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The ABGA Board of Directors meeting minutes from September 13, 2022, are now available online. For more information regarding agenda items in the minutes, please contact the ABGA Director(s) for your region.


Dear Members of the American Boer Goat Association,

At the July Face-to-Face Meeting, serious and sensitive allegations against an ABGA accredited judge were brought to the Executive Committee. The nature of these assertions prompted the committee and the Board of Directors to employ the aid of Will Griffis, Attorney at Law, McCleskey, Harringer, Brazill, Graf LLP to investigate the claim to protect the identities of those affected.

Following an investigation, the attorney provided his recommendations on how to best protect our general membership and association. We, the Board of Directors of the American Boer Goat Association, took his recommendation to revoke the judging credentials of the individual. This decision was not made in haste or without careful consideration.

We hope to bring an age of transparency to the American Boer Goat Association and provide a safe, family-friendly environment for the success of our members and the association. We will continue to prioritize our members' needs and concerns as we build a better ABGA together.


Ken Baty

President, American Boer Goat Association


ABGA is currently looking for interested ABGA members to host Regional Shows in Area 1, Area 3, and Area 5 (2022-2023 season) and Areas 1-5 (2023-2024 season).

You must be an ABGA member in good standing, have previous ABGA or JABGA sanctioned show experience, and reside in the JABGA Area where the Regional Show is held to be a JABGA Regional Show host. JABGA Regional Show hosts will be responsible for planning, coordinating, sourcing volunteers for, and hosting a JABGA Regional Show.

The JABGA Areas are broken down by state as follows:

Area 1: Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Montana

Area 2: Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota

Area 3: Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine

Area 4: Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Puerto Rico

Area 5: Colorado, New Mexico, Texas

Click below to learn how you can become a JABGA Regional Show host!


Fresno family isn't kidding around when it comes to goats (Coshocton Tribune)

We love seeing our ABGA members in the news! This amazing article about Travis, Myndee, Kiley, and Taylor Hahn at RayTae Farms in Ohio show what can happen when you combine entrepreneurial spirit, family ties, and a whole lot of goats.


  • We are currently processing work submitted on September 13, 2022.

  • ABGA would like to welcome the 213 new members who joined ABGA and JABGA in the month of August. We're glad you're part of our ABGA family!

  • According to Rules 212 and 213, ABGA herd names and herd prefixes cannot be changed once they are assigned. Herd prefixes may not be more than 5 characters long. For more information about ABGA herd names and herd prefixes, please see the ABGA Rules and Regulations.

  • A registered goat's name can only be changed with a written statement from the breeder and payment of the $10.00 name change fee. A goat's name cannot be changed if the goat has registered progeny. See the ABGA Rules and Regulations for more information.


  • Funds cannot be earmarked for specific fees or services. Existing funds will be credited to your account. Money submitted to the ABGA office will go toward any outstanding balances. Certificates cannot be printed if the coordinating balance is not paid in full. (EX: You submit a check with the work to be completed in-office. If you submit work through Online Live before the work is completed, your funds will count toward the first submitted work.

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


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


  • Voided certificates cannot be used to check in to ABGA or JABGA sanctioned shows. Temporary certificates may be used to check in to shows and are valid for 30 days after the transfer is submitted. If you submitted the transfer through Online Live, look for the temporary certificate under the 'Reports' tab. If the transfer was submitted to, or via U.S. mail, the temporary certificate will be on the "Blue Screen".


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

September 2022 Mid-Month Update

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

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