AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Goats are taking center stage at the Georgia-Carolina State Fair. It’s Goat Day!
“We do it all week so today is goat yesterday was sheep we had hogs we got dairy cows so it’s a great week for us,” said Richmond County Extension Agent Campbell Vaughn
Not show dogs, but show goats, getting ready for competition.
“I’ve tried really hard this year and I think he’s an exceptional goat,” said Laura Spearing from Arnoldsville, Georgia.
Before the competition, the goats have to weigh in. There are different classes, a bit like boxing.
“They’re pretty docile not like Mike Tyson in the ring,” said Campbell.
“I believe 91 today,” said Emma Connelly. “He is, he’s a big goat.”
And it takes a lot of prep work to getting a big goat ready.
“He’s good he’s a little stubborn today,” said Emma.
The handlers showing the goats range from high school seniors down to Pre-K. This is no kid stuff.
“Kids with kids it’s a good way of putting it,” said Campbell.
And to be in this competition, needless to say, you need a good goat rope.