Steps for ADGA DHIR

ENTERING YOUR HERD IN THE ADGA DHIR PROGRAM Note:  Search Knowledgebase for additional related articles. ADGA DHIR (Dairy Herd Improvement Registry) is a registry involvement with the Dairy Herd Improvement program. The DHI program is a system of statistically measuring a 305 day lactation by obtaining monthly milk weights and sampling the milk for components. […]

DHIR FAQ’s

DHIR If you don’t find the answer to your question, please contact us! DHIR HELP What does DHIR stand for?      Dairy Herd Improvement Registry – records used by a registry.  Publicity option at the record center must be “Yes”.   Additional information DHI Glossary Dairy Goat Acronyms   I would like to start testing, what do I need to […]

Forms

You can find number of online forms and downloadable pdf formats on ADGA.org.  See the menu link for Forms for complete list or search for specific topics. General Forms AI Memo – pdf Service Memo – pdf Registration Application – pdf Certificate of Identification Application – pdf Tattoo Revision Request Online Web Form   Tattoo Revision Request – […]

DHIR DATA Checklist

A DHIR MUST READ! –              While reading this, grab your doe’s ADGA certificates and your last set of doe sheets or computer printout from your processing center.  Once you have those, go through the following checklist for each of your does on test.  Think of it as DHIR Spring cleaning!   Find the […]

Genetic Evaluations Glossary

GLOSSARY OF TERMS ALL OFFICIAL ME AVERAGE: an average calculated by USDA using completed and records in progress. Records are converted to a mature equivalent (see explanation below) basis. If a doe has multiple records, the mature equivalents (ME) from all records are all used in this calculation. AR: stands for Advanced Registry. Does on […]

Production Testing

Producing the ADGA Performance Pedigree! Note:  Search Knowledgebase or view categories for additional related articles. FAQ’s See related forms here. Accurate performance records of production, visual trait assessments of type and pedigree are needed to develop a complete portrait of our individual animals in our herds.  This portrait is the ADGA Performance Pedigree. Accumulating data […]

DHIR Renewal

To view or download the form click the link below: DHIR Renewal

Superior Genetics

ADGA SUPERIOR GENETICS PROGRAM Frequently Asked Questions Q – In a nutshell, what is the program? A – For Superior Genetics (SG), the animal must be in the top 15% (85th  percentile ranking or higher) of their breed according to the Production/Type Index (PTI) ranking at least once during the life of the animal.  To […]

Forms

Forms related to dairy goat registration, performance programs, dairy goat shows or general forms such as the rates for services and ordering supplies are all here. Most forms are now available online in the ADGA Next Generation Software. New Payment Requirement To meet security requirements for processing credit cards, ADGA is no longer accepting credit […]

Breed Averages

DHIR BREED AVERAGES – 2019 LACTATIONS DOES 275-305 DAYS in MILK N= AVG. AGE at START of LACTATION MILK lbs RANGE B-FAT % / lbs PROTEIN % / lbs  ECM*lbs  ALPINE 571 3y6m 2715 750-5720 3.3 / 89 2.9 / 78 2602 LAMANCHA 409 3y5m 2298 830-4120 3.7 / 85 3.2 / 72 2371 NIGERIAN DWARF 545 3y6m 795 […]

Steps to Genetic Success with Dairy Goats

Author: Elizabeth Henning, Chair  ADGA Genetic Advancement Committee This article will focus on the steps a breeder needs to take to obtain the genetic information on his/her own goats that will enable use of the numbers to make genetic progress. Two terms used in genetics that are important to understand are “phenotype” and “genotype.”  Put […]

Performance Programs

ADGA PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS The tools that ADGA uses – Dairy Herd Improvement for the Registry (DHIR), Linear Appraisal, Sire Summaries, Performance Reports, CDCB genetic evaluations and DNA verification are a form of quality assurance for the selection of breeding animals. Genetic Improvement Programs for dairy goats are one of the many things that make the […]

Linear Appraisal

ADGA Linear Appraisal Program Producing the ADGA Performance Pedigree! Accurate performance records of production, visual trait assessments of type and pedigree are needed to develop a complete portrait of our individual animals in our herds.  This portrait is the ADGA Performance Pedigree. Accumulating data on pedigree, production, type and auxiliary traits from as many animals […]