Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Time Flies!

Hello Everyone!

Time has flown by this year, and I must apologize for being so lax in posting announcements! I hope to have a few up over the week, starting with today's announcement of election results.
Our members have elected the following people to the KGBA board for 2017:

President: Sue Beck, Wisconsin
Vice-President: Ashley Kennedy, Colorado
Treasurer: Lisa LaRose, Illinois
Secretary: John James, Ohio
Member at Large: Brenda Lee Shelt, Montana
Member at Large: Kathrin Bateman, Massachusetts
Member at Large: Kam Padlina, California

Thank you for the amazing response this year - we had the highest return rate yet! If you have any interest in running for a board position in the future, please contact us and we will happily put you on a list and contact you when election time rolls around again. In the meantime, please join me in welcoming our new member and welcoming back everyone else. We feel very lucky to have board members representing members across the United States, and look forward to another productive year with the KGBA!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Do you love Kinders and want to help our association excel? Volunteer for the Board Of Directors! 

The KGBA nominating committee is currently accepting volunteers and recommendations for the annual September election.  Any person holding an individual membership effective as of March 1st is eligible to be a candidate or recommend another for a position. Those running for the positions of President and Vice President must have a minimum of one year past experience on the board.

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 at

If you would like to volunteer or nominate someone else for a position, please contact a member of the nominating committee via email prior to August 10th. Please consider submitting a half-page bio (to included with ballots) when you express your interest in becoming a candidate. The 2016 Nominating Committee is comprised of the following people:

Sue Beck –

Ashley Kennedy - 

Kathrin Bateman -

We look forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ohio Sanctioned Kinder Goat Shows

The KGBA sanctioned Kinder Goat shows being held in Ohio are in less than a month! Whether you are able to bring goats or not, please try to join us for this great event. Shows will be held on Saturday and Sunday, and will be judged by two different judges - one NPGA judge and one ADGA judge. This is a great opportunity to have your goats assessed, meet other Kinder goat owners, relax and have a great time!

Show bill and entry forms can be found on the kGBA website at

Good luck to all participating goats and exhibitors!!

Fun with Kinders before the goat parade at a local show

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Effective immediately, tattoos are required on all registration applications / registered Kinder goats. Below are some of the reasons that we require tattoos:

  • Tattoos are an easy and reliable way to identify your Kinder goats. 
  • Correct identification ensures that correct information accompanies goats being sold, purchased, shown and transported. 
  • Tattoos help avoid questions of ownership and mistaken identity between similarly marked goats. 
  • Tattoos, accompanied by official KGBA registrations are currently being accepted by most states as permanent identification sufficient for interstate travel. 
Microchipping your Kinders? We do accept microchips IN ADDITION to tattoos, but not in place of them. Because they don't require special equipment to read, tattoos are still the easiest, most cost effective way for us to identify any particular Kinder goat. 

We, as a breed association, are always striving to make things as easy as possible for our members and our goats. We welcome questions and comments - please join our chat group at or email a board member to discuss any questions or concerns. 


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Showing Off

We are very excited to announce a number of upcoming Kinder shows. Shows are a great place to connect with other Kinder owners, buy or sell goats and get professional opinions that assist you in breeding for future herd improvement. Please consider competing, volunteering or simply attending... we need your support for these shows to succeed!

April 1st- June 1st - The KGBA is pleased to announce that we will be holding another online show this spring. All you need is a few high quality pictures of your registered Kinder goats.  Go to the Virtual Show Guidelines page for and entry form and helpful tips on how to enter your goat.  

****The KGBA online show is offered as a benefit to our members.  Only current members of KGBA can show their registered Kinders.

June 11-12th, 2016 - Youngstown, Ohio - The Mahoning County Capriculturists 4H Club will be hosting a sanctioned Kinder Show on June 11th and 12th, 2016. This will be a two day stand-alone Kinder Show at the Canfield Fairgrounds near Youngstown, Ohio. More details will follow...

August 19-24th - Sedalia, Missouri - The Missouri State Fair will be hosting a sanctioned Kinder show on one or more of these days. More details to come. For more information, please contact Leah Rennick.

****In order to show your Kinders at a sanctioned KGBA show, they must be registered (registration applications will not be accepted!) through the KGBA, with registrations present at time of judging.