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WHAT DO ALL THOSE LETTERS AND NUMBERS MEAN?????

TITLE KEY

FOR EXAMPLE

AGS titles -- ARMCH Pretty Doe 3*D E

AR -- Advanced Registry (earned a milk star on 305-day test)
Master Champion (earned GCh at 3 different AGS shows)
3*D -- earned her milk star and so did both her dam and maternal
grand (she's the third generation of star milkers)
E - Excellent - classified with a score of 90 or above in AGS

IN ADGA - GCH Pretty Doe 3*M E90

G - she earned her milk star along with a permanent championship.
CH - she is a permanent champion, having won 3 official ADGA legs.
3*M - she is a third generation star milker.
E90 - she linear appraised with an overal score of 90, which is an Excellent rating.

Comparing AGS titles with ADGA titles.........

MCH and CH are basically the same thing
ARMCH and GCH are basically the same thing
*M and *D are basically the same thing
The "E"s are a similar thing, but not exactly the same, as AGS
classification and ADGA appraisal are two different programs, with
different criteria.

MILK DESIGNATIONS TO BE EARNED

While the CH titles are fairly straightforward, milk awards get very much more complicated. Bucks can earn milk awards. Please check the ADGA and AGS rules for details. Here is a brief outline.

*M (ADGA) and *D (AGS)- milk star recognition based on DHIA milk testing and minimum criteria (milk levels) for Advanced Registry or Star program set by ADGA and AGS. The number of stars indicates the number of consecutive generations of does that qualified.
A doe can also earn a *M or *D if she has 3 daughters who qualify or a combination of sons and daughters that qualify.

*B (ADGA) or *S (AGS)
- bucks can earn this if their dams or offspring are qualified
+B or +S the same recognition for bucks who have three AR or Star daughters from three different dams, or sons with +B's
++B or ++S recognition for bucks if he has both sons and daughters who qualify.


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