Now retired ADGA linear appraiser, Elizabeth Henning, explains the Dairy Goat Body Condition Scoring system in the PDF and video.
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 […]
A copy of the current Linear Standard Operating Procedures can be found here. For more Linear Appraisal resources, see this page.
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
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 […]
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 – […]
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 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 […]
2019 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE – TRIPS ARE NOW FULL. CHECK with ADGA before applying. FIND A HOST HERD The optional Youngstock program has been suspended for 2019. The following dates are subject to change but hopefully as little as possible, as trips are planned, appraiser availability changes, and geographical areas are organized for sessions. There will also be […]