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Goats Are Amazing
LOU ANN GOOD Olympics held recently at the Lan-
Lancaster Fanning Staff caster County 4-H Fair.
LAMPETER (Lancaster Co.) The Olympics included jm
It’s amazing the fun you can obstacle course in which team
have with pygmy goats. members needed to lead a goat
The Just Kidding Around 4-H without dragging or choking it
Pygmy Goat Club found out exact- oV er the Billy Goat Gruff’s Bridge,
ly how much goats can be when The Long Jump, The Terrible
they participated in the Pygmy Xarp.
Goat olympian champions at the Lancaster 4-H Fair, from
left, are Laura Blank, silver medal winner; Mark Graybili,
gold medal winner; and Monica George, bronze medal
Little Miss Muffet (Erica Auker) and her pygmy goat took
first prize in costumed competition sponsored by Just Kid
din’ goat club.
Members played musical feed
bags in which the four legs of the
goat and the person had to be on
the bag when the music stopped.
Again no pushing, shoving, drag
ging or choking the goat to make it
The pygmy power walk
required the goat to follow his or
The piggiest pygmy was deter
mined by the goat that ate all the
grain in the dish the fastest
The hind-leg balance required a
goat to remain on hind legs for at
least 5 seconds without the owner
touching the goat.
Treats were allowed to encour
age the goats.
“The more you work with goats,
they better they cooperate with
you,” said Mark Graybill winner
of the gold medal.
Just like in the regular Olympics,
Laura Blank received a silver med
al and Monica George received a
Fifteen members participated in
the event that was designed to
show the audience how much
goats can be trained to do.
A costume show revealed the
creativity of members.
All in all the fun events showed
how good sportsmanship and crea
tivity can prevail.
Beach Pals Monica George and her pygmy goat are
reserve champions in costume competition at the 4-H Fair.
Notice the pygmy is wearing a swim suit, towel, and sun
glasses for the occasion.
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