Rules and Regulations

(Incorporating changes to July 2017)

(In ALL CASES “he” and “his” shall be taken to mean “she” and “her” or “they” and “their” where appropriate.)

1.         NAME:
            The Association shall be called “The New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association (Incorporated).”

2.         OBJECTS:
(a)        To establish and maintain registration books in accordance with the Regulations, for the registration of stud stock.
           
(b)        To hold ribbon parades.
           
(c)        To encourage the breeding of dairy producing goats to the highest standards.

(d)        To co-operate with, and extend and amplify the efforts of other Clubs, Societies and Associations formed for the like or similar purposes.
      
(e)        To provide and contribute to prizes, awards and distinctions of merit in connection with the breeding, rearing and exhibition of registered goats.

(f)         To make known to the public the outstanding qualities of the breeds, and to do all things that may be deemed advisable and necessary to promote the interests of the members of the Association.

(g)        To exercise such disciplinary and other powers as the Association shall deem fit.

(h)        To encourage frequent meetings and social activities of members and to further members’ knowledge of the breeds as and when possible.

3.         MEMBERS:
3.1.0    Any person shall be eligible for membership of the Association. 

3.2.0    The names and addresses of members shall be kept on file and published in the annual Herd Book as the “Register of Members of the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association Inc.”  The file shall be open for inspection by members.

4.         ADMISSION:
4.1.0    New members applying shall have a copy of the Rules and Regulations and Policies and Procedures sent to them with a Membership Application form for their completion.  By signing the Membership Application form, they agree to be bound by the Rules and Regulations, Policies and Procedures of this Association.

4.2.0    Membership will only be accepted on receipt of a completed Membership Application form and payment of current membership fee.

4.3.0    No nominated agent on behalf of any member having been excluded from membership may have their application for membership approved.

4.4.0    Council reserves the right to decline an application for membership and shall give in writing the reason/s.

5.         MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL:

5.1.0   A membership renewal application form shall be sent to all current members including affiliated groups at their last known address.   By renewing their membership they agree to be bound by the current Rules and Regulations and  Policies and Procedures of the Association.

5.2.0   Membership will only be accepted on receipt of a completed membership renewal application form and payment of current membership fee.

5.3.0   A copy of the current Rules and Regulations, Policies and Procedures shall be forwarded to each current member including affiliated groups.   At all times members must be supplied with alterations to rules and regulations.

5.4.0   No excluded member nor their partner, spouse, children, family trust members, estate executives or any other nominated agent, real or implied, may apply for a membership renewal on behalf or in their place.

6.         SUBSCRIPTIONS:

The Annual Subscription to the Association shall be fixed by the Council in January each year, and shall be notified to members in the next issue of the “Dairy Goat News”.  The subscription shall be payable in advance as at 1 March each year, and the subscription renewal forms will be sent to members at their last known address.  No member shall be allowed to vote or compete for any prizes or trophies of the Association or in any way enjoy the privileges of membership until his subscription and all other outstanding amounts due by him to the Association have been paid.  Subscriptions must be paid before closing entries of shows.  A person becoming a member between January 1 and February 28 shall be granted membership until February 28 in the ensuing year.

7.1.0    TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP
7.1.1    RESIGNATION OF MEMBERSHIP
Any member may withdraw from the Association on sending notice of his intention in writing to the Secretary at any time before the expiration of the current Association year.  Any member leaving the Association shall not be entitled to receive back any money he may have paid to the Association during his membership or have any claim against the Association.  Any member so withdrawing from the Association shall be deemed to be a member until such time as his resignation shall have been accepted by the Council and duly acknowledged in writing by the Secretary.
           
7.1.2    FORFEITURE OF MEMBERSHIP
The Council may declare a member to have forfeited his membership and may direct his name to be removed from the Register but without releasing him from any antecedent liability to the Association if he is in arrears with his Annual Subscription for a period of three months after the same shall become due.

7.1.3    Whenever any person shall cease to be a member of the Association his name shall be removed from the Register, and he shall, from that date of his ceasing to be a member, cease to have any claim or interest in respect of the Association, and shall forthwith return to the Association any cups or trophies that, being the property of the Association, are in his possession at that time.

7.1.4    TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP
From the date of his ceasing to be a member, all services, i.e. processing of all registration matters, issuing of production, classification and show awards, supply of all and any stud information by either paper or electronic means and all other privileges of membership shall cease.   All information, either by paper or electronic held by him on behalf of the association, when ceasing to be a member, shall be returned to the official office of the association within 14 days.

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8.         MEMBERSHIP MISCONDUCT:
           
(a)        If a member shall fail in the observance of any of these Rules or Regulations, or if he shall have been accused of any act, practice or conduct calculated to bring discredit to the Association, or lower its status, or to be prejudicial to the interest of the Association or the breeds, then any complaint must be brought to a Council meeting.  The complaint may be given verbally or in writing.

(b)        If the majority of council deems further action to be appropriate then any complaint coming under this sub-clause shall be brought before a special meeting of the Council of the Association convened for that purpose, of which the member affected shall have twenty one days previous notice, stating the nature of the charge, sent to him by post in a prepaid person to person registered letter addressed to him at his last registered address.

(c)        If such a meeting by a resolution of at least two-thirds of the councillors present thereat shall resolve to exclude the member, he shall thereupon cease to be a member, except that he may, within twenty-one days lodge an appeal to be heard before an Extraordinary General Meeting, convened for that purpose.  The decision of the Extraordinary General Meeting shall be final.

9.1.0    MANAGEMENT:

The Association shall be managed by a National Council of up to nine with a minimum of six members, who shall be elected and hold office in the manner hereinafter provided.  Councillors must be financial members for each year they hold office.   The number of Councillors for the incoming year is to be predetermined by Council at the January Council meeting.

9.2.0    FUNCTIONS OF COUNCIL:

The Council shall exercise all the powers and perform all the duties for which the Association has been established unless required to be exercised and performed otherwise by Statute, and shall have full power to do all such things as may be incidental or conducive to the Objects of the Association.

9.2.1    BREED GROUPS
Council shall refer all matters of policy pertaining to a particular breed of dairy goat to the breed groups concerned.  The breed groups shall circulate the information to all breed group members and ensure all other breeders of that dairy goat breed are notified through the Dairy Goat News magazine.  The breed groups must give one calendar month’s notice from the date of publishing such information for response and consultation from members and other breeders.  Breed group committees will then without delay forward their decision with background information to the NZDGBA council for consultation.    

9.3.0    TERM OF OFFICE:

Members of the Council excepting those appointed to fill casual vacancies shall hold office for three years.  Members who have completed their three years in office shall stand down by retirement or by resignation prior to each Annual General Meeting.

9.3.1    Retiring Councillors shall be eligible for re-election on being duly nominated.

9.4.0    ELECTION OF COUNCIL:
            The mode of election of members of the Council shall be:

9.4.1    The Secretary shall give notice in the first issue of the Association’s Publication each year, of those Councillors retiring by rotation.  Nominations for the vacated positions will be called for.

9.4.2    Candidates for election must be financial members and must be proposed and seconded by financial members of the Association.  This excludes junior, intermediate and associate members.  The nomination form must be signed by the proposer and seconder and endorsed by the nominee and reach the Registrar not later than 60 days prior to the date of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting.  It may be accompanied by a brief resume of the candidate’s qualifications which may be sent with the voting paper at the Council’s discretion.

9.4.3    The Registrar shall, not later than 30 days prior to the forthcoming Annual General Meeting, issue voting papers to all financial members.  The voting paper is to be completed and must be received by the Registrar at least seven days before the Annual General Meeting.  The fact that any member does not receive a voting paper shall not invalidate the ballot providing that a voting paper was sent to the last known address.

9.4.4    Each member who votes shall record his vote by striking out the names for whom he does not wish to vote.

9.4.5    Any voting paper not marked as required by paragraph 9.4.4 shall be invalid.

9.4.6    The voting papers shall be opened and inspected at the Annual Conference and the number of valid votes for each candidate recorded by three scrutineers.  The three scrutineers shall be appointed by the Council during the Annual Conference and may be members entitled to vote but who are not candidates for office.  The scrutineers are to elect their own leader from the appointed scrutineers.  The scrutineers are to count all votes privately prior to the Annual General Meeting and the Chief Scrutineer is to announce the names of the candidates and the number of votes cast to the Annual General Meeting when appropriate to the meeting.
           
9.4.7    The candidate or candidates receiving the most votes shall be deemed to be duly elected.  In the case of equality of votes, the member declared elected shall be decided by lot by the Chief Scrutineer in front of the Annual General Meeting immediately following the announcement of the results.  The results of the election will be published in the next Dairy Goat News.

9.4.8    Voting papers shall not be destroyed until a period of six months has elapsed.

9.4.9    If insufficient nominations to fill the vacancies on Council are received, a notice will be circulated with the Annual Report, advising members that an election will be held at the Annual General Meeting to fill the remaining vacancies and that written and verbal nominations of financial members, proposed and seconded by financial members, will be accepted at the Annual General Meeting.

