entry fee may enter this contest.

How much does it cost? $5 entry fee for each animal.

2021 Winners

Grand Champion Meat – Brynleigh Durham, Caprine 4H

Reserve Grand Champion Meat – Caleb Smith, Belleview Bald Eagles 4H

Record Book

Junior – Jude Slonaker, Cracker Country 4H

Intermediate – Breanna Lopez, Stars & Stripes 4H



Senior – Jasmine Lopez, Stars & Stripes 4H


Entries for this contest will be accepted now through November 12th.

It is HIGHLY recommended to enter all Fair entries online!

After October 1st, you can Click Here to Enter Online

If you are unable to access a computer, you may print the paper entry form here:

Meat (Breeding Doe) Goat Entry Form

CLICK HERE if you’d like to see the Coordinator’s Training Video (mostly regarding market animals, but it’s helpful info for Meat Goat exhibitors too!)

Thank You Meat Goat Sponsors


Marianne & Tom Bingham

Brick City Digital Marketing

Bryant Auto Sales

Conrad Tree Service

Double S Red Barn

Love’s Landing Inc

Q Bar S Boer Goats

Mullins Auto

No Reins Trailers

Oakcrest Hardware

Ocala Business Leaders

Q Bar S Boer Goats

RNB Realty – Randall Alvord

Edwin Rooks

North Magnolia Business District

Seiler Farms

Svinga Rothers

Nina & Johnnie Smith

Waggener Brothers Fence

Sponsorship Opportunities

You Can Help

SEYF is a non-profit, and is reliant on help from the community in the form of donations of money, services and time.  Click below to get involved and help us help the youth of Marion County.