Thursday, December 12, 2013

Goat-showing seminar in Raymond, Miss., on Jan. 5

A goat-showing seminar will be held January 5 at 1 p.m. at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss. There will be training in nutrition, showmanship and clipping. Conducting the clinic will be Catherine Riley, Toni Riley and Madison Kelly.

Catherine is an experienced showman and feeder in both the goat and lamb projects. She started showing lambs at age four and began showing goats at age 13. Goats became her main project and she became an elite exhibitor in Kentucky and at National Shows.  
She won the Kentucky Commissioner award for top showman in goats twice at the Kentucky State Fair and exhibited the Reserve Champion Goat in 2010 and the Champion goat in 2011. She was a division winner in Showmanship at the NAILE and American Royal and exhibited the Champion Market Goat at the NAILE in 2011. She has been the high point goat exhibitor in Kentucky twice and had high point goat 4 times.  

Now that she is too old to show, she wants to share her expertise with other exhibitors.  You can see Catherine’s exhibiting at, and Show Barn Genetics on Facebook.

Toni Riley, is the owner and operator of Bellaire Farms in Hopkinsville, Ky.  She served as a 4-H agent in Kentucky for 33 years with a strong livestock program.  She has coached livestock and skillathon teams and in 2007 coached the National Champion 4-H Skillathon team. Now that she is retired from Extension, she raises market goats and enjoys teaching youth and adults about goats and goat exhibition.

Christian County, Ky., 4-Her Madison Kelly is a regular winner in showmanship and market goat classes.  Madison has been her age group showmanship division winner at the Kentucky State Fair three times.  She exhibited the reserve high point in the Kentucky Proud points program.  She has won the Intermediate Livestock Judging contest twice.  She is 15 years old and a sophomore at Heritage Christian Academy in Hopkinsville, Ky.

Cost is $20 per person. Deadline to register is December 27. For more information, contact Kipp Brown, Mississippi State University Extension Livestock Coordinator, 662-237-6926 or e-mail

To register, please mail the following to

Katrina Owens, PO Box 1068, Yazoo City, MS 39194

Name _____________________________________________

Address ___________________________________________

City _________________________ State _____Zip________

Age ___________ Phone Number ______________________

Make checks payable to Yazoo County 4H

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