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. […]

2018 Breed Leader List

The ADGA Breed Leader list based on 2017 lactations has been released.  Congratulations to all does that made the list along with their owners & breeders and to everyone who takes the time & effort to participate in production testing! Go to current list!  TTv 64  This will always have the most current information. 2017:  TTv […]

Youth DHIR Honor Roll

Youth under the ages of 21 with standard breed does on test producing 3000 lb.  Milk or 100 lb. Butterfat or 90 lb.  Protein in 305 days or less or miniature breed does producing 1200 lb.  Milk 42 lb. Butterfat or 36 lb. Protein, in 305 days or less may apply for recognition on the Youth […]

Production Evaluations – what records are used?

Note:  Search Knowledgebase for additional related articles. What records are used (or not used) for production evaluations?  A variety of necessary data components that contribute to this information. Information stored in the goat test day database includes: Doe ID information & Control/Index number Kidding date Herd code Lactation number, lactation termination information Days in milk […]

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 – […]

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 […]

ADGA Plus Information

The PEDIGREE MAKER! See 2018 to date List    DHIR, LINEAR APPRAISAL AND DNA MARKER TESTING IN ONE PACKAGE!   Access enrollment forms here, scroll down to the performance programs section.  The DHIR form has the ADGAPlus add-on. Includes 3 pre-paid DNA marker tests at a reduced rate (when you are ready to test, it is your choice of […]