Drying/ reducing milk

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by miller4528, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. miller4528

    miller4528 New Member

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    May 15, 2020
    pa
    So im milking 3 goats using my simple pulse milker which is amazing. 2 of them barley produce much milk not sure if its since they are first time and they didnt have kids sadly they had issues the other one had 2 kids and i left them nurse til they were ready to be sold and she is the better milk producer then the other 2 but still not great (when i got them i didnt look for great milk lines) but i think since i have been milking since may morning and evening i wanna know how do i start only milking in the evening and dry them up? I plan on milking my best producer for the time in the evening only but the other two i want to start drying up since they arent producing much and its just extra on them they dont need.
     
  2. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki

    How much are each gifting you now? The ones you want to dry off.
     

  3. miller4528

    miller4528 New Member

    22
    May 15, 2020
    pa
    not much i milk them all into one large jar with the milker but im close to a quart a day for them all which is lower then what ppl normally get for nigerian dwarfs like i said i didnt really look into the good milking lines and this was their first freshening. im running the milker til nothing is coming out then hand finishing them into a pale which the dog gets. the one is barley producing at all so i planned on dryin her and the other one up and just milking the better one in the evening now. it will cut my milk down but im okay with that ill be looking for better milk lines to add to my herd this coming year.
     
  4. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    I'm betting you can just stop and watch the udder for tightness. If they get tight. Milk by hand just enough to loosen them up comfy..or go-to once a day milkng for a while..then everyother day ..then only if needed.
     
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