Georgia Dairy Goat Breeders Association (GDGBA)
Promoting Dairy Goats ~ Since 1976
GDGBA Monroe Show Rules
This is an official ADGA Show & their rules shall govern. Order of show is not subject to change!
1. The Senior, Junior Doe Shows and the Buck shows are sanctioned separately for the following breeds; SENIOR DOES & JUNIOR DOES: Alpine, LaMancha, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, AOP [Sable & Togg], Recorded Grade & Nigerian Dwarf; BUCKS: LaMancha, AOP [Alpine, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, Sable, Togg] & Nigerian Dwarf. All breeds will show in this order as listed.
2. 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 30, 2015. There will be no pre-show milk-out.
3. The base date for both shows are May 30, 2015. Goats must be in place by 8:30 a.m., May 30th - early arrivals may begin after 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29th.
4. Herdsmanship competition – no charge & open to all exhibitors - see included rules.
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 mail [see address on entry form] or e-mail [[email protected]] to reach the John Latimer by May 23rd ; otherwise contact John by phone [706-769-9460] or e-mail by that date. Entry fee is $11/goat for both rings and $6/goat for ring 1 or 2. Pen fee is $5/ pen. Payment must accompany entry form & is not refundable!
7. Pens will be assigned by order of payment. A wood shaving base is provided, but you must bring your own bedding, if shavings are not sufficient. 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 isle 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 & Best Buck In Show. A stainless steel milking pail will be awarded for Best Dairy Herd.
11. Goats competing in a group class must have been shown in their regular age class.
12. The Show Committee has a responsibility to the ADGA & to the GDGBA club to present dairy goats in a positive manner & to maintain order. The Show Committee will enforce regulations equally for all exhibitors. Improper [unsportsman-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.
Additional Show Information:
*** Adult Showmanship – this class is open to any & all adults [age 21 & over].
*** Herdsmanship competition – open to all exhibitors at no charge – see page 132 of the 2014 ADGA Guidebook.
Order of showing Senior & Junior Does:
Ring 1 - Alpine, LaMancha, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, AOP [Sable, Toggenburg], Recorded Grade & Nigerian Dwarf
Ring 2 - Alpine, LaMancha, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, AOP [Sable, Toggenburg], Recorded Grade & Nigerian Dwarf
Order of showing for Bucks:
Ring 1 - LaMancha, AOP [Alpine, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, Sable, Toggenburg] & Nigerian Dwarf
Ring 2 - LaMancha, AOP [Alpine, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, Sable, Toggenburg] & Nigerian Dwarf
Group Classes Senior Doe Show
Ring 1 Dam & Daughter class – all breeds compete together.
Ring 2 Dairy Herd class - all breeds compete together. Junior Doe Show
Ring 1 Produce of Dam class – all breeds compete together
Ring 2 Breeders Trio - all breeds compete together.
NOTICE: The Senior Doe shows & the Junior Doe shows are sanctioned separately. The Senior Bucks & the Junior Bucks are combined into one show & are not sanctioned separately. The order of the show is not subject to change!