Welcome to the New York State Dairy Goat Breeders Association website!  Please use the links above to navigate this site and access information about our organization and upcoming events.  If you would like to join us click here for an application.


The New York State Dairy Goat Breeders Association Inc. was founded May 12, 1962.  The first meeting was organized by, then president, Ed Dochniak at the Hotel Oneida in Oneida, N.Y.  The original purpose of those first members and organizers isn’t far from our purpose today.


We are still a family oriented, non-profit organization whose members work together to promote dairy goats and their products.  That involves dairy goat health, management and husbandry; the production of milk, cheese and soap as well as the sharing of recipes that use goat products. We encourage the promotion of dairy goats through exhibition and showmanship, public awareness and education.  The NYSDGBA also promotes the marketing of quality animals and products as well as the continued improvement of milk production and animal conformation in each of the recognized breeds.


As a club we offer a bi-monthly newsletter and potluck gatherings held at different locations throughout the state.  Our meetings are filled with educational speakers, the planning of future events such as fund raisers, an annual double ring show held in June, the New York State Fair along with the sponsorship of a showring at New York’s well know Super Buck Extravaganza which is held annually in May.  Members also enjoy and benefit from the sharing of experiences and ideas of others.


We want to thank you for visiting our website and hope you’ll find it educational and enjoyable.  Please join us at our next meeting!  Details about location and contact information can be found on the schedule page listed above.