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Welcome to the DAKOTA GOAT ASSOCIATION (DGA).

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Welcome to the Dakota Goat Association.

The DGA is an association for anyone who is interested in any type of goat including dairy, meat, fiber, fainting or pets. Through the DGA, you'll be able to meet others with the same interests and concerns. We're holding or assisting with a variety of events ranging from basic education to performance programs.


Every two months you'll receive a newsletter packed full of information directly relating to keeping goats on the Northern Plains. It includes stories from breeder on how they got started and maintain their operations, articles on disease, recipes, and information about events.


On our "Featured Article" page, we run articles from previous issues. The featured article changes on the first and the fifteenth of each month. We hope you'll check back often.

UPCOMING EVENTS

June 2 - ADGA-sanctioned Dairy Goat Show and Youth Showmanship Contest, Aberdeen, SD
                 (Red link takes you to a Facebook page.)
                Hub City Dairy Goat Show, Judges Mark Baden and Karen Smith.
June 3 - ADGA Linear Appraisal Event, Aberdeen, SD
June 25 - Dairy Goat Showmanship Clinic - Prairie Paradise Farms, Ft. Pierre, SD
July 16 - Pasture Walk - England Family Ranch, Midland, SD
August 20 - Surprise Event, Sterling, ND - Watch for details!
TBA - Dairy Day
TBA - Butchery Class

Many more activities are planned and will be announced soon.



DGA activities provide you opportunities to:
  • Meet other goat people
  • Learn about goats or goat products
  • Share ideas
  • Ask questions

We hope you'll participate!




Left: Participants at a Barn Talk watch the herd use a variety of feeders as they discuss options..

University of MN/NDSU Extension has provided a series of webinars.

Recordings of 2020 & 2021 Webinars:

Goat Marketing with Dr. Frank Pinkerton· 

Goat and sheep birthing and animal health

· Goat and sheep management - keeping your lambs and kids growing strong 

· Goat and sheep weaning management 

· Herd health and parasite management 

· Pasture management 

· Preparing for the breeding season