Krebs Dairy Goats' Policy Regarding ADGA's New Buck DNA Requirements That are Going into Effect in 2024
(View ADGA's announcement with more info Here.)
The American Dairy Goat Association now requires that all bucks born on or after January 1, 2024, must have DNA on file before their progeny can be registered with ADGA. This necessitates that a hair sample from the buck is submitted to the lab for DNA typing. Krebs Dairy Goats takes responsibility to submit the hair sample for DNA typing for bucks born on our farm. Generally, the cost of DNA typing will be included in the price of the buck and will not be an extra cost to the purchaser unless we specify otherwise. The hair sample will be submitted only after the buck has been paid for in full in order to minimize extra expenses for us.
Note that DNA typing is not required prior to the registration of the buck himself, but he must have DNA on file before his progeny can be registered. ADGA only requires individual typing of the buck, and not parent verification. However, parent verification will be automatically completed on any buck whose parent(s) already have DNA on file. ADGA does NOT require a buck born before January 1, 2024, to have DNA on file for progeny registration.
The American Goat Society does NOT require bucks to have DNA on file in order to register progeny. Due to this, we offer a $ 50 discount on bucklings if the customer wants only AGS registration papers, as it reduces our expenses involved in DNA typing that buckling. However, if the buckling leaves our farm with only AGS registration, we will not necessarily be able to provide ADGA registration if it is desired at a future date.
All other DNA testing besides individual typing of a buck born on or after January 1, 2024, as described above: If desired by the customer, we are happy to have any goat and/or its parents (if available for testing) DNA typed, at the customer's expense. This includes any extra DNA tests (such as Alpha s1 Casein) on bucks. Note that all monies received for customer-requested DNA typing are nonrefundable.
Krebs Dairy Goats is located in Western Montana's Bitterroot Valley, where we (the Krebs family) breed ADGA/AGS registered Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats. We are ADGA Plus members and participate in official DHIR 305-Day and 1-Day Milk Testing. Our priority is to breed Nigerians that are practical, high-production milkers with excellent conformational and dairy traits that exemplify the true miniature dairy goat.