Annual Awards

1.         OBJECTIVES
1.1       To recognise the achievements of the Association’s best goats in showing and production.

2.         ANNUAL NATIONAL SHOW AWARDS
2.1       Annual National Show Awards are collated by the NZDGBA Show Secretary from show results received from each recognised show.

2.2       Calculations are based on the points scale outlined in Regulation 24(d).

2.3       To be eligible, goats and their details must be included on a Show Entry Record Form sent to the Show Secretary by 31 January for that show season.

2.4       To be eligible for annual awards, goats must be registered with NZDGBA.

2.5       The owner of the goat does not have to belong to NZDGBA.

2.6       Junior Showman and Junior Herdsperson awards shall be calculated on points gained at recognised shows and advised to the Show Secretary in show results from those shows.

2.7       Any trophies associated with Annual National Show Awards will be presented at the annual conference.

2.8       Annual National Show Awards will be published in the Dairy Goat News.

3.         ANNUAL BREED NATIONAL SHOW AWARDS
3.1       Annual Breed National Show Awards are collated by the NZDGBA Show Secretary from show results received from each recognised show.

3.2       Calculations are based on the points scale outlined in Regulation 24(d).

3.3       To be eligible, goats and their details must be included on a Show Entry Record Form sent to the Show Secretary by 31 January for that show season.

3.4       To be eligible for Annual Breed National Show Awards, goats must be registered with NZDGBA.

3.5       The owner of the goat does not have to belong to NZDGBA or a breed club.

3.6       A Crossbred X or Recorded Grade animal will not be included in Annual Breed National Show Award calculations.

3.7       Junior Showman and Junior Herdsperson will not be included in Annual Breed National Show Award calculations as they are not breed related.

3.8       Each breed club will be sent copies of these awards and they will be published in the Dairy Goat News.

3.9       Breed clubs must recognise these awards and they may not change them in any way.  Where a trophy is held for these awards, the breed club has the right to withhold the trophy should the winner of the award not be a member of that breed club. 

3.10     Breed clubs may, in addition to the Annual Breed Show Awards have additional awards for their breed.  Only goats registered with NZDGBA qualify for these additional awards as under affiliation criteria breed clubs must abide by NZDGBA rules and regulations.

4.         ANNUAL NATIONAL PRODUCTION AWARDS
4.1       Annual National Production Awards will be calculated by the Production Recording portfolio holder, based on highest production in 305 days on official herd test in the previous season.

4.2       To be eligible for annual National Production Awards, goats must be registered with NZDGBA and the owner of the goat must belong to NZDGBA.

4.3       Any trophies associated with the Annual National Production Awards will be presented at the annual conference.

4.4       Annual National Production Awards will be published in the Dairy Goat News.

5          INTERPRETATION OF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND GENERAL
5.1       In the event of any question arising as to the administration, operation or interpretation of the policies and procedures, the NZDGBA Council shall consider the matter and its decision shall be final.