THE FLORIDA DAIRY GOAT ASSOCIATION, INC.
GOATS IN GATORLAND and RUTFEST OPEN DAIRY
April 17, 2010 and April 18, 2010
Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 S.R. 52, Dade City, FL 33525
Show Superintendant: Nick Cindric 386-299-7234
Show Chairpersons: Nick Cindric 386-299-7234
Kathy Autry 352-588-0324 (home)
Show Committee: Lori Coker, Richard Grossman, Kelley Hines, Joann
Jackson, Kathy Lott, Mike Lott, Lynn Noble, Ginger
Parker, Audra Skinner, Becky Stewart
Senior Doe Show Secretary Ring 1: Mike Lott
Senior Doe Show Secretary Ring 2: Rene Brinson
Senior Doe Show Secretary Ring 3: Joann Jackson
Junior Doe Show Secretary Ring 1: Jan Noble
Junior Doe Show Secretary Ring 2: Becky Stewart
Jr/Sr Combined Buck Show Secretary Ring 1: Mike Lott
Jr/Sr Combined Buck Show Secretary Ring 2: Rene Brinson
Jr/Sr Combined Buck Show Secretary Ring 3: Kelley Hines
Judges: Ashley Veldhuzen: Ring 1-Sr. Doe, Jr. Doe, Buck
Tim Flickinger: Ring 2-Sr. Doe, Jr Doe
Emily Thompson: Ring 3-Sr. Doe
Please make checks payable to: FDGA
Please send all entries & fees to: Kathy Autry
P.O. Box 431
San Antonio, Fl. 33576
BASE DATE OF SHOW: April 17, 2010 – Senior and Junior Doe Shows
April 18, 2010 - Jr/Sr Combined Buck Show
There will be no premiums or prize monies awarded. ADGA rosettes will be awarded for Grand
Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, Best of Breed in each breed and Best in Show.
NOTICE: The Senior Doe & the Junior Doe shows are sanctioned separately. The Senior Bucks & the
Junior Bucks are combined into one show & are not sanctioned separately.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
The AMERICAN DAIRY GOAT ASSOCIATION rules shall govern.
1. ENTRY FEES:
Postmarked on or before April 1, 2010 ….... $15.00 per animal - Sr. Doe Show (3 rings)
…… $10.00 per animal - Jr. Doe Show (2 rings)
…… $15.00 per animal - Sr/Jr Combined Buck Show (3 rings)
Postmarked April 2 thru April 7, 2010 …..... $20.00 per animal - Sr. Doe Show (3 rings)
…… $15.00 per animal - Jr. Doe Show (2 rings)
…… $20.00 per animal - Sr/Jr Combined Buck Show (3 rings)
**PLEASE NOTE: ENTRY FEES MUST ACCOMPANY ENTRIES. ALL entry forms MUST be
signed by the exhibitor. Entries received without payment will be considered late and late entry fee
will apply. There will be no refunds for cancellations. A maximum of 5 substitutions will be
allowed at check in (a change in class is not considered a substitution).
After the deadline of April 7, 2010 will be taken on the day of show. The following late entry fees will
apply: ............................. $25.00 per animal - Sr. Doe Show (3 rings)
.............................. $20.00 per animal - Jr. Doe Show (2 rings)
............................. $25.00 per animal - Sr/Jr Combined Buck Show (3 rings)
2. ARRIVAL AND VET CHECK:
Early arrival will begin Friday, April 16, 2010 at 4 PM until 8 PM. Please notify Kathy Autry 352-588-
0324 or email her email@example.com if you plan on arriving Friday.
Regular arrival will be Saturday, April 17, 2010 and Sunday April 18, 2010 from 5:30 A.M. to 7:00 A.M.
The show on both days will start promptly at 8 A.M.
An accredited veterinarian will be checking animals BEFORE they are UNLOADED and allowed into
the holding area/show arena between the hours listed above.
3. REGISTRATION CHECK IN:
Check in schedule for registration of animals is as follows:
Friday, April 16, 2010: 6 PM until 9 PM
Saturday, April 17, 2010: 5 AM until 7:30 AM
Sunday, April 18, 2010: 5 AM until 7:30 AM
A maximum of 5 substitutions will be allowed at check in (a change in class is not considered a
IT IS THE EXHIBITOR’S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE HIS OR HER ANIMALS ARE
CHECKED IN BEFORE THE BOOKS CLOSE AT THE TIMES LISTED ABOVE. NO CHANGES WILL
BE MADE AFTER THAT TIME.
