Goat Fest Tasmania 2019

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Update for soap competition #1

Posted on January 6, 2017 at 4:45 PM



Thanks to Margaret, here are a few pointers to the questions that we have received:

Entry fees are $2 per class – sorry about the omission on the entry form

If a soap contains honey it can go in class 1 and/or 4 (for the purposes of this competition honey is defined as of plant origin)

A natural soap with designs on it would only be eligible for the decorated class 3. A natural soap with designs in it – from water discounting etc – would be able to be entered in class 1 and/or 3.

Natural with colour – class depends on what is used as the colouring agent, packaging is part of presentation and is allowed.

Don’t forget your ingredient list (not recipe) – to make sure you have entered the right class!

Enter as many times as you have soaps!

Press Release Dairy Goat Society of Australia, Tas Branch.

Posted on January 6, 2017 at 4:25 PM

Dairy Goats are very affectionate, loving animals, they give you milk for all your dairy needs. Have you ever wanted to make your own cheese, ice cream, yoghurt, cream or even the goats milk soap.

They produce a good pelletised fertiliser for the garden and mulch from the old bedding hay. They will give you many laughs and take up your time. It is very relaxing sitting milking a goat in the early morning or evening, once you get the action right. There are many spilt buckets of milk when you are learning to milk and often the goat is finished her feed before you finish milking.

If you would like to know more on the care and rearing of dairy goats please come along and see us at the Goat Fest.We will have plenty of information sheets and books. We are really happy to talk to you on all aspects of Dairy Goats.

I hope to see you there.

Cathy Packham,

Dairy Goat Society of Australia, Tas Branch.

Soap Competition Entry form for 2017

Posted on January 3, 2017 at 12:20 AM

Sponsorship Details for 2017 Event

Posted on December 5, 2016 at 2:00 AM

Steven Baldock
195 Hydehurst Road
Lachlan 7140

To Whom it May Concern

The Tasmanian members of the Dairy Goat Society of Australia, Mohair Australia, the Miniature Goat Breeders Association of Australia and the Boer Goat Breeders Association of Australia are inviting interested organisations with Goat related products etc to become involved with Goatfest 2017 our combined breeds field day which will be held on Sunday the 26th of February 2017.

Goatfest 2017 will be held in the Horse Pavilion at the Launceston Showgrounds.

Our website has been upgraded and Facebook and Twitter accounts are now active to give the event an increased presence through social media. Planned print media stories will follow as the event draws closer. The planning committee is offering the following sponsorship packages.

Gold Package $250 : Name and Logo on website and social media, Radio /Press mention, Logo on printed material, Free stall at event and banner placed at entrance to the showgrounds ( Sunday market will be on)

Silver Package $150 : Name on website/ social media, free stall at event.

Bronze Package $50 : Name included as a sponsor on printed material, Free stall at event.

Site stall only $20

If you are interested in any of the above packages please contact Steve Baldock for further information via email at highveld@activ8.net.au or 0407 537 692

Regards Steve Baldock
On Behalf of the Organising Committee

Goat Fest Soap Making Competition 2017

Posted on November 6, 2016 at 7:55 PM

Goat Milk Soap Competition

This competition is for handmade goat milk soap.

All soap must be cold process and be the work of the exhibitor.

Soap will be judged on:

* appearance/presentation

* lather/skin feel

Sections are:

1. Natural, unscented

2. Scented (includes essential oils, fragrance oils and may be coloured)

3. Decorated – may be unscented, scented, coloured

$2 per entry with 2 soaps to be submitted per entry, 1 for judging and 1 for display.

There will be a People’s Choice Award with voting coupons available for 50cents at Goatfest.

Winner of this award will receive the value of coupons voted for their soap.

Entry forms available soon. Happy Soaping!!

Vale Colleen Peardon

Posted on November 3, 2016 at 7:40 PM

We would like to dedicate our Supreme Championship win to our dear friend Colleen Peardon who lost her battle with MND the morning before Launceston Show 7th October. I had organised a private meeting with Neale and Jan Daniher, Colleen and myself Saturday afternoon. Colleen took a keen interest in our Angora Goats, attached photo of our twins Diana (Supreme Champion, Champion Doe) and Kate (Reserve Champion Doe) – yes we named them after Royality..... Vicki & Peter Winley