Cashmere Goat Association

Committed to education and research touching all aspects of cashmere goats in North America

The fine, soft fiber we associate with expensive sweaters and scarves is the down undercoat of cashmere goats. The Cashmere Goat Association (CGA) brings together breeders, fiber artists and others interested in these charming animals and the fiber they grow.

The CGA publishes a newsletter, posts educational videos, and sponsors events.  CGA has just completed production on a gorgeous 2022 calendar, full of strikingly handsome goats from member farms.   Learn more and order one here

In 2019, the CGA hosted the  New England North American Goat Show and the CGA/NWCA Cashmere Fleece Competition.   The group also sponsored a conference on small ruminant management and fiber  and hosted an educational booth at the NY Sheep & Wool Festival.  

Sadly, CGA's annual live goat show had to be cancelled in 2020 and in 2021, but the 2021 NWCA/CGA fleece competition was held, with nearly 100 fleeces entered.  Results are on our fleece competition page. Young people  may also submit a video with their goat and become a Cashmere Goat Ambassador!   See our Facebook page for details.

The CGA launched a database for cashmere goats in 2019 that also serves as a registry for goats meeting the qualifications for North American Cashmere Goats.   Learn more about the database and registry here

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