As we are truly committing to improving our breeding program and maintaining the diary quality of the breed we have decided to participate in several of the performance programs offered by the breed registry.
This year we start our herd of Nigerian Dwarf goats on standard 20 DHIR milk test with ADGA. This has been a large learning curve for us as we got all the necessary paper work, tester, and lab stuff figured out. However we got it all done and it wasn’t as bad as I thought once you got into it all, now we just wait for spring and babies! I am excited to be able to add this for our herd, plus the data I will get back on milk can be passed to my customers so they know the actual quality of the milk. Here is some info on DHIR for those who may not know what it is.
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 lactation by obtaining monthly or frequently spaced milk weights and sampling the milk for components.