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 […]
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! Breed Designation Codes | General Acronyms | Organizations and Agencies Breed Designation Codes […]
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.
ADGA Expense Guide 2015
This information is provided as a guideline/faq to members and other interested persons using artificial insemination in an ADGA breeding program. These requirements will be of interest to: Purchasers of frozen semen Breeders using artificial insemination practices Marketers of frozen semen Semen processors It is the responsibility of anyone planning to register ADGA dairy goats […]
All dairy goats must be tattooed before they can be accepted for registry or recordation in the herd books of the American Dairy Goat Association. It is strongly recommended that all breeds be tattooed in the ears, except the LaMancha which should be tattooed in the tail web. A maximum of four letters and/or numerals […]
The following instructions are to be used while filling out the ADGA Registration or Recordation Application. If you are not already familiar with the Application, you may wish to print this information page to assist you. The paper Application allows for text entry where applicable, while providing drop down lists and check boxes to assist […]
Success in securing a lasting tattoo mark depends entirely upon the operator. A few simple rules must be observed: Halter or muzzle the animal, if necessary. Cleanse the area to be tattooed with alcohol to remove dirt, grease, and wax. Insert the correct symbols in the pliers and press the thin rubber sponge pad down […]