Monday, October 26, 2020

KGBA Growth

Hello Everyone!

A request was recently made for more information on KGBA membership numbers. 

The Kinder Goat Breeders Association originally offered 50 Charter memberships, which was later increased by 50 to a total of 100 Charter members. When ballots were sent out in the fall of 2013, we had 46 chart members still receiving ballots. Each Charter member received 2 ballots, as do Family members. Because of this – there can be a large discrepancy between the number of ballots that are sent out and our actual membership count. For example, in the fall of 2013, we had a total of 117 members (49 adult, 46 charter, 22 family), but sent out 253 ballots. Due to a decline in the number of Charter members*, the number of members that receive 2 ballots has decreased over time, while our actual membership numbers have increased. Also note that Youth members are not counted in these numbers – these numbers are based on voting membership only.

This year (fall of 2020), we have a total of 203 members, including 129 adults, 11 charter and 63 family memberships.

277 ballots were sent out.

We have seen relatively steady growth over the years, with our actual annual paid membership (not including charter or youth) growing from 71 in 2013 to 192 in 2020.

Fall 2013 – 117

Fall 2014 - 127

Fall 2015 – 128

Fall 2016 – 205 (this number is based on newsletters and therefor includes youth membership, so is higher than actual voting membership. I am including it here because it has been posted in the past, and using a different number here would likely lead to confusion. Please note that all other numbers are based on voting membership only.)

Fall 2017 – 187 

Fall 2019 – 191 

Fall 2020 – 203

*Due to deaths and requests by members to be removed from the list, we are now down to 11 Charter members.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Join the Board of Directors!

Calling All Members!!!

Have you ever considered running for a position on the KGBA board? If so, now is the time!

The KGBA nominating committee is currently accepting volunteers and recommendations for the annual election.  Any person holding an individual membership effective as of March 1st is eligible to be a candidate or recommend another for a position.

Thinking about running? Please consider your decision carefully - becoming a board member is a wonderful way to help our Association grow and improve and we want all the help we can get, but it takes time and commitment to make things happen! Directors serve without compensation. The elected term is 1-3 years, with directors spending an average of 5-10 hours a month managing the affairs of the association.

Board members attend monthly board meetings via conference call, take part in various committees and work to promote the Kinder goat in accordance to our bylaws. Specific descriptions of each position can be found in the “bylaws” section of our website at

If you would like to volunteer or nominate someone else for a position, please contact us via email at prior to September 1st. Please consider submitting a half-page bio (to be included with ballots) when you express your interest in becoming a candidate. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

One Day Milk Test at the Missouri State Fair!

We will be having a One Day Milk Test at the Missouri State Fair Kinder Goat Show this year. 

All goats that are participating in the test will be milked out under supervision on Friday evening August 16th at 8:00pm. That will start the test. The first sample will be weighed at 8:00am on Saturday morning after the show and the final sample will be weighed on Saturday evening August 17th at 8:00pm. Please make sure your goats have legible tattoos as these need to be verified for the test. Weight results will be available after the final milk out with lab results for protein and butterfat to follow after lab analysis. This is a great opportunity for feedback on your milk components with a chance for your doe to earn a star. Please consider joining us! 

-Stefanie Idzikowski, Test Supervisor