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starting to milk

Someone posted this question on my page: I wonder how we'll learn to milk her if she's nursing her twins. How long do the twins stay with…

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Interesting article on udder development and dam raising kids.

One interesting point of view on udder/teat development.  Hope the link works.

Started by Patty Meyer

4 Aug 22
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"Scrap" Soap

When making soap, I've seen many people cut off the ends with the rounded corners to make the bars uniform. What can you do with the scrap…

Started by Elizabeth

2 Jul 30
Reply by Madeline Novak

One day milk test? So confusing!

Help!  I can't seem to find basic information about HOW to find where you can get in on a one-day milk testing.  I see lots of rules and re…

Started by britt greenland

4 Jul 20
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

What causes low %BF

I just got milk test results back form my new doe.  She has freshened 3 times.  She is in week 12 of her lactation cycle.  The test gave a…

Started by Judy H

3 Jun 10
Reply by Judy H

Testing Milk

Hello!  Does anyone here test their milk for bacteria and such, outside of mastitis strips?  I'm curious about the protocol for "guaranteei…

Started by Kali Sink

1 May 31
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Perry's milking machines

I'm looking at buying a milking machine for our small farm and I came across the Perry milking machine with the ND attachments.  Has anyone…

Started by Misfits Farm

33 May 13
Reply by Judy H

Milk taste

In November I purchased a new doe as I decided I want to improve my herd.  She is 4 years old, and has freshened twice before coming to me.…

Started by Judy H

7 May 1
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

question about milk

I am wondering how to pull as much fat as possible out of the milk while still keeping it in it's raw form.  I have been looking for 2 days…

Started by Rachelle Hough

2 Mar 18
Reply by Rachelle Hough

Cream at lactation end

6 month lactation for this doe. I'm drying her up and am milking once every day or day and half as needed. My last two milkings surprised m…

Started by Melissa Johnson

6 Jan 26
Reply by Julieanne Cook

What happened?!!

Hi, I'm having trouble milking a goat and would appreciate some advice. She delivered a still born 3 weeks ago. On this website I learnt th…

Started by Katharine Norton

3 Jan 21
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle


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Yogurt Maker

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