The Miniature Dairy Goat Association was established in 1996
to recognize and provide registry services for breeders who have been raising miniature dairy
crossing purebred standard dairy goats and Nigerian Dwarf
goats. The progeny of the first generation, as well as their
descendants, have demonstrated consistency of size, type and
dairy conformation. This uniformity and the belief
that mid-sized dairy goats represent a needed resource in
the goat industry have formed the foundation of the
miniature dairy goat breeds and the Miniature Dairy Goat
MDGA is a registry that
is governed by a board of directors. Changes in breed
standards, scorecards, and other rules influencing the
character of the miniature breeds will be placed in effect
as need arises.
Membership in MDGA
entitles each member
to reduced fees as well as an MDGA Membership Directory
listing on the MDGA website.
This list will be
updated regularly. Members may advertise with a business
card ad in the MDGA newsletters, and/or by posting it
in the Membership Directory on the website.
Another service provided by MDGA is an
for goats who meet the minimum standards on
DHIA and In-House testing programs are available, with both
305-day and one-day testing options offered.
Qualified breeders, ADGA-licensed judges, and AGS-licensed
judges are allowed to judge official MDGA shows.
MDGA has a
Virtual Goat Show
program that can be
valuable to members who are unable to attend live shows, as
well as those who can.
The books are open for any buck collected to be used in
dairy buck collected
registered with MDGA before his kids can be registered with
Evaluation program, (in development stage) will give breeders another
tool to use in developing the mini dairy goat breeds.
MDGA represents a friendly, dedicated group of breeders who
appreciate the need for miniature dairy goat breeds. Our
pledge to members is to maintain an efficient, responsive