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 […]

Genetics for the future: Lessons from the dairy cattle industry?

Authors: Elizabeth Henning and Lisa Shepard In mid-February 2014, Lisa Shepard (ADGA Performance Programs Coordinator) and I, as chair of ADGA’s Genetic Advancement Committee,  attended the conference – Advancing Dairy Cattle Genetics: Genomics and Beyond.   One of our goals in attending was to see where the dairy cattle industry stands in using genetic information, and […]

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 […]

Breeding By the Numbers

Author:  Mark V. Baden, ADGA Genetic Advancement Committee Member “A beautiful oil painting the first time you try” was the claim of the Craft Master paint-kits when first marketed in 1950. Commonly termed, Paint by Number Kits, are boards on which light colored lines indicate areas to paint, each area having a number and a […]

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 […]

ADGA Genetics Website

ADGA Genetics is a website developed by Gene Dershewitz in cooperation with ADGA. Below  are some tools provided on that site. You will be leaving ADGA’s website when you go to ADGA Genetics Website . Production Search through Predicted Transmitting Ability (PTA) data modeled by CDCB from years of DHI production test records for dairy goats. Want […]