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Milk Testing

Records and Milk Testing

Goats:

The Dairy Herd Improvement Registry (DHIR) is the American Dairy Goat Association’s (ADGA) milk-testing program. It provides producers with management information. The DHIR program is a system of statistically measuring a 305-day lactation by obtaining monthly milk weights and milk samples of individual does. This program informs producers of each doe’s milk production as well as the butterfat, protein, and somatic cell counts within her milk.

There is an annual enrollment cost, but there are no additional per-doe fees. To enroll, contact ADGA at (828) 286-3801 for a new herd application packet, or download the forms from their website, adga.org.

  • Most Alabama herds use Langston as their DHIA (Dairy Herd Improvement Association) and DRMS Raleigh (Dairy Records Management Systems) for their DRPC (dairy records processing center). ADGA’s site designates locations of approved DHI labs and affiliated processing centers. ADGA will assist producers in deciding which of these entities will best suit their needs. Producers also can join the Facebook group DHIA Goats to venture into the DHI program and get support from other herds that are on test.

Dairy Herd Improvement Registry (DHIR) is the American Dairy Goat Association’s (ADGA) milk-testing program

AppleJo Farms is dedicated to breeding, nurturing and placing Registered Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats with Farms where they will flourish!

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