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Are you a breeder or owner who is frustrated and looking for a place where your precious animals can be valued and treasured and not having to worry about politics and closed herd books? Well, you aren’t alone…..
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|Changes to The IDGR
Now Called the IGSCR, the Registry Keeps Many of The Same Valuesby Peggy BooneThe International Dairy Goat Registry has been a vital resource to goat and sheep producers for over 30 years. Now the IDGR is under new ownership and transitioning through exciting changes.Began in 1980 by Bruce Hair in Texas, it addressed problems he saw arising with other organizations: more concentration on showing and less on the true value and quality of goats. Prices rose while owners and breeders were unable to record the values of animals that could withstand the tests of time and harsh lives. So Bruce began the Registry to more fully and accurately meet the needs of goat owners and to lower prices.
Many years ago there were breeders and owners of goats who had no place to keep their precious animals’ pedigrees were seeking such a place. Think of how it would be if you yourself had no home… no place to go to be loved and treasured and valued…
It was just this way with some of the breeds such as the Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats; newly imported from West Africa.
The Nigerian Dwarf were brought from West Africa as food for big cats on ships. However, there were goat lovers at the time who recognized that these little West African Dwarf goats were a special type of goats. There were two types…
o the larger version which is the fore runner of the current African Pygmy
o a smaller version which were distinctly different from the Pygmy type. It is this smaller imported type who were the forerunners of what we now call the Nigerian Dwarf
There was no place to register the smaller version of West African Dwarf. They were rejected by another registry because they were “different”. Yet they both came from West Africa…Much research was done and thus Bruce Hair started The IDGR in 1980 in a great service to serve these breeders and owners who were seeking a place to register their special unrecognized animals
Even today, we have a few herds who were newly imported from West Africa, who are likely of a different lineage than the ones we have as our current Nigerian Dwarf lineages.
Bruce and more current registry owners have a firm belief that every animal should have a home… a place where they can be registered, traced, have the same programs as other animals. The IDGR has and still has the belief that all animals are of value.
Over the years, there were other goat owners who were looking for a place to register their animals who had no place to keep their records. Some of these include
o Tennessee Fainting Goat
o Soay sheep, Jacob sheep
o Romeldale CVM sheep
o Miniature Nubian
o Miniature Alpine (and other mini-dairy breeds)
o Colored Angora
Not Without Struggles and Trials
As breeders and owners, we still continue to search for a place
o To Register and keep the records of our goats, sheep and camelids who have no place with other registries or who are rare breeds
o A place where our precious animals are valued and given the same chances and opportunities as others
o Who has records back to the beginnings of the breed you raise, so that you can more fully understand what benefits and qualities your chosen breed holds?
o Who isn’t into all the politics
o Where herd books are not closed to new lineages
o Where you can create a new breed
I, myself am a Nigerian Dwarf breeder and owner. My first little friends were two unpedigreed Nigerian Dwarf does (Ethel and Thumbolina) and one Nigerian Dwarf doe (Lucy) whom I had to go after her pedigree and get her registered. This is how I was introduced to IDGR (now International Goat, Sheep, Camelid Registry). It held a special place in my heart then and it still does now. I see this registry as a little different
What IGSCR has and will continue to be known for….
0 Open Herd Books, so that you can breed up your animals to purebred status. We believe this to be vital in the stability of our breeds
0 We work with you one on one for your needs
0 Unique milk test and registry of Merit program
0 Show program coming soon, along (should be up within the year, so please get your photos and video ready)
0 New Breed creation
0 4H and youth program
We at International Goat, Sheep, Camelid Registry are dedicated digging deep into the pedigrees where those pedigrees exist to give you accurate records of our animals. We are dedicated to going to the beginnings of the pedigree of your animal where you wish it, to determine what percentage of that breed your animal actually is.
We are dedicated to keeping our herd books open and accepting grade animals. Why? Because there are still many unrecognized lineages who hold very valuable and precious potential to our breeds. We also recognize that for various reasons, animals have gone unregistered perhaps due to financial reasons, death of owner/breeder (and thus records are lost). Many of these animals are just as purebred as the recorded purebred, as can be seen in their offspring generation after generation, without nary an offspring who does not conform to breed standards.
We will continue to accept new breeds, as well, because this is the basis of how all breeds were created.
We are dedicated to continuing to add new programs to give opportunities to build and improve our herds and genetics, as well as to create opportunities to enjoy and have fun with our little pets. Whether your goal is dairy, fiber, pet in your animals, there is a place in our heart for you and your animals.
We are very excited
… to see the IDGR grow in its new location and direction. We can’t wait to work with all of you. We are continually working to expand the information on our website, as well as services to help you. If you have any ideas, please let us know! We would love to help you in any way, just give us a call or write to us if you have any questions or concerns. Keep in mind, we are often in the fields with our own 4 legged charges, so reception may be spotty at times!
… As we continue, we are now named International Goat, Sheep, Camelid Registry and based out of Utah…. We still have the same great goat… to serve you and your precious animals as part of our growing family…
IDGR is under new management. We want to extend a huge thank you to the former IDGR owners. Great great job! Thank you Emily and Malinda, Robert, Bruce.
….. Now as we move forward….
In an effort to get current Membership, Herd Name and Herd tattoo codes updated, please send us your info to email@example.com
*Your Name and current member number
*Type of membership (annual, 3 year, Junior, Lifetime), when you paid and when it expires
* Herd Name and Herd Tattoo code
* Type of animals you raise
* Do you want to be in the Membership Directory? If so, what do you want to say? ie/ your name, herd name, description, contact you desire, websites etc?
Thanks so much to those who have already done so…
Programs Coming soon
- Pedigree Search
- Conformation Evaluation
International Goat, Sheep and Camelid Registry Motto
“Supporting Breeders World Wide with an Open Door policy, Creation of New Breeds and Supporting profitable and proficient production of livestock”.
We truly are committed to helping breeders breed for the best and to keeping the breeds pure and separate. IDGR-IFBR has many safeguards in place to ensure the purity of the breeds and conformation to their respective breed standards.
We extend to You a great Invitation and Heartfelt Welcome to our IGSCR Family. We are a family and work together to help each other.
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Meet our hard working IGSCR Team. We are hear to serve you and your goats, sheep and camelids
Registrar * Researchers* Judges*Web Designer *
Herd Management and Better Breeding Programs
Milk Testing (Unique)
Our milk test program is totally unique to other programs. Its been highly researched and was implemented many years ago, updated in 2018.
Registry of Merit
Do your does and bucks produce easy unaided normal births?
Can your does raise their young to 60 days without much aid?
Many can’t in today’s world. In a world that is fast requiring us to be self-sufficient, these traits are super important.
Your does and bucks will be rewarded if they can do this. Its a great herd management tool
We at IGSCR are pleased to announce our new registry account for submitting DNA for your goats and sheep. Send us your DNA and payments and we will run the samples through our registry account. The more we put through our account, the cheaper our rates.
Why use IGSCR account?
If you would like to be one of our IGSCR DNA Coordinators, please let us know.
Farm Pedigree Data Entry to Pedigree Software
We find that often times farms don’t have time or knowledge to enter their farm Pedigrees, matings, kiddings, show awards, milk information on paper and/or pedigree software.
Having your records digitally is very useful