9.5.0    CASUAL VACANCIES:
Casual vacancies may be filled by an election.  A member of the Council who has been appointed to fill a casual vacancy shall retire from office when the term of office of the member he has replaced would have ordinarily expired.  The Council has the power to decide not to conduct an election but to co-opt a member to the Council.

9.6.0    VACATION OF OFFICE:
The office of a member of the Council shall be vacated if he absents himself from two consecutive meetings of the Council without special leave of absence being granted at a duly constituted meeting of the Council.  No leave of absence shall be given to a member on more than three consecutive occasions.  The office a member of Council shall also be vacated if the member dies, is declared bankrupt or is convicted of an indictable offence.

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9.7.0    EXECUTIVE:
ELECTION OF PRESIDENT  The mode of election of president shall be:
The secretary shall give notice in the first issue of the Association’s Publication each year calling for nomination for President.
Those eligible are any of the current serving councillors who have served at least one year, or those who have served at least one year and who must be standing for re-election to council.  In the event of a nominee being elected as president he will be deemed to be elected onto council.   Voting for President to be in accordance with the rules 9.4.2 to 9.4.8 inclusive

9.7.1    In the event of there being no nominations of eligible Councillors or only nominations deemed invalid, the president will be elected from the floor at the Annual General meeting.

9.7.2    Those filling casual vacancies of less than a year are not eligible for nomination for president if re-elected as a councillor unless they have served a recent year term within the preceding three years of the election.

9.7.3    The Executive members of Council shall be President, Immediate Past President, Senior Vice-President and Junior Vice-President.  The Immediate Past President shall be confirmed at each Annual General Meeting for a term of one year only following the election of the President at that meeting. Senior Vice-President and Junior Vice-President shall be nominated and elected at each Annual General Meeting of the Association, for a term of one year. To be eligible for nomination they must be a member of the newly elected Council and have been a member of the Council for at least one year immediately preceding election.
           
9.7.4    The Executive members of council shall liaise with the Council Secretary and Registrar/Treasurer as required.  They shall have the power to pass accounts for payment (with the exception of major capital expenditure), confirm new members, prefixes and tattoos, confirm correspondence, issue minor press releases and attend to urgent registration matters.  The President of the Association shall be the Chairman of the Council.

9.8.0    COUNCIL MEETINGS:
The Council shall meet at least twice yearly, and at other times as may be decided by the Executive plus the majority of all other council members.  Seven days notice shall be given of any Council meeting.  At all Council meetings five Councillors (including at least one member of the executive) shall constitute a quorum.

9.9.0    SUBCOMMITTEES:
The Council shall have the power to co-opt a member or members for a purpose specified by the Council.

10.       REGISTRAR/TREASURER:
The Council of the Association shall be empowered to appoint a Registrar and/or Treasurer, to perform all the duties of registrar/treasurer and such a person appointed will not be a Councillor and need not be a member of the Association.  The person so appointed will be presented with a Job Description and a Terms of Contract.  The Terms of Contract and annual remuneration is to be reviewed on an annual basis.  The appointed person shall be required to give a month’s notice of their intent to resign from the position or as agreed in the individual contract.  The vacancy will be advertised in the Dairy Goat News requesting expressions of interest. 

11.       EDITOR:
The Council of the Association shall be empowered to appoint an Editor of the Dairy Goat News.  The person so appointed will be presented with a Job Description and a Terms of Contract.   The Terms of Contract and annual remuneration is to be reviewed on an annual basis.   The appointed person shall be required to give a month’s notice of their intent to resign from the position.  The vacancy will be advertised in the Dairy Goat News requesting expressions of interest.

12.       PATRON AND VICE-PATRON:
The Annual General Meeting may nominate a person or persons for the position(s) of Patron and Vice-Patron, who shall be deemed to be elected upon acceptance of the positions.

13.       COUNCIL MEETINGS:
(a)        The agenda for every Council Meeting shall be prepared by the Council Secretary.

(b)        At all Council Meetings the President, or in his absence one of the Vice-Presidents, or in their absence any other duly elected Chairman shall take the chair.

(c)        Minutes of all Council Meetings must be kept in a properly constituted Minute Book, such Minutes to be courtesy read and confirmed at the following Council Meeting.
           
(d)        On all questions whether upon an election or consideration of a motion or amendment, every councillor present shall be entitled to one vote to be exercised in person, and such voting shall be by the show of hands unless a secret ballot is called for by three members.

(e)        On all questions (elective or otherwise) the President or other person occupying the chair shall have a deliberative vote, or in the case of an equality of votes, he shall have a further casting vote.

14.       GENERAL MEETINGS:   

(a)       General Meetings.  In addition to the Annual General Meeting the Association may hold Ordinary General Meetings at such convenient places or times as may be determined at any Council Meeting.  Not less than seven days notice of such meeting shall be sent to Members by circular.  A quorum for any General Meeting shall be ten members including the Secretary or Secretary’s representative and at least one other member of the Council.

(b)       At all General Meetings the President, or in his absence a Vice-President, or in their absence any other duly elected Chairman shall take the chair.

(c)        On all questions whether upon an election or consideration of a motion or amendment every financial member lawfully present shall be entitled to one vote to be exercised in person, and such voting shall be by show of hands unless a secret ballot is called for by three members.
           
(d)       On all questions (elective or otherwise) the President or other person occupying the Chair shall have a deliberative vote and in the case of an equality of votes he shall have a further casting vote.

15.       ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS:
(a)        The Annual General Meeting of the Association shall be held within thirteen weeks after February 28 each year at such place and time as shall be determined by the Council in consultation with the host club.  Fourteen days notice of such meeting stating the nature of the business to be dealt with thereat, also a copy of the President’s Report and Balance Sheet duly audited shall be forwarded to members by circular.  A quorum for any Annual General Meeting shall be ten members.

(b)        The agenda for every General Meeting, Annual General Meeting, Ordinary or Extraordinary shall be prepared by the Council Secretary.
           
(c)        In the case of an Annual General Meeting the agenda shall include:
(i)         A report of the proceedings of the Association during the year.
(ii)        A duly audited Balance Sheet and Income and Expenditure Account for the year.
(iii)       The Election of Officers for the ensuing year including the council; subject to the provisions of Rule 9.
(v)        Any general business

(d)        Any motion passed at a general meeting or annual general meeting in which changes to the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the Association may or will result and/or be implied or intended, shall be presented to the Council as a recommendation.   If the recommendation as a motion is not accepted by a majority vote of the Council members, the recommendation shall go to the membership as a ballot vote.   The vote shall be accepted if fifty five percent of the valid votes cast are in agreement.   Ballot voting papers will be sent to all members eligible to vote within ten days of the council meeting.

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16.       OTHER MEETINGS:
(a)        Extraordinary General Meetings.  An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members of the Association shall be called on requisition in writing to the Secretary signed by six members, whereupon fourteen days notice in writing shall be forwarded by post by the Secretary to all members, specifying the objects of the Meeting, to which alone discussion shall be confined.  A quorum for any Extraordinary General Meeting shall be ten members including the Secretary or Secretary’s representative and at least one other member of the Council.  On all questions whether upon election or consideration of a motion of amendment, every financial member present shall be entitled to one vote to be exercised in person, and such voting shall be by the show of hands unless a secret ballot is called for by three members.

(b)        Special Council Meetings: A special council meeting may only be called by the Executive and a majority of other council members to discuss a serious breaking of rules.
           
17.       REPORTS OF MEETINGS:
No member shall publish or cause to be published either in part or in whole, an account of the proceedings of any meetings whatsoever of the Association.  Reports of the proceedings may be furnished to the Press or otherwise when and where deemed advisable in the interests of the Association provided such matter is approved by the Council.

18.       ALTERATION OF RULES
These Rules shall not be altered (whether by amendment, rescission or addition thereto) except in accordance with the following:

Any six or more members entitled to vote may submit to the Secretary or Registrar in writing a proposed alteration to these Rules.  The Secretary or Registrar will place this motion before the Council at the next regular meeting of the Council.  All such proposals shall be circulated to members with Notice of Annual General Meeting.  At the Annual General Meeting the matter will be introduced and discussed.  Proposals may be revised or withdrawn at the termination of the discussion with the agreement of the proposer (or the designated representative).  At the end of the discussion the Chairman shall announce the provisional date for the postal vote, which shall be no later than the third week of June, allowing time for a report of the discussion to reach members either through the Dairy Goat News or by some other means.

The Secretary or Registrar shall then post a voting paper to each member eligible to vote, addressed to such member at his last recorded address, and such voting paper shall bear on its face, a date not being earlier than the date of posting.  Each member shall write “Yes” or “No” to each proposal in respect of which he desires to vote, according to whether he is for or against such proposal, and post it to the Secretary or Registrar.  Any voting paper not so completed, or which is not received by the Secretary or Registrar within 30 days of the date appearing on such voting paper as aforementioned, shall be invalid.  The Secretary or Registrar shall place such voting papers received by him before the Council, and if the Council finds not less than 55% of the valid votes cast are in favour of any such proposal, it shall declare such proposal to be carried, and it shall take effect accordingly but otherwise the proposal shall be deemed to be rejected.  The fact that any member does not receive a voting paper shall not invalidate the ballot providing that a voting paper was forwarded to the last known address of such member.  It shall be the duty of the Secretary or Registrar to convey the results of the voting to the members by publishing them in the October issue of the “Dairy Goat News”.  Every such approved alteration of the Rules shall, as soon as conveniently possible, be forwarded by the Secretary or Registrar to the Registrar of Incorporated Societies for registration, and shall not take effect until so registered.

