Goat show is Richert family affair

NEW ULM–The FFA and 4-H Goat Show continues to be Richert family affair. The Richert twins, Samantha and Noah were in direct competition through much of the shows.

In the FFA show, Samantha took the Market Whether Goat trophy with her goat “Todd,” but Noah won overall with for his Yearling Breeding Doe “Lucy.”

In the 4-H show, Logan Richert managed to take Overall Champion Market Goat. He would also win the Intermediate Showperson award.

McKenzie Cselovszki was able to make the competition interesting. Cselovszki won the Champion and Reserve prize for Overall Breeding Doe. Cselovszki has only been showing goats for the last three years, but she has enjoy growing her team of goats. She started out with only five goats but now has over 20.

In the Senior Showmanship category, Samantha Richert took Champion with Cselvoszki in Reserve.

Samantha said when working with goats its important to spend time with them and befriend them. Goats can be wild when presenting and a familiar face keeps them calmer.

Noah agreed with this sisters assessment. Playing around the goats is the most effective method.

Judge Andrea Diehn acknowledge Brown County’s 4-H program was small, but felt it was a well balance program between the Market Goats and Breeding Goats.

“In 4-H it is our job to represent this Ag field and these presenters did that well,” she said.