New Hampshire 4-H Working Goat Project
The New Hampshire 4-H Working Goat Project is a 4-H project that focuses on training goats to work. A working goat is a goat that has a job. A working goat could be trained to pull a wagon or cart. A goat that carries a backpack is a pack goat/packgoat. Other jobs that a working goat can have includes visiting hospitals, assisted living facilities or acts as a therapy animal. Working goats can also be trained in agility and complete obstacle courses. You don’t have to have your own working goat to participate in the New Hampshire 4-H Working Goat Project. You can lease an animal and/or participate in a variety of the activities and events that the New Hampshire 4-H Working Goat Project has to offer.
New to the Working Goat Project? See the 4-H Harness Goat Project Manual for basic information and any of the links below! To see if others in your county are participating in the Working Goat Project Area, contact your county 4-H office by clicking here.
- New Hampshire 4-H Livestock Judging Clinic- April , Webster
- Massachusetts 4-H Goat Camp- May, Northampton, MA
- Exhibitor Responsibilities
- USDA Scrapie Fact Sheet (Scrapie Tag Required for all Sheep and Goats at NH Fairs and Shows)
Forms and Policies
* If you did not enroll in the 4-H Program through 4-H Online you are required to attach a Youth Medical Care and Treatment form and the Youth Code of Conduct/Permission Release form to your 4-H Animal Intent to Show form.
- 4hOnline Animal Enrollment Instructions
- Animal Intent to Show Form (formerly known as "4-H Animal Approval Form")
- Animal Lease Record Form
- What is a 4-H Lease and How do I set one up?
- Emergency Action Plan
- New Hampshire 4-H Policy Manual
- NH 4-H Animal Project Records
- NH 4-H Animal Requirements & Deadlines
- NH 4-H Enrollment Form
- NH 4-H Policy on Rabies Vaccinations
- NH 4-H Replacement Animal Policy
- NH Animal Health Regulations
- 4-H Harness Goat Project Manual
- Cornell University 4-H Goats Slide Show
- Sheep and Goat Marketing
- NH 4-H Dairy Goat Project Fact Sheet
- Training Your Goat to Drive
- UNH CE Fact Sheet: Barn Safety
- UNH CE Fact Sheet: Be Aware of Drug Residues
- UNH CE Fact Sheet: Handling Large Farm Animals
- UNH CE Fact Sheet: Large Animal Transportation
- UNH CE Fact Sheet: Trailer Safety Checklist
- UNH CE Housing and Space Guidelines for Livestock
- University of New Hampshire- Cooperative Extension Goat Page
- USDA Scrapie Fact Sheet
- Working Goat Website
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