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Our office is currently processing work submitted on July 29, 2022.


PERCENTAGE ANIMALS

We would like to offer clarification of some information in our August 2022 Newsletter regarding percentage animals in ABGA.


According to Rules 200-205, the American Boer Goat Herd Book is comprised of 3 herd books: Fullblood, American Purebred, and American Percentage:

  • Fullbood Boer Goats: 100%

  • American Purebred Boer Goats: are less than 100%; females are accepted down to 93.75% and males down to 96.875% Boer.

  • American Percentage Boer Goats: females are accepted from 25% to less than 93.75% and males from 50% to less than 96.875% Boer.

For more information about ABGA herd books and percentage animals, view page 5 of the ABGA Rules and Regulations.


To determine the percentage of an animal, combine the percentage of the sire and the percentage of the dam, and divide by 2. (% of Sire + % of Dam) ÷ 2 = % of Animal


REMINDERS

  • Listing papers are only available for animals otherwise ineligible for ABGA registration. You can view the ABGA Rules and Regulations for more information.

  • Please check your email after submitting work to the ABGA office, including your 'Junk' or 'Spam' folder. If ABGA staff needs more information or confirmation of work, you will receive an email FIRST.

  • When submitting any forms or applications to the ABGA office, please check they are filled in completely. This reduces processing time and ensures your information is accurate.

  • We are excited to announce that a new upgraded, user-friendly software system is coming to ABGA in the near future! We can't wait to share this improved member experience soon.

  • As of August 1, 2022, the Standard Rush fee is $25.00 USD per animal. The One-Day Rush fee remains at $50.00 USD per animal.

ABGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FACE-TO-FACE MEETING

The American Boer Goat Association Board of Directors gathered in San Angelo, Texas on July 15-16, 2022 for their biannual Face-to-Face meeting. The minutes from this meeting are now available online.


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


2022-2023 ABGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS

Your 2022-2023 ABGA Board of Directors Officers are:


President: Ken Baty

Vice President: Kevin Richmond

Secretary: Lane Reigle

Treasurer: Sam Knott

Executive Committee: Kim Morgan, Ken Baty, Kevin Richmond, Lane Reigle, Sam Knott, Katherine Klug, Amy Scharmer

American Goat Federation Representative: David Carwell


More announcements & committee chairs coming soon.


ABGA JUDGES CERTIFICATION COURSE

ABGA will host a Judges Certification Training in Stephenville, Texas on the first weekend of November.

  • 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.


ABGA CERTIFIED JUDGES

To ensure the safety and security of ABGA members, preserve the integrity of ABGA's Certified Judges program, and reduce 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 Judges Background Check Consent Form, and mail or email it (mail@abga.org) to the ABGA office by September 1, 2022.



JULY 2022 ENNOBLEMENTS

BA CSF ENDLESS LOVE - John & Stephanie Gorman

REGEL BOER GOATS EYES ON THE PRIZE - Terry & Sue Taylor

DHTBG CINCH - Garin Cooper

MAER FIRE'S BLOSSOM - Violet Maertens

DK FARM DIAMOND PLATED - Mike & Sandy Kyle

BR BOERS COWGIRL UP - Phil & Sharon Fullerton

MANTODEA AIN'T I BEAUTIFUL - John & Stephanie Gorman

R R RICHARDSON'S GONE VIRAL - Chris Richardson

REGEL LOOKIN AT LUCKY - Paul & Kim Morgan

JULY 2022 DOE OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS

AFB2 SWEETER THAN A SWISHER - Mackenzie Pruett

FCFB FITZWATER'S YOU'RE MY SUNSHINE - Chuck & Brenda Fitzwater

2M BOER GOATS EXOTIC - Locust Haven Farm


2023 ABGA NATIONAL SHOW VENUE

The 2023 ABGA & JABGA National Shows will be held on June 10-18 in Louisville, Ky. at the Kentucky Exposition Center.


More information will be available soon.


ABGA SANCTIONED SHOWS

Show Secretaries have 30 days after the show to submit results. If you see points missing or incorrectly calculated in ILR after 30 days, please reach out to your Show Secretary.


If your is not visible in ILR, we may be awaiting placings from your Show Secretary; please email shows@abga.org for more information.


UPCOMING EVENTS

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

ABGA Judges Certification Course

First Weekend of November || 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.


IN THE INDUSTRY



The American Boer Goat Association was well-represented among commercial Boer goat producers at the GoatMT Commercial Meat Goat Workshops in July. We love that Montana producers use the Boer breed to bulk up their meat goat operations!



Special thanks to our E-Newsletter sponsor:


THE BOER GOAT - August 2022 Newsletter

THE BOER GOAT - August 2022 Newsletter