National Miniature Goat Association

National Miniature Goat Association

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NMGA Official Show Rules

-Eligibilty

1.  Only National Miniature Goat Association Purebred registered animals may be shown in official sanctioned National Miniature Goat Association Purebred shows. An official sanctioned National Miniature Goat Association Foundation show will allow Foundation registered animals AND unrecorded miniatures meeting the foundation height requirements. Non-registered miniatures are not eligible for credit towards Permanent Grand Champion.

 2.  An NMGA original registration certificate is required for animals entered into any purebred or foundation sanctioned show where credit towards PGCH is desired and shall be presented to the show secretary before animal is shown. Photocopies are not acceptable. Any animal entered without original registration at time of check-in dated prior to the date of show will be deemed as non-registered and will be entered in the foundation show. In the instance of a foundation class not being sanctioned for that particular show, the animal will not be able to compete.

3.  Goats must have legible tattoos and/or microchip prior to show. NMGA registered animals' identification must match identification listed on the registration certificate for recorded wins.

4.  It is the exhibiters' responsibility to follow any state regulations when transporting animals. Health certificates may be required if specified on the entry form.

5.  Any animal showing any signs of illness should NOT be brought to any show. Illness includes, but is not  limited to: sore mouth, runny nose or hoof rot. It will be at show officials' discretion to deny entry if any animal does not appear in good health.

-Show Sanctions

 

1. The schedule of classes published for any given show will state that" NMGA rules are to govern and take precedence over all other rules".  Show rules must be placed in a prominent place at all shows.

 

2.  A sanction application and a copy of the schedule of classes will be sent to the NMGA registrant for approval. All scheduled classes must be listed and a member in good standing must sign the application.   Application forms may be obtained from the NMGA website.

 

3. The base date for computing the age of an animal will be the day the animal is judged.

 

4. Bucks and does shall not compete against each other, but shall be considered as separate shows with a   separate sanction fee required for each show.

 

5.  All shows must be judged according to NMGA Show Rules.

 

6.  Official sanctioned NMGA shows can be judged by a licensed NMGA judge or by another licensed goat judge with judging governed by the NMGA scorecard and breed standard . Grand Champion wins received under a licensed NMGA judge denotes ten (10) points towards Permanent Grand Champion status. Grand Champion wins received under a non-NMGA judge denotes five (5) points towards Permanent Grand Champion status. A minimum of ten (10) points out the thirty (30) required for PGCH status must come from a NMGA licensed judge.

 

7.  Any animal at any age may be measured at any time by the judge at the judge's discretion while in the show ring.

 

8.  NMGA will supply Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Doe, Buck, Wether Rosettes, and Outstanding        Meat, Fiber, and/or Dairy Ribbons. If application is received less than 45 days prior to the show, ribbons may not be available and it will be the responsibility of the show chair to get ribbons to the winners. 

 

9.  No other club, organization or agency will make any rule or rules that directly or indirectly affect the            sanctioned show without first obtaining approval from NMGA.

 

-Show Official and Judges Responsibilities

 

Show Officials

1.  It is the responsibility of the show secretary/chair to have a copy of the NMGA show rules and the NMGA breed standard available at all times during the course of the show.

 

2.  Prior to the goat being shown, the show secretary/chair must check the following information on the original NMGA registration certificate. A. Each goat has been entered in the correct age class and division. B. Each goat is entered by its full correct name. C. The tattoo and or microchip and registration number match those on entry forms. D. In the case of a non-recorded goat, the tattoo or ear tag must be listed/ checked and the teeth of the goat must be checked for age verification.

 

3. It is the show secretaries/chairs responsibility to make sure they have a NMGA licensed judge or that an approved judge has filled out the "NMGA Non-Licensed Judge Procedures Form"  PRIOR to the beginning of the show.

 

4.  The Show Chair/Secretary is responsible for filling out all reports of awards correctly and mailing reports, complete list of class and forms to the NMGA office within 10 days after the show.

 

5.  The Secretary/Chair shall not leave the desk to show their own goats. They must designate someone else to take their goats into the ring or have another official take their place at the desk.

