ADGA Linear Appraisal Program

Producing the ADGA Performance Pedigree!

Accurate performance records of production, visual trait assessments of type and pedigree are needed to develop a complete portrait of our individual animals in our herds.  This portrait is the ADGA Performance Pedigree.

Accumulating data on pedigree, production, type and auxiliary traits from as many animals and herds as possible provides for accurate genetic evaluations.

Genetic improvement is permanent and cumulative, so it is a sustainable and cost-effective method of directing and stabilizing dairy goat performance according to each breeder’s goals.   ADGA has a unique national agreement to provide evaluations.

Tools at ADGA

DHIR, Linear Appraisal, Sire Summaries, Performance Reports, USDA-AIPL developed genetic evaluations & DNA verification are a form of quality assurance for the selection of breeding animals.

2022 Linear Appraisal

The sign-up form was available to be submitted or postmarked no later than January 31, 2022. The sign-up for 2022 is now closed. Late applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2022 and require an additional $75.00 fee. Please contact the office for more information on late applications. If you would like to receive email updates about the Linear Appraisal program, subscribe here: https://go.adga.org/subscribe

2022 Linear Appraisal Program Updates can be found here: 2022 LA Program Updates

2022 Tentative LA Schedule For Priority Areas:

April – Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida

May- Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico

June – Oregon, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas

July- Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Delaware, Rhode Island, New Jersey

August – Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland

September – Areas that were scored in 2021 with preference given to herds that have not been scored in the past two years

Special ADGA Plus Notice

(Dec 08, 2020) Requirements to sign up for ADGA Plus 2021 will not include Linear Appraisal at this time.

FAQs

The ADGA linear appraisal system evaluates individual type traits that affect structural and  functional durability in order to take full advantage of the potential for genetic improvement through selection. ADGA’s linear system:

  • Evaluates each animal & trait individually
  • Evaluates each trait from one observed biological extreme to the other
  • Includes traits that have economic importance and are at a minimum, moderately heritable
  • Applied uniformly

The linear appraisal system includes 13 primary traits, one secondary trait, a research trait as well as structural categories scored by the appraiser to evaluate functional conformation on mature does and bucks.

Producers have the information to make a more accurate selection of breeding stock than ever before. Because of this, the responsibility and the opportunity for breed improvement are directly upon breeders.

The seedstock breeder, hobbyist & the commercial producer can all benefit from selecting stock based on fact; not just guesswork as the “eye” sees it.

2021 LA High Score Animals

Reg. #Doe NameAgeFinal ScoreOwnerBreeder
PA1741528
GCH KARA-KAHL PGW AKEBONO
6-04
94 EEEE
EMILY THOMPSON
EMILY THOMPSON
PA1898881
SG BEARLY JENERATOR ASTORIA
4-06
94 EEEE
TONY DE MELLO
BENJAMIN ANDREW RUPCHIS
AS1841464
SGCH TEMPO PASSA ETOILEE
4-05
94 EEEE
LAUREN L ACTON DVM
LAUREN L ACTON DVM
AA1604703
SGCH CHAIREIN NIMI BEIGNET
9-05
93 EEEE
TONY DE MELLO
TONY DE MELLO
AA1801219
SG CHAIREIN SEXY BAGUETTE
5-06
93 EEEE
TONY DE MELLO
TONY DE MELLO
AA1526438
SGCH CHAIREIN YANKEE HAZEL
11-06
93 EEEE
TONY DE MELLO
TONY DE MELLO
AA1782982
SGCH LACEY OAK ADDISON
5-05
93 EEEE
REBECCA KRACKER
REBECCA KRACKER
AA1694773
SGCH HAWK'S HILL FARM L. CHOBANI
7-03
93 EEEE
KATELYN MASSARONE
MATTHEW KELLEY
AA1723257
GCH OLENTANGY LANCE CADMIO
6-02
93 EEEE
MARK V BADEN
MARK V BADEN
AA1844687
SGCH OLENTANGY YUKON TELLINGLY
4-04
93 EEEE
MARK V BADEN
MARK V BADEN
AA1788208
SGCH REDWOOD HILLS KLEIN ROSETTA
6-05
93 EEEE
JENNIFER LYNN BICE
JENNIFER LYNN BICE
AA1872566
GCH SHINING-MOON JUSTINIA
4-04
93 EEEE
MICKI COLFAX
MICKI COLFAX
AA1596506
SGCH TEMPO AQUILA SKIPPIN` FREE
9-02
93 EEEE
LAUREN L ACTON DVM
LAUREN L ACTON DVM
PL1718368
SGCH KASTDEMUR'S VINTAGE
6-06
93 EEEE
KASTDEMUR'S DAIRY GOATS
KASTDEMUR'S DAIRY GOATS
PL2092414
M'S SAGEBRUSH TIA'M VISION
3-02
93 EEEE
MARSHALL LOSEY
MARSHALL LOSEY
AL1734318GCH GOAT-SAN CHOCOLATE MINT
6-05
93 EEEE
TRINITY & ANDREW MALMANIS
TRINITY & ANDREW MALMANIS
PL1795126
GCH GOAT-SAN NORTHERN LIGHTS
5-05
93 EEEE
TRINITY & ANDREW MALMANIS
TRINITY & ANDREW MALMANIS
PN1814234
SGCH CAPRINOROYALE FREESIA
6-03
93 EEEE
MICHAEL, LALO & MICHELLE CORDOVA
ERIC & KAREN TIPPIT
PN1973910
BLISSBERRY MD LOUISIANA
3-04
93 EEEE
SARA KOEHN-WALBERG
SARA KOEHN-WALBERG
PN1673528
SGCH BLISSBERRY RH VALLELUJAH
7-06
93 EEEE
SARA KOEHN-WALBERG
SARA KOEHN-WALBERG
PN1791027
SGCH BLISSBERRY RAIN OR SHINE
5-04
93 EEEE
SARA KOEHN-WALBERG
SARA KOEHN-WALBERG
PN1681889
SGCH WINGWOOD FARM LUCKY ALTIMA
7-05
93 EEEE
KAREN, FAUNA, TRINITY & WALTER SMITH
KAREN, FAUNA, TRINITY & WALTER SMITH
PN1700217
SGCH WOEST-HOEVE FB JELLIE
7-09
93 EEEE
SONIA THYSSEN
SONIA THYSSEN
AS2064399
BEARLY ELERYX BALESTRA
4-04
93 EEEE
BENJAMIN ANDREW RUPCHIS
BENJAMIN ANDREW RUPCHIS
AS1876757
SG SARTYR GANDALF TITANIA
4-05
93 EEEE
COMPANEROS DAIRY GOATS
STEPHEN CONSIDINE
AT1846034
GCH QUALITY-CREST COWBOY MAGGIE
4-06
93 EEEE
ABIGAIL LARSON
JEFFREY A KLEIN
AT1801872
SGCH ROWE'S ROMANO FURY
5-06
93 EEEE
JOAN DEAN ROWE DVM
JOAN DEAN ROWE DVM

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