NEW YORK STATE 4-H MEAT GOAT PROJECT FACT SHEET #4

by Dr. tatiana Stanton
April 1999
Cornell University, Ithaca , NY 14853

PARTS OF THE MEAT GOAT


PARTS OF THE MEAT GOAT

1)    neck

23)   hoof

2)    ear

24)   pastern

3)    poll

25)   hock

4)    forehead

26)   flank

5)    bridge of nose

27)   stifle

6)    nostril

28)   thigh

7)    muzzle

29)   escutcheon

8)    jaw

30)   pinbone

9)    throat

31)   tail head

10)  dewlap

32)   tail

11)   point of shoulder

33)   thurl

12)   heart girth

34)   hip

13)   brisket

35)   long ribs

14)   elbow

36)   short ribs

15)   chest floor

37)   crop

16)   barrel

38)   withers

17)   knee

39)   rump

18)   toe

40)   back

19)   sole

41)   loin

20)   heel

42)   chine

21)   dewclaw

43)   shoulder blade

22)   sheath

44)   scrotum

Test yourselves!  See how many of the parts you can name without looking at the answers on this page.                


Suggested Activities


  1.  Draw the outline of the goat on a large board.  Put velcro where the names should go.  Make name cards for each part with velcro on the back.  Shuffle the cards, and divide your club into teams.  Members take turns drawing a card and placing it onthe board.  The team scores a point for each correct positioning of a card.   When a team member places a card wrong, the other team has a chance to replace it correctly for 1/2 a point. Teams alternate turns until all the cards have been used.  Then points are talleyed up.


  2. Make this same activity suitable for  Cloverbuds by simplifying the terms they are expected to know, holding up the cards and saying the name of the part on the card out loud,  and then have them show you where to stick the card with masking tape onto a real live, gentle goat.


  3. Return to 4-H meat goat project page