General Entry Rules & Regulations: Livestock

All livestock entry sheets must be received or postmarked by August 15, 2019. Please make sure for each animal listed that an eartag number and birth date are also listed. Be sure to indicate the number of pens/stalls requested for your animals. Make special pen/stall requests as clear as possible! (Example: Special request for a stall for a cow and calf.)

Livestock exhibitors must attach a copy of the Health Certificate for Show form when submitting entry.

Health and registration papers must be made available for inspection by authorized Fair personnel at the time of entry into the Fair and at any other time deemed necessary by the Fair.

For 2019 the Prince George's County Fair will be having one-day livestock shows. Animals will not be expected to spend the night at the Fair.

Goats for both Open Class and 4-H will be accepted on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The goat show will begin at 1100am. (It is requested that the animals arrive one hour prior to the show, if possible.)

All exhibitors must check in at the Registration Table in their area. Health and Registration papers must be presented to authorized Fair personnel and the State Veterinarian at time of check-in for inspection. No animals may be moved into stalls/pens until the check-in process is complete. All market animals will be weighed at check-in.

All animals must remain in assigned pens except during show preparation and when in competition.

The Fair will NOT furnish bedding for livestock. Sand will be in hog pens and shavings in poultry pens.

No exhibitor or parent may take more than two premiums in any class.

Entries in the division are open to anyone in the 5 Southern Maryland counties.

Breed classes will be determined by number of entries per class.

Market animals (goats, cattle, sheep, swine) may not be shown as breeding stock. A maximum of 3 market goats, 3 market sheep and 3 market swine may be entered by an exhibitor.

Grand Champion and Best in Show will be awarded only if there is competition.

Registration Papers will be checked in Sheep and Dairy Departments.

Registration Papers will be checked on Breeding Animals.

Note: All sections in this division are open to persons limited by physical handicap or mental capacity.


Rules & Regulations for Dairy Goats

Goats (In addition to the general requirements) :   All goats must be individually identified by eartag or tattoo, and registration.




1. Originate directly from a Pseudorabies Qualified Negative Herd or from a Pseudorabies Monitored Herd (Include herd certification number on form), or
2. Have a negative brucellosis test within thirty (30) days prior to date of entry.

Caseous Lymphadenitis

Goats should be free of evidence of caseous lymphadenitis. It should be noted that caseous lymphadenitis is considered to be a contagious and infectious disease, and therefore is regulated by the General Provisions. Scrapies ID tag required. 


Section 766: Open Class Dairy Goats, All Breeds & Recorded Grades

Special Rules: American Dairy Goat Association Show Rules will be used. There will be no pre-show milk-out. Bucks will be allowed in market class only. Dry goats will be kept at Fair all week, milking does can come in and leave on the day of the Show.


Class Open Class Dairy Goats 1st 2nd 3th 4th 5th 6th
    $20 $15 $12 $10 $8 $7
76601 Junior Kids, Born on or after April 1, 2016
76602 Senior Kids, Born between December 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016
76603 Dry Yearlings, Born on/before November 30, 2015; under 2 years
76605 Milking yearling, Doe under 2 years of age in milk
76606 Doe in Milk, 2 years and under 3 years
76607 Doe in Milk, 3 years and under 4 years
76608 Doe in Milk, 4 years and older
76630 Best in Show

Class Open Class Dairy Goats Awarded
76640 Junior Champion Rosette
76641 Reserve Junior Champion Rosette
76642 Senior Champion Rosette
76643 Reserve Senior Champion Rosette
76644 Grand Champion Rosette
76645 Reserve Grand Champion Rosette