The Miniature Goat Breeders Association (MGBA) is the leading breed Association for the Australian Miniature Goat in Australia. A non-profit membership organisation, with members nation wide the MGBA was established in 2007 by the founder of the breed along with the help of a handful of foundation breeders. The Association’s focus is on perfecting and promoting the breed through maintaining strict breed standards and holding breed shows and displays Australia wide.
The MGBA has strict Grading and Height guidelines to maintain the integrity of the breed while still being attainable for breeders.
The Australian Miniature Goat is an Australian breed that is a genetically small animal that has been developed by pairing carefully selected smaller stature animals of excellent type with small Australian bush goats to ensure hardiness of animals. They are a "Designer Breed" with impeccable temperaments that come in all colours and combinations. Although Australian Miniature Goats are not scaled down versions of their larger counterparts, their conformation is similar to that of the larger breeds, with all parts of the body in balanced proportion relative to their size.
While the breed is still under development, with breeders continuing to work on both refinement of type and reduction of height an MGBA registered Australian Miniature Goat has a maximum height allowance of 63.5cm with the majority of animals currently in Australia averaging 52cm to 60cm.
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UP AND COMMING MINI GOAT DATES TO REMEMBER: These events are a great way for new breeders to meet and mingle with other breeders in your state and for the older breeders to catch up and talk about goats one on one.
If you have a pet or goats you would like other breeders to look at for you, you can ask your host before the Mini Goat get together to see if you are able to bring them along for the day and what you might require , shade, pen etc.
These days are great for new breeders to pick up some tips and tricks so get your pen and paper and jot down some questions for the day.
The MGBA would like to thank the volunteers below for taking the time to host these events for members Australia wide.
If you would like to host an event please contact the Promotions officer Email
Breed shows for 2014 listed on show page.
Meet the mini day - Junabel Stud - Sunday 6th July 2014. 10am to 3pm. Mini Goat display and Mini Goat races. Coowonga, QLD
Mini Goat 2 day workshop 2014 - September 20th and 21st 2014. Details on MGBA message board and facebook page. Open to all Mini Goat enthusiasts -SERENDIPITY STUD - Blackbutt, QLD. Email Margaret for details and to book in.
MGBA annual Christmas mingle 2014 - MGBA members and their guests - HOST IS HAPPY HERDS STUD - Brisbane/Gold Coast Restaurant/time/place to be announced. Email Linda for details.
Goat get together/information day 2015 - Open to all Mini Goat enthusiasts - KAZOO STUD - Sunshine Coast. Details coming.
Goat get together/information day 2014 -
MGBA annual Christmas mingle 2014 - MGBA members and their guests - HOST IS SHERWOOD PARK - Restaurant/time/place to be announced.
Breed shows for 2014 listed on show page.
Mini Goat get together 2014 - Open to all Mini Goat enthusiasts - KAWINKIDINK STUD (VIC state representative) - Saturday 12th July 2014. Lardner, VIC. Email Sam Doyle-Cox for details.
MGBA annual Christmas mingle 2014 - MGBA members and their guests - HOST IS KAWINKIDINK STUD (VIC state representative) - Restaurant/time/place to be announced.
Mini Goat get together 2015 - Possibly hosted.
Mini Goat get together 2014 - Open to all Mini Goat enthusiasts - PLUMBAGO STUD (WA state representative) - Bullsbrook, WA, Saturday, September 13th 2014 at 1.30pm Email Chris Falconer for details.
Toodyay Show - Mini Goat Presentation by Plumbago Stud (WA State representative) - Toodyay Show grounds Website - Saturday 11th October 2014.
MGBA annual Christmas mingle 2014 - MGBA members and their guests - HOST IS PLUMBAGO STUD (WA state representative) - Venue to be announced, Saturday 29th November 2014 Email Chris Falconer for details.
MGBA qualified Measurers- (23/6/2014)
The distance between members is recognized as barrier to accessibility to competent MGBA measurers and many veterinarians are not trained in MGBA measurement practices. The number of Foundation Members compared to the large number of members Australia wide has also been identified as an issue and it should also be noted that there are few members who have been involved for 5yrs or more. The MGBA is exploring the implementation of a measurement training course for MGBA members to become competent and confident in taking accurate animal measurements. To ensure the accuracy of measurements being taken spot checks could be requested to expose measurement discrepancies and the requirement for further assistance / training to increase competency.
Watch this space for further developments!
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