While we are committed to the future of the Linear Appraisal Program, it is still too early to know with any certainty what 2021 will hold considering the continued Covid-19 pandemic. ADGA is currently addressing what would be needed to be able to have this important program while keeping both our appraisers, and our members, […]
This is how ADGA Linear Appraisers are trained and the benefits they receive for their valued work.
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.
ADGA Plus is a group of premium Performance Program services in addition to annual membership that are bundled into one lower rate.
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.
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 […]
Now retired ADGA linear appraiser, Elizabeth Henning, explains the Dairy Goat Body Condition Scoring system in the PDF and video.
ENTERING YOUR HERD IN THE ADGA DHIR PROGRAM Note: Search Knowledgebase for additional related articles. ADGA DHIR (Dairy Herd Improvement Registry) is a registry involvement with the Dairy Herd Improvement program. The DHI program is a system of statistically measuring a 305 day lactation by obtaining monthly milk weights and sampling the milk for components. […]
Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, (VGL), is offering goat scrapie testing for two variants that are associated with classical scrapie resistance/susceptibility. They are offering it direct through the lab but are also providing it at a reduced price to ADGA members as part of ADGA’s contractual arrangement with VGL. Price information: New request: $25/sample ADGA Plus participant […]
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 […]
A copy of the current Linear Standard Operating Procedures can be found here. For more Linear Appraisal resources, see this page.
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 […]
Go here to complete an application for Official Milking competition.
PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS FORMS Please see complete list under the Forms link. DHIR Enrollment DHIR Renewal List of Affiliates Verification Test Form ADGA_Height_form LA Eastern Region Map LA Western Region Map Linear Appraisal Schedule ADGA Plus Information One Day Milk Test
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 LA SOP To Prepare for a linear session ADGA Linear Appraisal Recommended Checklist
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 […]
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 – […]
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR DAIRY GOAT PRODUCTION TESTING Note: Search Knowledgebase or view categories for additional related articles. Effective January 1, 2015 SOP for Dairy Goat Production Testing Specific to Dairy Goats as a supplement to the NDHIA Uniform Operating Procedures
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 […]
By learning to use Predicted Transmitting Abilities (PTAs) you can effectively plan breedings to improve specific traits in a dairy goat’s progeny. Learn how this works and how you can begin using this valuable information.