Hello to all! I am looking at having Linear Appraisal done in 2010 on my Nigis and my Nubians. I just talked with ADGA and they have not got the applications out for the 2010 year, but I thought that I would put this up - I am willing to "host" the linear appraisal at my ranch if anyone else would like to participate. The reason that I say this, is for a "stop" it is 225.00 and then you pay per goat approximately 8.00 give or take for appraisal. I personally have 20 + goats roughly and I know that there are some breeders or owners that would like to have the appraisal done also, but to have them "stop" at your farm is not a thing that you would want to pay for.... on top of the appraisal itself. When talking to ADGA she told me that the appraisor can do about 8 goats an hour and if need be, can stay for however many days it takes to get through all the animals. so here is what I propose... depending on how many others would like to go in on it - we can share the cost of the "stop", either break down the cost per animal and only pay a "share" for each animal or divided up evenly between the farms that participate. each farm pays their own appraisal fees and application fees. (application fee has to be paid at time of app and I will put the packet together and turn it in - as reccommended by ADGA) There is plenty of room for trailors, temp fencing to go up, water, my house for potty breaks, and depending on the time of year we can BBQ food and what not also!!! Let me know what you all think and if you might be interested!!!