MEMBERSHIP AND GOAT REGISTRATION RULES AND REGULATIONS:

Our rules and regulations are set to regulate all matters associated with Boer Goat Australia and will be effective as from the 01/04/2011. A provision will be made to allow for the amendment of any of the following existing rules and regulations or addition to, as deemed necessary by the BGA Administrators.

Indemnity Clause:

The ‘BGA’ Administration will not be held responsible for any incorrect information supplied to us by it’s members. The ‘BGA” will not be held responsible for any injuries incurred by its members or the public attending ‘BGA’ events.

Membership:

Membership term is set as per the financial year 1st. July to 30th. June in each subsequent year, renewal of membership will be due and payable on the 1st. July of each year.
Breeders may register to become a member of the BGA by either of the following 2 methods:
Online – Complete all details as required on the Membership Application form together with preferred payment method, and submit. (note: Junior membership applications must provide a document with proof of age, i.e. birth certificate). Please note payment must be made within 5 days of submitting your online application for membership.
Mailout Paper version – Complete all details as required on the official Boer Goat Australia’s Membership Application Form and return to the Treasurer together with the appropriate fees included. (note: Junior membership applications must provide a document with proof of age, i.e. birth certificate).

Full membership rights will be available to all members upon acceptance and approval will be given within 3 days of receiving payment by personal cheque or direct bank transfer (this being the standard clearance period for such payments). Junior Membership is available to children up to the age of 16 years. Proof of age must be provided before membership application will be accepted.

Membership Fees:

Full Membership

$99.00 includes GST (annually) Member can register or transfer goat registrations.

Standard Membership

$66.oo includes GST (annually) Member cannot register or transfer goat registrations.

Junior Membership

$44.00 includes GST (annually)

Stud Prefix

$33.00 includes GST (initial one-off only payment)

Payment of Fees:

A tax invoice /receipt will be issued to members for any payments made to the association for membership fees and goat registration fees.

Cancellation of Membership:

If it is found that details provided on the registration certificate are falsified or if the owner / breeder of a goat has failed to pay within 60 days any due registration fee / membership fee the breeders membership will be cancelled.

Association Definitions:

‘Association’ shall mean Boer Goat Australia or ‘BGA’.
‘Breeder’ means the owner of a goat at the time of conception.
‘Sire’ means the genetic father of the kid/kids.
‘Dam’ means the genetic mother of the kid/kids.
‘Embryo’ means the fertilised egg of a goat.
‘Fullblood’ means a goat with 100% Boer Goat genetics.
‘Purebred’ (5th. Cross or F5) means a goat with 97.5% Boer Goat genetics.
‘Crossbreds’ upgrading terms will start at ‘F1’ to ‘F4’.
‘The Australian Red Boer Goat’ is a goat that may contain genetics from all the Boer breeds, body colour must be red.
‘Imported’ means a live goat or embryo imported into Australia from an overseas origin.
‘Herd Register’ means the recorded information of all Boer Goats/Boer Crosses belonging to the association.
‘Registered’ is a goat whose genetic bloodlines have been recorded on the ‘BGBAA’ and ‘ ‘BGA’ database.
‘Registrar’ is the person who will operate the ‘BGA’ Goat register.
‘Regulation’ means a rule imposed by the association.

Registrations:

Breeders must be financial members of Boer Goat Australia before any goat registrations will be processed and approved.

Registration of offspring from goats registered with the BGBAA:
Registration of progeny sired by a non-owned Buck, will only be registered if the registration application is accompanied by the ‘BGA’s’ completed and signed ‘Certificate of Stud Service’ form or ‘Certificate of Lease’ form.
Any goat registration application sent without providing proof of its genetic bloodlines will be registered as an F1 (1st.Cross).
An upgrading register is available for all Crossbreds if sired by a Fullblood only, a 5th. Cross goat will be deemed by the ‘BGA’ to be a Purebred and on the 6th. cross it will be recorded as an ‘Upgrade Fullblood’.

Boer Goat Australia breed codes recorded on registration certificates will be as follows:

Standard Fullblood Boer = F                                                     Upgrade Fullblood Boer = UF (6th. Cross)
Purebred Boer ( 5th. Cross or greater) = P
The Painted Boer = P
Red Boer = R                                                                                                                         Black Boer = B
Savannah Goat = S
Kalahari Goat = K
The Australian Red Boer Goat = L
Crossbreds will be recorded as F1,F2,F3,and F4

Goats registered with the BGBAA and now owned and transferred to a financial member of Boer Goat Australia will not be required to be re-registered with Boer Goat Australia. A breeder can also transfer that BGBAA registration to BGA, the BGBAA certificate will be required to be sent to Livestock and Business Centre with the appropriate fee, a new BGA registration certificate will be issued.

Please note there will be a fee of $8.80 per registration to upload the genetic history, if the genetic details are not already on file, no fee will be required if the genetic history is recorded on the BGA database.

GOAT REGISTRATION FEES:

Stud Registrations for Doe’s only

$11.00 each includes GST

Buck Registrations

$22.00 each includes GST

Crossbred Registrations 1st. Cross only

$8.80 each includes GST

Upgrade Doe Registrations from F2 upwards

$11.00 each includes GST

Upgrade Buck Registration

$22.00 each includes GST

Uploading of genetic history to database = $8.80

Transfer of Registration

$9.90 each inclusive of GST

 

Note:

Re-printing of Registration Certificates will incur a fee of
$5.50 inclusive of GST

Stud Name:

A new member must submit 3 choices for Stud name containing no more than 20 digits in each choice, the first choice will always be approved, if it has not already been allocated to another breeder, otherwise the Registrar will have the right to choice from the second or third submitted prefixes.

