Guide to Abbreviations & Symbols used by ADGA

AS3567891    2*M    GCH    PTI (or ETA)   133   134
  3-04    91VEEE
PTA             137M      2F        4P   .90T
DEV             937        -17         32
PTA$                           15         13    32R              
PTA%  44R  6/99    .07        .04   1/01 
DHIR                                %FAT     %PRT
1-00    2     300    2560    3.3    84     3.0    77
2-01    2     305    2447    3.4    82     3.1    75
2-11    2     305    3030    3.1    94     3.1    93
4-00    2     305    2960    3.4   100    3.1    92
5-00    2     259    2880    3.1    89     2.8    82    v 
LIFE            1474   13877   3.3  449    3.0   419
A BUCK, +*B  , will have some of the above lines and a line that looks like:
D/AV          2574       91     68      79
*B Stars on bucks are earned by virtue of parents with production records meeting ADGA    minimums
+B Plusses on bucks are earned by virtue of offspring meeting ADGA requirements
2*M Two Star Milker - Second successive generation of a doe line that has earned a star based on minimums set forth by ADGA

Linear Appraisal Score

                           Final              General               Dairy              Body
Age(yr/mo)        Score              Appearance       Character        Capacity           Mammary

5-04                    91                      V                        E                  E                        E

(E)Excellent    (V)Very Good   (+)Good Plus    (G)Good    (F)Fair    (P)Poor                    

Dairy Herd Improvement Registry –           National milk and component recording  program for use by USDA, ADGA, and herdowners

            Times       Days in       Milk      %                  lbs.      %                lbs.      
Age      Milking        Milk           lbs.      Butterfat       F       Protein         PRT      Verified

5-00       2             259          2880        3.1           89         2.8              82         v 

CH(ampion)- Show Wins
GCH  G(rand) CH(ampion)- Show wins and a milk star earned from  Advanced Registry or Star  Volume minimums.

PTA  Predicted Transmitting Ability – Computed by USDA AIPL, incorporating data from production and type data of the doe, ancestors, collateral relatives and progeny.  The first three numbers are the estimates of the pounds of milk to expect from each lactation of a parents' future daughter when compared to a herdmate of breed average genetic merit.  The last is the PTA of change to the Type score.  PTA expresses the level of genetic superiority that an animal transmits to its offspring for a given production or type trait. This value is used to rank animals based on their genetic merit.

            137M(ilk)           2F(at)    4P(rotein)          .90T(ype) 

DEV    Standard Deviation that can be expected in pounds.

             937 (Milk)          -17 (Fat)            32 (Protein)


P(redicted) T(ransmitting) A(bility) $(dollars) is an economic index that combines     relative values of milk and components.   Estimates the extra income a dairyman would receive in each lactation based on values supplied by USDA for fat and protein differentials.  The first number is fat; the second is protein.

  15         13         32R(eliabity) in % -        

  Reliability measures confidence in the PTA Values - 99 is highest.  An animal's reliability is based on the information available in the evaluation.  The R in this area is for TYPE.
PTA%   P(redicted) T(ransmitting) A(bility) %(percentage). Milk fat (.07) and milk protein (.04).  Dates are of last calculations; the first is production and the second is type.

              44R(eliability)     6/99      .07        .04        1/01                                         

     The R is this line is for PRODUCTION.

 D/AV    D(aughter) AV(erages)

               Milk      Fat       Protein              Final Score

               2380     95        74                     87 


P(roduction) T(ype) I(ndexes) – genetic indexes that combine production and type genetic  evaluations into one score. First number emphasizes production over type and second emphasizes type.   Zero would be no change.

  133       (2:1)      134       (1:2)
ETA E(stimated) T(ransmitting) A(bility) – Estimate of a buck’s future PTA’s (as an index) for production and type.     Production is first; type is second.  Zero is no change.
  19   (Production)              -29   (Type)