Showing goats at the fair is a family affair for the Richerts

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt Logan Richert and Samantha Richert stand with their goats in the Senior Showperson category. Samantha would go one to win Senior Showperson.a

NEW ULM — Brown County’s 4-H Goat show was small with only four exhibitors, but the quality of animals was high.

As with last year the Richerts, Samantha and Logan, were the competition to beat. The two have been competing against each other in goat shows for the last four years and taking many of the top awards.

This year Samantha Richert took Champion Market Goat and Champion Senior Showperson. Logan took Champion Market Breeding Doe.

Samantha Richert said it takes a lot of practice with the goats. Teaching them to brace is the hardest part of working with the animals. Samantha was pretty proud of her goat “Kelso.” The Richerts named their show goats after characters in “That 70s Show.” Logan champion doe was named “Jackie.”

The FFA Goat Show was held along with the 4-H Show. McKenzie Cselovski took top prize in Market Wethers and Pair of Market Animals. Brooke Jensen was champion in the purebred breed pen.

Goat Judge Andrea Diehn was pleased with the quality of the animals exhibited and the owner’s presentation skills. She said each presentor could answer questions about their animals and new how to show the animal to the judge.

“The quality of the exhibitors is strong,” Diehn said. “They are passonate about and doing well with their animals.