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  • Female
  • Sebastopol, CA
  • United States
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Drying up my goat

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenna Rose Nov 16. 9 Replies

My 7 year old has never had a baby and I have never milked her.  Her udders would look full every year and then go back down.  The last couple of years they didn't go back down and this year they got…Continue

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Glenna Rose replied to Maynie36's discussion Drying up my goat
"If you have hens, you can also make ricotta for them.  They love both the ricotta and the whey.  In fact, mine prefer the whey to water. It is also wonderful for the eggs.  When I put the whey in the garden, I usually put it where…"
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Jun 19
Maynie36 replied to Maynie36's discussion Drying up my goat
"So I made goat cheese today and it was easy and makes good crumbles for salad.  I’ve never liked goat cheeese but this was good. And thank you for reminding me the whey will be great for my garden that I just planted today.  Thanks…"
May 19
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maynie36's discussion Drying up my goat
"You can use milk for fertilizer, and it also makes wonderful soap. What about yogurt or ice cream or pudding?"
May 18
Maynie36 replied to Maynie36's discussion Drying up my goat
"NO luck with the sage.  Anyone in Sonoma County want raw goat milk for anything?"
May 15
Maynie36 replied to Maynie36's discussion Drying up my goat
"She won’t eat sage at all.  "
May 7
Maynie36 replied to Maynie36's discussion Drying up my goat
"Thank you. I’ve heard about the sage. I’ll give it a try. "
May 1
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maynie36's discussion Drying up my goat
"The milk should be warm because her body is about 102 degrees, but if the udder feels hot, that would be a sign of mastitis. You do usually see some little clumps or stringy stuff in milk when they have mastitis. Women have used sage to decrease…"
May 1
Maynie36 replied to Maynie36's discussion Drying up my goat
"It does not feel hot.  Her milk is warm but not stringy or clumpy.  There hasn't been any blood or discoloration.  I freeze some of the milk and it is sort of yellowish frozen.  Any recommendations of what to give her?"
May 1
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"The milk is warm but not stringy or clumpy. Sometimes it feels like its small stream and then it gets going It is clumpy after overnight"
May 1
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maynie36's discussion Drying up my goat
"If you feel hard lumps when her udder is empty, that could be mastitis. Does it feel hot? Is the milk stringy or clumpy? I assumed you would have mentioned if you saw blood, but sometimes you don't see it until the milk sits overnight, and then…"
May 1
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Drying up my goat

My 7 year old has never had a baby and I have never milked her.  Her udders would look full every year and then go back down.  The last couple of years they didn't go back down and this year they got huge.  The vet said I had to milk her.  Now it's every day or every other day.  I have no use for the milk and want her to dry up.  I tried to stop milking so often, and stopped giving her grain, but she gets huge and then I milk her.  When I am done milking, her udders are still big and hard as a…See More
May 1
Janie Hynson left a comment for Maynie36
"If you search "drying up" in the discussion forum lots of information will come up or you can post this as a question there and all members will see it. Thanks for joining the group! "
Apr 16
Maynie36 left a comment for Janie Hynson
"Thank you for the welcome to the group. I enjoy reading the round about discussions.  I have 2 7 year old beautiful girls that I have not breed my goats and they aren’t for milking.  They are just spoiled loved pets that are buddies…"
Apr 13
Janie Hynson left a comment for Maynie36
"Welcome to the group, Maynie! "
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At 1:22pm on April 16, 2018, Janie Hynson said…

If you search "drying up" in the discussion forum lots of information will come up or you can post this as a question there and all members will see it. Thanks for joining the group! 

At 9:01am on April 13, 2018, Janie Hynson said…

Welcome to the group, Maynie! 

 
 
 


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