Stud Prefix:

– A member must submit 3 choices for a herd code prefix, each choice to contain either 2 or 3 digits only, the first choice will always be given if it is not already allocated to another breeder, otherwise the Registrar will have the right to choice from the second or third submitted stud prefixes.

Goat Name:

– A member may select a name containing no more than 20 letters for the registered name of the goat, the Registrar has the rights to decline a name if it is deemed inappropriate.
Identification Number: – All goats registered with Boer Goat Australia must be permanently identified with the unique number allocated to that goat by this association, in one of the 4 following ways and at all times must abide by the NLIS requirements set in each state:

Ear Tags (Single tag only)

– If a single ear tag is used it must be NLIS State compliant, meaning it must have printed on it the breeders P.I.C. number, together with the goats registered I.D. (herd number), either on the top button or on the pin button, the breeder must also state their Stud Prefix, Year of birth code (optional) and symbol of genetic grade. i.e. F = Fullblood etc.
Important Note: In Victoria it is now mandatory for all breeders to use NLIS Electronic Ear Tags on their goats.

Ear Tags (Double Ear tags)

– 1 ear tag must be NLIS compliant , it must have printed on it the breeders P.I.C. number together with the animals I.D. number (herd number) , the other a breeder tag must contain the breeders Stud Prefix, Year of birth code and symbol of genetic grade. i.e. F = Fullblood etc.

Microchip

– Microchips are no longer an approved form of identification for goats in Australia.

Tattooing

This format is Optional (not compulsary) – One ear to have tattooed the Stud Prefix, Year of birth code and symbol of genetic grade, the other ear to have the animals registered I.D. number, the goat must also have in one ear an NLIS State compliant Ear Tag printed with the breeders P.I.C. number, which can also have printed the goats herd I.D. number.
De-registration of an Animal:

When an owner applies for de-registration of a goat in writing as from a specific date, reason to be stated for recording purposes.
A de-registered goat can be re-registered if a request is made in writing, a fee of $5.50 to re-instate will apply.

Transfer of Registration:

Transfer Fee = $9.90 includes GST
All goats transferred to ‘BGA’ from the BGBAA’ will be required to forward their original registration certificate, a new ‘BGA’ certificate will be issued.

Members must complete the goats transfer to its new owner within a reasonable time period, this association recommends within 30 days, a complaint made against a member for exceeding this recommendation will be dealt with by the associations administrator and a penalty payment may be enforced.

A Doe with a kid at foot – the Doe will be required to be transferred into the new owners name, the kid(s) can be registered in the new owners name without the requirement of a transfer.

A pregnant Doe registration will require a BGA ‘Certificate of Stud Service’ form to accompany the registration of any offspring of the Doe.

Please note both the transferer and transferee must confirm the goats identification details as recorded on the registration certificates.
Breed Standards:
Fullblood Standard Boer:

– Australian Boer Goat Breed Standards.

Red Boer:

– Breed standards recognised will be the same as the Standard Boer, with the exception being colour, a full red body is the preferred, it shall have no more than 20% white colouring on the entire body. Goats registered as Fullblood Red Boer must be the progeny of Fullblood Standard Boers or Fullblood Red Boers to be classified as a Fullblood Red Boer, those with Kalahari bloodlines in their pedigrees will be eligible for upgrade registration only.

The Painted Boer:

– Breed standards are the same as for the Fullblood Standard Boer with the exception being the colour requirement of at least 15% colour on the body in addition to the required colour on the head, neck and ears. Any colour is acceptable from cream through to all shades of red and brown or black.

Kalahari Red Goat:

– Breed standard shall be the same as the Standard Boer with the obvious exception being colour, the ideal is a brown goat with colour shadings that ranges between light brown to dark brown.

The Savanna Goat:

– Breed standards recognised will be that of the South African Breed Standard.

The Australian Red Boer Goat:

– Breeds standards recognised will be the same as the Kalahari/Red Boer Standards and may contain bloodlines of these breeds including the Standard Boer.

Crossbreds

– Can be of any non pure genetic bloodline, the registry will include 1st. > 4th. Crosses, upgrading can only be granted when the sire is a Fullblood Boer, Savanna, Kalahari/Red Boer or Australian Red Boer Goat.

Leased Animals:

If the Lessee is not the recorded owner, then a written/typed and signed letter must accompany the registration of any offspring, stating all the relevant Leased goats registration details.

Artificial Insemination (A.I):

Where a goat is the result of an A.I. from fresh or frozen semen, the registration application must be accompanied by a letter stating the date of A.I. and must be signed by the owner of the semen.

Embryo Transfer (ET):

Where the goat is the result of an Embryo Transfer the registration application must be accompanied by a copy of the Vet./Technicians certificate detailing date of ET, Dam and owner of Dam and Donor Sire.

Purchased Embryo(s):

Where the goat is a result of an ET and the Embryo was purchased, the registration application must be accompanied by a letter from the owner/seller of the Embryo(s) signed with details of date of sale, together with a copy of the Vet. / Technicians certificate detailing date of implant, name of Sire and Dam of Embryo.

Voting rights of Members:

All members will have equal voting rights, these will be noted by either an online submission or via email, after counting the majority vote will rule.

Finance:

Reimbursement of Expenses will be paid to all Boer Goat Australia administrators for items directly related to the running costs of Boer Goat Australia.

Additional Fee’s:

A fee of $50 will be charged to members who request a mail-out of stud flyers/catalogues etc. to all BGA members.