Genetic scrapie resistance has been an important tool available to the sheep industry but not to goat industries—until recently. Learn which goats in your herd are most resistant to scrapie.
Here is the District Director primary elections early return tabulation report. This report reflects information taken directly from ballots and has not been tested for spelling errors, member number corrections, or nominee eligibility.
Advertisers in the American Dairy Goat Membership Directory reach approximately 18,000 targeted potential customers through directory recipients and thousands more through ADGA’s website. See Rates and Limitations 2018 ADGA Advertisers To support companies who advertise in American Dairy Goat Association publications, buy products or use services from the following companies and organizations. Advertisement Sizes and […]
Farmers over the age of 18 who raise food production animals are being asked to respond to this nationwide survey regarding the implementation of VFD regulation.
This code of ethics applies to the relationship between Show Committee members and Exhibitors to the Show Judge prior to the show.
ADGA currently has herd books for the following breeds of dairy goats: Alpine, LaMancha, Nigerian Dwarf, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, Sable and Toggenburg. For more detailed information on each breed, refer to the ADGA Guidebook. Alpine The Alpine Dairy Goat is also referred to as the French Alpine and registration papers for this dairy goat use both […]
General Information Domestic goats along with sheep are humankind’s oldest domesticated species dating back some 10,000 years. For thousands of years, goats have been used for their milk, meat, hair, and skins over much of the world. In the last century they have also gained popularity as pets, pack animals, brush control for fire reduction […]
The dairy goat’s popularity continues to increase rapidly as more people discover the dairy goat’s appeal, utility and productiveness. The female dairy goat is a doe; the male, a buck; the young, kids; and a castrated male, a wether. Their life span is eight to twelve years. Some of the basics to know about the […]
Bucks qualifying for the Young Sire Development Program have been posted for the first quarter of 2018. Go to the list!
Fewer than 150 people in the United States and Canada are currently licensed to judge shows sanctioned by the American Dairy Goat Association. To qualify for a license, applicants must attend a Pre-Judges Training Conference and then attend a Judge’s Training Conference (TC) and pass a series of four basic tests of proficiency. Don’t let […]
If you have an online account, Renew in Member Services to save time. For New Memberships please visit ADGA New Membership Options. Printable Membership Renewal Form Membership Renewal PDF (Print to mail, Fax or email) Renew Membership Online Now (2019 Membership Renewals will begin on September 2, 2018. Please allow up to a week for processing of your […]
An Historic Herd Name is bestowed upon those outstanding herds that have not simply “made a name” for themselves and bred some top-quality animals, but have contributed significantly in a number of specifically defined areas to a breed or breeds of dairy goats. How to nominate a Historic Herd Name? How to Start the Historic […]
Nomination Process and Qualifications The Board of Directors elects former ADGA Directors to the position of Director Emeritus for several reasons. One is to honor them for the long term positive contribution they have made as they served on the Board. The second is for the benefit they can give future Boards as they participate […]
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 | Organizations and Agencies General Dairy Goat Acronyms + – Good Plus […]
The American Dairy Goat Association Art Contest was held in Atlanta, Georgia during the ADGA Annual Meeting & Convention. Thank you to all who participated in submitting entries and congratulations to the winners!
Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, (VGL), is offering goat scrapie testing for two variants that are associated with classical scrapie resistance/susceptibility. They are offering it direct through the lab but are also providing it at a reduced price to ADGA members as part of ADGA’s contractual arrangement with VGL. Price information: New request: $25/sample ADGA Plus participant […]
The American Dairy Goat Association Goat Milk Bath & Body Care Products Competition was held in Atlanta, Georgia during the ADGA Annual Meeting & Convention. The competition was judged by Jessica Cudnik and Sandra Trice. Best in Show Creative | Best in Show Basic | Creative Bath Care Results | Basic Bath Care Results | […]
The ADGA Board of Directors recently approved a transitional policy to allow electronic ID (microchips) when the tattoo cannot be read but was applied. Here is a short guide to the new policy, including type, location and use examples. This policy is for all ADGA programs. The Board has also directed that this be looked […]
The American Dairy Goat Association Goat Milk Products Competition was held in Atlanta, Georgia during the ADGA Annual Meeting & Convention. The competition was judged by Gianaclis Caldwell and Tim Gaddis. Best in Show | Commercial Entry Results | Amateur Entry Results | Judges Best in Show Commercial Alys’s Eclipse, Ruggles Hill Creamery, Tricia Smith Reserve […]
Each year the American Dairy Goat Association awards thousands of dollars in scholarships for education and participation to its members. Scholarship eligibility is just one of the great benefits of being an ADGA Member. Convention Youth Scholarships are awarded based on answers to the following questions and criteria. Only one Convention Youth Scholarship from ADGA is […]