Hi! This blog post is about registering goats with the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA). We personally like this association so much better than the American Goat Society (AGS) because it is so much more thorough, fast, and and user-friendly. We've used both (Pika was registered through the AGS) but we decided what was better for us right away.
Registering the Goat
To register a goat, you can get the form to print or fill out with Adobe Acrobat here. To do it online (which is the first thing I demonstrated in my video), you will need to become a member first (fill out the form online or manually) and then submit a PIN application.
Once you have access to the site (approximately a couple of weeks until the results get back with your PIN number and instructions), log in and go to Member Services. Scroll down until you find the Register a Goat box, and click the title. This should bring you to the registration page.
Here are some key things to remember:
*Buck is boy, doe is girl.
*Sire is father, dam is mother
*Tattoo on RIGHT ear/tail web is for your specific ADGA-issued tattoo. (VC19 or 1234)
*Left ear is for that year's letter (L=2019, M=2020, N=2021... G, I, O, Q, and U are not used to prevent confusion) and the kid number (the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. goat of the year.) If you are registering you're 12th goat kid of the year 2020, the tattoo on the left ear would be M12.
Other than that, the registration process is pretty straight-forward! If you choose to submit your application online, it will check to make sure there are no errors n your work, have you double-check it, and then put it in your cart. When you are ready to pay, enter your credit/debit card information (ADGA is a trusted site) and submit!
Here is the price list for ADGA members:
Does under 30 months old (About 2.5 years)- $9.50-$10.50 (depending on time of year... Cheaper Sept.1 to Mar. 31)
Doe 30 months or older- $13.00-$14.00 (depending on time of year... Cheaper Sept.1 to Mar. 31)
Buck under 24 months (2 years)- $15.50-$16.50 (depending on time of year... Cheaper Sept.1 to Mar. 31)
Buck over 24 months- $28.00-$29.00
AGS/CGS Re-Registration (we did this for Pika) - $11.00-$12.00
Here is the price list for non-ADGA members (in some cases, the price doubles):
Does under 30 months old (About 2.5 years)- $19.00-$21.00 (depending on time of year... Cheaper Sept.1 to Mar. 31)
Doe 30 months or older- $26.00-$28.00 (depending on time of year... Cheaper Sept.1 to Mar. 31)
Buck under 24 months (2 years)- $31.00-$33.00 (depending on time of year... Cheaper Sept.1 to Mar. 31)
Buck over 24 months- $56.00-$58.00
AGS/CGS Re-Registration (we did this for Pika) - $22.00-$24.00
Thank you for reading!
Hey, y'all! Trie's video is about how she retired her chicken tractor (https://youtu.be/DfzLo_FEKJU) and prepared her chickens for fall.
The first thing she does is retire her chicken tractor. Off camera, she took off the tarps from the top of the chicken tractors, and she lined them up against a fence, which is where the tractors will stay until spring returns!
Next, she clips the chicken's wings... in the rain and the hail. We prefer to clip the right wing for uniformity, but we only clip ONE wing. You don't go too low, or you're going to cut the chicken's wing, and it won't be a happy hen.
Finally, she puts her chickens in the garden. To do this, we harvested all of the tomatoes and other vegetables that we wanted to keep... whether they were ripe or not. Then, we got to put the chickens in the garden. While doing this, she named our Buff x English Black chicks (Lovingly named Chocolate/Butterscotch Orpington chicks) after one of our favorite movie series... Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. We now have Jacob, Tina, Grindelwald, Queenie, and Newt in our garden!
Thank you for reading and have a great day!