Exhibitor must provide own pens and bedding. This is considered a tailgate show, however, there
will be space in the livestock barn to set up pens on a first come basis. Additionally, there are
stationary hog pens that will be available to the exhibitors on a first come, first serve basis. The
dimensions of these pens are about 4’ x 4’ and about 4’ high and cannot be altered. It would not
be recommended to put a mature buck in any of these pens due to the height. All bedding, hay
and debris MUST be removed and placed in the proper receptacle prior to departure. No
exceptions. Failure to clean your area will be noted for possible exclusion from future club
5. SHOW ATTIRE:
White or black pants/shorts/capris/skirts and white shirts are mandatory. No short shorts or tank
tops. Closed toed shoes or boots are required, and hats or caps are not allowed. Exhibitors not
conforming to the dress code will not be allowed to enter the ring.
Judging will begin at 8:00 AM for both days.
Saturday April 17, 2010 will start with the Sr. Doe Show, and conclude with the Jr. Doe Show.
Sunday April 18, 2010 will be the Jr/Sr Combined Buck show.
In the Senior and Junior Doe Shows, the following breeds will be sanctioned by the American Dairy
Goat Association and shown in the following order:
Alpine, Nigerian Dwarf, Saanen, Nubian, AOP (Togg, Sable), Oberhasli, Lamancha,, Recorded Grade.
In the Jr/Sr. Combined Buck Show, the following breeds will be sanctioned by the American Dairy Goat
Association and shown in the following order:
Alpine, Nigerian Dwarf, Nubian, Oberhasli, Lamancha, AOP (Saanen, Togg, Sable).
7. HEALTH RULES:
Health papers are required. All goats consigned for public exhibition in Florida must be accompanied by
official certificates of veterinary inspection dated not more than 90 days prior to the show/event date,
certifying animals to be free from symptoms of contagious or infectious diseases. Goats imported into
Florida must have an OCVI dated not more than 30 days prior to the date of the show/event.
Dairy goats originating from Florida (not imported) are exempt from TB/Brucellosis testing requirements.
All imported dairy goats 6 months of age or older must originate from a certified/accredited herd (with
appropriate documentation), or have verifiable, documented negative testing results recorded on the
The USDA Premise Identification # must appear on the health certificate. A premise ID may be
obtained by calling the USDA office at (352) 333-3120.
The specific code of the Florida Administrative Code (Chapter 5C-4.005) will be followed.
The show veterinarian has the final decision on whether animals satisfy all health requirements.
Presenting obviously unhealthy animals may, subject to the ruling of the Show Committee, result in the
entire herd’s disqualification from the show.
A veterinarian/USDA inspector will be present to inspect all goats entering the show for proper
OCVI paperwork. Please make sure you make the official inspector/ Veterinarian is aware of your
arrival before unloading animals on the grounds. Kids under 6 months of age are exempt from
OCVI requirements but need to be checked in at time of arrival.
8. LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR THEFT
The owner or custodian of property of any kind brought to the Fairgrounds; either for exhibit or for other
purposes, assumes as a condition of its admission to the grounds, all risk and/or responsibility for its loss,
damage or theft.
The Florida Dairy Goat Association, Inc., its officers, members and volunteers cannot and will not accept
responsibility and liability for any damage or injury resulting from theft, fire, the elements, accidents or
other conditions or causes; whether to exhibits, property of exhibitor, vehicles on the grounds and articles
left therein or any other property of any nature whatsoever.
The American Dairy Goat Association registration certificate is required on all animals 6 months of age
or older. A duplicate application for registry stamped by the ADGA office is permissible for animals
under 6 months of age. The registration or stamped duplicate application must be available to the show
secretary at the time of arrival.
All dairy goats must be dehorned, disbudded, or naturally polled.
Dogs are not allowed at the show.
The show chairperson will designate where to dump milk at check-in.
No awards will be given to any animal in any class, if in the opinion of the judge said animal does not
meet breed standards.
Over-uddering of dairy goats is frowned upon. The judge shall have the authority to excuse animals from
the ring for removal of excess milk.
It is the responsibility of each exhibitor to properly feed, water, milk, and care for their animals. Failure
to do so will result in exhibitor’s immediate expulsion from the premises.
Please make sure your animals are correctly tattooed. Failure to do so makes your dairy goat
ineligible to receive credit for their win.
The Florida Dairy Goat Association, Inc. will use every precaution in their power to protect the animals,
but they will not be held responsible for injury, fire, theft, or otherwise.
The Show Committee shall have the authority to expel any exhibitor or any in their company for failure to
abide by these rules contained herein, or for unacceptable conduct. The exhibitor and/or any in their
company will also be prohibited from showing at this venue the following year. By application for
admission, each exhibitor and any in their company agree that they have read, understood, and will abide
by these rules and the General Rules of the FDGA (including the IAFE National Code of Show
Ring Ethics and items within the “Health Regulations” section of the General Rules).
Please leave the grounds as you found them. All bedding and trash must be removed and put into
designated containers before you may leave the grounds.
Dairy goats and exhibitors will be released following the last class in which you are showing, unless you
must remain for Best in Show.