Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

I have a doe who has a single (twin died during birth). I have been milking her from day 1 and froze the colostrum for emergencies. I am wondering how much milk should I keep in the freezer for future kids that might need it? I do not bottle raise, but want some ready if/when needed. Thank you!

Views: 16

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Colostrum is the most important thing to have in the freezer. Be sure it's labeled with the time after birth because it gets more "diluted" each day. For example, I put it in Ziploc bags in 4 ounce increments and write:

doe's name

amount of milk

date

time after birth (12 hour, 24 hour, 36 hour, etc)

I don't actually save mature milk. At this time I have other does milking so I can give their milk to a bottle baby. But before we had enough milkers to do that, I used full fat cow milk or goat milk replacer. Whole milk from the store works fine.

Reply to Discussion

RSS


Order this book on Kindle!

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Need goat equipment?

Yogurt Maker

2-quart milk pail


Mineral feeder (put minerals in one side and baking soda in the other!)

© 2020   Created by Deborah Niemann-Boehle.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service