Herd Recording Services
PUBLISHABLE OR MANAGEMENT RECORDS?
Recognized as an official milk recording service by the breed associations and the dairy industry. Herd Book registration mandatory for at least 80% of 1st lactation animals. Acceptance of production verification and exchange tests are required.
Records from herds with over 80% of the first lactation animals uniquely identified may be used for genetic evaluation by Canadian Dairy Network (CDN).
Recognized as an unofficial milk recording service by the dairy industry. Production data accumulated for management purposes only. Unique animal identification encouraged.
Records from herds with over 80% of the first lactation animals uniquely identified may be used for genetic evaluation by CDN.
HOW MANY TESTS PER YEAR?
Minimum of 8 tests (24 hour, supervised with samples) or 10 tests required per year.
Minimum 6 tests required per year.
ASSISTED OR DO IT YOURSELF?
DHI Field Staff required for all tests (if only 8/year), or half of the testst (if at least 10/year.)
DHI Field Staff can assist as requested by producer.
24 HOUR OR AM/PM?
Proportionate milk samples from each milking animal. Milk weights and herd event data recorded at all milkings during a 24 hour period.
3 Times Per Day Milking
We will accommodate producers who are milking either individual cows, small numbers or an entire herd on a 3 times a day schedule.
Milk Meter Rental (Ontario only)
Use this test day rental service as an alternative to purchasing and maintaining a set of meters of your own.
At no extra charge, you can schedule your test date with your DHI Field Staff to accommodate your timetable. A Canadian DHI approved timing device must be used in official service herds.