Updated February 1, 2016

Most Mid-South Dairy Records and DRMS fees are based on cow counts. Test day charges are calculated solely on a cow count in a herd on the previous test day except for DHIA Operating Fee and Mid-South Computer Charges. All other fees listed are per test charges. Mid-South offers true cafeteria pricing where you only pay for what you want and what you use!

DHIA Affiliate Fees

DHIA Operating Fees20 cents per cow per month plus $5 per herd

Mid-South Computer Charge

5 cents per cow per month
DHIR or Tri-Star Fee$2 per herd
Mid-South Meter Fee8 cents per cow
Testday NonPayment Fee5% of Total Invoice
Testday Payment Discount5% for Payment on Testday

Lab Fees

Butterfat, Protein and Somatic Cell 30  cents per cow – Includes Hotsheet faxed, e-mailed or from website
Hotsheet Mailed$1 per Herd per Test
Bulk Tank for Fat, Protein, SCC & MUNFREE with whole herd test
MUN Analysis18 cents per cow – $5 Bulk Tank Only
Milk Pregnancy Testing$4 per Sample
Sample Shipping

$12 plus 4 cents per cow – covers shipping to and from lab


Base Fee9 cents per cow, minimum of $2.70 per herd
Monthly Report3 cents per cow
Herd Summary$1.75 per herd
Cow Pages1 cent per cow
PCDART Herd Management Software$10 plus 10 cents per cow per month – $50 Max
Pocketdairy$30 Initial Fee then $10 plus 3cents per cow per month – $20 Max


For Complete DRMS Charges visit  http://www.drms.org  Log in with Herdcode and RAC

Technician Wages and Travel Expense – Local and Meter

Tech wages and travel may be determined by a Local DHIA Association and differ from rates shown below.

Mid-South Standard Tech Rate

1XWalk On (1st 30 cows)$32.50
 > 30 cows .47 per cow
 TravelIRS Rate .54 per total miles
2XWalk On (1st 30 cows)$65.00
 > 30 cows.71 per cow
 TravelIRS Rate .54 per total miles

Non-Member Lab Fees – Include Return Shipping for 60 or more Samples

Butterfat and Protein – or – SCC50 cents per sample
Butterfat, Protein and Somatic Cell80 cents per sample
MUN – 30 sample minimum charge50 cents per sample
Mid-South Prepaid Shipping$24 per herd plus 5 cents per sample