Production Evaluations – what records are used?

Note:  Search Knowledgebase for additional related articles. What records are used (or not used) for production evaluations?  A variety of necessary data components that contribute to this information. Information stored in the goat test day database includes: Doe ID information & Control/Index number Kidding date Herd code Lactation number, lactation termination information Days in milk […]

Dairy Goat Frequently Used 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 + – Good Plus (Linear) +B  – Plus Buck earned from […]

How to Transfer a Dairy Goat

If you are selling an unregistered animal, you should give the purchaser a bill of sale. Bill of Sale Pads (50 forms) are available from the ADGA office. If you sell an animal and wish to register and transfer it at the same time, simply complete item 12 on the ADGA registration application, which is […]

Instructions for Registering a Dairy Goat

The following instructions are to be used while filling out the ADGA Registration or Recordation Application. If you are not already familiar with the Application, you may wish to print this information page to assist you. The paper Application allows for text entry where applicable, while providing drop down lists and check boxes to assist […]

How to Tattoo a Dairy Goat

Success in securing a lasting tattoo mark depends entirely upon the operator. A few simple rules must be observed: Halter or muzzle the animal, if necessary. Cleanse the area to be tattooed with alcohol to remove dirt, grease, and wax. Insert the correct symbols in the pliers and press the thin rubber sponge pad down […]