Seeing a dairy goat ‘ by the numbers’

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 […]

Linear Appraisal Resources

Note:  Search Knowledgebase for additional related articles. To download Linear Applications, go to the ADGA Forms page. For a description of the linear program, the linear and structural traits, final category information and miscellaneous codes: Linear Appraisal Booklet (the “Blue Book”) LA_BOOKLET For a description of the linear program with regard to training, field practices, and […]

Forms

You can find number of online forms and downloadable pdf formats on ADGA.org.  See the menu link for Forms for complete list or search for specific topics. General Forms AI Memo – pdf Service Memo – pdf Registration Application – pdf Certificate of Identification Application – pdf Tattoo Revision Request Online Web Form   Tattoo Revision Request – […]

Steps to Genetic Success with Dairy Goats

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 […]

ADGA Plus Information

The PEDIGREE MAKER! See 2018 to date List    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 to test, it is your choice of […]

Linear Appraisal Schedule

2018 SCHEDULE – Almost all trips are full, contact office for information as to any availability in the schedule. FIND A HOST HERD (available starting 12-11) The optional Youngstock program has been suspended for 2018. The following dates are subject to change but hopefully as little as possible, as trips are planned, appraiser availability changes, and […]