[Homestead] Dairy goat lactation period
lurine at softcom.net
Mon Nov 17 13:42:38 EST 2008
Well, one of the things you might want to think about when finding a place
is if there are similar minds folks in your "neighborhood." About a mile
down the road we have another family with critters and their daughter comes
to our place to take care of the critters when we're gone. Youngest does
the same for them. They have goats and we milk for them and when we get
goats again, they'll milk for us.
Plus, if you've never been milking twice a day, then it generally isn't a
----- Original Message -----
From: "bob ford" <bobford79 at yahoo.com>
> Okay, you say that a goat will make milk longer after the kid is gone, but
> the goat should be milked once a day. What if you had to leave , for say,
> a week? Would the fact that she wasn't milked make her sick in any way?
> what harm would be caused? I'm not a big milk drinker, though I drink
> milk. But, I do love cheese. I don't want to never be able to go camping
> for a few days or traveling for a week or two,............bobford
> --- On Mon, 11/17/08, Marie McHarry <mmcharry at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From: Marie McHarry <mmcharry at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [Homestead] Dairy goat lactation period
>> To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
>> Date: Monday, November 17, 2008, 8:21 AM
>> The standard for goats is 305 days with 2 months off beforet
>> he next
>> kidding. However, some goats -- especially high-producing
>> Saanens can
>> be milked straight through for two or even three years.
>> Note about cows: When I was a kid we had a brown swiss that
>> we milked
>> for more than 10 years with no calves.
>> Goats need to be milked at least one a day; some dairies
>> milk 3X. The
>> more you milk them, the more they produce (and the more
>> they eat).
>> A dairy cow can easily raise a couple of calves, even if
>> she is milked
>> once a day. As Lynn says, you have the keep the calves away
>> from her
>> at least overnight.
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