19.       ALTERATION OF REGULATIONS
The Association’s Regulations shall not be altered (whether by amendment, rescission or addition thereto) except in accordance with the following:

Any six or more members entitled to vote may submit to the Secretary or Registrar in writing a proposed alteration of the Regulations.  The Secretary or Registrar will place this motion before the Council at the next regular meeting of the Council.  All such proposals shall be circulated to members with Notice of the Annual General Meeting.  At the Annual General Meeting the matter will be introduced and discussed.  Proposals may be revised or withdrawn at the termination of the discussion with the agreement of the proposer (or the designated representative).  At the end of the discussion the Chairman shall announce the provisional date for the postal vote, which shall be no later than the third week of June, allowing time for a report of the discussion to reach members either through the “Dairy Goat News” or by some other means

The Secretary or Registrar shall then post a voting paper to each member eligible to vote, addressed to such member at his last recorded address, and such voting paper shall bear on its face, a date not being earlier than the date of posting.  Each member shall write “Yes” or “No” to each proposal in respect of which he desires to vote, according to whether he is for or against such proposal, and post it to the Secretary or Registrar.  Any voting paper not so completed, or which is not received by the Secretary or Registrar within 30 days of the date appearing on such voting paper as aforementioned, shall be invalid.  The Secretary or Registrar shall place such voting papers received by him before the Council, and if the Council finds not less than 55% of the valid votes cast are in favour of any such proposal, it shall declare such proposal to be carried, and it shall take effect accordingly but otherwise the proposal shall be deemed to be rejected.  The fact that any member does not receive a voting paper shall not invalidate the ballot providing that a voting paper was forwarded to the last known address of such member.  It shall be the duty of the Secretary or Registrar to convey the results of the voting to the members by publishing them in the October issue of the “Dairy Goat News”.

20.       ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT:
(a)        The Treasurer shall cause true accounts to be kept of all monies received and expended by the Association for whatsoever purpose and the matters in respect of which such receipt and expenditure take place, and of the assets, credits and liabilities of the Association, and receive and bank all monies.
           
(b)        The Treasurer shall, without unreasonable delay, supply the Council with such information and produce such records concerning the accounts as the Council may desire.
           
(c)        The working or current expenses and all other outgoings of the Association shall be paid from time to time by the Treasurer from the appropriate accounts on the direction of the Council.

(d)        An Auditor will be elected at each annual general meeting.

(e)        The accounts shall be made up to the last day in February in each year and a Balance Sheet containing a summary of the property and liabilities of the Association on that day and the yearly accounts of receipts and expenditure to that day shall be made out.  Such accounts with all vouchers and receipts and all books kept by the Association and also the Balance Sheet shall be submitted to the examination of the appointed Auditor who shall report thereto the Members of the ensuing Annual General Meeting certifying in such report as to the correctness of such Balance Sheets and accounts.

(f)         The Auditor shall retire from Office at the next Annual General Meeting after his appointment but shall be eligible for re-election.

(g)        No Member of the Association shall be eligible for election as Auditor.

(h)        The operation of the Association’s Banking Account shall be decided by the Council from time to time by resolution approved and duly entered in the Minutes.

(i)         The Council on behalf of the Association may:
(i)         Enter into contracts of borrowing in furtherance of the purposes of the Association.
(ii)        Raise money for any of the objects of the Association.
(iii)       Contract for the repayment of money borrowed and give security over any of the property of the Association for such repayment.
(iv)       The control and investment of funds of the Association shall be in the hands of the Council with power to invest and reinvest funds in the name of the Association in such securities or investments as it thinks fit.

21.       NOTICES:
All Notices shall be sent to the last recorded address of the respective members in the Members Register, and shall be considered as being duly delivered when such notices are posted.
 
22.       DUTIES OF MEMBERS:
It shall be the duty of every member to promote the interests of the breeds and the Association and strive for honourable dealings in all caprine matters, and to report to the Council any instances whereby Rules and Regulations, Policies and Procedures are considered to have been breached or violated or any instance of conduct not pursuant to the interests of the Association, the membership or the caprine breeds.

23.       VOLUNTARY TERMINATION OF ASSOCIATION’S ACTIVIES:
The Association may be wound up voluntarily if the Association at a General Meeting passes a resolution requiring the Association so to be wound up and the resolution is confirmed at a subsequent General Meeting called together for that purpose and held not earlier than 30 days after the date on which the resolution so to be confirmed was passed.  Upon the dissolution or winding up of the Association in any manner the surplus assets thereof (after payment of all liabilities) shall be donated to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

24.       INTERPRETATION:
If any doubt shall arise as to the construction or interpretation of any clause of any Rule or Regulation of the Association, the decision of the Council therein shall be conclusive and binding on all members of the Association providing such decision shall be reduced to writing and recorded in the Minute Book.

25.       COMMON SEAL:
Whenever the Common Seal of the Association is required to be affixed to a Deed, Document, Writing or other Instrument, the seal shall be affixed pursuant to a resolution of the Council by the Chairman and the Secretary and the persons so affixing the seal shall at the same time sign the document to which the seal is so affixed.  The Common Seal of the Association shall be that appointed by the Council and shall be kept by the Secretary who shall be responsible for the safe custody thereof.

NOTE TO THE RULES:
Due to the provision for taxation concessions of Clubs and Societies under Section 61 (34) of the Income Tax Act 1976 by the Department of Inland Revenue, the wording of Rule 23 (Voluntary Termination of Associations’ Activities), must preclude any member from participating in any surplus on winding up.

Note: (for “his” read “her” or “their” where applicable.)

1.         (a)        A goat may be eligible for registration in the Herd Register if it conforms to one of the accepted breed sections and is free of disqualifying faults for that breed.

(b)        A goat may be eligible for recording in the Associated Records provided it conforms to the appropriate breeding requirements as detailed in Regulation 3 and is free of disqualifying faults appropriate to the breed for the Crossbred or Appendix Record in which it is to be placed.
Animals placed on Experimental Record may be exempt from the requirements for correct colour and markings but shall be subject to the disqualifying faults common to all breeds.
Animals placed on the Recorded Grade Record are not subject to disqualifying faults.

Disqualifying faults for each breed section are:
                       
SAANEN:
Wry face;  obviously overshot or undershot lower jaw;  pendulous ears;  double or supernumerary teats;  supernumerary orifices;  undescended testicles or one testicle only in bucks;  colour other than white, cream or even biscuit tinge;  dark spot(s) larger than 20mm in diameter at registration;  intersex.

SABLE:
Wry face;  obviously overshot or undershot lower jaw;  pendulous ears;  double or supernumerary teats;  supernumerary orifices;  undescended testicles or one testicle only in bucks;  more than 50% white;  pink skinned udder;  intersex.

BRITISH ALPINE
Wry face;  obviously overshot or undershot lower jaw;  pendulous ears;  double or supernumerary teats;  supernumerary orifices;  undescended testicles or one testicle only in bucks;  lack of Swiss markings (except as specified);  white patches on barrel or other than those specified;  white or cream belly;  pink skinned body or udder;  intersex.

TOGGENBURG:
Wry face;  obviously overshot or undershot lower jaw;  pendulous ears;  double or supernumerary teats;  supernumerary orifices;  undescended testicles or one testicle only in bucks;  lack of Swiss markings (except as specified);  patches of white on the barrel;  black or rusty black coat colour;  white or cream belly;  pink skinned body or udder;  intersex.

ANGLO NUBIAN:
Wry face;  grossly overshot or undershot lower jaw (teeth must be visible in an overshot jaw at all times);  erect ears;  double or supernumerary teats;  supernumerary orifices;  crypt orchid or monorchid;  intersex;  full Swiss markings as for Alpine or Toggenburg;  pink skinned body or udder.

2.         HERD REGISTER
(a)        SAANEN SECTION:
SS        Swiss Saanen               for Saanen goats of pure Swiss blood.
S          Saanen                         or all other Saanen goats.

(i)         Male and Female progeny when the sire is registered in the Herd Register Saanen Section, and the dam is registered in the Herd Register Saanen Section or recorded in Appendix A Saanen Section (refer to Regulation 3 (b)(i) or Crossbred Record A (refer to Regulation 3(a)(ii).

