Cashmere Goat Show
The Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival is pleased to welcome the Cashmere Goat Association to our Festival. The Association is planning a full schedule of cashmere goat exhibits, meetings, goat shows and fleece competitions.
The Cashmere Goat exhibits are located in the Riverside Barns on the north end of the fairgrounds (the opposite end from the entrance and parking). The CGA Tents will be located near the Riverside Barns.
Please visit their website for more information about the Cashmere Goat Association.
2017 CGA North American
Cashmere Goat Show
Friday, Sept 29
|10:00am||CGA and NWCA North American Cashmere Goat Fleece Competition||Floral Hall|
Saturday, Sept 30
|10:00am||Cashmere Goat barn opens||Riverside Barn|
|“Wrap Yourself in Cashmere” Raffle and Display of CGA/NWCA International Fleece Competition Winners||CGA Tents|
|CGA New England North American Cashmere Goat Competition begins with Pen Judging||Riverside Barn|
|3:00pm||Judging of Goat Show Fleeces (not entered in Fleece Show)||Grandstand Office|
|4:00pm||CGA Annual Meeting||Grandstand Office|
Sunday, Oct 1
|9:30am||CGA New England Youth Showmanship||Show Ring|
|10:00am||Goat barn opens||Riverside Barn|
|“Wrap Yourself in Cashmere” Raffle Tent and Display of CGA/NWCA International Fleece Competition Winners||CGA Tents|
|10:30am||CGA New England North American Cashmere Goat Doe Competition||Show Ring|
|Noon||Break for lunch|
|1:00pm||CGA New England North American Cashmere Goat Wether and Buck Competition||Show Ring|
|“Wrap Yourself in Cashmere” drawing||Riverside barn|
|3:00pm||Best in Show Awarded for the 2017 CGA New England North American Cashmere Show|
The judge for the 2017 Cashmere Goat Association North American Cashmere Goat Show and International Fleece Show will be Phil Smith of Coldwater, Ontario. Phil and his wife Becky have raised cashmere goats on their Roving Winds Farm for over twelve years, alongside Dexter cattle and Black Welsh sheep. Members of both the Canadian Cashmere Producers Association and the Cashmere Goat Association, Phil judged the 2016 Canadian Producers International Fleece Competition at the Woodstock Fleece and Fiber Festival in Woodstock, Ontario. Phil has extensive skills in fleece classification and has worked closely with CGA in our development of a database for North American Cashmere goats.