While Annual Convention events are cancelled, the Annual Board of Directors Meeting is still being held.
The verified election results are now in for the American Dairy Goat Association District Director Primary. Candidates below marked with an asterisk (*) next to their Membership Number are those who have accepted the nomination and will appear on the ADGA General Election ballots. To learn more about ADGA Election Procedures, consult your ADGA Guidebook or view this […]
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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.
The following resources are presented by the ADGA Dairy Goat Well-being Task Force to assist farms and animal owners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of you are wondering about ADGA Performance Programs participation at this time. Hopefully, this will help with the current status as well as provide some ideas to help get through this difficult time. Linear Appraisal: Our linear sessions for April, May and most of June have been cancelled, and we will assess as we […]
ADGA regrets to announce that the 2020 ADGA National Show for June 20-27, 2020 in Grand Island, Nebraska is being cancelled. Considerations include uncertainties and safety.
To better serve you and accommodate our reduced workforce, hours of assistance by phone have been temporarily modified.
The ADGA office is still available to help with a temporarily reduced staff. Online Services are also available to those with an account.
In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 ADGA show season may face some unique challenges. Here is what show committees, judges and exhibitors need to know.
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.
With over 20,000 members, the ADGA Membership Directory represents the largest dairy goat publication. See this page for advertising sizes, rates and limitations.
The tasks of raising dairy goats is a year round effort. What to do and when to do it? Here’s a year round guide written by Mary Blankevoort, DVM, to help you… Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter Spring Prepare for Kidding Have kidding area cleaned and bedded with fresh straw several days before the doe’s due […]
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. […]
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