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. […]
Bucks qualifying for the Young Sire Development Program have been posted for the 1st through 3rd quarters of 2018. Go to the list!
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 […]
The Breed Leader (aka Top Ten) list has been released. Click HERE for current Breed Leader list. The web listing will always have the most current listing.
This is the final results of the ADGA General Election 2018. Thank you for your participation in ADGA through your participation!
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!
The August release has been completed and the ADGA registered does earning this status can be viewed at ELITE STATUS
Genetic scrapie resistance has been an important tool available to the sheep industry but not to goat industries—until recently. Learn which goats in your herd are most resistant to scrapie.
Here is the District Director primary elections early return tabulation report. This report reflects information taken directly from ballots and has not been tested for spelling errors, member number corrections, or nominee eligibility.
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 […]
Farmers over the age of 18 who raise food production animals are being asked to respond to this nationwide survey regarding the implementation of VFD regulation.
This code of ethics applies to the relationship between Show Committee members and Exhibitors to the Show Judge prior to the show.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Fewer than 150 people in the United States and Canada are currently licensed to judge shows sanctioned by the American Dairy Goat Association. To qualify for a license, applicants must attend a Pre-Judges Training Conference and then attend a Judge’s Training Conference (TC) and pass a series of four basic tests of proficiency. Don’t let […]
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 […]
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 […]
Nomination Process and Qualifications The Board of Directors elects former ADGA Directors to the position of Director Emeritus for several reasons. One is to honor them for the long term positive contribution they have made as they served on the Board. The second is for the benefit they can give future Boards as they participate […]
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 […]