Procedures for Linear Appraisal Evaluations

The complete Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Linear Appraisal Evaluations is available in PDF Format. The document includes a program summary, guidelines for appraisers as well as herd owners and scoring details. Information may also be included related to past and future Linear Appraisal Education Program sessions. ADGA Linear Appraisal Standard Operating Procedures PDF More […]

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 […]

Youth DHIR Honor Roll

Youth under the ages of 21 with standard breed does on test producing 3000 lb.  Milk or 100 lb. Butterfat or 90 lb.  Protein in 305 days or less or miniature breed does producing 1200 lb.  Milk 42 lb. Butterfat or 36 lb. Protein, in 305 days or less may apply for recognition on the Youth […]

Linear Appraisal Resources

Note:  Search Knowledgebase for additional related articles. To download Linear Applications, go to the ADGA Forms page. For a description of the linear program with regard to training, field practices, and data collection: Current Linear Standard Operating Procedures  2022 LA SOP To Prepare for a linear session ADGA Linear Appraisal Recommended Checklist  

Genetic Award Programs

From ADGA Bylaws, Article XX.  Genetics Awards Program A special designation known as “Superior Genetics” will be awarded for qualifying animals, both bucks and does.  This award will be stored permanently by year in the ADGA database in addition to, and in the same manner as “CH” and “GCH” designations are currently stored. This prefix […]

Forms

You can find number of online forms and downloadable pdf formats on ADGA.org.  See the menu link for Forms for complete list or search for specific topics. General Forms AI Memo – pdf Service Memo – pdf  Registration Application PDF Certificate of Identification Application – pdf Tattoo Revision Request Online Web Form   Tattoo Revision Request – pdf […]

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 […]