The objectives of the SC Meat Goat Project are to learn the basic principles of animal science by owning and caring for a project goat. Youth have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate knowledge of feeding ad management practices, identify types and grades of animals, learn about marketing methods, will identify quality in wholesale and retail cuts of animal products, and understand their relationship to management practices. By participating in this project, youth will develop integrity, sportsmanship, decision-making capability, and public speaking skills through participation in demonstrations, tours, judging, and exhibits. Youth will learn the value of scientific research and its influence on animals and the meat industry and demonstrate budgeting and record-keeping skills when they return to the Project Record Book.
The traditional meat goat project requires youth to purchase a meat goat wether (castrated male) to raise and show throughout the project. In addition to showing a wether, youth can also show does (female). For more information, please review the Project Guide and Traditional Meat Goat Project Application.