Goat easy to milk... until she’s not!

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by Mamatoes, Jul 24, 2020.

  1. Goataddict

    Goataddict Well-Known Member

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    Jun 8, 2020
    Abuja, Nigeria
    :heehee:
     
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  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California

  3. She's a Nigerian Dwarf, right? Are you separating overnight? If you are, 250 ml is not much milk at all. My first freshener is giving me around 700 ml at the morning milking. We started separating her from the kids at night so at 2 weeks so we could have the overnight milk (and so the kids would start eating more grain and hay). To be fair, I get barely any when I milk her at night before separating... but her last remaining kid is 10 weeks now so we'll be using teat tape during the day pretty soon.
     
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  4. Michaela Van Mecl

    Michaela Van Mecl Well-Known Member

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    Sep 3, 2018
    Northern Virginia
    What a great idea!
     
  5. Mamatoes

    Mamatoes Member

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    Apr 29, 2020
    Muskoka
    yes I realize now it was just tiny. I’m getting at minimum 500ml now. I guess just a learning curve! But happy I’m finally getting more
     
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  6. A milking machine is a big help. We converted one of the old cow milkers into one for the nigerians. You can see it on my .com page. I couldn't do it by hand on the little girls. When I was younger and had nubians I milked by hand but these little girls are small teats and love to dance on the milk stand. The machine is quicker.