ABGA Members
We sincerely apologize for difficulties that everyone has experienced in completing registrations, membership and other work in the office. Some of the issues we are experiencing are centered on the ABRI database, lack of employees and an overwhelming amount of phone calls and emails.
In response to these issues, here are actions we are taking.

• We have finally been able to have some positive communication with ABRI to begin the process to update ILR Online to the new platform which after some growing pains will help alleviate many of the issues we are currently experiencing.

• Staffing has been an issue throughout the pandemic. We are currently operating with a staff of 3 full-time and 2 part-time employees. We are pleased that we were able to find an agency this week that will be able to send some additional workers to have additional staff and help in the office.

• We are implementing an issues log to be used by this board and the office. We encourage anyone with issues, which have not been resolved in a timely manner, to contact their director who will help gather pertinent information to add to the log.

• New Rules have been added to assist members with registrations for show.

o 1400. A v. An animal that may be verified as registered in the web-based database of ABGA will be accepted in lieu of registration certificate. Verification must be provided by the exhibitor in either digital or print to the show secretary. JABGA ownership must be verified using the transfer history on the animal pedigree if the certificate is not provided.

o 1400.A.vi. Original registration certificates are required, except that a copy of a registration application, stamped with the date received by ABGA, can be accepted for kids less than 6 months of age. This temporary rule will expire on 12-31-2020 and revert back to rule 1400. A. iii.

Thank you,

ABGA Board of Directors


On Behalf of Animal Health National Program Leaders for USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Drs. Cyril Gay and Roxann Motroni, we invite our stakeholders to assist in identifying research priorities for animal health research at USDA ARS as well as assess the performance of the Animal Health National Program 103 over the last five years.
We value our stakeholders input into our research programs.  Please take our short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CZQ2TZH, which will let us know the impact of our current programs and the animal health diseases most important to you so that we can use your input to create the NP 103 Five Year Action Plan.  We would appreciate it very much if you could complete the survey by July 22nd at the latest and also pass this email on to other animal health experts in your institution that have a stake and interest in the USDA-ARS Animal Health National Program.  It is our mission to serve the needs of our stakeholders.

Effective Immediately:  The ABGA Office will be closed on Wednesdays until further notice for staff training and development.


Congratulations to the following individuals, who were each elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors.
Click for an illustration of the voter results. 

Region 6: David Carwell
Region 10: Troy Veal
Region 11: Cindy Price-Westfall
Region 13: Kathy Daves-Carr
Region 14: John Charles Riley

Welcome aboard!

As much of the United States begins to enter into periods of both self- and government-issued quarantines from the COVID-19, the Board of Directors urges everyone to stay safe and carry over many biosecurity measures, which are currently used on farms, to continue keeping your family safe. Personal hygiene techniques are absolutely critical to combating this virus.

Decisions on ABGA sanctioned shows will be made by individual show secretaries at local levels, using state and local health standards and regulations. The ABGA Board encourages each show secretary to make decisions based on the safety and well-being of everyone who could be traveling to and from the shows.

The Board of Directors will continue to keep the members informed as decisions are made. We want to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our exhibitors, vendors and spectators at all shows, and we will continue to monitor events that will require judges to travel during this time.

Our goal is to offer guidance to our show secretaries and members in any capacity to keep everyone safe.

San Angelo Office Relocation Update

To All Members & Visitors

As we continue to monitor COVID -19, the well-being and health of our staff and members are our top priority. For this reason, the ABGA Office will be closed to ALL visitors until further notice.

During this time, pick up service will not available. On business days, a drop box will be located outside of the main entrance door and will be brought in at the close of business. All mail and work dropped off will NOT be touched for a minimum of 24 hours after being brought in.

At the current time, staff will remain at the office to answer phones and emails as time permits. Keep in mind that work can be submitted by email at mail@abga.org and by fax at 325-486-2637. Original certificates are still required to be surrendered for transfers and corrections. We appreciate your support during this time.

The San Angelo office has moved to its new location.
The new address is:
​American Boer Goat Association
4258 S Jackson St
San Angelo, Texas 76903

Here are some points to help you as we transition to this news space. 

  • Any mail or packages sent via UPS and FedEx to the old address will be returned to the original sender. This mail is NOT being forwarded.
  • Mail sent via USPS (Post Office) is being forwarded.
  • The phone lines, emails and online live are in full working order.


ABGA is a registry association offering marketing and education information, and registration and pedigree tracking for producers and youth in the commercial meat goat, show stock and seed stock industries.

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