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Rochester, WA
Quality Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
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American Dairy Goat Association
Registered Goats
Casein s1 Protein Testing
ELITE Genetics
Superior Genetics
DHI (Dairy Herd Improvement)
*M Status (Milk Star)
High Linear Appraisals
Show Ring Grand Champions
Res Grand Champions
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Linear Appraisal

What is... Linear Appraisal

The ADGA linear appraisal system evaluates    individual type traits that affect structural and  functional durability in order to take full advantage of the potential for genetic improvement through selection.  ADGA’s linear system:

  • Evaluates each animal & trait individually

  • Evaluates each trait from one observed biological extreme to the other

  • Includes traits that have economic importance and are at a minimum, moderately heritable

  • Applied uniformly

The linear appraisal system includes 13 primary traits, one secondary trait, a research trait as well as structural categories scored by the appraiser to evaluate functional conformation on mature does and bucks.  An optional youngstock program is also available.

Producers have the information to make a more accurate selection of breeding stock than ever before. Because of this, the responsibility and the opportunity for breed improvement are directly upon breeders.

The seedstock breeder, hobbyist & the commercial producer can all benefit from selecting stock based on fact; not just guesswork as the “eye” sees it.