GOAT REGISTRATION

Doe Registrations:

$14.00 each 

Buck Registrations:

$22.00 each

Upgrade Doe Registrations:

$14.00 each 

Uploading of historical pedigree 

(not currently registered on the database)

Fee may be charged only for time spent entering data.

Transfer of Registration:

$11.00 each

NOTE:

Owners have access to print their own animal/s Certificates - These Printed Certificates have a security code which can be used to check the authenticity of the pedigree by taking you directly to the database Digital Certificate.

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  be approved, if it has not already been allocated & is not too similar to another breeder, otherwise the Registrar will have the right to choice from the second or third submitted names.

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 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.

If all 3 choices have already been recorded under another members name or in the name of a member of another Boer Goat Association, then BGA has the option to choose one of those codes and insert the area code for Australia ‘6’ in front of that code to be recorded as the members stud prefix herd code – i.e. 6AB

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 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, symbol of genetic grade. i.e. F = Fullblood etc., Year of birth code & Year Colour (optional).

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)

  • One 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, symbol of genetic grade. i.e. F = Fullblood etc., Year of birth code and Year Colour (Optional)

Microchip

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

Tattooing

This format is Optional (not compulsory) – 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-Activation of an Animal:

When an owner wishes a goat to be "De-Activated" -  Ie - Not to be used for breeding Registered Stock they can use the "Animal Disposal Function" in the Database & select Sold/Dead/Inactive - The animal & all previously related animals will always remain on the Database for Genetic Lineage. A de-activated goat can be re-activated if a request is made in writing, a fee of $8.80 to re-instate.

Transfer of Registration:

Transfer Fee = $11.00

From other Database/Association - All goats transferred to ‘BGA’ from another Boer Goat Association will be required to forward a scanned copy of their registration certificate. This is to enable historical uploading of parentage if not already recorded within the Database. This step will simplify registrations of progeny of that animal for the owner & ensure a full parentage is visible on the Certificate & on the Database. A fee may apply for uploading of historical Data. The animal will become Active within your Herdlist once upload complete & payment of fee is received.

Between BGA Members - Transfer of Ownership can be completed on the Database by the vendor or the receiving Stud. Members must complete the goats transfer to its new owner within a reasonable time period, this association recommends within 30 days, 

Kids @ Foot - A Doe with not yet registered kid/s still at foot (Ie: less than 4mths of age) – 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.

Pregnant Doe/s - The Doe will need to be transferred into the new owners Stud. The vendor should provide a form with details of the Sire & Dates during which the Doe was running with the buck. The resulting progeny can be registered by the new owner by "attaching" the breeding evidence form with the registrations.

Please note both the transferrer and transferee must confirm the goats identification details as recorded on the registration certificates.
Breed Standards/Registration
The BGA have accepted the South African Boer Goat Association Breed Standards with some minor alterations to suit the Australian Boer Goat. Our official BGA Breed Standard Booklet was created with the assistance & approval of the SA Boer Goat Association.
Registrations:

Breeders must be financial members of Boer Goat Australia in order to Register their stock.

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.

Upgrade Registry - Progeny of a Unregistered Doe & Sired by a Registered Fullblood Buck will be registered as a G1 (1st.Cross).

        - Progeny of a G1 Doe & Sired by a Registered Fullblood Buck will be registered as a G2

        - Progeny of a G2 Doe & Sired by a Registered Fullblood Buck will be registered as a G3

        - Progeny of a G3 Doe & Sired by a Registered Fullblood Buck will be registered as a G4

        - Progeny of a G4 Doe & Sired by a Registered Fullblood Buck will be registered as a GP (Graded Purebred)

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

Standard Fullblood Boer = F

The Red Boer = R

Upgrade registrations will be recorded as G1,G2,G3,G4, and GP(Graded Purebred)

Goats accepted as meeting the criteria to be transferred from another Breed Society - 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 already recorded on the BGA database.

Fullblood Standard Boer: 

‘Fullblood’ means a goat with 100% Boer Goat genetics traceable back to South African Imported stock/embryos.

Red Head White Body - The ideal is a white goat with a red head and ears, (+/- a white blaze) and fully pigmented skin. Shadings between light and dark red are permissible.

Red Boer:

The ideal is a fully brown (Red) goat with colour shadings that ranges between light brown  to dark brown. Allowance for white colouring similar to the allowance of excess Red areas on Standards. Goats registered as Fullblood Red Boer must be the progeny of Fullblood Standard Boers or Fullblood Red Boers/Kalahari/Australian Reds to be classified as a Fullblood Red Boer.

Black Boer: 

Fullblood Boers that are fully Black in colour are registerable under the "Red Boer" Breed Prefix - These animals are from Red over Red Breeding where one or both parents carry the Black Gene. The "Colour" Black can be chosen from the Colour Drop Down Box.

The Painted Boer:

Fullblood Painted Boers can be registered under the Standard Or Red Register depending on owner preference based on “main colour" or based on "parentage". Any colour is acceptable from pale brown “Blonde” through to all shades of red and brown or black.

The "most relevant" colour option can be chosen under the Colour Drop Down Box. 

Kalahari Red Goat:

Now registered together, under the Red Boer Register.

The ideal is a fully brown (Red) goat with colour shadings that ranges between light brown  to dark brown.

The Australian Red Boer Goat:

Now Registered together under the Red Boer Register. 

The ideal is a fully brown (Red) goat with colour shadings that ranges between light brown  to dark brown.

Upgrade Registrations:

The aim of the Upgrade Register is to promote the Boer Goat for improving Commercial Meat Goats with the use of Boer Goat Genetics. 

The Upgrade registry will include 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Crosses then Graded Purebred on 5th. cross.

Upgrading can only be granted when the sire is a Fullblood Boer (Registered in the Standard or Red Fullblood Register)

Leased Animals:

Progeny for registration where one parent is not owned by the Stud registering the progeny, must be accompanied by a "Lease" document - "Stud Service" "Buck Lease" or "AI/ET Form" signed by both parties.

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.