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ABGA SANCTIONED SHOWS

  • If your show points are missing from the Blue Screen or are not calculated correctly, we may be waiting for the results from your show secretary. Show secretaries have 30 days after the show to submit results to ABGA. Contact your show secretary FIRST if your show points are missing.

  • Animals with a pending registration or RFI form are not eligible for ABGA or JAGBA sanctioned shows, because they are not officially registered. For more information, please see the ABGA Rules and Regulations.

REGISTRATIONS

  • We are currently processing work submitted on October 20, 2022.

  • Please direct all inquiries and ABGA work by email to mail@abga.org.

  • If an ABGA registered animal requires re-tattooing, the new tattoo must be placed directly on top of the old tattoo. According to the ABGA Rules and Regulations, the Certificate of Registration must be returned to ABGA and the Certificate is reissued to reflect that the animal has been retattooed. For more information, see the ABGA Rules and Regulations.

  • According to ABGA Rules and Regulations, members cannot apply for Ennoblements for animals they do not own. For more information, see the ABGA Rules and Regulations.

  • If you receive an RFI (Request for More Information) by mail or email from the ABGA office, please complete the RFI in full and return ONLY the RFI to the ABGA office by mail or email as soon as possible.

  • The ABGA Transfer Application is available for ABGA members who are selling an animal but do not have the original Certificate of Registration available. Otherwise, the seller may fill out, sign, and date the “Transfer” section on the back of the official Certificate of Registration to officially transfer the animal. Transfer Applications and other ABGA forms are available online HERE.


ABGA VIRTUAL COSTUME PARADE

Ghouls and goblins and goats... oh my! ABGA is hosting a Virtual Costume Parade. Tag us in your best caprine costumes on our Facebook and Instagram pages.


FROM ABGA'S DNA COMMITTEE

DNA is in every living thing and is the code made up of repeating units called “base pairs” known by the first letter of their name: A, T, G, and C.

There are several technologies used for DNA testing, but in livestock, two of the more common technologies are Microsatellite testing which counts the number of repeating segments, and SNP (Single Nucleotide polymorphism, pronounced “snip”) Testing which looks at the content of the DNA or what the actual A, T, G, or C is at a specific location in the genetic code.

Most livestock species have switched to SNP technology because it has applications beyond simple parentage testing thus allowing the determination of genetic condition status, physical trait status, and improving the accuracy of traditional Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs).

Here is a list of the acronyms you see regularly:

  • DE – Dam Excluded

  • DQ – Dam Qualified

  • OT – Original Test

  • PE – Parent Excluded

  • PQ – Parent Qualified

  • SE – Sire Excluded

  • SQ – Sire Qualified

  • SNP (pronounced ‘snip’) – Single Nucleotide Polymorphism

A dive into genomics is available HERE.

For more information on applications specific to goats, read HERE, HERE, and HERE.


REQUESTING DNA TESTING?
  • According to ABGA Rules and Regulations, members cannot request DNA testing for animals they do not own. For more information, see the ABGA Rules and Regulations.

  • Some ABGA Registered animals born prior to 2012 do not have a DNA profile on record available for parentage testing. Please email dna@abga.org with the ABGA registration number of the animal in question to find out if that animal has DNA available for parentage testing.


2022-2023 JABGA NATIONAL SHOW PUBLIC SPEAKING TOPICS

  • Junior Division: “Why is it important to keep your feed buckets, water troughs, and facilities clean?”

  • Intermediate Division: “Why is it important for Boer goats to have correct breed standards?”

  • Senior Division: “What advice would you give to younger members in the JABGA?”


JABGA REGIONAL SHOW SERIES SURVEY

All members have received a JABGA Regional Show Series Survey via email. Share your thoughts on how we can improve our JABGA Regional Shows!


HURRICANE IAN ASSISTANCE

The American Boer Goat Foundation (ABGF) is still accepting monetary donations to benefit those affected by Hurricane Ian through the ABGA CARES FUND.




UPCOMING EVENTS

Where will ABGA be next? Click below to see our full calendar of events.



2022-2023 JABGA REGIONAL SHOWS

More details about these shows will be available soon.

  • AREA 2 (Oklahoma) - Nov. 4-6, 2022

  • AREA 4 (Georgia) - Match 3-4, 2023

  • AREA 5 (Texas) - Apr. 14-15, 2023

  • AREA 1 (California) - Apr. 28-29, 2023

  • AREA 3 (Indiana) - May 12-13, 2023

  • AREA 2 (Iowa) - May 26-27, 2023


2022 ABGA JUDGES CERTIFICATION COURSE

The ABGA Judges Certification Course is coming up on November 3-6 at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. Attendees for this course can find the complete packet (including full itinerary and study materials) online HERE.




BOARD OF DIRECTORS FACE-TO-FACE MEETING

The winter Face-to-Face meeting for the ABGA Board of Directors will be held in Louisville, Ky. on December 2-4, 2022.

October 2022 Mid-Month Update

Reminders, upcoming events, and more for the second half of October 2022.

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