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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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Milking after miscarriage

Hi there I have a goat who miscarried her first kid yesterday evening.  I reckon she was about three weeks early, the kid was perfectly for…

Started by Katharine Norton

7 Jan 21, 2017
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Concluding my first milking season

I've pretty much reached the end of this milking season. Daphne is already dried up and just this week Juniper's supply has dropped dramati…

Started by Julieanne Cook

3 Jan 20, 2017
Reply by Naomi D'Andrea

Sweetlix Mineral

I have been giving Sweetlix Meat Maker to our does for about five years now. Shame on me, but I just recently discovered a Sweetlix mineral…

Started by Jabe Thomas

3 Jan 9, 2017
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle


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