|Merit & Award Program
The Merit and Awards Program is
offered to current INBA members owning Nubian dairy goats
who attain superior milk and type achievements.
INBA Mert & Awards
Caroline Lawson, 5124 FM 1940
Franklin, TX 77856, 979-828-4158
Application must be
postmarked on or before January 15,
2022 to be eligible
Download the application
the rules here (pdf)
1. To qualify for nomination,
the following requirements must
The applicant must be an INBA
member in good standing, and must have owned the animal at
the time the record was completed (with exception of
categories 8,9,10 & 11). Category 8, 9, 10, and 11 Nubians
may be nominated by a member who is the owner of the animal,
the breeder of the animal OR the owner of the qualifying
+The Nubian nominated must be
registered Purebred or American
+Current lactations of 305 days or less must have been
completed prior to December 31, 2021
2. It is the owner's
responsibility to fill out the application and submit the
name and address of the owner, a copy of the official ADGA
registration paper plus any of the following that apply to
the nominated animal.
*Milk Awards: A photocopy of
the official DHIA-Cow/Doe page showing the completed
lactation. The ADGA production edit is not acceptable.
*ADGA Top Ten Awards: Top Ten Notification
*Linear Appraisal Awards: A copy of the Official Linear
Appraisal record sheet
*Copy of Show Wins Report
3. An owner may nominate more
than one animal, and an animal may be nominated for more
than one award unless otherwise specified.
Merit & Award Categories:
1. Gold Certificate for Milk,
Butterfat, Protein - presented to does producing 3501 or
more pounds of milk, and/or 140+ pounds of butterfat, and/or
121+ pounds of protein in 305 days or less.
2. Silver Certificate for
Milk, Butterfat, Protein - presented to does producing 3001
to 3500 pounds of milk, and/or 120 to 139 pounds of
butterfat, and/or 101 to 120 pounds of protein in 305 days
3. Bronze Certificate for
Milk, Butterfat, Protein - presented to does producing 2500
to 3000 pounds of milk, and/or 110 to 119 pounds of
butterfat, and/or 80 to 100 pounds of protein in 305 days or
4. Top Milk, Butterfat and
Protein by Age - Tabulated by the Merit & Awards Committee
from categories 1, 2, 3, and presented to two does in five
age categories: Under 24 months, 25 to 36 months, 37 to 48
months, 49 to 60 months and 60 months and over.
5. Lifetime Award - presented
to does that during their lifetime produced at least 10,000
pounds of milk, 500 pounds of fat and/or 400 pounds of
protein. This award is only given once in a doe's lifetime.
6. Top Ten Award - presented
to does recognized in the ADGA Top Ten for milk, fat and/or
7. Senior Citizen Award -
presented to does producing 1800+ pounds of milk at age 8 or
8. Outstanding Sire Award -
presented to bucks who qualify from either of these
a - Are the sire of 3 does producing 2200+ pounds of
milk, 99 pounds of fat, and/or 84 pounds of protein.
b - Ranked 90% or above in the current USDA Sire
c - Have at least 5 daughters with a final linear
appraisal score of 85 or above with a V or E mammary.
d - Have three permanent champion daughters (send
copies of updated registration certificates).
9. Premier Sire Award -
presented to bucks who meet requirements A&C, A&D, B&C or
B&D in category 8.
10. Outstanding Dam Award -
presented to does who qualify from either of these
a - Are the dams of 3 does producing 3000+ lbs of milk,
90+ lbs of fat and/or 75 lbs of protein in the same year.
b - Have 3 daughters with final linear appraisal score
of 85 or above with a V or E mammary.
c - Have 2 permanent champion daughters (send copies of
updated registration certificates).
11. Premier Dam Award -
presented to does who meet requirements A&B or A&C in
12. National Champion Award -
presented to the ADGA National Grand Champion, Reserve Grand
Champion, Junior Champion, Reserve Junior Champion and Best
Udder. Owner need not apply.
13. Best in Show Award -
presented to bucks or does who win Best in Show at official
ADGA Sanctioned shows.
14. Excellence in Linear
Appraisal Award - presented to bucks or does who have a
final linear appraisal score of 90 or above.
15. Extended Lactation Award
- presented to does that milk at least 450 days and milk at
least 3000 pounds of milk.
16. Star Milker Award -
presented to does that earn 20.0 or more points on an
official One Day Test.
For more information, contact
the Merit & Awards Chair:
5124 FM 1940, Franklin, TX 77856