2021 Events

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.

ADGA National Show - 2019 July 6-13, 2019

Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, Oregon.

The ADGA National Show showcases the achievements of dairy goat owners and breeders for the hard work they are doing to produce high quality dairy goats.


The show is a week-long event held annually in late June to mid-July. The location changes from year to year and is determined 2-3 years in advance based on bids received by the ADGA National Show Long-Range committee.

Winning animals and their owners receive awards and recognition at the event and in many agricultural publications. More importantly, the owners receive prestige in the dairy goat community and can often get better prices for their breeding stock.

My local Events

2021 Links will be updated as shows are listed on websites.

ADGA Linear Appraisal Xxxxx 2021

Wine Country Classic 06/12-13/20

3 Ring ADGA ND Show Jr. & Sr. Doe/Buck

Benton County Fairgrounds, Kennewick, WA

NWODGA 06/xx-xx/20

4 Ring Sr Doe / 2 Ring Jr Doe Show

Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR

NEODGA 06/xx/20

3 Ring Sr Doe Show

Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR


ISDGA 05/23-24/20

4 Ring DoeBuck Show

Expo Idaho/Western Idaho Fairgrounds, Boise, ID

Mega Bucks Show 05/02/20

Single Sanctioned Show 3 Ring Sr Doe Show

Oregon State Fairgrounds, Grants Pass, OR


NWABGC 05/xx-xx/20

3 Ring Buck/Doe Show

Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA

SWWDGA 05/xx-xx/20

3 Ring ADGA Jr. & Sr. Doe Show

Benton County Fairgrounds, Kennewick, WA

Cowlitz County Fair 07/23-28/2019

1900 7th Ave, Longview, WA 98632

Clark County Fair 8/7-11/2019

17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642

The Evergreen State Fair 08/31-9/2.2019

14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272

Washington State Fair 09/18-22/2019

110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, Washington 98371

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