Dairy goats are usually seasonal breeders. Most breeding occurs in late summer through early winter. The goat has an 18-21 day estrus cycle or “season.” The doe’s “season” lasts from a few hours to two or three days. The gestation period is five months. Twins are common, but single or triplet births are not rare. […]
With over 20,000 members, the ADGA Membership Directory represents the largest dairy goat publication. See this page for advertising sizes, rates and limitations.
Each year ADGA recognizes the top ten producing does in each breed from the prior year’s completed lactation records. See this page for a PDF of each year’s breed leaders.
What records are used (or not used) for production evaluations? A variety of necessary data components that contribute to this information. Information stored in the goat test day database includes: Doe ID information & Control/Index number Kidding date Herd code Lactation number, lactation termination information Days in milk (DIM) and days open Number of test […]
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 […]
This report is from an independent CPA who has followed the agreed-upon procedures for tabulating ballots as specified in the current ADGA Guidebook.
The ownership of a dairy goat is considered to be the one who owns it on the registration papers. Registration must be transferred to the new owner to transfer ownership.
The August release is being completed and the ADGA registered does earning this status can be viewed at Elite Status
This early return tabulation report reflects information taken directly from ballots and has not been tested for spelling errors, member number corrections, or nominee eligibility.
During recent years there have been two ADGA Judges Training Conferences annually. This is information about the training available during the summer. Annual Convention is when the other TC generally occurs.
Don’t let the cost of the training keep you from considering becoming a licensed ADGA judge. There are funds available to cover the training conference fee to successful applicants.
The current rates for services offered such as membership, dairy goat registration, transfers, performance programs and supplies.
Six beautiful paintings by artist Regina Stahl Briskey are displayed in the office of the American Dairy Goat Association in Spindale, North Carolina. There are just 25 signed and numbered canvas artist’s proofs of each. Only 175 signed and numbered prints exist of the Saanen, Toggenburg and Oberhasli breed paintings. There are 275 prints of […]
The production and type evaluations have been released by ADGA along with the official CDCB release on December 4th. The files have been uploaded to adgagenetics.org. ADGA information has been updated and the Elite Buck and Doe lists are available. Superior Genetics awards have been applied!
Bucks qualifying for the Young Sire Development Program have been posted for the 1st through 3rd quarters of 2018. Go to the list!
This is the final results of the ADGA General Election 2018. Thank you for your participation in ADGA through your participation!
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.
The verified election results are now in for the 2018 American Dairy Goat Association District Director Primary.
Advertisers in the American Dairy Goat Membership Directory reach approximately 20,000 targeted potential customers through directory recipients and thousands more through ADGA’s website. For more information about advertising with ADGA see Advertising To Dairy Goat Owners 2018 ADGA Advertisers To support companies who advertise in American Dairy Goat Association publications, buy products or use services […]
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.