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Arapawa Goat Breeders Association
The Arapawa Goat Breeders Association (AGBA) is an association of conservers of the rare breed of goats that were feral on Arapawa Island in Queen Charlotte Sound and separated from the South Island of New Zealand by the Tory Channel. They persisted in an undiluted feral state for 150 or more years and evolved with self-sustaining characteristics that make them valuable for the healthy genetic diversity they possess.
The AGBA performs the functions of keeping the Registry of thoroughbred animals, providing a communications link to the holders of the breed, and promoting breed conservation to anyone interested. Census data has been gathered every year or two for the measurement of progress and information for The Livestock Conservancy (TLC). The census taken as of 12/31/2019 found a total US population of 211 live animals with an additional 300 estimated outside the US. By that time there had been 703 goats registered in the US.
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