DO YOU OWN AN ADVANCED REGISTRY (AR) DOE OR A STAR (ST) MILKER?
Because the terms are interchanged so frequently, many people consider them to be the same thing. The basic difference is that an AR doe is one that has met minimum production requirements while on DHIR test. Part of the recognition of the record is the awarding of a *M for that particular doe. All AR does have the *M designation awarded to them. Does have met minimum production levels (as shown on chart titled, ”AR DOE REQUIREMENTS”) in the ADGA guidebook are all AR does.
Ways a doe can earn the designation of *M without being an AR doe.
1) By earning required points at a One Day Milking Competition, or
2) On the basis of progeny (several different combinations).
For complete details on the *M designation, refer to the ADGA Guidebook.
*M can be earned on the basis of Milk, Butterfat OR Protein. The number of stars appearing after a doe’s name refers to the number of consecutive generations (on the maternal side of her pedigree) of animals that qualified for a star. For example, a 3*M means the doe, her dam, and her maternal grandam are all star milkers. The stars do not all have to be earned in the same fashion to be counted as consecutive.