One day milk testing

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by 4hmama, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. 4hmama

    4hmama New Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    No. Central WV
    Can anyone explain the one-day milk test to me...and tell me how to go about getting this done? I have no idea where to begin looking, and dairy goats are FEW and FAR Between in my area. I have a ND doe who is giving 2 qts. per day, and am interested in getting a one day test done on her. Any help or 'pointing in the right direction' would be great!
  2. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    Who do you have her registered with...AGS. ADGA, NDGA? call them and they can help. ADGA told me that for a 1 day it would cost $60 for the registration and an additional $6 per goat. I only have one so her star will have to wait. Her mom is a 3*M.

  3. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    I think it is best to get a large group of goat people together (like at a show) and do the one-day milk test. That way the expenses can be split. . .
  4. laststraw

    laststraw New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    New Mexico
    I haven't participated, yet, but our club holds one-day milk tests at least once a year so that everyone can split expenses.

    Also in the last club meeting minutes (I'm bad about making those, too), they discussed AGS Nationals since we're hosting this June and there was this:

    3. Nationals – the American Goat Society (AGS) National Show will be held in Albuquerque June 16th through 21th. There will be judges training and other events June 16th through 17th, with the show being held June 19th through 21st. Please put this on your calendar. This show will be for all dairy goats, not just Nigerians.
    xii. Milk Testing – There will be a seminar offered at the Nationals on being an official milk tester.

    I don't know if you're coming to Nationals, but it might be worth getting the training if you are.

    I'm planning to volunteer to help my club with hosting duties as I don't have enough goats to make the entry costs worth it, yet (next year!!!). :)
  5. 4hmama

    4hmama New Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    No. Central WV
    My goats are AGS and ADGA. I know it's expensive, but something that I kinda want to do - at some point. Maybe this summer at the state fair??

    I am so envious of those of you who have clubs, and groups to help you. We don't have any of those anywhere near us. I know I complain about it a lot, but we are in an area where ND breeders are VERY few and far between. I really enjoy the ND's, but the market around here is pretty much non-existant since there are no breeders here. I'm trying to build the best herd that I can, and hope that some of you guys will be interested in what I have to offer.
  6. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I have the same problem here, I would love to have Binky get her * but with no clubs or organizations close by it's a mute point. She gave just over 2 qts a day last year...and kept it up for almost 4 months before dwindling down.