Milk Test Requirements
International Goat, Sheep, Camelid Registry
(Formerly IDGR-IFBR, International Dairy Goat Registry
Barn Records (daily or monthly weight and/or lab testing for Butterfat, Protein and Somatic Cell Count
Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI)
Butterfat (305 day and 30-3day)
Milk Volume (305 day, 30-day, One-day, Lifetime
Butterfat (305 day and 30-day)
Length of Lactation
This system of milk testing is designed to benefit those herd-owners who cannot feasibly utilize the national DHI system for whatever reasons. This is not a contest to see who can give the most milk, rather it is designed to help breeders to breed for the very best and improve their goats ability to produce milk. The production figures generated by this system will be actual, not projections, and may be used in advertising. IDGR offers this system in good faith and relies on our members to respond in kind; falsifying records will ultimately only hurt the herd owner. By applying for this testing program you commit to honestly recording milk amounts as accurately as possible. If a surprise test is conducted and the figures vary significantly from the barn record figures, or if IDGR has reason, it reserves the right to require further surprise tests. Any records or awards found to be inaccurate or dishonestly obtained will be stricken from the records; individuals found to be deliberately falsifying records may be barred from further IDGR membership and participation in any testing or awards programs.
One “lactation” is defined as the period a doe gives milk following one kidding.