I would very much appreciate anyone who can explain or send me to a website other that ADGA (I do understand better when things are written in English! LOL) that can expalin th eoptions and how to do milk tests. A "Milk Test for Dummies" approach, if ya know what I mean! I need a scale, Hambys seems to have a decent certifiable (like me!) scale for about $45 bucks. I was reading on the Lanston site last night they have a program where you can watch a video, take a test and get certified (theres that word again) to be a test technician (is that the right term, or is it examiner?). I do get confused about one day tests. Is your doe eligable for a star from only one day tests? What about keeping records, do you need to keep daily records and just get a tester there once a month? theres several of us near here who could help each other out if we were examiners. And it really would help to have the milk itself tested so we know which animals are high in butterfat as cheesemaking is definitely an interest. Not to mention the data is great when youre serious about herd improvement and eventual sales of milkers and breeding stock. Lanston apparently does the milk testing. But no matter how hard I looked, I couldnt find a web page that explained how to sign up for the certification or how to get your milk testing done. I think their website is tough to find things on. The ADGA stuff on it seems to sorta make sense but then I just cant keep it straight (early Oldtimers maybe???LOL) If its in 101 I'm missing that too... so strike 3 and I'm begging for help from you guys so I can understand this better! My friend is doing her does one day milk test next month. That includes my doe Doras mother Dinah. The grandam is supposed to be a star milker, so if Dinah gets her star, and Dora tests out OK, that should make her a 3*M at least, right? I need to find out what the granddam was registered as.