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Georgia Dairy Goat Breeders Association

Promoting Dairy Goats ~ Since 1976

  1. 44th Annual Open Dairy Goat Show - 2 Rings

    Sponsored by Georgia Dairy Goat Breeders Association

    Classes will show in the following order:
    LaMancha, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, AOP (Alpine, Togg, Sable), Recorded Grade, Nigerian Dwarf


    6:00 pm - Friday, May 15, 2020 -- Showmanship clinic: 

    * Scorecard & Anatomy

    * Handling & Maneuvers

    7:00 pm - Friday, May 15, 2020 -- Showmanship: 

    G1 Adult Showmanship - 21 & Over
    G2 Novice Showmanship (less than 3 years’ experience, can’t enter any other showmanship class)
    G3 Under 6 Showmanship
    G4 6 thru 10 Showmanship
    G5 11 thru 15 Showmanship
    G6 16 thru 20 Showmanship

    Grand/reserve showman
    9:00 am - Saturday, May 16, 2020
    Senior Does:
    S1  Milking Yearlings: under 2 years: 5/17/18 and later
    S2  2-3-year-old Milkers: 5/17/17 - 5/16/18
    S3  3-4-year-old Milkers: 5/17/16 - 5/16/17
    S4  4-5-year-old Milkers: 5/17/15 - 5/16/16
    S5  5 and over Milkers: 5/16/15 – or before 
    S6 Grand Champion & Reserve Champion
    S7 Champion Challenge
    S8  Best Senior Doe in show

    S9  Senior Get of Sire - 3 senior does - Ring 1 -- all breeds compete together

    S10 Senior Breeders Trio - Ring 2 -- all breeds compete together


    Lunch - available onsite - 4-H club serving 


    Junior Does:
    J1 Junior kids: Under 4 months: 1/17/20 - 5/15/20
    J2 Intermediate kids: 4-8 months: 9/20/19 - 1/17/20
    J3 Senior Kids: 8-12 months: 5/24/19 - 9/19/19 
    J4 Junior Yearlings: 12-18 months: 11/29/18 - 5/23/19 
    J5 Senior Yearlings: 18-24 months: 5/15/18 – 11/17/18
    J6 Grand Champion & Reserve Champion


    J7 Best Jr. Doe in Show
    J8 Junior Get of Sire - 3 junior does - Ring 2 -- all breeds compete together
    J9 Junior Breeders Trio - Ring 1 -- all breeds compete together


    Walton Co. Agricultural Education Center - Monroe, Georgia
    FRIDAY, May 15 2020: 7:00 pm, Showmanship
    SATURDAY, May 16, 2020: 9:00 am ** Senior Doe Show followed by Junior Doe Show - Judges: Ring 1 – _________  ** Ring 2 - __________.
    Show Chair: Natalie Webber
    Show Secretaries: ________________[Ring 1] &_____________ [Ring 2]

    This is an official ADGA Show & their rules shall govern.  Order of show is not subject to change!
    1. The Senior and Junior Doe Show are sanctioned separately for the following breeds;  

    1. SENIOR DOES & JUNIOR DOES:   LaMancha, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, AOP (Alpine, Sable & Toggenburg), Recorded Grade & Nigerian Dwarf.

  3. An original registration or recordation certificate is required for any goat six months of age or older.  A stamped duplicate or stamped FAXed duplicate application is acceptable for kids under six months of age.  A copy of the registration certificate, stamped duplicate application or stamped FAXed duplicate application will not be accepted.  Documents must be shown to the Check-in Agent by 8:30 a.m. on May 15, 2020. There will be no pre-show milk-out.

  4. The base date for both shows is May 16, 2020.  Goats must be in place by 8:30 a.m., May 16th - early arrivals may begin after 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020.

  5. Health Requirements: All exhibitors are required to possess a Health Certificate issued within 30 days of the show date & indicating the name & tattoo of each goat to be shown.  The Health Certificate must state: “The animals being exhibited are free from any clinical signs consistent with those of foot-rot, scabies, sore-mouth, cutaneous fungal lesions, Scrapie or any other infectious or contagious disease.”  Each goat will be checked by a GA Dept. of Agriculture Inspector prior to show time. Georgia goats have no brucellosis or tuberculosis test requirements. Out-of-state goats must satisfy Georgia import requirements for brucellosis & tuberculosis - regulations are contingent on state of origin - call 404-656-3667 for current regulations.  The GA Dept. of Agriculture Inspector's decision will be final.

  6. Entries should be submitted by May 8th either [1] online, or [2] mail [see address on entry form] to reach Natalie Webber by May 8th.  Entry fee is $12/goat for both rings and $7/goat for ring 1 or 2. Pen fee is $6/ pen. Payment must accompany entry form & is not refundable! After May 8th & until 8:30 am May 16, 2020 entry fees are $16/goat for both rings or $10/goat for ring 1 or 2. PENS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE after May 8th, and are ONLY assigned after payment has been received.

  7. Pens will be assigned by order of payment.  A wood shaving base is provided, if this is not sufficient you will have to bring your own. Tack pens are NOT available!  Entry acceptance will be subject to pen availability or your ability to provide pens - to ensure space for your animals, please make your reservations early.

  8. Exhibitors are responsible for keeping the aisle area in front & around their pens clean & unobstructed.

  9. Smoking is NOT permitted inside the building or pen/ring area!  Dogs are not permitted in the building.

  10. Prizes will be awarded for the Best Sr. Doe In Show, Best Jr. Doe In Show.  Goats competing in a group class must have been shown in their regular age class.

  11. The Show Committee has a responsibility to the ADGA & to the GDGBA club to present dairy goats in a positive manner & to maintain order.

  12. The Show Committee will enforce regulations equally for all exhibitors.  Improper [un-sportsman-like, disruptive, etc.] behavior will be handled by the Show Committee.  When improper behavior is observed, the exhibitor will be given one warning. The Show Committee will explain to the exhibitor, what behavior was noticed & what actions will be taken if the behavior continues.

We will have a breakfast hospitality table.

For information, contact Natalie Webber, show chair, at Nataliejwebber@gmail.com or 678-595-0999
Additional Show Information:
*** Adult Showmanship – this class is open to any & all adults [age 21 & over].

Order of showing Senior & Junior Does:
Ring 1 - LaMancha, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, AOP (Alpine, Sable, Toggenburg], Recorded Grade & Nigerian Dwarf

Ring 2 - LaMancha, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, AOP (Alpine, Sable, Toggenburg], Recorded Grade & Nigerian Dwarf

Group Classes - Note: All breeds compete together.
Senior Get of Sire - 3 senior does - Ring  1

Senior Breeder's Trio - Ring 2

Junior Breeder's Trio - Ring 1

Junior Get of Sire - 3 junior does - Ring 2

NOTICE: The Senior Doe shows & the Junior Doe shows are sanctioned separately.The order of the show is not subject to change!