​​Idaho Dairy Herd Improvement  Association

For more information on Dairy Goat Testing please contact:


Susan Lee, Idaho DHIA Manager

208-539-4104

idahodhia@gmail.com

American Dairy Goat Association
http://www.adga.org/

ADGA Applications & Forms

http://adga.org/forms/

USDA Small Herd Exemption
http://www.agri.idaho.gov/agri/index.php

​​​Idaho DHIA would like to send out a huge Congratulations to Ken Feaster-Eytchison on being elected President of ADGA. Proud he is from Idaho!

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U.S. milk goat inventory up 3 percent from 2015


WASHINGTON - The U.S. milk goat inventory as of Jan. 1, 2016, was 375,000 head, up 10,000 head or 3 percent, from a year earlier, according to the annual "Sheep and Goats" report recently released by USDA's National Agricultrural Statistics Service (NASS).

    Wisconsin leads the nation in milk goat numbers, standing at 44,000 head as of Jan. 1, 2016, unchanged from a year earlier. California is second, with 39,000 head of milk goats, down 2 percent from Jan. 1, 2015, NASS says.

    Rounding out the top 10 milk goat states and regions are:

  • Iowa, with 33,000 head as of Jan. 1, 2016, up 6 percent from a year earlier;
  • Texas, with 22,000 head, down 4 percent;
  • New England (including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont), with 14,500 head, unchanged from a year earlier;
  • Pennsylvania, with 14,000 head, up 8 percent;
  • Minnesota, with 13,500 head, unchanged
  • New York, with 12,300 head, down 8 percent;
  • Oregon, with 12,200 head, up 28 percent; and
  • Michigan, with 11,800, up 4 percent.

As reported by Cheese Market News - February, 19, 2016


TESTING PLANS APPROVED BY ADGA DIRECTORS (2004 Guidebook)
 
Standard Test - Testing Supervisor comes to a herd to record milk weights and take component (milk) samples both AM and PM once each test.


Group Test - A group of three or more people can test each other’s herd. Sampling and weighing occur depending upon which test plan has been selected.  Groups with more than three members may have non-goat owning members as long as there are a minimum of three herds involved.  Exception:  Groups formed prior to the adoption of these standards (10/00) and documented with ADGA may remain intact. Every member in DHIA West is required to take training from a Certified Supervisor and the group must follow rules for Sthe test type plan.  Group members may include non-ADGA members or ADGA members using DHI (non-DHIR) plans provided they are identified to ADGA with proper training in ADGA and DHIR procedure. 



Plans accepted for ADGA DHIR Advanced Registry & Star programs
(Standard or Group)

 
DHIR 20 – Standard - Basic test plan.  Supervisor weighs and samples both milkings on test day.  Individual animal Verification Test (VT) required for Top Ten awards. (Passed in 2001 - DCR of 93 required beginning with 2002 lactations).

ADGA ITP 00 – Every Other Month - Owner & supervisor alternate months collecting test day data.  Owner weighs only & sends in barn sheets.  Supervisor weighs & collects samples.  ADGA Audits apply. Annual VT required. NOT accepted for Breed Leader – Top Ten awards.

ADGA ITP 01 – APT - Supervisor and owner share responsibility for collecting test day weights, alternating the AM & PM weighing each month.  Supervisor also collects component samples when weighing.  A time monitor must be installed.  Annual herd VT required.  Minimum Data Collection Rating (DCR) of 93 required for Top Ten awards.

ADGA ITP 02 – APCS - Supervisor and owner share responsibility for collecting test day weights, alternating the AM & PM weighing each month.  Supervisor also collects component samples when weighing.  Annual  herd VT required.  Minimum DCR of 93 required for Top Ten awards.

DHIR 21 – APT - Supervisor collects one test day weight, alternating the AM & PM weighing each month.  Supervisor also collects component samples when weighing.  DRPC will determine 2nd weight.  A time monitor must be installed.  Annual herd VT required.  Minimum DCR of 93 required for Top Ten awards.

DHIR 22 – APCS - Supervisor collects both test day weights.  Supervisor also collects component samples alternating AM and PM samples each month.  Annual herd VT and minimum DCR of 93 required for Top Ten awards.

DHIR 23 – AP - Supervisor collects one test day weight, alternating the AM & PM weighing each month.  Supervisor also collects component samples when weighing.  DRPC will determine 2nd weight.  Breed association may determine additional requirements.  Bulk tank comparison required as a VT.  Minimum DCR of 93 required for Top Ten awards.

O/S 40 - Owner/Sampler weighs and samplees each month and is responsible for sending in samples and paperwork.  For STAR recognition, a  minimum DCR of 75 is required PLUS a herd verification test when the herd is 60-150 Days in Milk.  For ADVANCED REGISTRY, the same applies.  In addition, the animal must have 240 days in milk, 8 tests and the owner must provide documentation to ADGA regarding training.  This is for those interested in 10 months of testing each year.  CaDHIA requires owners to attend a tester training before choosing this plan!

 
Plans accepted for ADGA Breed Leader – Top Ten Awards

DHIR 20 - Conditions: Verification Test (VT).

ADGA ITP 01 - Conditions: Owner must supply a pre-milking monitor time in addition to the monitor-supplied & supervisor time, so that a total of 3 times are documented.  Data Collection Rating must equal 93 or higher.  VT necessary.  No auditing during the year.  If eligible for Top Ten, barn sheets must be available to ADGA.

ADGA ITP 02 - Conditions:  Owner must supply a pre-milking weight in addition to the regular owner-supplied weight, so that a total of 3 weights are documented.  Data Collection Rating must equal 93 or higher.  VT necessary.  No auditing during the year.  If eligible for Top Ten, barn sheets must be available to ADGA.

DHIR 21 - Conditions: Owner must supply a pre-milking monitor time in addition to the DRPC-supplied weight & supervisor times, so that a total of 3 times are documented.  Data Collection Rating must equal 93 or higher.  VT necessary.  No auditing during the year.  If eligible for Top Ten, barn sheets must be available to ADGA.

DHIR 22 - Conditions:  VT and Data Collection Rating must equal 93 or higher.

DHIR 23 - Conditions: Owner must supply a bulk tank comparison and have an average of 96-110% of DRPC herd average.  Data Collection Rating must equal 93 or higher.  VT necessary.  No auditing during the year.  If eligible for Top Ten, barn sheets must be available to ADGA.


AGS DHIR PLANS

AGS recognizes a number of test Recording Programs:

Standard or DHI-Conventional - DHI technician weighs and samples the milk from 2 consecutive milkings. Code 20.

AM/PM Component Sampling (APCS)- DHI technician weighs and samples one milking alternating AM and PM each test. Owner weighs and records prior milking. 1st test: AM - owner weighs and records (no samples); PM - technician weighs, records and sampless. 2nd test: PM - owner weighs and records; AM - technician weighs, records and samples. Repeat 1st and 2nd test procedures throughout lactation. Code 02.

AM-PM without time monitor-(AP) Technician weighs and samples AM or PM, alternating each test period. Code 31

AM/PM Component sampling with timer - (APT) This test is the same as AP except a time monitor is required. Code 01.

Every-other-month (EOM) - DHI technician weighs, records and samples 2 consecutive milkings every other month. Owner weighs and records for the intervening months and sends barn sheets to their lab. Code 00.

Group - three or more owners testing each other’s herd. Any of the above recording programs may be used. All members must use the same program and be trained as a DHI technician.

Verification tests:

Are required for all herds (around mid DHI year) on APCS, EOM, AP and APT test plans, and are required for Lincoln Awards. (1999).