Milk Test – 1-Day

1-Day Milk Test

MDGA 1-Day Milk Testing 2019

Fees & Forms

An Electronic certificate will be sent for any doe earning a Star after all fees and reports have been received and calculated.

If wishing to receive a paper certificate or updated registration certificate there is a $3.00 fee for each award.

The original certificate will need to be returned to the registrar to have an updated certificate of registration sent out.

Fill out the 1-Day Test application and send with the required herd fee for each test date plus the fee per doe to MDGA at least 2 weeks prior to test date.

MDGA 1-Day Milk Testing fees are:

$10 herd fee

+ $3 per doe on test

All testers are required to measure those does on milk test and place measurements on the form to be turned into MDGA & your lab.

Does measurements are required in order to be eligible for a milk star Award.

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Rules & Regulations

  1. Only certified testers may preside over a one-day test. MDGA has a tester certification available. No Owners or family members or those that own goats from your herd are allowed to be certified testers.
  2. The doe must be on the premises where the test is held during the entire period of the test.
  3. Each does height will be officially measured and recorded on the barn sheet by the tester.
  4. Three milk outs will be conducted 12 hours apart.
  5. The first is a milk out, with no samples taken. The milk weight will be recorded but not used to calculate the final score.
  6. Samples and weights will be taken from the second and third milk outs. These will be used to calculate the final score.
  7. The original result sheet from the lab will be sent directly to MDGA after the butterfat has been calculated.
  8. For miniature does, a score of 70 or more points (figured to the thousandths place, rounded to the nearest whole number) will be required to receive a Production Star (*P). For Nigerian Dwarf does, a score of 55 or more points (figured to the thousandths place, rounded to the nearest whole number) will be  required to receive a Production Star (*P)

Scores will be calculated using the following formula:

  1. Multiply pounds of milk by 5.55
  2. Multiply pounds of milk by butterfat, times 1.11
  3. Multiply days since freshening by .0555.
  4. Add totals for final score.


a doe at 43 days fresh with 5.6 pounds of milk at 4.5% fat:

  1. 5.6 x 5.55 = 31.08
  2. 5.6 x 4.5 x 1.11 = 27.9720 (rounded to 27.97)
  3. 43 x .0555 = 2.3865 (rounded to 2.387)
  4. 31.080 + 27.97 + 2.387 = 61.437 (rounded to 61)

This Mini doe does not receive a Star; however, a Nigerian doe would earn a star with this score.