 

6.  The Secretary/Chair must provide bottles of hand disinfectant, and disposable hand towels for use in the ring and must be used between check-in of goats if age verification/heath check is preformed.

 

Judges

1.  To judge all animals according to the NMGA scorecard and Breed Standard.

 

2.  May not judge any goat in which they have an ownership or part ownership.

 

3.  Judge will measure the height for Grand Champion and Reserve Champion and relay information to the Chair Secretary for report of awards.

 

4.  If someone or their animal is too disruptive, the judge may excuse them from the ring. The judge's word is final and the judge must write a report of the incident. It shall be submitted along with the report of awards.

 

5.  The judge will check and verify the tattoos or microchips and date of birth on all animals selected for Grand Champion or Reserve Champion and match the information shown on the registration certificates before the animal/s leave the ring.

 

6.  Judge shall make awards according to the merit of the animal in any class in which there is no competition.

 

Exhibitors

1.  If the exhibitor uses microchips they must provide a reader for the judge's use. 

 

 Classes and Awards 

1. No entries may be added to or withdrawn from classes after the judging has started unless the show officials have given permission.

 

2.  An animal may only compete once in any age class of an individual show.

 

3.  In a NMGA Sanctioned show, the age classes may not be combined. 

 

4. Classes having more than 10 goats must be split.

 

5.  In a 4-H/youth sanctioned show, age classes may be combined within the Jr. classes and within the Sr. classes. A maximum of 10 points from 4-H youth shows can be accrued as credit towards PGCH status.

 

6. Goats that have received Outstanding Status or PGCH status can still compete for the opposite award not obtained.

 

 

Selection of Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion

1  .Selection of Grand Champion shall be selected from the Junior and Senior Champions.

2.  The Reserve Grand Champion will be selected from the Junior or Senior Champion that has not been made Grand Champion and the goat which stood reserve to the Grand Champion (either the Reserve Junior or Reserve Senior Champion.)

  Junior Division

1.  Junior Doe classes include all does under 27 months of age, which have never freshened. A doe who has freshened must be shown in the Senior Division regardless of age. .All first place Junior Does from all Junior Doe classes will compete for Junior Champion Doe. Reserve Champion Doe will be selected from the animal, which stood second to the Junior Champion Doe in its individual class and first place winners of the Junior Does classes.

 

2. Junior Buck classes include all bucks under 18 months of age. All first place Junior Bucks from all Junior Buck classes will compete for Junior Champion Buck. Reserve Junior Champion Buck will be selected from the animal which stood second to the Junior Champion Buck in its individual class and first place winners of the other Junior Buck classes.

 

3. Junior Wether class includes all wethers less than 18 months of age. All first place Junior Wether classes will compete for Junior Champion Wether. Reserve Junior Champion Wether will be selected from the animal that stood second to the Junior Champion Wether in its individual class and first place winners of the other Junior Wether classes.

 

Senior Division

 

1.  Senior Doe classes include all does over the age of 27 months of age and Junior Does that have freshened. . All first place Senior Doe classes will compete for Senior Champion Doe. Reserve Senior Champion Doe will be selected from the animal that stood second to the Senior Champion Doe in its individual class and first place winners of the other Senior Doe classes.

 

2.  Senior Buck classes include all Bucks 18 months of age and older. . All first place Senior Buck classes will compete for Senior Champion Buck. Reserve Senior Champion Buck will be selected from the animal that stood second to the Senior Champion Buck in its individual class and first place winners of the other Senior Buck classes.

 

3.  Senior Wether classes include all Wethers 18 months of age and older. . All first place Senior Wether classes will compete for Senior Champion Wether. Reserve Senior Champion Wether will be selected from the animal that stood second to the Senior Champion Wether in its individual class and first place winners of the other Senior Wether classes.

 

List of Classes

 

1.  NMGA recognizes the following age classes in the Junior and Senior divisions with show date or calendar year as the base date.

