ADGA currently has herd books for the following breeds; Alpine,  LaMancha, Nigerian Dwarf, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, Sable and Toggenburg.

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Breed Standards Print E-mail

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, look here...

Last Updated ( Monday, 20 December 2010 14:32 )
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Instructions for Registering a Dairy Goat Print E-mail

The following instructions are to be used while filling out the ADGA Registration or Recordation Application. If you are not already familiar with the Application, you may wish to print this information page to assist you.

Last Updated ( Friday, 22 February 2013 11:46 )
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ADGA Tattoo Policy & How to Tattoo a Dairy Goat Print E-mail

All dairy goats must be tattooed before they can be accepted for registry or recordation in the herd books of the American Dairy Goat Association.

It is strongly recommended that all breeds be tattooed in the ears, except the LaMancha which should be tattooed in the tail web. A maximum of four letters and/or numerals are allowed for your assigned tattoo. However, no tattoos will be assigned utilizing one letter followed by a number(s), e.g., K2, D347.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 October 2010 14:55 )
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How to Transfer a Dairy Goat PDF Print E-mail

If you are selling an unregistered animal, you should give the purchaser a bill of sale. Bill of Sale Pads (50 forms) are available from the ADGA office. If you sell an animal and wish to register and transfer it at the same time, simply complete item 12 on the ADGA registration application, which is a legal transfer form. Registration applications are available from the ADGA office free of charge.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 October 2010 15:05 )
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Registering and Parentage for ADGA herd books Print E-mail

It has come to my attention that some persons who register or record their dairy goats with the American Dairy Goat Association are doing so incorrectly. While I was traveling this year doing Linear Appraisal, several persons told me that they thought it was acceptable to record animals with some genetics from Pygmy, Dwarf, Boer or other types of goats. They thought if they wrote “Unknown” for either or both parents on the application for registry or recordation, that it was acceptable.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 12 October 2010 13:38 )
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Summary of Artificial Insemination Requirements Print E-mail

This information is provided as a guideline to members and other interested persons using artificial insemination in an ADGA breeding program. These requirements will be of interest to:

Last Updated ( Monday, 05 April 2010 10:44 )
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Registration Information for Nigerian Breeders Print E-mail

 Joining ADGA: Many of you are already members of the American Dairy Goat Association as well as the American Goat Society and/or the Canadian Goat Society. We would suggest that those of you who are not members of ADGA, consider joining.  New Member Application. This will get you several things. You will establish your Herd name and tattoo sequence. I will cover both of these items in separate paragraphs. You will also get a copy of the ADGA Guidebook with all of the Rules of Registration and other necessary information. This should answer most of the questions you have. You can also purchase the Guidebook directly from ADGA without becoming a member.

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 December 2011 11:20 )
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Registration Information for Sable Breeders Print E-mail

 

The Purebred Sable herd book

Sire and Dam are both Purebred Saanen and the animal meets Sable breed standard.

Sire and Dam are both Purebred Sable and the animal meets Sable breed standard.

Sire and Dam are a combination of Purebred Sable and Purebred Saanen and the animal meets Sable breed standard.

Last Updated ( Monday, 08 November 2010 15:27 )
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