Wisconsin Dairy Goat Association

Wisconsin Dairy Goat Association

Wisconsin Dairy Goat Association

Share-a-Kid Program


2016 Winners, Congratulations & Thank You to all Donors!

Tianna B. from Iola WI won a LaMancha from Hannah Shilts RPS Acres

Justin B. from Niellsville won a Toggenburg from Vana Miller

Lahaela M. from Marengo won an Alpine from Josh Kaplewski

Morgan C. from Mt Calvery won a Toggenburg from Becky Mills

Ashli V. won a Nigerian Dwarf or Alpine from Becky Luckasson Gretebeck

Daria A. from Luxemburg won a Nubian from Cheryl Johnson


Each year, the Wisconsin Dairy Goat Association promotes interest in dairy goats in our state.  One of the ways we encourage our young people in this aspect of agriculture is through our Share-a-Kid Program.  We award an average of 4 to 6 dairy goat kids with young people across the state each year.  Some years we have been able to award more.

This state wide contest is open to youth between the ages of 10 and 17 years of age and who is a member of WDGA, 4-H, FFA, or other agricultural groups.  We can only award one goat per family per year, however, siblings are encouraged to apply.

The entry form, as seen below, must accompany the essay.  Be sure to complete the entire form with all required signatures.  The essay of 100 words or more should tell why the applicant would like to have a dairy goat, how they are going to take care of her (food, shelter, and medical care), if they have ever raised a goat before and if not, who will help them, why they love goats, and what they love about goats.  Spelling and content count.  Please remember that this is a contest and we want you to put a lot of effort into your entry.  The essay can include drawings, photos, or any other special thing you would like to send in.  No essays will be returned.  If you are selected as a winner of a kid, your essay will be given to the donor.

All Share-a-Kid winners will receive a goat kid.  Winners are required to show their goat at their county fair or an open class goat show.  A member of the WDGA will come visit you within a month of you receiving your goat and they may stop in at other times too.  This person will be an excellent contact person for you if you have any questions.  If, within one year of receiving the goat kid, the winner finds that they cannot keep her, the donating party is to be contacted concerning the doe’s future.  Winners are not required to give a doe kid back to the program, but they are encouraged to do so.

The selection committee will meet and choose winners.  Everyone will be notified by mid-May about the status of their entry.  Entries will be accepted from January 1  until April 1.

We are looking forward to your entry!

Share-a-kid application

Please send your entry to:

Cindy Hoehne
Rainbow Ridge Farms
N5732 Hauser Rd
Onalaska, WI  54650

Give me a call if you have any questions.  608-783-8181


Entry deadline is April 1.