Events in Michigan, 2018
We will be running the essay contest again in 2020. There will be one rule change for this years contest, to avoid the debacle we ran into with the 2017 winner. This years winner will need to sign a contract stating they will not sell the contest animal for at least 12 months. We will be giving away a doe/doeling of our choosing. Contest rules: contest is open to youth only, 18 years and younger. Youth must be actively involved in raising their own goat herd and showing. There will be much emphasis put on correct spelling and grammar. Pick-up and shipping of contest animal will be at the winners expense. Contest will run May 1st through May 15th, with a winner declared on Saturday May 25th. You can mail your essay entries to: Clear Creek Farm. 370 Fox Rd Coldwater, MI 49036, attn: essay contest. This years discussion questions are: 1) name and describe 3 essential elements goats must have in order to thrive, 2) name and describe the 2 divisions within the ABGA, 3) name and describe 3 ways in which goats have helped improve your life. Good luck to all the 2019 contestants!
This years contest doeling is CCF42 Hot Tamale. DOB 11-21-18. ABGA# 10803445. Dam: Lazy S-T Cocoa Pebbles. Sire: Gunn1 War Machine. She is show correct.
Winner of the 2019 essay contest is: Chloe Perlee of IN.
Congrats to Chloe, and good job on all the great essays, it was a very stiff competition! We'll be running the contest again in 2020
Michigan State Fair. ABGA sanctioned. Location: Suburban Collection Showcase, Novi, MI. August 30th-September 3rd 2018. visit the website at michiganstatefairllc for more info and entry forms. Space is limited so don't wait!
Great Lakes Boer Goat show. ABGA sanctioned. 2017 show has commenced. It was a great show! Check back for details about the 2018 show.
Michigan Livestock Expo. July 10th through July 15th. At the Michigan State University Livestock Pavilion. Doors open July 10th, Goats show Friday July 13th at 11:00am. For more info visit the website milivestock.com