Exhibitors are required to read and abide by the General Rules, Health Regulations & Livestock General Rules.
1. Due to space limitations an exhibitor, defined as the same farm or family, will be limited to entering a total of 20 animals per breed.Pre-Show Milk Out
2. ADGA Show Rules shall govern and the suggested Code of Ethics will be followed.
3. The Junior and Senior Shows are separately sanctioned.
4. This show is sanctioned by the American Dairy Goat Association, Spindale, NC 28160. Only American Dairy Goat Association, American Goat Society and Canadian Goat Society registered, recorded or applied for animals that are recognized by ADGA as dairy animals, may be shown.
5. A registration or recordation certificate is required for all animals 6 months of age or older.
6. A registration or recordation certificate or a stamped duplicate application showing the date received by the ADGA office is required for all animals under 6 months of age. No copies or any other document shall be accepted in lieu of these. Information obtained from the ADGA office via telephone or other means will also not be accepted.
7. The document specified above as the requirement for that age animal to be shown MUST be presented to the Show Secretary before judging shall begin and MUST be checked by the Show Secretary for verification of registration/recordation information.
8. All names included on one ID number constitute only one membership, therefore, only one exhibitor. Only the ID on the registration/recordation certificate or on the stamped duplicate application is proof of ownership.
9. Persons showing animals whose registration/recordation certificates have signed transfers that have not been processed by the ADGA office, must show those animals in the owners name shown on ADGA records at that time.
10. Animals with natural horns shall not be shown.
11. All handlers of goats are requested to dress in clean white clothing while in the show ring.
12. No animal shall receive credit for a leg unless it has a permanent legible tattoo(s) before it enters the show ring. The tattoo(s) must match the one(s) recorded on the registration or recordation certificate or on the stamped duplicate application. Lack of a tattoo, illegibility, or the information included in the aforementioned documents not matching the tattoo(s) on the animal shall not prevent the animal from receiving the ADGA Rosette.
13. Any doe that has ever freshened or that is being milked regularly, shall compete in the Senior Doe Lots. This includes dry and precocious milkers.
14. Any doe 24 months of age or over that has never freshened shall not be shown.
15. ONLY Recorded Grades, Natives on Performance, Natives on Appearance, Experimentals and Grade Experimentals shall be shown in the class called Recorded Grades.
16. Animals to be shown for an absent owner must be entered in that owner's name and signed by exhibitor as agent.
17. All registration papers must be checked by the Show Secretary upon arrival. If this is not done, those animals whose papers have not been checked will be considered scratched and will not be allowed to show. Checking-in of all papers is the responsibility of the exhibitor. Any changes or additions (including group classes) must be done at check-in, not on the day of the show.
18. Use the proper entry form or the entry will be returned. On the entry form, under the heading "Breed", please write in the tattoo of the animal being entered. Please enter the correct corresponding letters under the "Class" heading (AL, LA, ND, NU, OB, OP, RG or SA). Fill in the entry form neatly and completely.
19. Only animals that are entered in the show or have been invited for display will be housed in the barn.
20. In an effort to increase the quality of both exhibitor and fairgoer experience, exhibitors may be asked by the department supervisor to move animals to and from the show ring along a specific path. A printed copy of any such specific movement path will be posted in the barn at check-in time.
21. All pen assignments and any adjustments necessary will be made by the department supervisor and all exhibitors will be expected to cooperate.
22. The show order is subject to change to insure the show runs smoothly and efficiently.
*There will be no pre-show milkout, however, exhibitors are expected to follow ethical practices in the preparing their animals for show.