Miniature Goats Australia (MGA) is a breed Association and Registry founded in 2014 and is open to Australian Miniature Goats, Pygmy Goats, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Miniature Boer, Miniature Nubian and Elf. Other miniature breeds may be added in the future.
MGA was originally formed to safeguard the future development of Australia's own Miniature Goat breed.
The original Australian Miniature Goat has been bred down in size and stature from Australian bush goats and other purebred goats, from breeds firmly established in Australia since the 1900's, with generations of parentage behind them.
In 2018 MGA members voted to include Pygmy Goat and Nigerian Dwarf, then in later years other small breeds into the Association. Crosses of these breeds are permitted to transfer in from other groups and MGA allow crossing of the breeds where progeny can grade up to Purebred.
MGA is a unique, friendly group where members are encouraged to help each other and mentor new breeders. We foster friendly competition that includes animals from any group at chosen Open shows.
Non MGA members are welcome but please note testing for CAE & Johnes is an MGA show requirement.
The Association has a focus on recording the absolute history of all animals including all births, deaths, lineage and photographic ancestry, and as such MGA requires that their members register all animals owned by them to guarantee correct information is collected and retained for years to come. This ensures the integrity of each and every animal.
We regularly organise events and weekends where members can catch up with fellow breeders to learn new things and get ideas. Guest speakers, judges and vets are part of these events.
Miniature Goat Shows and breed displays are encouraged and assistance is always available.
Whilst we understand that accidents happen, multiple occurrences of reckless mating or poor husbandry practices does not fit with our values.
Miniature Goats Australia Association Inc. cannot operate without a dedicated group of individuals who form our Committee and other volunteers who perform other numerous tasks to ensure the smooth operation of the Association. Thank you to our Committee and volunteers who donate their time for the roles within our team!