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Thanks to the work of dedicated breeders, and organizations like the American Goat Society and the American Dairy Goat Association,
as of 2013 our breed has moved from being a rare breed
to becoming a really well-established breed of dairy goat.

ANDDA was very pleased to get this notification from the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy!

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From: Alison Martin
To:Ellen Dorsey, ANDDA President
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:34 AM
Subject: Nigerian Dwarfs - ANDDA

Dear Ellen,

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 animals.

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.

Sincerely,

Alison

Alison G. Martin, Ph.D.
Program Director
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
P.O. Box 477
Pittsboro, NC 27312

919-542-5704 x105
amartin@albc-usa.org
http://www.albc-usa.org


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