See some fuzzy goats at the Fuzzy Goat Show

Published: May. 26, 2023 at 5:00 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Cheyenne Wyoming is home to the Fuzzy Dairy Goat show that is held at the Archer Events center over Memorial Day weekend.

This amazing and well attended show has been hosted by the Wyoming Dairy Goat Association (WDGA) since 1999. With exception of a few years due to lack of manpower needed for set up, the show was held consecutively at CFD park until the Archer events center was completed. The Fuzzy Dairy Goat Show is a hidden gem for our local community. Goats are as much a part of our agricultural history here in Cheyenne as cattle and horses are. Dairy goats have been used for generations in Wyoming as supplemental feed for bum sheep and calves for as long as homesteads have existed in Wyoming. WDGA is campaigning to bring dairy goats to the forefront of our community experiences here in SE Wyoming.

New to the show this year will be Community Sponsored booths that offer the public the opportunity to learn how to milk a goat (Sponsored by Mr. B’s), Learn how to groom a goat (Sponsored by Mighty Ducts), baby goat snuggling (Sponsored by Murdochs), Kiss a Buck for a Buck (Sponsored by Premium Hay Products, Bluffs Vet Clinic and Pine Bluffs Feed and Grain) and the ever-popular Baby Goat Yoga Sponsored by Pine Ranch. There will be a number of lifelong breeders available at the event to tell their stories of goat ownership and adventures.

A showmanship clinic for the youth will be held Friday evening at 8 pm. All community youth are invited to attend. The clinic can be audited if someone doesn’t feel comfortable participating. However, if someone wants to jump in feet first, a goat can be provided for them to borrow during the clinic so they can try “goat Showing” on for size. A Milk test will be held Friday at 6pm and early Saturday morning so the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and see some of what is involved with the milking aspect of Dairy Goats.

The official show will be held Saturday and Sunday with all the different dairy breeds being showcased and competing for top Honor of Best in Show. Sunday morning at 9am there will be a baby goat yoga event suitable for even the most beginner yoga enthusiast. The event will be led by certified Yogi, Kristi Wold, who will be leading the class through a very relaxing series of Yin Yoga poses to allow participants to enjoy the baby goats to the fullest.