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.