FAQ

What is the Junior American Boer Goat Association (JABGA)?
The JABGA is the organizational name for junior members of the Junior American Boer Goat Association (Association). It is made up of all of the junior members of the Association. The JABGA is governed by a ten member board which is elected each year.

How old do I have to be to be a junior member?
Junior memberships are available for any young person under that age of 18 as of January 1of current year.

When does my junior membership expire?
Junior membership expire on December 31 of each year.

What is the cost of a junior membership?
The annual membership fee to be a junior member of the Association is $30. The payment of this fee allows the junior member to participate in activities and events sponsored by the Association, and the JABGA. (Additional entry fees, registration fees, and/or supplemental costs may apply depending upon the event or activity.)

What are the benefits of joining the JABGA?
The Junior America Boer Goat Association (JABGA) offers a world of opportunities to youth. Members of the JABGA are eligible for:

  • Registering goats with the Association
  • Receiving six issues of the Boer Goat
  • Participation in junior activities including conferences, shows and other contests
  • Receiving monthly issues of the JABGA newsletter
  • Showmanship competitions
  • Leadership training (officers and directors)
  • National Junior Recognition Program
  • Scholarships
  • Information on fitting, tattooing, judging, advertising and promotion

At what age am I eligible to show in shows?
This is a hard question to answer because the age requirements for shows vary both on the younger age limit as well as the older age limit. It is important to check the rules for age of the exhibitor for the specific show in which you are interested in participating.

Note: For shows sponsored and coordinated by the JABGA, the junior must be a minimum of 4 years of age before January 1 of the calendar year of the show.

What can I show in junior Boer Goat shows?
The categories offered in junior Boer Goat shows are:

Owned Percentage Does- these are does which are purchased whether from a family member or any other Boer breeder.

Owned Fullblood Does & Bucks- these are does which are purchased whether from a family member or any other Boer breeder.

Bred-and-Owned Boer Goat – these are goats that the junior member owned the dam of the goat at the time the goat was conceived. The junior member must be listed as the breeder, first and continuous owner on the registration certificate.

What is a bred-and-owned?
A bred-and-owned animal is one where the junior member owned the dam of the doe/buck at the time the doe/buck was conceived. The junior member must be listed as the breeder, first and continuous owner on the registration certificate.

Can I register an animal in both of my kids’ names and they still show them in junior shows?
The simple answer to this is no. The rules of the American Boer Goat Association do not allow joint ownership of an animal if it is to be shown in junior shows.

Note: Some 4-H and FFA shows do allow joint ownership – however most do not.