ADGA’s linear appraisal program evaluates individual type traits that affect structural and functional durability. This allows users of the program to take full advantage of the potential for genetic improvement through selective breeding. The program provides the framework for a uniform accurate record system that can be used in: Making farm management decisions Educational programs […]
PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS FORMS Please see complete list under the Forms link. DHIR Enrollment DHIR Renewal List of Affiliates Verification Test Form ADGA_Height_form LA Eastern Region Map LA Western Region Map Linear Appraisal Schedule ADGA Plus Information One Day Milk Test
Authors: Elizabeth Henning and Lisa Shepard In mid-February 2014, Lisa Shepard (ADGA Performance Programs Coordinator) and I, as chair of ADGA’s Genetic Advancement Committee, attended the conference – Advancing Dairy Cattle Genetics: Genomics and Beyond. One of our goals in attending was to see where the dairy cattle industry stands in using genetic information, and […]
Author: Elizabeth Henning, Chair ADGA Genetic Advancement Committee This article will focus on the steps a breeder needs to take to obtain the genetic information on his/her own goats that will enable use of the numbers to make genetic progress. Two terms used in genetics that are important to understand are “phenotype” and “genotype.” Put […]
By learning to use Predicted Transmitting Abilities (PTAs) you can effectively plan breedings to improve specific traits in a dairy goat’s progeny. Learn how this works and how you can begin using this valuable information.
The PEDIGREE MAKER! See 2019 to date List 2020 will be posted in January. DHIR, LINEAR APPRAISAL AND DNA MARKER TESTING IN ONE PACKAGE! Access enrollment forms here, scroll down to the performance programs section. The DHIR form has the ADGAPlus add-on. Includes 3 pre-paid DNA marker tests at a reduced rate (when you are ready […]
ADGA Genetics is a website developed by Gene Dershewitz in cooperation with ADGA. Below are some tools provided on that site. You will be leaving ADGA’s website when you go to ADGA Genetics Website . Production Search through Predicted Transmitting Ability (PTA) data modeled by CDCB from years of DHI production test records for dairy goats. Want […]