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New goat show at fairgrounds to draw people from all over and give back to 4-H

| July 10, 2018

COSHOCTON – TayRae Farm LLC and Dappled Willow Acres are working together to bring a nationally – ranked goat show to Coshocton County.

The 2018 Coshocton County ABGA (American Boer Goat Association) Showcase will be held Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds in Hunter Arena.

“Our show will have two parts,” said Travis Hahn from TayRae Farm. “The national part of the show will be in the morning when people show their registered goats and receive show points. Then in the afternoon we will open it up to local 4-H kids to show their commercial, unregistered goats.”

The show will be judged by Patrick Aliff from Bluefield W.Va.

“He’s a nationally – ranked judge and he will be staying for the afternoon show to judge the kids and give them tips and pointers,” Hahn said.

Open show and youth fee is $10 and late fee is $15 the day of the show. Pens are available without bedding for $5. Out of state exhibitors must check in with on-site vet. Make checks payable to TayRae Farm LLC, Attn: Travis Hahn, 23794 CR 93, Fresno, OH 43824. You also can e-mail [email protected] or [email protected]. Deadline to register is the Friday before the show.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Coshocton 4-H goat program.

“We are seeking sponsors because we want everything the show makes to go back to the 4-H program,” Hahn said.

Levels of sponsorship are: Bronze – $25; silver – $50; gold – $100 or less; platinum – $100 plus. Sponsorship checks also can be sent to TayRae Farm at the above address.

“We want to have a 4-H goat fund for kids who might need help with trimming, fitting or dietary needs,” Hahn said. “It will be there to dip into and help kids out. Every year the show will have to regenerate itself. We are hoping to make it a yearly event. Now that we have our foot in the door with paperwork needed to make it a national event we are already working on scheduling next year’s.”

The 2019 show is tentatively scheduled to be an entire weekend and Hahn is hoping it will draw even more people to Coshocton and have a greater impact on the community.

He and his family raise registered boer goats and registered pygmy goats, but they are working with farmers from all over for this event.

“We have people coming from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan and Ohio,” Hahn said. “We are expecting 100 to 150 head at the show.”

Participants that either win champion or reserve champion in each division will receive a 2×2 banner to keep. Hahn believes all together they will have around 34 banners to award.

“Goats in Coshocton are starting to catch on so we really want to promote this show,” Hahn said. “A lot of kids don’t have hundreds of acres to raise a bunch of calves, but they might have a few acres or a backyard that they can raise goats in. They really are a kid friendly project and we hope to get kids interested in them and agriculture.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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