(b)        SABLE SECTION
SL        Sable     for all Sable goats

(i)     Male and female progeny when the sire is registered in the Herd Register Sable Section and the dam is registered in the Herd Register Sable section or recorded in Appendix A Sable Section (refer to Regulation 3(b)(i) or Crossbred Record A (refer to Regulation 3(a)(ii)).
(ii)     Male and female progeny of one Herd Register Sable and one Herd Register Saanen, or of two Herd Register Saanens, if conforming in all respects to the Sable Breed Standard and being free from disqualifying faults for that breed, may be placed in the Herd Register Sable Section.
(iii)     An application may be made to Council for male and female progeny of two Herd Register Saanens that have been placed on the Experimental Register from the year 2005 to be placed onto the Herd Register Sable section.

(c)        TOGGENBURG SECTION:
ST        Swiss Toggenburg        for Toggenburg goats of pure Swiss blood.
BT        British Toggenburg       for British Toggenburg goats of pure British blood.
T          Toggenburg                  for all other Toggenburg goats.

(i)         Male and female progeny when the sire is registered in the Herd Register Toggenburg Section, and the dam is registered in the Herd Register Toggenburg section or recorded in Appendix A Toggenburg Section (refer to Regulation 3(b)(i)) or Crossbred Record A.(refer to Regulation 3 (a)(ii)).

(d)        BRITISH ALPINE SECTION:
BA       British Alpine               for British Alpine goats of pure British blood.
AL       Alpine                          for all other Alpine goats.

(i)         Male and female progeny when the sire is registered in the Herd Register Alpine Section,and the dam is registered in the Herd Register Alpine Section or recorded in Appendix A Alpine Section (refer to Regulation 3(b)(i) or Crossbred Record A (refer to Regulation 3(a)(ii)).

(e)        ANGLO NUBIAN SECTION:
AN      Anglo-Nubian   for all Anglo-Nubian goats of pure British blood.
N         Nubian                         for all other Nubian goats.
(i)         Male and female progeny when the sire is registered in the Herd Register Nubian section, and the dam is registered in the Herd Register Nubian Section or recorded in Appendix A Nubian Section (refer to Regulation 3(b)(i)) or Crossbred Record A (refer to Regulation 3(a)(ii)).

(f)         OTHER
Sections for goats of recognised breeds other than those provided for above, shall be set up as required.

3.         ASSOCIATED RECORDS

(a)        CROSSBRED RECORD:
(i)         Cross-bred progeny of Herd Register Goats that is free of disqualifying faults, shall be accepted for recording in the Crossbred Record as hereunder stated:

CROSS-BRED X:            shall be open to progeny of a Herd Register buck and Herd Register doe of any two recognised dairy breeds (i.e. Crossbred X goats are half bred), or to the progeny of Crossbred  X, Y, Z or A mated to a Herd Register animal  of the “ chosen breed”  but not conforming to the breed standards of the “chosen breed”. Crossbred X registrations are free of disqualifying faults common to all breeds.

CROSS-BRED Y: shall be open to progeny of Herd Register sire or dam mated to a Crossbred X goat that is half that same breed (i.e. Crossbred Y goats are three quarter bred), which conform to the breed standards of the breed of the Herd Register Sire or Dam (hereinafter called “the chosen breed”).

CROSS-BRED Z: shall be open to progeny of Herd Register Sire or dam mated to a Crossbred Y goat that is three quarters that same breed (i.e. Crossbred Z goats are seven eighths bred),  which conform to the breed standards of the breed of the Herd Register Sire or Dam (hereinafter called “the chosen breed”).

CROSS-BRED A: shall be open to progeny of  Herd Register sire or dam mated to a Crossbred Z goat that is seven eights that same breed (i.e. Crossbred A goats are fifteen sixteenths bred), which conform to the breed standards of the chosen breed.

In addition to the above Crossbred Y, Z and A goats may be interbred, provided that the sire or dam of each goat is a Herd Register goat of the same breed.  The resulting progeny, if conforming to the breed standards of the chosen breed, is to be placed in the Crossbred Record of the lower placed parent (e.g. Crossbred A mated to Crossbred Y, the progeny to be placed in Crossbred Y).

(ii)        Male and female progeny of Herd Register sire or dam mated to a Crossbred A goat who is 15/16ths that same breed shall be accepted for Herd Register.

(b)        APPENDICES:

Does which conform to the breed CHARACTERISTICS of any one of the recognised dairy breeds and are free of disqualifying faults appropriate to the breed but which are not eligible for the Herd Register or Crossbred Record may be recorded in the Appendices as hereunder stated:

APPENDIX D:  shall be open to kidded does on Recorded Grade with a minimum of height of 685mm (27”) to be preferably of known pedigree and to be of good dairy type.  Every application will be considered on its individual merits and must be inspected by a person or persons appointed by Council.

APPENDIX C:  shall be open to female progeny of Appendix D does ,which conform to the breed standard, and mated to a buck from the Herd Register of the same breed.

APPENDIX B:  shall be open to female progeny of Appendix C, does , which conform to the breed standard , and mated to a buck from the Herd Register of the same breed.

APPENDIX A (ALPINE, BRITISH ALPINE, ANGLO NUBIAN, SAANEN and TOGGENBURG BREED ONLY, AND ONLY UNTIL 31 JULY 2021): shall be open to female and male progeny of Appendix B does, which conform to the breed standard, and mated to a buck from the Herd Register of the same breed.

  1. Appendix A bucks bred to Appendix does – the offspring to keep the Appendix status of the dam.
  2. Appendix A bucks bred to Herd Register does – the offspring to keep the Herd Register status of the dam.
  3. Council reserves the right to inspect the buck at 12 months of age before the offspring are accepted into the Herd Register

APPENDIX A (SABLE BRRED ONLY):  shall be open to female progeny of Appendix B does, which conform to the breed standard, mated to a buck from the Herd Register of the same breed.

(i)         PROGENY OF APPENDIX A DOES:

Male and female progeny of Appendix A doe, which conform to the breed standard,  mated to a Herd Register buck of the same breed shall be accepted for Herd Register.

(ii)        PLACEMENT OF PROGENY OF APPENDIX A BUCKS:

Both male and female progeny resulting from the mating of an Appendix A buck, which conform to the breed standard , with a Herd Register doe of the same breed can be placed on the Herd Register for that breed.

-Female progeny resulting from matings to other than Herd Register does of the same breed may be placed onto the same level as the dam.

-No male progeny from Appendix A bucks excepting those from Herd Register dams, may be Registered or Recorded.

(c)        RECORDED GRADES:
Particulars of any other goats not eligible for other sections may be entered in the Recorded Grade Record.  These goats shall be given the letters RG followed by a number and P or H as in Regulation 4 e).  They shall be published as a supplement in the Herd Register.

(d)        EXPERIMENTAL RECORD:
Incorrectly marked and/or coloured progeny of two Herd Register Goats of the same breed may be placed on the Experimental Record at the discretion of the Council.  At the time of application the breeder must set out to the Council’s satisfaction the reason for such placement and also state clearly what breeding objectives are being pursued.  The progeny of Experimental Record goats will be placed by the Council in the appropriate Register or Record.

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4.         REGISTERED NUMBERS:
(a)        All entries in Herd Register Sections shall be given breed letter(s) followed by a number, followed by P for polled or naturally hornless animals, or H for animals that are horned or have been dehorned or disbudded.

(b)        All entries in the Crossbred X record shall be given the letters XX, followed by a number, followed by P for polled or naturally hornless animals, or H for animals that are horned or have been dehorned or disbudded.

(c)        All entries in the Crossbred Record shall be given the breed letter followed by X, followed by the generation letter (i.e. Y, Z or A) followed by a number, followed by P for polled or naturally hornless animals, or H for animals that are horned or have been dehorned or disbudded.

(d)        All entries in Appendices shall be given the breed letter(s), followed by the Appendix letters (i.e. D, C, B, or A) followed by a number, followed by P for polled or naturally hornless goats, or H for goats which are horned or which have been dehorned or disbudded.

(e)        All entries in Recorded Grade Record shall be given the Recorded Grade letters RG, followed by a number, followed by P for polled or naturally hornless animals, or H for animals which are horned or which have been dehorned or disbudded.

(f)         All entries in the Experimental Record shall be given the Experimental Record letter E, followed by a number, followed by P for polled or naturally hornless animals, or H for animals which are horned or which have been dehorned or disbudded.

5.         SERVICE CERTIFICATES
A service certificate must be signed by the registered owner or lessee of the buck when the breeder is not the owner or lessee of the buck at the date of service.

6.         AGE DEFINITION
(a)        A female goat up to a year old is a doe kid.   A female goat over one year old to two and a half years which has not borne or aborted a kid is a goatling.   A doe kid or goatling may be a maiden milker, that is to say, they have come into milk without kidding or being in kid.   Any female goat having borne or aborted a kid is called a doe.

(b)        A male goat up to a year old is a buck kid.   A male goat over one year old to two years old is a buckling.   A male goat over two years old is a buck.

7.         MEMBERS REGISTRATION AS A BREEDER
(a)        To enable a member, if eligible, to register as a breeder, he must apply for a stud prefix and a three letter ear tattoo.

