Welcome to the Spanish Goat Registry.

The Spanish Goat Registry is safeguarding the genetic diversity of the Pure Spanish Goat through rigorous verification of breeders and their stock for DNA Sampling while promoting the Spanish Goat as a viable & sustainable meat goat choice!

 

The Spanish Goat Registry is owned and operated by Spanish Goats, LLC a Breeder/Owner Partnership LLC with a Breeder Voted & Run Advisory Board and a

Technical Advisory Board of experts in the field of small ruminants.

The Best of Both Worlds is what is Best for the Breed!

We are proud to ensure the most efficient and hardy goat in the United States of America.

A Word About Us

In 2007 there were a handful of known Spanish goat breeders. Today there are well over 260 Verified Pure Spanish breeders. There are a few large foundation bloodline ranches, many meat producing ranches, and others who are interested in producing breeding stock and conserving the breed. However, the Spanish goat is still on the Livestock Conservation Watch List.

The issues we encounter are that a number of folks confuse Spanish with goats "born in Texas," assume they are the same as common "brush and brier" goats, as well as the large number of percentage Spanish goats that are being bought and sold as  Spanish breeding stock. We have goat brokers buying large quantities of goats off of ranches "assumed" Spanish as well as cull animals from Auction Houses/Sale barns being sold  as Spanish breeding stock. We also deal with the misinformation and self promotion that Facebook offers and the resulting splitting off of breeders. Finally, traditional management practices of other breeds are habits hard to break, and the genetic diversity and traits of the Spanish are falling to the wayside for meatier, bigger goats. This push is also pushing what makes Spanish goats such a treasure!

 

The treasured genetics of Spanish goats are that they are extremely hardy and adaptable in all climate and management conditions. Spanish nannies are exceptional mothers. As a rule they are parasite tolerant, excellent foragers, and they have healthy hooves. Spanish goats do not require grain to thrive and grow into profitable meat goats. The fact that meat producers recognize the qualities of Spanish goats is also a reason they are on the watch list.  The population of Spanish goats is growing at an alarmingly slow rate; males go to slaughter, and females go to large commercial meat producers for crossbreeding with other faster growing, meatier goat breeds for an optimum meat goat, as well as, recipes for other breeds' production systems. 

 

The vision of the Spanish Goat Association in 2007 was that Spanish breeders did not need a registry, rules, dues and association politics. We believed that all we needed was a source website, a list of verified breeders, a for sale page, and the integrity of our breeders to ensure the continuation of the Pure Spanish Goat genetics. However, the issues we face and the growing visibility of the Spanish goat has brought us to a crossroads.

 

As a result, the Spanish Goat Registry has been created. SGR is committed to promoting, conserving and safeguarding the genetic diversity of Spanish goats. SGR Registered breeders are aligned in a vision and willing to cooperate with fees, guidelines and agreements in order to track, verify and maintain a source list of Spanish producers and their available goats for the purpose of ensuring the purge genetics of the breed. The registry does not ensure the best Spanish goat, but rather it is a way to support preservation and give the buyer a little more confidence in the face of our challenges to ensure our breed. 

            

We invite you to join us in our mission!

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Links to Printable Forms

Breeder/Herd Application

 

Required Bill of Sale

 

 

DNA Spreadsheet

 

 

 

828–329–5350

450 Fire Tower Road

Abbeville, SC 29620

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