ADGA/AGS Award Titles

American Dairy Goat Association
American Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Association
American Goat Society
What do these marks and titles mean?
Breed Leader/Top Ten ~ ELITE
SG   SGCH   *M   +B   ST   AR   CH   GCH
*D  MCH  ARMCH  E
ELITE Elite Does are in the top 5% of their breed Nationally, Bucks are in the top 15%.
Breed Leader/Top Ten Does recognized as Breed Leaders from prior year lactation records.
SG (Superior Genetics) Animal must be in the top 15% and have  PTI value of 0 or greater for their breed.
SGCH (Superior Genitics Grand Champion) Animal must earn both the SG and a Permanent Championship.
CH/MCH (Permanent Champion) - 3 official ADGA legs (wins)
GCH/ARMCH (Grand Champion) - the G means she earned her milk* and permanent championship the CH means she is a permanent champion with 3 official ADGA legs
+B/+S  (Plus Buck) For Bucks who have 3 AR or Star daughters form 3 different dams, or sons with +B's
++B/++S  (Plus Buck) For Bucks who have both Sons & Daughters who qualify
*B/*S  (Star Buck) Awarded from Sire/Dam/Offspring production meeting ADGA minimums
*M/*D  (Star Milker)  (3*M=3rd successive generation to earn a *M) based on milk testing and minimum criteria. A doe can earn if she has 3 daughters and/or sons that qualify
 
ST (Star Volume Milk Award) From one-day milk tests, or on basis of pedigree or progeny
 
AR  (Advanced Registry Milk Award) Meeting minimum requirements via DHI programs - earned milk* on 305-day test
 
E's a linear appraisal with overall score of 90 which is an Excellent rating.
 
ADGA's CH and AGS's MCH mean the same
 
ADGA's GCH and AGS's ARMCH mean the same
 
ADGA's *M and AGS's *D mean the same. Each # in front is the number of successive generations
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