Meat Goat


Learn about breeds, health care, grooming, production, reproduction, management, showmanship, marketing, and careers in this project. Care for one or more meat goats for at least 70 days before exhibiting. Become familiar with and apply the recommended principles of livestock animal science. Develop integrity, sportsmanship, decision-making capabilities, and public speaking skills by participation in demonstrations, tours, and exhibits.

Project requirements

Meat Goat | pdf

Some counties may have additional requirements. Contact your 4-H leader or county extension office to learn more.

Member materials

  • 4-H Animal Project Record Book | doc pdf |
  • 4-H Involvement Report | docpdf |

Optional supporting materials

  • Just Browsing, Level 1*
  • Get Growing With Meat Goats, Level 2*
  • Market Goat Growth Chart | pdf |
  • Meating the Future, Level 3*
  • Meat Goat Helper’s Guide*
  • Meat Goat Planning Sheet | pdf |
  • Goat Resource Handbook—Ohio*
  • Meat Goat Fact Sheets, NY
  • Idaho 4-H Livestock Cost and Returns Estimate—Market Goat Project | pdf |
*Available through your county extension office.