Linear Appraisal Sign-up 2021

The Linear Appraisal sign ups closed for 2021 on April 15, 2021. 3 Things To Know About 2021 Sign-ups If you signed up in 2020 and had your $35 application fee held over for 2020 you WILL need to submit a new application, but no new application fee is required. If you received a refund […]

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 […]

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 LA SOP To Prepare for a linear session ADGA Linear Appraisal Recommended Checklist  

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 – […]

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 […]