Bucks and does?

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by nygoatraising, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. nygoatraising

    nygoatraising New Member

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    Aug 23, 2016
    I currently have three bucks. If they are all castrated is it ok to keep dairy does with them? Or will it still have an affect on their milk? (Taste mainly) I'm very new to owning goats so please excuse my ignorance. lol
     
  2. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    US
    If they are wethered the milk should taste fine. And anyways, bucky tasting milk is due to mineral deficiency.
     

  3. sassykat6181

    sassykat6181 Katrina

    Nov 28, 2012
    Anderson, SC
    My bucks have always been houaed close to my does. My milk tastes clean and delicious.
    Off tastes in milk come from mineral deficiencies or them eating something strange, ex: onion.
    As long as you filter your milk and get it super cold as fast as possible, it will not taste bad.
     
  4. nygoatraising

    nygoatraising New Member

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    Aug 23, 2016
  5. lottsagoats1

    lottsagoats1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Middle Maine
    All 3 of my bucks share a barn with my does. My barn is 24 X 36 and the milk stand is surrounded by the buck pens. There is no bucky taste to the milk, it is sweet and creamy.