British Goat Society (BGS) Prefixes & Affixes explained.

 These are awarded by the BGS and added to the goats pedigree, often written in red.                         

Open Shows all Dairy Breeds of Goats

* (star)  = 18 points or more gained at a milking competition. Subject to the Butterfat % being not less than 3.25 at each milking.

Q* = 20 points or more. Butterfat 4.0% or more at each milking. Milk yield not less than 4.50kg in less than 365 days, or 4.00kg over 365 days.

Female progeny qualifying * or Q*  will have a 1 following while grand daughters have 2.

 Milk Recording Awards. These are placed in front of the goats name.

 R = Milk Recorded. Total yield to be over 1000kg in 365 days.or less. Butterfat not less than 3.00%.  So R107 = 1070kg. R130 = 1300kg.

RM = Register of Merit. The goat and it’s dam must yield not less than     1300kg in a lactation.  Butterfat no less than 3.00%.          

AR =  Advanced Register.

A goat to yield 1600kg or more with butterfat not less than 3.50%.,also the dam must be RM or AR and the sire of the goat must be out of a goat so registered.  

†  = Dagger.  A registered male goat whose dam and sire’s dam both have * or Q* awards.

§  = Section Mark. Registered male goat whose dam and sire’s dam are entitled to R prefix’s.    

§§ =Double Section  Mark. Registered male goat whose dam is RM or AR and whose sire is   .(a) entitled to either Section Marks and (b) out of a dam entered in the Register of Merit or Advanced Register.

SM =Sire of Merit.

A registered male goat who has sired five (or more) daughters gaining either

* – Q*- R – RM or AR awards.  

Championship Awards.

CH = Champion Male goats. To be awarded this he must have won three Challenge Certificates under three different Judge’s. He must also have sired three daughters who have qualified for any combination of the following. * (star), Q* (Q* star), R, RM, AR.

CH for female goats. Three Challenge Certificates under three different Judge’s and must have gained not less than 18 points in the milking competition at the same show. Also she must have won three Inspection-Production Challenge Certificates with a minimum of 18 points in the milking and hold a Q*

Breed Championship Awards.

 BR CH = Breed Champion. A male goat who has won four Breed Challenge certificates under three different Judge’s. He must also have sired a daughter who has qualified for at least one of the following:- *  Q*  R  RM  AR. 

BR CH = for a female goat. Won five Breed Challenge Certificates under three different Judge’s  and have gained not less than 16 points in the milking competition at the same shows. She must qualify for a * or Q*

Inspection – Production Challenge Certificate.

 IPCC  = This is based on the number of points gained in the milking competition and inspection class’s

Compiled by Mrs Franklin

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