Rules for Registering Dairy Goats with TMGR

GOAT NAMING CONVENTIONS

 

  1. Herd Name: The herd name of the breeder shall be the first part of the registered name of the goat. The breeder is the person who owns/leases the dam at the time of conception not at the time of birth. Goats registered by breeders who are not active members of TMGR at the time of Registration will have “The” inserted at the front of the name.

  2. Unique Name: TMGR requires each registered goat to have a unique name which may be up to 35 characters long. If an Application for Registration proposes a name already in use the Registrar may change the name by adding to, taking away from, or substituting. The Registrar will consult the owner prior to making a name change.

  3. Names of goats the Registrar determines to be objectionable may be rejected at the Registrar’s discretion. A member may petition the TMGR Board of Directors to overrule this decision if they do not agree it is justified.

 

REGISTERING A GOAT WITH A DOCUMENTED PEDIGREE

 

  1. Both sire and dam MUST be registered, either with TMGR, MDGA, CGS, AGS, NDGA or ADGA.

  2. Parents not Registered with TMGR: If the sire or dam is not registered with TMGR you must send TMGR a photocopy or photograph of their registration papers. If the date of sale is on the back of the Certificate of Registration also include a copy of the back. Please remember to always make copies for your records before sending in paperwork to the TMGR office and do not send TMGR original registration papers from other Registries since we cannot be responsible for them.

  3. Dam Ownership: The owner of the dam at the time of service is recognized as the Breeder of the kids produced, unless there is a Doe Lease on file with the Registrar. In this case the Lessee is recognized as the Breeder.

  4. Sire Ownership: The owner of the sire at the time of service must also be the Breeder, unless there is a Buck Lease on file with the Registrar or a signed Buck Service Memo is included with the Application for Registration or has been submitted on the website.

  5. Permanent Identification: Prior to registration, goats must have permanent identification in the form of tattoos and/or a microchip. If the microchip is the only permanent identification on the goat, the Application for Registration must still assign tattoos for the goat. If the Breeder does not have a TMGR Herd Name and Tattoo they must contact the Registrar so unique tattoos can be assigned for each goat prior to the registration.

  6. Photos: Include one head photo (showing breed character), one side view photo of the whole goat, and photos of any notable markings.

  7. Paperwork: Please make sure paperwork is filled out in its entirety, complete with photos and payment. Incomplete paperwork will result in delays. TMGR is not responsible for incorrect information on certificates from other registries.

  8. Transfer: If when registering a goat, you are also transferring it to a new owner, both the registration fee and the transfer fee apply.

  9. Herdbook: Any goat under a year old is placed in the Experimental Herdbook. If your goat is over a year old and you would like them placed directly in either the American or Purebred Herdbook, you will need to provide the same documentation which is needed to move a goat from the Experimental Herdbook. (Please see the Herdbook section, page 9.)

  10. Please contact Registrar if you have any questions about the registration of a goat.

DUAL REGISTRATION (REGISTERING A GOAT REGISTERED WITH MDGA)

 

  1. MDGA Registration Certificate: Send a legible photocopy or photograph along with the registration fee. It is important you do not send the original. We cannot be responsible for it.

  2. Photos: Include one head photo (showing breed character), one side view photo of the whole goat, and photos of any notable markings.

  3. Herdbook: TMGR’s Herdbook rules differ from MDGA. Any goat under a year old is placed in the Experimental Herdbook. If your goat is over a year old and you would like them placed directly in either the American or Purebred Herdbook, you will need to provide the same documentation which is needed to move a goat from the Experimental Herdbook. (Please see the Herdbook section, page 9.)

  4. Grades: Goats in the MDGA Grade Herdbook must follow the Native on Production process.

  5. Paperwork: Please make sure paperwork is filled out in its entirety, complete with photos and payment. Incomplete paperwork will result in delays. TMGR is not responsible for incorrect information on certificates from other registries.

  6. Tattoos: These must be unique, and it is possible the existing tattoo may already exist within TMGR. In this case, the Registrar will contact you to discuss options.

  7. Please contact the Registrar if you have any questions about dual registration.

This is NOT a complete text of the Registration Rules.  For information on Permanent Identification, Buck Service Memos, Artificial Insemination, and MORE, download the complete set of Registration Rules below.