 

Junior Does

1. Under 3 months

2. 3-6 months

3. 6-9 months

4. 9-12 months

5. 12-15 months

6.  15-18 months

7. 18-21 months

8. 21-24 months

8. 24-27 months

 

Senior Does

1. under 27 months and up to 30 months

2. 30- 33 months

3. 33-36 months

4. over 3 and under 4 years

5. over 4 and under 5 years

6. over 5 and under 6

7. over 6 and under 7

8. over 7 and under 8

9. over 8 years of age

Junior Bucks

1.  Under 3 months

2.  3-6 months

3.  6-9 months

4.  9-12 months

5.  12- 15 months

6.  15- 18 months

Senior Bucks

1.  18-21 months

2.  21- 24 months

3.  over 2 and under 3 years

4.  over 3 and under 4 years

5.  over 4 and under 5 years

6.  over 5 and under 6 years

7.  over 6 and under 7 years

8.  over 7 and under 8 years

9.  over 8 years of age

Junior Wether

1.  Under 3 months

2.  3-6 months

3.  6-9 months

4.  9-12 months

5.  12- 15 months

6.  15- 18 months

Senior Wether

1.  18-21 months

2.  21- 24 months

3.  over 2 and under 3 years

4.  over 3 and under 4 years

5.  over 4 and under 5 years

6.  over 5 and under 6 years

7.  over 6 and under 7 years

8.  over 7 and under 8 years

9.  over 8 years of age

 

Special Award Classes

1.  Outstanding Dairy Doe-Judged against Breed Standard with Focus on Udder. Senior Does competing for this award must have competed in their regular class.  Does accruing thirty (30) points will be listed as a Permanent Outstanding Dairy Doe.

 

2.  Outstanding Meat-Judged against Breed Standard with Focus on Muscling.  Wethers, Bucks, and Does competing for this award must have competed in their regular class. Does, Bucks and Wethers shall compete in separate classes and not against each other.

1. Outstanding Meat Doe

2. Outstanding Meat Buck

3. Outstanding Meat Wether

Any goat accruing thirty (30) points in this class will be listed as a Permanent Outstanding Meat Doe, Buck or Wether.

 

3.  Outstanding Fiber-Judged against Breed standard with Focus on Coat/Fiber. Any goat competing for this award must have competed in their regular class. This class is judged 'on the goat'. Goats receiving thirty points in this class will be  listed as a Permanent Outstanding Fiber Goat.

 

4.  Outstanding Senior Buck- Judged against Breed Standard. Any Buck competing for this award must be over 7 years of age, have sired four NMGA registered kids and have competed in their regular class. Bucks receiving 20 points in this class will be listed as a Permanent Outstanding Senior Buck.

 

5.  Outstanding Senior Doe- Judged against Breed Standard. Any Doe competing for this award must be over 8 years of age, have given birth to four NMGA registered kids and have competed in their regular class. Does receiving 20 points in this class will be listed as a Permanent Outstanding Senior Doe.

 

6.  Outstanding Senior Wether-  Judged against Breed Standard. Any Wether competing for this award must be over 7 years of age. Wethers receiving 20 points in this class will be listed as a Permanent Outstanding Senior

 

Point System for Permanent Grand Champion and Special Awards

Grand Champion Points

 

1. Grand Champion wins received under a licensed NMGA judge denotes ten (10) points towards Permanent Grand Champion status. Grand Champion wins received under a non-NMGA judge denotes five (5) points towards Permanent Grand Champion status. A minimum of ten (10) points out the thirty (30) required for PGCH status must come from a NMGA licensed judge.

        2. Champion wins received under a licensed NMGA judge denotes five (5) points towards Permanent  Grand Champion Status.

 

Special Awards Points

Outstanding Dairy, Meat, and Fiber

 

1.  1st place wins received under a licensed NMGA judge denotes ten (10) points towards Permanent Outstanding status. 1st place  wins received under a non-NMGA judge denotes five (5) points towards Permanent Outstanding  status. A minimum of ten (10) points out the thirty (30) required must come from a NMGA licensed judge.

 

Outstanding Buck, Doe and Wether

 

1.  1st place wins received under a licensed NMGA judge denotes ten (10) points towards Permanent Outstanding status. 1st place  wins received under a non-NMGA judge denotes five (5) points towards Permanent Outstanding  status. A minimum of ten (10) points out the twenty (20) required must come from a NMGA licensed judge.