National Goat Event 2016

For the first time ever in the Netherlands, you have the opportunity to get to know all aspects of goat keeping and goat farming in one large hall.
The Goat Event 2016 offers many news, practical tips, ideas and novelties for professionals and goat fans. The Event comprises the Great National Goatbreedshow, an exhibition and a symposium. We hope to welcome 1,000 visitors.

National Breedshow

For more than 10 years the Foundation of the National Goat Inspection organizes the Great National Breedshow every year. The following Dutch goat breeds will be present: Dutch White goat, Toggenburger goat, Bonte goat, Nubian goat and Dutch Boer goat.
Also registered dairy goats, kept on goat farms, are tested. The Toggenburger goat and the Bonte goat are rare animal breeds. The Dutch Boer goat is a meat breed, the other breeds are mainly dairy breeds.
For every breed, a champion lamb and a champion adult goat is elected. In the finale, the national champion of the day, both lamb and adult goat, is honored.


The expo is an informational exhibition in a relaxed atmosphere, where about 40 exhibitors show their products, services and knowledge. There will be feed for goats, milking machines or for example, powdered milk for the young lambs. Also, you can taste several goat products like cheese and meat. The exhibition focuses on the professional goat farmers, but also provides information for hobby-goat keepers and interested goat fans.
Exhibitors gain information by Liane Angelino. You can contact her by phone (+ 31 317 465 679) or e-mail:


The Dutch Dairy Goat Association organizes a symposium for professional goat farmers and people working in the goat industry. The theme of the symposium is a sustainable dairy goat sector. There are several lectures and workshops that will give you a different perspective on the dairy goat husbandry. You will get tips and tricks that you immediately can administer at home. The National Goat Event 2016 also provides a unique networking opportunity where goat farmers from the Netherlands and surrounding countries can meet.

Practical information
Location: IJsselhallen Zwolle
Address: Rieteweg 4, 8011 AB Zwolle, Netherlands
Time: Saturday, September 10th 9:30 to 17:00 pm