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  1. Goat Management
    I really want to start showing goats once I start my farm again, I'd drive the goats there, but I really don't want to be the one in the ring. Will the ADGA let me do this, and do y'all think $50 would be a good amount to pay someone to show my goats?
  2. Beginners Goat Raising
    Good afternoon everyone, I am having a heck of a time understanding the ADGA guide on tattooing my goats. I was assigned my tattoo GB57, which is all well and good, but then the guide talks about assigning tattoos based on year and birth order. I believe their example was M for 2020 and 1,2,3...
  3. Goat Management
    I want heavy, hardy and tall Nubian's. At least 250 lbs, 35 inches (withers), live with little to no worming and trimmings, make lovely milkers and also have excellent breed conformation. Once I get the "look" I want they'd probably be around 60-70% Nubian and 40-30% meat goat and then I would...
  4. Goat Management
    Would any ADGA members be willing to sign a NOA letter for three of my Nubian does? I do not have any members near me that could come evaluate them so I was thinking I send pictures to someone and have them mail the letters to me.
  5. Goat Management
    I have a doe registered with the MDGA (profile pic) but i have an ADGA registered buck. would their kid be register-able? If so, with who? The MDGA or the ADGA? If it is not possible, I am on the look out for a MDGA registered nigerian dwarf buck to rent to breed her. Do you know anybody in...
  6. Mini Mania
    Hi all! This is probably a silly question but I was curious and couldn't find the answer online. I was reading the ADGA's breed standards (http://adga.org/breed-standards/) for some breeds of goats (specifically Nigerian Dwarves since that is what I mainly have) and noticed it said, "..The face...
  7. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi again! I am trying to find a directory of all the herd names registered with the ADGA, so that I can choose one that is not already assigned. I am also trying to figure out what herd is assigned my does' tattoo (SLF8). A link or help would be greatly appreciated.
  8. Goat Frenzy
    Hi! I am new on here, at least new as a member, have been reading posts for awhile. I need some assistance in tattooing ADGA kids. I get the general 'gist' and have read the ADGA link on tattooing but it still doesn't make sense to me. For whatever reason, lol. So I was assigned a three...
  9. Show Circuit
    Hey, looking into the ADGA shows on thier website, there's not a single one in VA. Is it not updated? I know they are missing at least 1 show on their site because there is a buck show an Ameila county in a few weeks that is adga sancitioned, and I can think of a few others that were in...
  10. Show Circuit
    I have two junior girls, one born 4-5-18, the other born 4-24-18, that I’d like to show, however I can only show one goat at a time. Is it possible to “lease” out one of the doelings to someone else to show them at the same time? I’m the only name on my ADGA account and, since I’m a youth...
  11. The Chatter Box
    So I'm seriously considering becoming a member of ADGA and I need a herd name, It was going to be Willow Creek but I feel that I need/want something shorter. I want something peaceful but also something that is going to catch peoples attention. Ideas?
  12. Goat Management
    Hey, all! Back in 2012 when we started, my mom and I both had ADGA memberships. Mine was a junior membership, and I could use her herd name and tattoo numbers. Now that I'm a regular member I've been told by ADGA that I can still use her herd name and tattoo numbers, which is awesome. But I...
  13. Dairy Diaries
    So I have a funny AI story. I raise boer and bought my semen tank from a lady who also raised boer and had a few unmarked canes left. 4 months ago I used one of the straws and it turned out to be an ADGA registered buck. I think its a nubian? The lady I bought it from had no clue. I was...
  14. Introductions
    I thought I should introduce myself but I also have some questions I was hoping others might help me answer. My family and I have 32 acres of property in Northeastern PA that we plan to turn into a homestead. We wanted to get goats for the purposes of milk, cheese, and soap primarily, use what...
  15. Goat Frenzy
    I am wondering how much I should sell my bred oberhasli does for? They will produce about 2 gallons a day at peak and aren't terrible show goats. I am located in northern California in a pretty urban area. What is your usual price for selling pregnant registered goats?
  16. Dairy Diaries
    I understand what it means for a goat to be polled and what it leads to but what does it mean for a goat to be black? If a goat is polled and black is that a bad thing? :think:
  17. Show Circuit
    I am a new 4H member with ADGA reg. Oberhasli's.:new here: I have two bucklings that I cannot keep. I will be trading one for a doeling and one I will be selling (I have already gotten a deposit). I heard from a 4Her that it would be illegal to sell the bucklings because I am not a breeder...
  18. Goat Frenzy
    Hey Moms, Dads, Grandmas, Grandpas, Aunts, Uncles, do you know someone interested in goats? It is that time again! We are pleased to present our third annual Oberhasli kid drawing! This drawing is open to ALL ages (parents can enter kids as well). Entry is free. Limit one entry per person. These...
  19. Goat Frenzy
    I heard something about unregistered does that qualify for a * with Dairy Herd Improvement milk testing may be approved to register with Native on Performance. Does anyone know anything about this information / process?
  20. Dairy Diaries
    I have a 1/2 LaMancha mix doe that I'm interested in registering with NOA. Are there any ADGA members (or non-members) that are familiar with the breed standards and LaManchas that could give their opinion? Thanks. I'm not very familiar with the ADGA and the options for registering... even...
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