While we are committed to the future of the Linear Appraisal Program, it is still too early to know with any certainty what 2021 will hold considering the continued Covid-19 pandemic. ADGA is currently addressing what would be needed to be able to have this important program while keeping both our appraisers, and our members, […]
This is how ADGA Linear Appraisers are trained and the benefits they receive for their valued work.
ADGA Plus is a group of premium Performance Program services in addition to annual membership that are bundled into one lower rate.
ADGA Executive Committee working with ADGA Management has made the difficult decision regarding Linear Appraisal. We are looking forward to the return of full operations in 2021.
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 with regard to training, field practices, and data collection: Current Linear Standard Operating Procedures LA SOP To Prepare for a linear session ADGA Linear Appraisal Recommended Checklist
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.