Steps for ADGA DHIR

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. […]

Annual Convention Youth Scholarship Recipients

Each year the American Dairy Goat Association awards thousands of dollars in scholarships for education and participation to its members. Scholarship eligibility is just one of the great benefits of being an ADGA Member. Convention Youth Scholarships are awarded based on answers to the following questions and criteria. Only one Convention Youth Scholarship from ADGA is […]

August 2018 Genetic Evaluations

The production evaluation has been released by ADGA although the official CDCB release will be August 7th.  The files have been uploaded to adgagenetics.org.  ADGA information has been updated and the Elite Buck and Doe lists are available.   Superior Genetics will be run over the weekend!

Advertisers in the ADGA Membership Directory

Advertisers in the American Dairy Goat Membership Directory reach approximately 18,000 targeted potential customers through directory recipients and thousands more through ADGA’s website. See Rates and Limitations 2018 ADGA Advertisers To support companies who advertise in American Dairy Goat Association publications, buy products or use services from the following companies and organizations. Advertisement Sizes and […]

ADGA Breed Standards

ADGA currently has herd books for the following breeds of dairy goats:  Alpine, LaMancha, Nigerian Dwarf, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, Sable and Toggenburg. For more detailed information on each breed, refer to the ADGA Guidebook. Alpine The Alpine Dairy Goat is also referred to as the French Alpine and registration papers for this dairy goat use both […]

About Dairy Goats

General Information Domestic goats along with sheep are humankind’s oldest domesticated species dating back some 10,000 years. For thousands of years, goats have been used for their milk, meat, hair, and skins over much of the world. In the last century they have also gained  popularity as pets, pack animals, brush control for fire reduction […]

Care and Management of Dairy Goats

The dairy goat’s popularity continues to increase rapidly as more people discover the dairy goat’s appeal, utility and productiveness. The female dairy goat is a doe; the male, a buck; the young, kids; and a castrated male, a wether. Their life span is eight to twelve years. Some of the basics to know about the […]

Membership Renewal

If you have an online account, Renew in Member Services to save time. For New Memberships please visit ADGA New Membership Options. Printable Membership Renewal Form Membership Renewal PDF (Print to mail, Fax or email) Renew Membership Online Now (2019 Membership Renewals will begin on September 2, 2018. Please allow up to a week for processing of your […]

Historic Herd Name Nomination Process

An Historic Herd Name is bestowed upon those outstanding herds that have not simply “made a name” for themselves and bred some top-quality animals, but have contributed significantly in a number of specifically defined areas to a breed or breeds of dairy goats. How to nominate a Historic Herd Name? How to Start the Historic […]

Frequently Used Dairy Goat Acronyms

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! General | Organizations and Agencies  General Dairy Goat Acronyms + – Good Plus […]