News and Events

Check out our upcoming Live shows for 2021!

 

The Fall MDGA V-show has been published! Click here to see the show!


9/17/2021

Click here to see our Summer 2021 Newsletter! 


8/31/2021
We've been working towards getting a centralized mailing system set up for MDGA. And we're excited to announce its now up and operational!

Website and printable forms have been updated with the new addresses!

Please send all snail-mail for memberships, shows, registrations, etc to:
Miniature Dairy Goat Association
322 South College Road #1022
Wilmington, NC 28403

Rush Orders for Registrations can be sent here:
MDGA c/o Mary-Anne Buchanan
24555 E HWY 66
Chelsea, OK 74016

We've also decided to no longer have breeds segregated among registrars, but instead our Registrars will be working as a team under the guidance of Mary-Anne Buchanan to ensure all applications for registration are processed in order received, rather than by breed.

The board is SUPER excited for these changes that will be coming up, and we truly feel these will help alleviate a lot of the issues we've been seeing within MDGA this year, and deter from having the same issues in future!


Fall V-show has been announced!

Fall show - September 30th (Judges Jena Williams & April Hitch)

Early entry by 9/20, $10 for 2 rings
Late entry 9/21-9/30, $15 for 2 rings

Notice of G6S Policy Change

Dear fellow MDGA members,

In 2017 MDGA contracted with UC Davis/VGL for DNA testing to provide our members with discounted testing services. These services include Genetic Markers, Parent verification of offspring, Casein, Scrapie, and G6S. Since the program's inception members have always had the option of their test results added to the registration certificate.

Unfortunately there has been some misinformation regarding the G6S program. MDGA does not have a G6S database. The results are put into the file of the individual goat. MDGA's database was created for the registering and recording of pedigrees and does not have the capability of adding the G6S. All results are manually added. The adding and recording of the results for offspring and generations of offspring with negative by parentage has become EXTREMELY time consuming and must be done by our registrars for each individual goat.

MDGA has made the decision to return to our original policy and intent of recording only the G6S status of the ANIMAL TESTED, with verifiable documentation. Effective May 10, 2021 MDGA will NO LONGER record Normal By Parentage.• Members are encouraged to keep their electronic file but also to print a hard copy and keep with the Certificate of Registration.

•UC Davis/VGL system is NOT connected to MDGA. These are two distinct systems. Therefore any updated information such as registered name/ number will need to be shared with the UC Davis Chair. (A copy of registration certificate, for those that have submitted samples prior to receiving registration)

•The test results must be submitted to the registrars to be added to the certificate of pedigree. This will be implied as your request.

• Other labs will be accepted for review. When using another lab keep in mind MDGA must have enough information provided for the approval of results. Registered Name, DOB, Tattoo, registration number (or a combination that defines the individual animal).

Sincerely, MDGA Board of Directors,
Erik P Brown
Mary Anne Buchanan
Sarah Donaldson
Carla Kirby
Polly Lush
Kellie Pinard
Roxanna Willoughby

 


6/28/2021

The spring/summer MDGA V-show is now online! Click here to see the show.


5/2021

MDGA's spring virtual show deadline is May 31st, 2021! See our Virtual show pages for more information


4/13/20
Due to Live shows being closed because of the Covid-19
MDGA is offering 3 Virtual shows for 2020!

Deadline for entries are as follows:

  • Spring show - May 30th
  • Summer show - July 30th
  • Fall show - Sept 30th

Remember entries must be with pictures taken after the previous
V-show deadline to qualify.


12/16/19
After over 8 years acting as Registrar, I am stepping down from that position as of Jan 1, 2020 for the Mini Nubian, Mini Saanen, Mini Sable & Mini Toggenburg breeders, and taking on a new role. After starting in 2011 as the only Registrar for MDGA, for all the mini breeds, then dividing them up with Andrea in 2013, so I could keep up and not keep members waiting on papers, this change of roles is difficult for me. However, my desire is always to serve the members, and, as the registry continues to grow, and the need to both assist members with questions related to registrations, and to continue to meet the demands for registrations to be processed quickly, stepping into the new position of Office Manager/communications coordinator, will allow me to continue to give the personal attention I, and members, are accustomed to, while still being the liaison for the registrars when needed - keeping a continuity. So, if you have questions, need direction with your minis, regardless of the breed, or need help with registrations, please feel free to continue to contact me at the number you have, 360-953-7040. Crystal Eutsler & Mary Anne Buchanan will take on the task of processing the registrations for the breeds I have handled. They will strive to serve you in the same fashion you have become accustomed to over the years. Thank you for all your support & kind words over the years - and I look forward to working directly with all members in the new year.

~ Jacqui

 


8/1/2019

New Office Phone Numbers

The MDGA offices have new phone numbers!
Please be sure to update these changes in your records.

Jacqui - 360-953-7040
Shelley - 360-953-7056

 


5/8/2019

Timeframe for submitting paper work Effective June 1,

All paperwork with supporting documents, including photos, service memos, bill of sale, etc., and full payment are to be submitted within 7 (seven) days of initiating the registration/transfer etc.

If you have any question as to the required info needed, contact the office for help.

If, after 7 days you have not sent everything required, your data will be put in a suspense folder, and you will be given notice that you have 7 days to complete, or your process will be halted, materials will be returned at member’s cost, and the process will need to be re-initiated, including required fees.

MDGA encourages any member that ‘is in the process’ of sending required follow up photos, documentation, payment, or anything else to complete their requested registration &/or transfer, be submitted to the appropriate staff member by June 1. Timely submission means less  room for error, back tracking and follow up, and more time getting things processed for our members!


1/15/2019

Grade Rule Changes
The following is an important change to the previous policy
regarding accepting new grade does to the registry:
From January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 the
descendants of all standard grade does new to the MDGA grade herdbook will no longer be able to grade up to attain Purebred status; grading up will stop at American status.
Offspring of grade does, from MDGA registrations on file prior
to January 1, 2020, will be exempted from the “American status only” and will be eligible to grade up, provided that there is an unbroken line of registered animals in good standing with MDGA. At the end of the day December 31, 2020, the Registry will close the book to accepting new grade
standard or grade mini does; no further grade animals will be entered into the registry at that point. Existing grades will be held to the official rules under which they were registered.

 

 


1/1/2019

We are updating our website and adding some great new features!
Please be paitent as we work on getting  this up and running smoothly and removing all the kinks.

Thank you!
~ MDGA Team