Goats compete for top honors at State Fair

Local - 8/15/2014 5:48 PM by Karen Franklin
FAIRLEA - Canines compete to be top dog, but in West Virginia, things are done a little differently.  

Hillbilly Heaven Flower is a 2-year-old Nubian goat who will compete in Friday's show.

She and others will be judged by their body conformation, which includes their utters, legs, chest size and stomach barrel. 

Hillbilly Heaven Flower is one of nine goats that comes from Hillbilly Heaven Farm in Bridgeport. 

It started in 1997, and owners now make 13 soap and lotions fragrances from goat milk. 

Everett Sigley is happy to show his Nubian goats to young kids in hopes that they'll learn to care for livestock. 
 
"That's what it's all about," Sigley told WOAY. "The young generation. If they don't learn anything about animals, the old timers are going to die off, and there won't be anyone to raise them."

Hillbilly Heaven Farm sits on 10 acres. The goats are bred solely for their milk and come in every color. 

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