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 […]
ADGA Plus Information
ADGA Plus is a group of premium Performance Program services in addition to annual membership that are bundled into one lower rate.
Body Condition Scoring
Now retired ADGA linear appraiser, Elizabeth Henning, explains the Dairy Goat Body Condition Scoring system in the PDF and video.
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 […]
Performance Programs Related Forms
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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
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 […]
Breeding By the Numbers
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.