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  • We are currently processing work received on August 25, 2022.

  • DNA Processing: UC Davis' average processing time is 23 business days.

  • All questions, concerns, and requests for work must be directed to Please describe the situation in detail and include your first and last name and ABGA member number when communicating with the ABGA office by mail, email, or phone.

  • If a goat was bought on a paper application, the new owner of the animal is responsible for paying the registration fee and the transfer fee.

  • We do not keep credit card information on file. Please have your ABGA member number and credit card information on file when calling to complete your payment with the ABGA office.

  • If you submit a Live Coverage Service memo for a failed or pending registration, please attach the matching Request for More Information (RFI) form or a written statement and the original work order number


  • Please use updated forms when submitting work to the ABGA office. All ABGA forms are available on our website, including Membership Renewal Forms, Agent Authorization Forms, Transfer Applications, Live Coverage Service Memos, and many others.

  • The use of correction fluid (White Out) or any other medium invalidates ABGA Certificates of Registration. This includes transfer information written on the reverse side. The seller must "correct" mistakes in the Transfer portion (back) of a Certificate with a single line drawn through the mistake and the seller's initials.

  • ABGA members cannot transfer animals to non-members through Online Live. Transfer Applications to non-members must be completed in full and mailed or emailed ( directly to the ABGA office.

  • When registering progeny of commercial animals through Online Live, be sure to note "BOERX or "OTHER" under the Dam Registration Number. Commercials bucks are noted as "UBUCK".


As a member of the American Boer Goat Association (ABGA), you have an opportunity to serve this organization and let your voice be heard by serving on one of 10 committees.

If you are still interested in serving on an ABGA committee, please reach out to the ABGA Director(s) leading that committee.

Bylaws/Rules/Regulations Committee: Kim Morgan

Finance Committee: Sam Knott, Troy Veal

DNA/Weight Carcass Class Committee: David Carwell

Breed Standards Committee: Lane Reigle, Troy Veal

Member Education & Relations Committee: Lean Maertens, Susan Burner

Marketing & Member Benefit Program Committee: Gage Taylor, Maddie Clemens

Youth & Regional Shows Committee: Kevin Richmond, Amy Scharmer

Judges Committee: Kathy Daves-Carr, Kevin Richmond

Sanctioned Shows Committee: Mike Reis, Amy Scharmer

National Show Committee: Katherine Klug


You can submit Certificates of Registration to the ABGA office digitally (using 'SUBMIT WORK' or or by regular mail. If you submit a Certificate to the ABGA office digitally, you are not required to return that voided Certificate by mail.

The discounted Online Live rates do not apply when work is submitted via "SUBMIT WORK" or

Here's how to digitally submit a Certificate of Registration:


2022 National Show t-shirts have been mailed to those who purchased them at the National Show in Grand Island. More information to purchase official 2022 National Show t-shirts is coming soon!


The ABGA Board of Directors meeting minutes from August 9, 2022, are now available online.

For more information regarding agenda items in the meeting minutes, please contact your region's ABGA Director(s).


To ensure the safety and security of ABGA members, preserve the integrity of ABGA's Certified Judges program, and reduce the liability to ABGA as an organization, annual background checks are now required for all ABGA Certified Judges.

Starting in 2022, all ABGA Certified Judges must submit a Background Check Consent Form to the ABGA office annually and pass a background check to maintain their ABGA Certified Judge status.

Failure to submit a Background Check Consent Form and/or failure to pass a background check will result in the loss of your ABGA Certified Judge status.

If you are already an ABGA Certified Judge, please download and complete the ABGA Certified Judge Background Check Consent Form, and mail or email it ( to the ABGA office by September 1, 2022.

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Show Secretaries have 30 days after the show to submit results. Please reach out to your Show Secretary if you see points missing or incorrectly calculated in ILR. If your show is not visible in ILR, we may be awaiting placings from your Show Secretary; please email for more information.


48th Annual World Championship BBQ Goat Cookoff

September 2-3, 2022 || Richards Park - Brady, Texas

ABGA Judges Certification Course

November 3-6, 2022 || Tarleton State University - Stephenville, Texas

  • ABGA Certified Judge nominees must be ABGA members in good standing and over the age of 21 as of the first day of the Judges Certification Course.

  • Registration for the ABGA Judges Certification Course is $500.00 USD

  • Only 40 slots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Slots will be awarded to those who complete the online application in full (including payment) at the time of registration.

  • The application will be available online starting at 12:01 AM CST on Thursday, September 1, 2022, and will remain open until all slots are filled.

  • Your ABGA Certified Judges Background Check Consent Form will not be due until after you become an ABGA Certified Judge.


The ABGA sanctioned PR Boer Goat Show was held on August 13, 2022, at the Coliseo Minucupal Samuel "Sammy" Rodriguez in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico.

View results and pictures from the show here.

August 26 ABGA Office Update

ABGA Office Update for the week of August 26, 2022.

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