ADGA Recognized Breeds

ADGA currently has herd books for the following breeds of dairy goats:  Alpine, LaMancha, Nigerian Dwarf, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, Sable and Toggenburg. For more detailed information on each breed, refer to the ADGA Guidebook. Alpine The Alpine Dairy Goat is also referred to as the French Alpine and registration papers for this dairy goat use both […]

About Dairy Goats

General Information Domestic goats along with sheep are humankind’s oldest domesticated species dating back some 10,000 years. For thousands of years, goats have been used for their milk, meat, hair, and skins over much of the world. In the last century they have also gained  popularity as pets, pack animals, brush control for fire reduction […]

Care and Management of Dairy Goats

The dairy goat’s popularity continues to increase rapidly as more people discover the dairy goat’s appeal, utility and productiveness. The female dairy goat is a doe; the male, a buck; the young, kids; and a castrated male, a wether. Their life span is eight to twelve years. Some of the basics to know about the […]

Membership Renewal

If you have an online account, Renew in Member Services to save time. For New Memberships please visit ADGA New Membership Options. Printable Membership Renewal Form Membership Renewal PDF (Print to mail, Fax or email) Renew Membership Online Now (2019 Membership Renewals will begin on September 2, 2018. Please allow up to a week for processing of your […]

Historic Herd Name Nomination Process

An Historic Herd Name is bestowed upon those outstanding herds that have not simply “made a name” for themselves and bred some top-quality animals, but have contributed significantly in a number of specifically defined areas to a breed or breeds of dairy goats. How to nominate a Historic Herd Name? How to Start the Historic […]

Frequently Used Dairy Goat Acronyms

Dairy goat owners use a lot of acronyms!  Below are some of those that are frequently heard at dairy goat shows and other dairy goat events or seen on registration papers and performance pedigrees.  Do you have suggestions for acronym additions?  Let us know! General | Organizations and Agencies  General Dairy Goat Acronyms + – Good Plus […]

New Test Offering at VGL

Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, (VGL), is offering goat scrapie testing for two variants that are associated with classical scrapie resistance/susceptibility.  They are offering it direct through the lab but are also providing it at a reduced price to ADGA members as part of ADGA’s contractual arrangement with VGL. Price information: New request: $25/sample ADGA Plus participant […]

2017 ADGA Goat Milk Products Competition Results

The American Dairy Goat Association Goat Milk Products Competition was held in Atlanta, Georgia during the ADGA Annual Meeting & Convention. The competition was judged by Gianaclis Caldwell and Tim Gaddis. Best in Show |  Commercial Entry Results | Amateur Entry Results | Judges Best in Show Commercial Alys’s Eclipse, Ruggles Hill Creamery, Tricia Smith Reserve […]

2017 Convention Youth Scholarship Recipients

Each year the American Dairy Goat Association awards thousands of dollars in scholarships for education and participation to its members. Scholarship eligibility is just one of the great benefits of being an ADGA Member. Convention Youth Scholarships are awarded based on answers to the following questions and criteria. Only one Convention Youth Scholarship from ADGA is […]

2017 Breed Leader List

The ADGA Breed Leader list based on 2016 lactations has been released.  Congratulations to all does that made the list along with their owners & breeders and to everyone who takes the time & effort to participate in production testing! Go to current list!  TTv 63  This will always have the most current information. 2016: TTv 62 […]