Lamb, goat camps bring hundreds of youth to Aggieland

This summer, 360 youth and 700 adults journeyed to College Station to attend the 2017 Aggieland Lamb and Goat Camps, making them the biggest camps to date.

Lamb Camp was held July 14-16, and Goat Camp was held July 21-23. The camps offered instruction on showmanship techniques, proper facilities, selection criteria, nutrition and health, pre-show preparations, show day activities and exercise programs. Hands-on demonstrations were conducted on proper ways to shear, trim hooves, and give shots. On the last day of camp, youth participants had the opportunity to show off what they learned in a showmanship competition.

Instructors for the camps came from across the state. They consisted of professors, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension experts, parents whose children showed lambs and goats for years, and previous lamb and goat exhibitors.

For those who missed the 2017 camps or who attended and wants to come back, there is always next year! The 2018 Aggieland Lamb Camp will be July 13-15 and the 2018 Aggieland Goat Camp will be July 20-22. Registration will be available starting at noon on Monday, March 19, 2018. Goat camp fills up quickly so be sure to register early. Camp registration will be available online and is open to the first 150 paid participants. For more information, visit or contact Cheyanne Millican, Ciarra Gawlik or Rachel Gibbs at or by phone at 979-845-7616.


For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Maggie Tucker at or (979) 845-1542.

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