bringing a doe back into milk

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by AlaskaBoers, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
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    i have a 50% nubian 50% boer doe that is almost dry, if i milk her twice a day will she come back into milk with a full udder?
     

  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    by doing that you may bring her production up a little bit but probably not a whole lot.

    You will also want to up her feed as well.

    It is worth a try. IT also depends on how long she has been drying up
     
  3. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    okay, i may as well try, she still has some milk.
     
  4. susanne

    susanne New Member

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    Nov 12, 2007
  5. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    My mom had a Boer/Nubian cross given to her with a doeling that was still nursing(she was born in January)....her udder is full on one side the other just hangs there...she is finally drying up but I hope your doe has an udder more like a Nubians should be because this doe's is just atrocious, disfigured by "dead" teats that protrude on the rear and front of the functioning teats...just awful. We chose to dry her off because of the poor structure of th attachments and she will not ever be bred again...theres too much trauma that can happen to a girl that drags an empty udder on the gound.
     
  6. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    naw, her udder looks like a nubian, its actually really nice. she's a nubian body type with boer coloring.
     
  7. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    naw, her udder looks like a nubian, its actually really nice. she's a nubian body type with boer coloring.
     
  8. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Thats awesome that she has a normal udder, better for you and her....hows the milking going?
     
  9. bigoakfarm

    bigoakfarm New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    Kentucky
    3 times a day will work better until you get her production back up to a decent amount. It can be done. My favorite doe in the whole world actually earned her milking leg after she was almost completely dried off then milked 3X daily for a couple weeks. Lots of good quality grain on the stand and a free choice hay, fresh water all the time, etc....and you should get your milk back if she isn't completely dry yet.

    Good luck!
    Kristen
     
  10. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    yes, twice a day, but three sounds better, she is about the same each time, not much milk, but i'm getting a 'little' more each time