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Spanish Goat Registry is committed to safeguarding the genetic diversity of Spanish goats.

The Spanish Goat Breed has come to the crossroads for the need of separating breeder/member politics from the real work of  verifying, tracking, registering, and DNA collection of Spanish goats as well as certification of Spanish Goat Breeders.

 

The Issues We Encounter:

  • Commercial meat producers buy large quantities of does and cross them with meatier breeds for the optimum meat goat.

  • The more expensive breeds use the less expensive Spanish does as recipes due to their excellent mothering and milk production. However, it is oftentimes the backup buck that breeds the Spanish female thereby flooding the commercial market with cross bred Spanish goats.

  • Confusing Spanish with goats "born in Texas."

  • Confusing the labels "brush and brier" goats for Spanish goats.

  • Large number of percentage Spanish goats are being bought and sold as Spanish breeding stock.

  • Buyers are gong to sale barns and auction houses buying "Spanish Culls" and selling them as  breeding stock, using the name of the culling ranch to validate the goats.

  • Management practices that are essential for other breeds are pushing out the genetic diversity of the Spanish goat.

  • Unfortunately the most alarming and serious issue is Spanish breeders who purchase non-verified "Spanish Looking" goats and breed them into their existing Spanish herds. 

 

The Solution:

After much discussion and thoughtful contemplation, the conclusion is that the Spanish goat breed is in need of policies and procedures that Spanish breeders participate in and cooperate with to ensure that "Spanish," means something and it can be proven with DNA Registrations. We have created the SGR Certified Spanish Breeder designation for breeders that want to submit 5 female and 1 male DNA sample to ensure the integrity of their herd and give the buyer a little more confidence.

Breeder/Herd Application

This Application is for SGR Breeder/Herd Data collection and Verification.  Once the application is complete a breeder may DNA Register one or their entire herd of Verified Spanish goats. Certified  Spanish Breeders have submitted 5 female and 1 male DNA Registration. 

  • This application gives us the information we need to verify Spanish goat herds.

  • This application records data  to help us Verify and track breeders and goats.

  • This data is also vital to our Annual Spanish Goat Count.

 

Steps to DNA Registration:

1. Application:

    Fill the Google Form Breeder/Herd ID Application or Download the PDF Application.

    The Google Form will go directly to SGR excel spreadsheet. If you download, print, and fill the application

    you can either scan or photo text the application back to us.

    or photographed and texted to SGR (Buttons to Application below).

2. Verification Documentation:

    Email at least one of the following: bill of sales, transport papers, seller emails, or canceled checks

    for your Spanish goat purchases, contact SGR if you have none of these.

3. Management Description Paragraph:

    Email a paragraph based on feeding, breeding, kidding, vaccines, shelters, and de-worming, fencing and

    guardians  of your Spanish goats. 

4. Herd Photo:

    Email a herd photo - give it your best shot, this will be linked to your breeder listing.

5. Once you submit the application you will be contacted via email by the SGR Admin who will

    issue a Breeder/Herd ID, an invoice for the $30 annual fee, and required content bill of sale template.

6. Payment of Fees:

     Write a check in the amount of $30 payable to SGR for fees.

     PO BOX 1578, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

                 

 

DNA Registration

Requirements for SGR DNA Registration:

  • Completed SGR Breeder/Herd ID Application and Fees paid in full.

  • SGR Verification of all goats being registered (verification documentation on file), ear tag (not required), Bloodline, DOB, Breeder of goat being registered, Dam and Sire Breeder and Bloodline (If dam and sire are registered then we need the registration numbers). If you do not have this information then we can work with the selling breeder -- but if you have not bought the goats, please ask for this information.

  • Full side view photo of the goat which will be on the DNA Registration Certificate.

  • 50 Tail hairs with roots in provided DNA Kits for UC Davis Lab testing.

  • $45 fee per goat for Registration. Fee Includes: sample kits, testing with UC Davis, required provided microchip, Certificate fee, and all instructions and shipping packaging.

  • $20 Shipping and handling of kits and paperwork regardless of the number of kits being mailed.

 

Steps to DNA Registration:

  1. Fill the Google Form Breeder/Herd ID Application.

  2. Download PDF DNA Spreadsheet Template.

  3. If you have questions we can work together to fill the information for your goats to be registered.

  4. We will send a copy of the complete spreadsheet with an invoice.

  5. Once the invoice is paid we will ship your DNA kits with complete instructions.

  6. You will pull tail hairs and insert them into the provided envelopes, insert the microchips and take a posed full side view photo of the goat.

  7. You will ship the tail hairs in the provided packaging to SGR as well as email the photographs.

  8. Once the results are received we will create an SGR DNA Certificate and upload it to the Website, Facebook and mail a hard copy.

 

Spanish Goat Registry Certified Spanish Breeder Certificate:

In order to receive an SGR Certified Spanish Breeder Certificate -- breeder must have 5 DNA registered females and 1 DNA Registered male. $320 covers all fees for registration of 6 goats.

 

Members Registering Offspring of Registered Goats:

Follow the same steps.

Benefits of Herd and Goat Registration:​

  • ​SGR will be able to track the origins and movements of the Breeding stock of  Spanish goats and ensure the genetic diversity.

  • Prospective buyers can be assured they are purchasing Spanish goats.

  • From the Goat List: photos, certificates, pedigrees and DNA results may be viewed.

  • Registered goats for sale page.  

We invite you to fill out an application, and

start the process of getting you and your DNA Registered!

Spanish Goat Registry

Benefits of Spanish Goat Registry DNA Registration:

  • Your Ranch/Farm is listed on our Breeder List, and your listing is linked to a personal farm page.

  • An unlimited number of your Spanish goats and photos may be listed on your Farm page.

  • Photos, pedigrees, DNA records, and Certificates may be viewed of Registered goats.

  • For Sale Listing of all SGR member goats and links to dam, sire, offspring and registration certificates.

  • Breeder List - able to view photo of herd and a paragraph describing management practices, photos of goats and data on registered goats.

Benefits of SGR DNA Registration:

  • Each goat that is SGR DNA Registered has been meticulously verified and traced back to Foundation origins.

  • Buyers have the added confidence when purchasing a DNA Registered goat and/or offspring of DNA Registered goats.

  • DNA Registration supports the efforts of SGR to safeguard and track Spanish goat genetics.

Benefits of SGR Certified Spanish Breeder:

  • SGR Certified Spanish Breeders have submitted 5 Female DNA samples and 1 male DNA sample. These six goats are seed stock and are the basis of building pedigree for breeders. 

  • Buyers have a greater confidence when purchasing goats from SGR Certified Spanish Breeders.

  • Collecting 6 DNA Samples from each breeder gives a wider and more accurate representation of the Spanish goat genetics around the country.

Breeder Registry Fees and Benefits:

  • Annual Fee: $30 per year - not qualified to vote or run for board. $10 per VGL digital copy.

  • Bronze Fee: $300 one time fee - qualitied to vote for board members but not to run - VGL digital copy free.    

  • Gold  Fee: $600 one time fee - qualified to vote and run for board member - VGL digital copy free.

  • Conservationist Fee: $1,250 one time fee - qualified to vote and run for board member - VGL digital copy free and individual registration fee fixed at a discount for lifetime.

828–329–5350

450 Fire Tower Road

Abbeville, SC 29620

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