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We are the Canterbury Dairy Goat Breeders Association, located in Canterbury, New Zealand. We are the trusted source for dairy goats in the South Island. Please browse  our Goats for Sale page if you are looking to buy a good dairy goat.

We cannot emphasise strongly enough the importance of getting disease-free dairy goats with good conformation from responsible breeders. It will save you a lot of hassles and money in the long run, and we mean A LOT.

A good dairy goat will give you a lot of pleasure for years to come. You will never regret buying a quality goat, but you WILL regret buying a “dud” goat, however cheaply you got it.

Our motto is ‘Promote the Goat‘, and our aim is to encourage the breeding of dairy goats to the highest standard. There are 5 recognised dairy breeds in New Zealand: the Saanen, the Toggenburg, the British Alpine, the Anglo-Nubian, and the Sable.

The goats are highly intelligent and full of personality.

Young Saanen does


Recent news posts

CDGBA Club Show Results 2017

12 December 2017

Annual Club Show 2nd December 2017 Judge: Barry Williams Standard Age Classes For Does Class 1 – HR Kidded Doe in milk, under 3 years. 1st Hollybank Pandora, Arscott & Jones 2nd Strontian Lulu, R Messervy 3rd Riverbound Peuter, WG & GR Hutcheon   Class 2 – HR Kidded Doe in milk, 3 years and […]

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CDGBA Field Day 2017

25 August 2017

  On the 30th September 2017 we will be holding a field day at the Jones property (Hollybank Goats) in Cust. This will be open to both members and non members.   This field day will be covering • Hoof trimming • Show conformation • Junior handlers • General showing   This will be free […]

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NZDGBA Top 10

27 July 2017

Recently the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association National Show Awards 2017 Top 10 list was announced, the following CDGBA members were placed as follows: HR Doe Of The Year 2nd – Strontian Keisha, R Messervy 4th – Tamarvale Deedee, Carden-Holdstock 7th – Riverbound Latte, Arscott & Jones 9th – Strontian Ga, J Richards AR […]

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Our members appointed president and councillor for NZDGBA

2 June 2014

We would like to say a big congratulations to the new NZDGBA President, our very own Jayne Arscott, who will be accompanied by James Simpson who has been newly elected onto Council and has also taken over the Classification Portfolio. We are proud of our members getting up there and getting involved with the NZDGBA, […]

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CDGBA Field Day will be on 28 June 2014

2 June 2014

Even if you think you’ll never use a milking machine or you already use one, it’s good to know your options and keep up with the technology that’s best for your goats. We have invited Henning Visser, DeLaval Technician from Rolleston, to give us a presentation on a DeLaval Portable Milking Machine and show us […]

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2014 CDGBA Annual Mid-winter Dinner coming up

2 June 2014

This year’s mid-winter dinner will be held at Backcountry Bar & Grill (at the Darfield Hotel) on Saturday 12 July. The start time is 12:30 pm. There will be a Mid-winter Xmas Set Menu ($20 per person) which includes main and dessert. Drinks will be extra. Chidren can order from the regular Kids Menu. Dietary […]

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Amberley Show 2013

19 November 2013

The Amberley Show was a huge success this year, with more entries in the Dairy goat section than any other shows, so far. Judge: George Perry (Golden Bay)  Photographers: Ken and Sayna S  

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Ellesmere Show 2013

19 November 2013

The Ellesmere show was the first of the season and greatly enjoyed by all, due to the sunny weather. Judge: James Simpson (Southbridge) Photographer: K Smith  

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Andrea’s Cheese Making Classes

25 January 2013

In the introductory cheese making class, you will make a feta cheese to take home and enjoy. The skills you will learn in making feta allow you to make cheeses such as chevre, mozzarella, cheddar, gouda and a host of other cheeses. The class is completely hands-on. You use equipment you already have in your […]

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Cust Dairy Goat Fun Day to be held on Saturday 2 March

24 January 2013

Cust Dairy Goat Fun Day Organised by the Canterbury Dairy Goat Breeders Association (Photo is an example of a fancy dress class, not taken in Cust) When: Saturday the 2nd of February 2013, 10 am till 1 pm (the same day as the Cust Village Market) Where: Cust Community Centre Grounds (just before Cust Domain, […]

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