(b)        The prefix cannot exceed 15 letter spaces and is to be one word.   This prefix is to be used solely for the purposes of the membership registering it.  No other member may use another’s prefix.  The ear tattoo is a combination of three alphabet letters only.  The ear tattoo is to be used solely for the purposes of the membership registering it.  No other member may use another’s ear tattoo.

(c)        Council has the right to refuse a prefix (stud name) and ear tattoo if those submitted are considered likely to cause confusion or may have been previously registered.

(d)        Each membership of Double, Single, Intermediate, Junior, Partnership, Company and Life may register one prefix and one ear tattoo, but may register additional prefixes and ear tattoos up to a total of four (4) upon payment of the current fees.

(e)        A prefix and ear tattoo retaining fee will be charged at the time of membership renewal for the second and subsequent prefixes and ear tattoos that have been registered.

(f)         The purchaser of a stud shall have no rights to the previous owners registered prefix or ear tattoo without the sanction of the previous owner in writing and with the approval of the Council.

(g)        The beneficiaries of a bequeathed herd may, on becoming a member, apply in writing to use the prefix and ear tattoo of the deceased member.

(h)        All prefixes and ear tattoos will be published in the annual Herd Book and “Registered Prefixes and Tattoos”.

8.         NAMING OF GOATS
(a)        All goats submitted for registration or recording must be named.  The name cannot exceed 15 spaces.  The Council shall have the right to refuse a name, if, in its opinion, the name submitted is considered likely to cause confusion, or is deemed inappropriate.

(b)        No duplicate spelling of a name already registered or recorded with the same breeder under the same prefix can be used.

(c)        The name shall be preceded by the breeder’s (registered owner of the dam) registered prefix.

(d)        The name can consist of letter, hyphens, numbers, Roman numerals and spaces within the 15 spaces.

9.         PERMANENT IDENTIFICATION OF GOATS:
(a)        Every breeder shall permanently identify by tattoo or microchip all dairy goats bred by him within sixty days of birth.

(b)        If the goat is to be tattooed the right ear shall bear the breeder’s registered three letter ear tattoo and the left ear a letter denoting the year of birth and the goat’s number in the herd.  No duplicate tattoos can be used in the same year.  The letter denoting the year of birth will be announced by Council before the beginning of the year and published in the Dairy Goat News in the February issue.

(c)        If the goat is to be microchipped the chip shall be inserted in the web of the tail.

(d)        As each goat is permanently identified, a completed Application to Register or Record form or card is to be completed with the identical tattoo or microchip number in the space provided, to denote the exact identification carried by the animal.

(e)        Any goat which has been permanently identified but not registered or recorded, and is sold, will receive the prefix of the purchaser when applying for Recorded Grade or Appendix D.  Such an application will be approved at the Council’s discretion.

(f)         Any goat which has not been permanently identified and is sold by the breeder, will receive the registered prefix and ear tattoo of the purchaser for Recorded Grade or Appendix D.

10.       RETATTOOING OF GOATS

(a)        Every goat registered or recorded with the association shall be identified by its ear tattoos or microchip.

(b)        Should the ear tattoos or part thereof, become illegible, the owner must notify the Registrar/Treasurer and make application to the Council to have the animal re-tattooed.

(c)        A witness, be it classifier, judge or member as directed by the Council, will verify the re-tattooing.

11.       APPLICATION TO REGISTER OR RECORD GOATS
(a)        Only current members, if eligible, of the association shall register or record goats.

(b)        Application to register or record shall be made as soon as possible after birth.  A scale of fees set by the Council and published in the Dairy Goat News shall apply.  The appropriate fee along with the completed Application to Register or Record card is to be forwarded to the Registrar/Treasurer.

(c)        The Application to Register or Record card must be completed in full and clearly state whether an animal is from a single or multiple birth, whether horned (albeit subsequently disbudded) or naturally polled, and resultant from artificial or natural mating.  The animal must be tattooed at the time of such application.

(d)        Application to register or record can only be done by the registered owner or lessee of the dam at the time of the kid’s birth.   This excluded Recorded Grade registration.

(e)        Application to Council shall be made to register or record a goat more than 12 months old or a goat bred by a non-member.  Approval will be at the Council’s discretion.

(f)         Application to register or record goats bred by artificial methods be that through artificial insemination or embryo transplant shall be made to the Council.   The application to be accompanied by a signed certificate as supplied by the association, along with a certified authenticated pedigree of both the sire and dam, if not registered in the Herd Book of this association.

(g)        The Council reserves the right to refuse a registration or recording, cancel or amend a registration or recording, and may if it so determines, assign a reason in writing.

(h)        The Council reserves the right to suspend the registration and recording privileges of any member where their practices are considered outside the Rules and Regulations of this association for whatever period is deemed necessary to allow every reasonable enquiry into the members practices to be made.

12.       IMPORTED GOATS:
For registration or recording of imported goats, the application to the Council to Register or Record must be accompanied by the following;

(a)        The animal must be inspected by a person appointed by the Council.
(b)        A Declaration of Transfer from the Country of Origin must be provided.
(c)        A full numbered pedigree duly certified in the Country of Origin must be provided.
(d)        A declaration of tattoos must be provided.

The goat will be accepted for the appropriate register by the Council according to the NZDGBA Rules and Regulations.

13.       ANIMALS REGISTERED OR RECORDED OUTSIDE OF NEW ZEALAND ONLY BUT KEPT IN NEW ZEALAND

(a)        To comply with the Rules and Regulations of this association, the goat must be registered or recorded with this association.   Application to do so would be the same as that for an imported goat.

(b)        No progeny from a goat registered or recorded outside of New Zealand although kept in New Zealand can be registered or recorded with this association unless transferred as an imported goat.

(c)        No goat or its progeny, registered or recorded outside of New Zealand although kept in New Zealand shall be exhibited in New Zealand.

14.       DISQUALIFICATION
(a)        A Herd Register female or male goat or Associated Records female goat which has or develops a disqualifying fault must be placed in the Recorded Grade Register or Experimental Register.

(b)        Application to the Council shall include the goat’s registered name, number and ear tattoos.   Details of disqualifying fault shall be given.

(c)        The owner and/or breeder may make such an application.

(d)        Any progeny born, prior to disqualification of the disqualified goat, shall be placed within the Herd Book at the discretion of the Council.

15.       DEREGISTRATION
(a)        An application to deregister a goat may be made by the breeder, or both the owner and breeder if the goat has been transferred.   Details of the reasons shall be forwarded to the Council.

(b)        If the goat is sold, notification of deregistration must be made to the Council prior to sale.

(c)        Deregistration shall be at the discretion of the Council.

(d)        Any progeny born, prior to deregistration of the deregistered goat shall be placed within the Herd Book at the discretion of the Council.

16.       NOTIFICATION OF DEATHS
(a)        The Registrar/Treasurer shall forward to each member in the month of June each year, a list of all goats registered or recorded with the member.

(b)        The member will return the form within 60 days from the date of receipt, indicating those goats that have died.

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17.       TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP
(a)        All registered or recorded goats must be transferred to the new owner within a period of 30 days of the sale.

(b)        The vendor shall forward to the Registrar/Treasurer the transfer form and appropriate transfer fee as published in the Dairy Goat News.

(c)        The date of sale in this instance is the day on which the sale was finalised.

(d)        The vendor shall supply to the purchaser a copy of the pedigree of that animal at the time of purchase or within 60 days.

(e)        Should there be circumstances where the transfer of ownership does not fit this criteria, the purchaser may apply to the Council for a Transfer by Declaration.   A declaration of tattoos would accompany the application signed by a witness.   The Registrar/Treasurer shall contact the last registered owner to confirm change of ownership of the animal.   The purchaser would pay the transfer fee.

18.       LEASES:
(a)        Lease agreement forms are available form the Registrar/Treasurer and will be accepted on receipt with the current fee payment.

(b)        All leasing agreements must be registered with the Registrar by the Lessor and signed by both parties.

(c)        During the period of lease the progeny of leased animals must be registered or recorded under the Lessee’s prefix and tattooed with the Lessee’s registered earmark, except where otherwise provided for in the registered agreement.

(d)        For show purposes, the Lessee is deemed to be the owner.

19.       UNSPECIFIED MATTERS:
All matters related to these Regulations not specifically provided for, shall be subject to the
direction of Council, until provisions are made in these Regulations.

20.       MEMBERS RECORDS:
It is the responsibility of all members to keep proper records of their stud and breeding activities.

21.       MEMBERSHIP:
(a)        DOUBLE: Two adults in one family (e.g. husband & wife, brother & sister, parent & son or daughter) who hold jointly the right to register stock bred by themselves, to receive a copy of the Rules;  two single votes to be exercised personally;  and to receive the Association’s magazine.

(b)        SINGLE:  A person with the right to register stock bred by him/herself; to receive a copy of the Rules; a single vote to be exercised personally; and to receive the Association’s magazine.

(c)        INTERMEDIATE:  A child 15 years of age and under 18 years of age with the right to register stock bred by him/herself; to receive a copy of the Rules; a single vote to be exercised personally; and to receive the Association’s magazine.

