These booklets provide examples of reports and explain data found on reports. They are available in Portable Document Format (PDF) which requires
Adobe Acrobat Reader available at www.adobe.com.
Herd Summary Fact Sheet - 7/14
The Herd Summary report (DHI-202) is the most popular report for producers and consultants to use to monitor herd progress. Data calculations, a description of DHI
Record Plans, and tables of average nutritional values are included.
DHI Monthly Reports Fact Sheet - 7/14
Producers can choose from seven different formats of the Monthly Report which lists information for each individual cow in the herd. Each report (DHI-200, 210, 211, 212, 220, 225 and 312) is
reviewed in detail.
DHI Report Options Fact Sheet - 4/14
Over 80 optional management reports are available to producers. There are also options as to how information is reported (i.e., SCC linear score or
actual count, service sire number or service sire name, etc.); and options for the order in which certain reports are listed (i.e., by barn name, by
number, by string, dry cows last, etc.). Each DHI report option available from DRMS is described with report examples.
DHI Glossary Fact Sheet - 4/14
Many terms are used in association with dairy production testing. The definition is provided for close to 300 terms such as Base Relative Value,
Standardized 150 Day Milk and Test Period Persistency Index. Many definitions include formulas used by DRMS to obtain values such as Estimated Relative
Producing Ability (ERPA) and Energy Corrected Milk (ECM). Acronyms commonly used with DHI testing and DRMS processing are defined. Tables used when age, lactation number and body weight needs to be
estimated for cows entering the herd are also provided.