Discarding milk

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by highlonesomefarm, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. highlonesomefarm

    highlonesomefarm New Member

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    Jul 6, 2010
    Hi all, I have a question . My does go to another farm to be bred. When they return, the reek of buck smell. Do you discard that milk for a few days, or do you continue to use it? I don't want our milk to taste goaty as we have herd shares, so I've been discarding it for 2-3 days after they get home. Any suggestions or input? :?
     
  2. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    I personally would just stop milking alltogether. How much longer were you planning on milking? Mine are dried up before breeding so that their bodies can take a rest before kidding again. I know that some people don't, but my suggestion is to just stop until she kid again. ;)
     

  3. highlonesomefarm

    highlonesomefarm New Member

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    Jul 6, 2010
    I was going to stop milking 2 months before freshening. That's what I thought you did.
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    you can discard the milk if you want -- The main goal is to chill it fast so it doesnt get the odor in it

    I milk up till a month before they are due to kid. You are fine to keep milking as long as they are in good condition here through the winter.