To:Ellen Dorsey, ANDDA President
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:34 AM
Subject: Nigerian Dwarfs - ANDDA
Each year the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy reviews the Conservation
Priority List (CPL). This has led to several changes for the 2013 version,
the status for the Nigerian Dwarf among them.
We are excited to declare Success! for the
Nigerian Dwarf goat. In the 1980's they were considered Rare by ALBC.
With the diligent registration efforts of the breed associations, and
growing recognition of the value of Nigerian Dwarfs on small farms,
the breed rose rapidly through the ranks on the CPL to join the Recovering
category in 2004 (>2500 annual registrations and global population
>10,000). Since then Nigerian Dwarfs have continued to soar, and
have proven their worth as prolific dairy animals, companion and show
The Nigerian Dwarf leaves the CPL as a true conservation success, and
new registrations in 2011 through the American Dairy Goat Association
numbered 5900. ALBC won't forget about the breed, we monitor all livestock
breeds in species audits that we conduct every 10 years, and are looking
for ways to recognize success stories such as yours to feature the breeds
that have "made it".
Congratulations on your stewardship of this wonderful breed, and wishing
you the very best in 2013.
Alison G. Martin, Ph.D.
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
P.O. Box 477