(d)        JUNIOR:  A child of under 15 years of age, sponsored by a person who is an adult financial member who shall be responsible to the Association for the Junior member’s adherence to the Rules and Regulations; with the right to register stock bred by him/herself and to receive the Association's magazine.  No voting rights, not entitled to receive the Rules.

(e)        PARTNERSHIPS:  Any group of members may register with this Association as a Partnership by applying in writing giving a complete list of those members forming the partnership signed by each of those members; each such partnership has the right to register stock bred by the partnership.  The partnership will be treated as double membership as regards membership fees and voting rights.  If the partnership exceeds two, then they must nominate two members who will exercise the voting rights personally.

(f)         COMPANY:  Any institution or registered Limited Company may nominate two persons who shall be treated in all respects as a double membership.

(g)        AREA AND BREED CLUBS:  The Council may approve the affiliation of any Area or Breed Club Group supplying annually:
(i)         A list of Officers. The majority of officers elected as president, vice president(s), chairperson, secretary and treasurer must be members of the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association.
(ii)        The number of Members.
(iii)       Set of Rules (on initial application for affiliation or if they have been amended).

Affiliation shall be dependent on the club's adherence to the rules and regulations of the NZDGBA and payment of the annual affiliation fee.  Affiliation entitles such Area or Breed Club Groups to the magazine and other Association publications, and general patronage.

(h)        ASSOCIATE:  A person with the right to receive the Association’s magazine only, with no other membership rights.

(i)         HONORARY LIFE:  Honorary Life Membership may be conferred to a member who has rendered outstanding service to the Association upon a majority vote by financial members present at an Annual General Meeting.  An Honorary Life Member shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of a single membership subject to the payment of prescribed fees OTHER than the membership fee.

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22.       24 HOUR MILKING COMPETITIONS:
(a)        A twenty four hour milking competition shall be based on two milkings, the second milking being not more than 24 hours after the doe has been stripped dry; and the Awards shall be based on:
...yield of milk and length of lactation only, or,
...yield of milk, length of lactation and percentage of fat only, or
...yield of milk, length of lactation, percentage of fat, and percentage of protein provided that the date of test is not less than four clear days after the date of last kidding.

(b)        In competitions where prize money, and/or trophies are awarded, does which have not kidded within two years of the date of the competition and does which yield less than 1.5 litres of milk and/or less than 3.0% fat shall be ineligible for the prize monies and/or trophies.

(c)        The scale of points, to be awarded subject to the foregoing clauses is as follows:
(i)         for each half litre of milk 1.1 points.  Fractions to one tenth of half litre to be awarded.
(ii)        for each day the doe has been in milk since the last kidding, one hundredth of a point, with a maximum of 3.65points.
(iii)       for each one eighth of a kilogram of fat, 5.7 points; the quantity of fat to be calculated to the fourth decimal place, and points to be awarded to two decimal places.
(iv)       for each one eighth of a kilogram of protein, 1.1 points.  The quantity of protein to be calculated to the fourth decimal place, and points to be awarded to 2 decimal places.

(d)        The following information, certified as correct by the two supervising stewards, must be supplied to the Secretary of the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association Inc. within 14 days of the Competition.
(i)         Hours at which the doe was stripped dry prior to the test period, and was milked out during the test period.
(ii)        Yield of the doe at each milking.
(iii)       The date of the last kidding of the doe.
(iv)       The percentage of fat and protein when these are taken into consideration.
(v)        The points gained.

(e)        Any club or persons wishing to hold a “recognised” 24 hour milking other than at a “recognised show” shall apply in writing to the Committee of the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association Inc. with the following information:-
(i)         The date of the competition.
(ii)        The venue of the competition.
(iii)       The names of two supervising stewards appointed.
(iv)       The number of does to be tested.

The official recording forms shall be forwarded to the organisers with the Council’s notice of recognition prior to the date of the Competition.

23.       TYPE AND PRODUCTION
(a)        TYPE AND PRODUCTION I:
Open to all does on Official Herd Test with a Type and Production form endorsed by an NZDGBA officer. The date of birth of each entry is to be stated.  All entries must have kidded within two years prior to the date of the show, and must be in-milk at the time of judging.
The lactation for which production points shall be awarded to be the best of the last two completed lactations.  The lactation period is not to exceed 305 days.

Type and production forms must be supplied to the Show Steward by the exhibitor at penning time.  Type and Production forms supplied must have been previously endorsed (i.e. completed, signed and stamped) by an NZDGBA officer. AND  show a minimum 1 production point .The NZDGBA officer will sight and approve the herd test report, the doe must be eligible for minimum 1 production point, before completing the Type and Production forms.  Herd test reports based upon a single test and the Dairy Industry Animal Evaluation System Test Day Model will not be approved. (The test day model estimates 24hr milk volumes based upon one single am or pm milking test.)

The competition is to be based on an allocation of 100 points for production, and 100 points for type.

PRODUCTION POINTS:
Exhibitors may choose either option 1 or option 2.
Option 1.
Each doe to be credited on the basis of 1 point of each 22 litres of milk or part thereof OVER STANDARD FOR AGE, with a maximum of 50 points.  Each doe shall also be credited with 4 points for every 4.54 kilograms of fat OVER HER STANDARD FOR AGE, with a maximum of 50 points.
Option 2.
Each doe to be credited with double the milk points as calculated in option 1 with a maximum of 100 points; no fat points to be claimed.
Production points shall be calculated by the Steward prior to judging.

TYPE POINTS:
Each doe to be scored out of 100 points for type.  When more than one judge is officiating the points awarded by each are to be averaged.

(b)        TYPE AND PRODUCTION II:
To be awarded at every ‘recognised’ show where a milking competition is held, provided the competitions are held in accordance with Regulation 22, to the doe gaining the high test number of points in the following classes:-
*  Individual inspection class (Breed Class)
*  Best udder class
*  Milking Competition (with extra 5 points if Q* standard is reached)
To be awarded a certificate and any sashes or prizes as may be available for competition and published by the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association Inc. as Type and Production Champion at that show.

a)         A Milking Competition shall be based on two milkings, the second milking to be completed not more than 24 hours after the competing animals have been stripped dry, in accordance with Regulation 22.
(i)         To be eligible for the Type and Production II award, the doe must be entered in the following show classes:-
*  standard age class
*  Best udder class
*  Type and Production II Inspection class.
(ii)        An official 24 hour Milking Trial form must be completed for each exhibit and it must be forwarded with the fees payable to the show secretary along with the show entry form.

b)         Points for the calculations of the Type and Production II Champion will be accumulated from:-
*  Total points for the 24 hour milking competition with 5 extra points if Q* status is reached.
*  Total points awarded in the best udder class.
*  Total points out of 100 for type as awarded in the Type and Production II inspection class, calculated as for Regulation 24(b) TYPE POINTS.

c)         Does must be penned the day before the show by the time stated on the show schedule.
(i)         The does registration cards must be presented to the stewards at the strip out and each of the two milk outs so that the steward can check the tattoos of the does.

(ii)        The does must be stripped dry under the supervision of a steward or other properly appointed person in the afternoon or evening prior to the date on which any judging or competition takes place.

(iii)       The does are not to be stripped out until the time advised by the chief steward.

d)         Does will be first milked out on the day of the show following the Best Udder Classes at the time designated by the chief steward and under the supervision of a steward.
The second milk out will not more than 24 hours after the does were stripped dry.

(i)         All exhibits are milked outside their pen as directed.
(ii)        The general public is excluded from the area where and when the exhibits are being milked.
(iii)       The bucket containing the milk of each exhibit should carry a label bearing the name, earmark and show number of each exhibit.  Also the bucket must rest level on the ground and be capable of being carried, single handed, by a secure handle.
(iv)       The bucket containing the milk of an exhibit is to be delivered to the weighing centre as soon as the milking of that exhibit is concluded and before the person milking commences to milk a second exhibit and so on.
(v)        The buckets containing the milk of all exhibits remain at the weighing centre until the weighing and sampling of all milk produced at that milking is concluded.
(vi)       The steward will weigh the milk onto the official 24 Hour Milking Trial Form.
(vii)      The steward will then take a test sample of 100mls from each milking and put it into a sealed contained labelled with the goats identification and the date.
(viii)      Should a goat be milked into the bucket labelled with another goats label, that goat will be disqualified once the milk has been received at the weighing centre.

e)         The milk test samples are to be sent to a recognised test centre for analysis.

(i)         The results are to be calculated and forwarded to the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association in accordance with Regulation 22 (d).
(ii)        The New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association will confirm the results and apply any awards and forward the official results to the show secretary for the show within 14 days of receipt of the results form.

24.       MERIT AWARDS:
(a)        (i)         Merit affixes are to be awarded to registered dairy goats which qualify in a ‘recognised’ 24 hour milking competition, or on the evidence of official export certificates.

(ii)        Merit prefixes are to be awarded, upon application to the NZDGBA Milk Awards Officer, to registered dairy goats which qualify on the evidence of a licensed herd testing organisation’s herd test reports or New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association Herd Production Recording returns, or on the evidence of official export certificates.  Herd test reports based upon a single test and the Dairy Industry Animal Evaluation System Test Day Model will not be accepted. (The test day model estimates 24hr milk volumes based upon one single am or pm milking test.)

