Rules for Registering Dairy Goats with TMGR
1. Both Sire and Dam MUST be registered, either with TMGR, MDGA, CGS, AGS, NDGA or ADGA.
When registering a first generation animal, you must send a photo copy of the registration papers for the Sire and Dam. If the date of sale is on the back of the registration certificate, please include a copy of the back of the registration certificate as well. We are not responsible for original registration papers that are sent to us unless it is a TMGR registration. Please remember to make copies for your records before sending in paperwork to the TMGR office.
2. When registering an animal, please include one head photo, one side view photo and photo(s) of any random markings.
3. If registering an MDGA registered animal, send a photocopy of the registration certificate, not the original, and a photo of the goat along with the registration fees.
4. If you are initially registering an animal AND transferring to a new owner, both the registration fee and the transfer fee apply.
5. If transferring an animal already registered with TMGR, please send ORIGINAL registration certificate with the transfer form. Transfers for goats that are already registered with TMGR cannot be processed without the original Registration Certificate.
6. Please make sure that 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 other registries certificates.
7. Any F3 through F5 animals meeting the breed standard requirements for American animals will be considered for American Status after reaching one year of age. If said animal currently has registration papers, send the original papers with quality pictures that include a front and side view along with height measurements at 1 year of age or more. New registration papers for qualifying animals will be issued as American. Goats must be measured by someone other than breeder. Please indicate measurement, name of person measuring, their signature and date measured. There will be a Certificate Change Fee, if applicable.
8. Any F6 animals meeting the breed standard requirements for Purebred animals and whose F3, F4, and F5 ancestors are registered as American will be considered for Purebred status. If said animal currently has registration papers, send the original papers with quality pictures that include a front and side view along with height measurements at 1 year of age or more. New registration papers for qualifying animals will be issued as Purebred. Goats must be measured by an Official (show judge, DHI Tester, etc.). Please indicate measurement, name of person measuring, their official capacity, their signature and date measured. There will be a Certificate Change Fee.
9. Please contact Registrar if you have any questions with registration of an animal.
1. The breeder is the person who owns the doe at the time of conception. When registering a goat, you always use the herd name of the breeder.
2. If the sire of the goat you are registering is not owned by the breeder, you must have the owner of the sire fill out and sign a Breeding Memo. You will also need a Breeding Memo for the sire of a doe that you have purchased bred.
3. When registering kids from a doe that was purchased already bred, the owner should provide you with a Transfer Form for the doe and a Breeding Memo for the sire. You can transfer the doe at any time.
The Breeding Memo should be kept and turned in with the Registration Application for the kids when they are born. When the kids are born, they will be registered with the herd name of the breeder. However, if the kids are born on the new owner’s property, the new owner’s Tattoo Prefix will be used. The new owner will need to have applied for a Herd Name and Tattoo Prefix. The purchaser of the doe will be shown as owner and the term “Prenatal” will be used as the date of ownership. Prenatal means you owned the kids before birth but after conception.
4. When registering offspring from animals that are bred after purchase, the new owner will have to apply for a Herd Name and Tattoo Prefix.
Native on Appearance (NOA) Registration Procedure
**Due to the large numbers of animals now registered as Miniature Dairy Goats, TMGR has closed the NOA grade program effective 12/31/16. Registration of animals out of ADGA Experimental does will still be registered but grades with unknown parentage and/or ADGA NOA recorded grade animals will not. Please plan accordingly.