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Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI) Langston University

Dairy Goat Owners Across Texas has developed a very close relationship with our friend, Eva Vasquez, DHI Lab Supervisor, of Langston University's Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI) lab, in Langston, OK.

DGOAT supports the use of the Langston DHI lab over others in the country, as Langston is a research university that is actively working to develop knowledge on Dairy Goat health and husbandry. The information gained through our participation may well come back to us one day in the form of better strategies for improving our herds and our dairy production. Most of our members are certified DHI Supervisors, and we are ready to help you get started, and supported, on DHI

Contact information for Eva Vasquez, Langston University
(405) 466-6207
langston_dhi@yahoo.com

Langston University DHI Lab
P.O. Box 730
Langston, OK  73050

To get started on DHI:
Contact ADGA to sign up for DHIA. You can contact either Lisa Shepard or Penny Albert at the ADGA Office or you can go online to the ADGA website and enroll with their online application form...click here to access the form.
You may also download the form and mail it in with the correct fees to ADGA.

Once you are enrolled in the ADGA DHIR program, you will need to purchase a DHI certified milk scale. They are available at most Goat Supply companies online just be sure that the scale you choose is "DHI Certified".

When your scale arrives, send it to Eva Vasquez at the above address to have your scale calibrated and certified. You will need to include a check for $15 made out to Research Sales. Eva will make sure your scale is calibrated and certified and will attach a certification sticker to the scale and return it to you. Your scale MUST BE recalibrated each year prior to beginning the testing year.

 

Page last updated 10/30/2016