(iii)       All awards must be officially recorded and notification to that effect received by the applicant before they may be used.

(b)        AFFIXES: 24 hour milk production awards, based on milking competitions.

STAR (*) AND Q STAR (Q*) AFFIX:
A doe that gains a sufficient number of points in a 24 hour milking competition held in accordance with these Regulations, is entitled to the Star or Q Star after its name as follows:

(i)         Star (*):  When the yield of milk, length of lactation and percentage of fat only are taken into consideration and at least 18 points are obtained (with the fat percentage of the doe being not less than average of 3.5% for the 24 hours).

(ii)        Q Star (Q*):  EITHER:  When the yield of milk, length of lactation and percentage of fat only are taken into consideration and at least 18 points are obtained (with the fat percentage of the doe being not less than average of 3.5% for the 24 hours).

OR:  When the yield of milk, length of lactation, percentage of fat, and percentage of solids-to-fat are taken into consideration and at least 24 points are obtained (with the fat percentage of the doe being not less than average of 3.5% for the 24 hours)
The Q Star shall have preference over and be substituted for the Star.  No doe may have more than one Star or Q Star after its name.

(iii)       Star plus Numerals:  A doe which has been awarded a Star is entitled to a numeral following the Star to indicate the number of ancestors in direct female line that have been awarded either the Star or Q Star (e.g. a doe bearing the affix *3 will herself have been awarded a Star, and her dam, grand-dam, and great-grand-dam will have been awarded either a Star or Q Star).

(iv)       Q Star plus Numerals:  A doe which has been awarded a Q Star is entitled to a numeral following the Q Star to indicate the number of ancestors in direct female line that have been awarded the Q Star (e.g. a doe bearing the affix Q*3 will herself have been awarded a Q Star and her dam, grand-dam, and great-grand-dam with have been awarded the Q Star).

(c)        PREFIXES: Lactation Awards, based on Official Herd Improvement Association Recording Returns.

(i)         Prefix RS: To be awarded to any doe which has been recorded and attained her standard for age in the lactation period of 305 days.  ‘Age’ means ‘age at the date of kidding’.  The prefix shall be RS followed by numerals indicating the doe’s yield in tens of litres, followed by brackets enclosing the total kilograms of fat produced in that same lactation. (e.g.: RS69(26).)

AGE (YEARS AND MONTHS) STANDARD FOR AGE

under 1.06        617 litres milk or 22 Kg B/F
1.06 to 2.00     633 litres milk or 23 Kg B/F
2.00 to 2.06     650 litres milk or 24 Kg B/F
2.06 to 3.00     674 litres milk or 25 Kg B/F
3.00 to 3.06     698 litres milk or 26 Kg B/F
3.06 to 4.00     722 litres milk or 28 Kg B/F
4.00 to 4.06     747 litres milk or 29 Kg B/F
over 4.06         793 litres milk or 32 Kg B/F

(ii)        Prefix R plus Numerals: To be awarded to any doe who has been recorded and yielded at least 880 litres of milk in 365 days or less.  The prefix R shall have preference over and be substituted for RS.  The prefix shall be R plus numerals indicating the doe’s milk yield (in her best lactation) in tens of litres, followed by brackets enclosing the total kilograms of fat produced in that same lactation, e.g. R88(45) indicates a milk yield of not less than 880 litres with 45 kilograms of fat.

(iii)       Prefix RM plus Numerals: A doe is registered in the Register of Merit when the doe herself, and her dam, have both been awarded the R110() prefix or better.  A doe which is registered in the Register of Merit is entitled to the prefix RM plus numerals indicating the doe’s milk yield (in her best lactation of 365 days or less) in tens of litres followed by brackets showing the total kilograms of fat produced in that same lactation, e.g. RM154(79) indicates a milk yield of not less than 1,542 litres with 79 kilograms of fat.This prefix shall have preference over and be substituted for an R prefix.

(iv)       Prefix AR plus Numerals:
A doe is registered in the Advanced Register when she has been awarded R154() or better, if her dam and her sire’s dam have both been awarded the RM110() prefix or better.  A doe which is registered in the Advanced Register is entitled to the Prefix AR plus numerals as for R and RM prefixes.  The prefix AR shall have preference over and be substituted for RM.

(v)        Extended Lactation: The New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association Inc. shall also publish in its Herd Books a list of does qualifying for recognition for extended lactations; does to have yielded not less than 1,982 litres of milk in over 365 and under 730 days.  An extended lactation period commences four days after kidding and terminates at the end of the natural lactation or on the 730th day after the commencement of the recording, whichever shall be the earlier.  Inclusion in this list must be applied for.  Does which qualify for an Extended Lactation Award shall be given an additional prefix of “EL” followed by the number of litres, and the number of days.  This award shall follow all other prefixes. (e.g.RM156(57) EL2854(693).)

(vi)       Prefix Dagger:  A registered or recorded male goat whose dam and whose sire’s dam have both been awarded a Star or Q*, shall be entitled to a dagger (†) before his name.

(vii)      Prefix Section Mark:  A registered or recorded male goat whose dam and whose sire’s dam have been awarded an R prefix, shall be entitled to a Section Mark before his name.  The Section Mark shall be followed by numerals indicating the R milk value only of the dam and the sire’s dam respectively.  e.g. a male whose dam has been awarded R114, and whose sire’s dam has been awarded R141 qualifies for the prefix $114/141.  The Section Mark and numerals shall be placed before a Dagger when a male has been awarded both.

(viii)      Prefix Double Section Mark:  A registered or recorded male goat whose dam has been awarded an RM or AR prefix, and whose sire has been awarded the § or §§ and is out of a dam that has been awarded the RM or AR prefix, shall be awarded a Double Section Mark (§§) before his name.  The Double Section Mark shall be followed by numerals indicating ‘R’ milk value only of the dam and sire’s dam respectively.  e.g. a male whose dam has been awarded RM154, and whose sire’s dam has been awarded RM198, qualifies for the prefix §§154/198.  The Double Section Mark and numerals shall have preferences over and be substituted for the Section Mark and numerals and shall be placed before a dagger when a male has been awarded both.

(ix)       Prefix SM (Sire of Merit):  The prefix SM shall be awarded to a registered or recorded male goat who has sired not less than 5 does that have been awarded at least the Star or Q*or RS or R prefix.  The prefix SM shall be followed by numeral(s) indicating the total number of daughters qualifying him for the award, followed by a decimal point, followed by numeral(s) indicating the number of different herds in which such daughters have gained their awards.  This prefix shall have preference over and be substituted for all inherited prefixes (i.e. §§, § and †) and shall be written before any other awards earned by the buck himself (e.g. GCH, CH).

(x)        Prefix AM (Advanced Merit):  The prefix AM shall be awarded to a registered or recorded male goat who has sired not less than 5 does that have been awarded not less than R100 prefix.  The award AM shall have preference over and be substituted for the award SM and shall be written before any other awards earned by the buck himself.

(xi)       Prefix DM (Dam of Merit):  To be awarded to a doe with four or more progeny that have been awarded: Q*, R, RM, AR, SM, AM or GCH prefix.

25.       SHOW AWARDS
(a)        HERD REGISTER AND ASSOCIATED GOATS:
The N.Z. Dairy Goat Breeders Association shall make the following awards to goats which gain sufficient qualifying points or awards.  All awards must be officially recorded and notification to that effect received by the applicant before they may be used.

BREED CHAMPION (BCH) - prefix
- to be awarded to any Herd Register doe who gains 6 Breed Awards.
- to be awarded to any Herd Register buck or buckling who gains 6 Breed Awards.

GRAND CHAMPION (GCH) - prefix
- to be awarded to any doe who gains 6 Champion wins.  Does must have competition in the Championship Class or have competition in and win the Champion Challenge class.
- to be awarded to any Herd Register buck or buckling who gains 6 Champion wins.  Bucks must have competition in the Championship Class or have competition in and win the Champion Challenge class.
(For Herd Register animals, each Champion win must be accompanied by a Breed Award at the same show, unless eligible for a Breed Champion)

ADVANCED GRAND CHAMPION - (AGC) - prefix
- to be awarded to any Grand Champion doe or buck which gains 10 Champion Challenge wins.
Each recognised show shall be eligible to have the following Awards:-
-   one Champion Challenge Award for in-milk Herd Register does.
-   one Champion Challenge Award for in-milk Associated Record does.
-   one Champion Challenge Award for Herd Register bucks or bucklings.
-   one Breed Award for each breed of in-milk Herd Register doe.
-   one Breed Award for each breed of Herd Register buck or buckling.

