DHIR Milk Testing for our Nigerian Dwarf Goats here at Seven Gables Farm in Virginia and why we do it!
You are probably wondering what DHIR milk testing is, let me tell you! It stands for Dairy Herd Improvement Registry and it means we test our goat’s milk regularly as part of the Herd Improvement Program. It tracks the yearly and lifetime production of milk and lends information to the Genetic Improvement Program and accents the Linear Appraisal Program. Click the links to read more about them.
What does all of this mean for you?
When you buy a baby goat you have a reason in mind and for a lot of people it is to enjoy the milking benefits. The sampling that we do as a part of this program means that the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) runs tons of tests on the milk from our herd.
Look at all that data! The tests return genetic information which tell us more and more about our goats and the herd. The milk information helps us create the strongest herd possible with some of the best producing goats in Virginia! Some of the information we get are things like fat content, output amounts, and trends over time. Looks confusing right? That’s ok, it gives us the information about our goats we need as breeders. Consequently it gives you tons of information about the future of the goat that you want to take home and information is king!
Getting into Nigerian Dwarf Goats for the milk?
This is a great reason to get a goat, theses little gals can produce a ton of milk! Thanks to all of the work that we do to to to improve our herd and take care of these little goats, our Nigerian Dwarf Herd are strong milk producers. We also know the content of our milk is ideal for all your needs, from drinking, to yogurt, and beyond. You can also participate in our Raw Milk Herd Share Program to maximize your opportunity! Seven Gables Farm here in Hardy Virginia is striving to be a top breeder of Nigerian Dwarf Goats. As a result we offer so much more so, contact us today and get in on the fun!