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 Meat 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 Meat Goats, All Breeds & Recorded Grades

Class Open Class Meat Goats 1st 2nd 3th 4th 5th 6th
    $20 $15 $12 $10 $8 $7
76651 Junior Kids, Born on or after April 1, 2018
76652 Senior Kids, Born between December 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018
76653 Dry Yearlings, Born on/before November 30, 2017; under 2 years
76656 Doe in Milk, 2 to 3 years
76657 Doe in Milk, 3 to 4 years
76658 Doe in Milk, over 4 years
76670 Market Goat (max. 3 market goats may be entered)
76680 Best in Show

Class Open Class Meat Goats Awarded
76690 Junior Champion Rosette
76691 Reserve Junior Champion Rosette
76692 Senior Champion Rosette
76693 Reserve Senior Champion Rosette
76694 Grand Champion Rosette
76695 Reserve Grand Champion Rosette