(i)         Those goats which have already been awarded their Breed Champion are ineligible for further Breed Awards.
(ii)        A Judge may withhold a Breed Award when he considers that a goat is not worthy of the Award.
(iii)       Any Herd Register goat which has not been beaten by a Herd Register goat of its own breed in the Standard Age classes may be considered for a Breed Award.  Where a Herd Register goat has only been beaten by Herd Register goats of its own breed holding a Breed Champion, it may also be considered for a Breed Award.
(iv)       A doe may not gain a Breed Award if she is under one year of age, has not borne a kid or is not in-milk.
(v)        A buck may not compete for a Breed Award if he is under one year of age.
(vi)       All winners of in-milk Herd Register and Associated Record Standard Age classes shall compete for the titles of Herd Register and Associated Record Champion does
respectively.
(vii)      Goats which have gained their Grand Champion shall be ineligible to compete in Standard Age Classes.   Such goats shall compete in separate open age classes for Herd Register and Associated Record GCH goats called the Grand Champion Age classes.
(viii)      The winners of the Herd Register and Associated Record Champion classes shall compete against the corresponding winners of the Grand Champion Age classes for the Herd Register and Associated Record Champion Challenge Awards, respectively.  No Champion Challenge Award shall be made if there is no competition in this class.
(ix)       Show Awards will be recognised by the Association only if the entry has been correctly named in the application for entry and the shows claimed were all recognised.

(b)        ANNUAL AWARDS:
Results will be checked from Show and Herd Testing results received by the Association.  Points for Annual Awards shall be calculated from the following scale unless otherwise specified.

Champion Challenge Award - 3 points.
Champion - 2 points.
Reserve Champion - 1 point.
Junior Champion - 2 points.
Reserve Junior Champion - 1 point.

Points for Milking Competitions, Type and Production I, Best Udder, Type and Production II, Grand Champion Age and Standard Age classes:

First Place - 6 points.
Second Place - 4 points.
Third Place - 2 points.
Fourth Place - 1 point. 

DOE OF THE YEAR:  The doe gaining the highest number of points from Champion Challenge, Champion, Reserve Champion, Milking Competition, Type and Production I, Type and Production II, Best Udder, Grand Champion Age and Standard Age classes shall be awarded Doe of the Year and shall receive a trophy for perpetual competition.

BUCK OF THE YEAR:  The buck gaining the highest number of points from Champion Challenge, Champion, Reserve Champion, Grand Champion Age and Standard Age classes shall be awarded Buck of the Year and shall receive a trophy for perpetual competition.

SIRE OF THE YEAR:  The buck whose male and female progeny gains the most points over the show season shall be awarded Sire of the Year.  Points shall be allocated from kid classes, Best Udder, Progeny classes, Type and Production I, Type and Production II, and individual Grand Champion Age and Standard Age classes, provided that not more than 1/4 of the points be from kid classes.

TOP LACTATION DOE:  To be awarded to the doe producing the highest number of litres of milk in 305 days on official Herd Test in the previous season.

TOP BUTTERFAT DOE:  To be awarded to the doe producing the highest number of kilograms of fat in 305 days on official Herd Test in the previous season.

TOP PROTEIN DOE:  To be awarded to the doe producing the highest number of kilograms of protein in 305 days on official herd test in the previous season.

GOATLING OF THE YEAR:  The goatling gaining the highest number of points from Junior Champion, Junior Reserve Champion and Standard Age classes shall be awarded Goatling of the Year.

BUCKLING OF THE YEAR:  The buckling gaining the highest number of points from Champion Challenge, Champion, Reserve Champion, Grand Champion Age and Standard Age classes shall be awarded Buckling of the Year and shall receive a trophy for perpetual competition.

DOE KID OF THE YEAR:  The doe kid gaining the highest number of points from Junior Champion, Junior Reserve Champion and Standard Age classes shall be awarded Doe Kid of the Year.

BUCK KID OF THE YEAR:  The buck kid gaining the highest number of points from Junior Champion, Junior Reserve Champion and Standard Age classes shall be awarded Buck Kid of the Year.

HERD REGISTER MOST POINTS BEST UDDER:  The doe gaining the highest number of points from HR Best Udder show awards shall be awarded HR Most Points Best Udder and receive a trophy for perpetual competition.

ASSOCIATED RECORDS MOST POINTS BEST UDDER:  The doe gaining the highest number of points from AR Best Udder show awards shall be awarded AR Most Points Best Udder and receive a trophy for perpetual competition.

HERD REGISTER MOST POINTS TYPE AND PRODUCTION:  The doe gaining the highest number of points from Milking Competition, Type and Production I, Type and Production II, shall be awarded HR Most Points Type and Production and shall receive a trophy for perpetual competition.

ASSOCIATED RECORDS MOST POINTS TYPE AND PRODUCTION:  The doe gaining the highest number of points from Milking Competition, Type and Production I, Type and Production II, shall be awarded AR Most Points Type and Production and shall receive a trophy for perpetual competition.

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26.       RECOGNITION OF SHOWS
Members shall be advised of those shows which have been “recognised” by the Association for the purposes of this Association’s Championship and Annual Awards as follows:-

(a)       Any affiliated Club or Agricultural and Pastoral Association wishing to have a show so “recognised” by this Association must apply to the Association in writing, together with the proposed schedule of classes, date, and venue, in time to have approval granted and the “recognition” published in the Association’s official publication before the closing date of the show.
(b)       The minimum schedule requirements of such “recognition” shall be determined by the Council.
(c)       On the day of the show the goat must not be less than 4 weeks old.
(d)       Exhibitors must be the bona fide owner of their exhibits.
(e)       At the time of entry to a show, all exhibits must be registered with an Association affiliated to the Royal Agricultural Society in the bona fide ownership of the exhibitor, the registered name and number and permanent identification being quoted on the entry form.
(f)       Each entry must comply with the Dairy Goat Bylaws of the Royal Agricultural Society of N.Z. Inc.
(g)      Goats registered in the Herd Register may compete against goats recorded in the Associated Records.  Unregistered and unrecorded goats may compete only in unrecognised classes.
(h)       Each Affiliated Club shall be entitled to conduct Annual “recognised” shows.  Affiliated Breed Clubs shall be entitled to two annual shows, provided that only one is held in the North Island, and only one in the South Island.
(i)        Each application for “recognition” shall be considered on its merits and such matters as are not dealt with specifically in these Regulations shall be at the discretion of the Council
(j)       Recognition of a show shall remain provided that the schedule is not altered and that the Show Secretary is notified of the intended date of the show for the forthcoming season by 20 September.
(k)       To be eligible for “recognition” if it is an A & P Association show the officiating judge must be a current member of the Royal Agricultural Society of New Zealand’s panel of judges, and if it is a club show, the judge must be a member of the NZDGBA panel of judges or a judge not on that panel who is approved by Council for that show.
(l)        The Association’s Council reserves the right to appoint judges to the Royal Show.
(m)      Members shall be advised in the Association’s publication as to which shows are “recognised” and any withdrawal of recognition.
(n)       Associated Record Does possessing a disqualifying fault common to all breeds may not be exhibited at a recognised show other than in such special classes as Junior Showmanship, Pet Goat etc.

27.       APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES
(a)        During March of each year all Judges on the Judges Panel shall be circularised with a request to indicate their willingness to remain on the Judge’s Panel.

(b)        Persons wishing to become Judges must apply to the Association Council before the closing date determined by Council and published each year in the official publication of the Association.

(c)        Trainee Judges are to comply with training requirements as determined by the Council from time to time.

(d)        Qualification to Judges panel is at the discretion of Council who shall publish names of those on the panel each year, in alphabetical order.

(e)        Officiating Judges must be selected from the Judges Panel.

28.       CONDUCT AT SHOWS
Any exhibitor who interferes with, or abuses a Judge or Officer of any “recognised” show, whilst acting in his official capacity as such, will be dealt with as may be deemed fitting by the Council of the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association Inc.  Every objection or protest must be made in writing within 7 days of judging the show in question, signed by the person making such complaint, and sent to the Secretary of the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association Inc. 

29.       HERD TESTING
(a)      A member testing his herd with any organisation, licensed for herd testing by the Ministry of Primary Industries, or its successor/s, shall comply with the service rules issued by that organisation.

(b)       Any member submitting his herd for test at the shed of a member of a Herd Testing organisation, and not himself a member of that organisation, must also comply with the service rules of that organisation.

(c)        Any number of members may combine their herds at the shed of a member of a Herd Testing organisation, provided that:
(i)         they seek approval from the Association prior to the commencement of testing each year.
(ii)        they present all of their does which are in milk on each test day.
(iii)       the Herd Testing organisation approves of the arrangement.

(d)       Members who wish to have merit awards and/or Type and Production I show awards granted from Herd Testing results must supply full details of herd and copies of each test report for each goat to the Association.

(e)       The Association reserves the right to accept or reject the figures supplied by any Herd Testing organisation, when calculating and issuing Merit Awards and/or Annual Awards to members’ goats.  Herd test reports based upon a single test and the Test Day Model will not be accepted. (The test day model estimates 24hr milk volumes based upon one single am or pm milking test.)

(f)         The Association may conduct, or arrange to have conducted, a check test of any member’s herd at any time

Any members failing to comply with the foregoing Regulation may, at the discretion of the Council, forfeit all Merit Awards for the season, and all record of production for the season may be erased from the Association's records.