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. She was already bred when I bought her. She comes from wonderful lines, and milk scores on both Dam and Sire's sides are great for many generations back. She kidded with 2 lovely doelings and 1 handsome buckling who are now 7 weeks old, she is a fabulous mother and has the sweetest personality. Last week I started milking her once a day, volume is great.....but i really don't care for her milk. It is not barn-yardy or off, or awful - it is just really blah and tasteless, in fact I'd rather drink cow's milk! It is certainly not the sweet wonderful rich creamy ND milk that my other does have given me in the past. So I am trying to figure out what's going on. With the milk tasting like this my expectations for cheese are low. I know some times milk can taste funny early in the lactation cycle but she is in week 7 so shouldn't she be past that? Spring has just begun here so there isn't any browse for pasture rotation yet, so she feeds on hay, sweet grain and BOSS in the milk stand, a cafe of minerals, some spent brewers grain and veggie scraps - which is what i have been feeding all my does for several years. Is this just a phase, or do some does have sweeter milk than others? Or am I stuck with this as the quality of her milk always? Her milk also seems pretty thin and watery although I have not had it tested for %fat. Anyone have any thoughts on this?