How to Increase Milk Production

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by Sonrise Farm, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm New Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    Southwick, Idaho
    I would like to get Saca's milk production up a bit. She is giving me almost a quart, but she still needs capacity and I don't think she is doing her ultimate best---from the look of the udder, she could do way better. (it's small . . .I actually think it's shrinking...) I am giving her high protein grain right now, but I don't see anything changing.
    Should I wait, or try milking her three times a day, or is this all she's going to do for me? :help:
     
  2. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Is she getting Alfalfa and BOSS? These will help her tremendously.

    how many times a day are you milking?
     

  3. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm New Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    Southwick, Idaho
    She's getting alfalfa/grass mix. . . . and BOSS = Black Oil Sunflower Seeds? I haven't tried that yet.
     
  4. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Is this her first freshening?

    You have to remember she is a nigerian, and I think that a quart a day is pretty good for a nigi.

    What is in the grain that you are feeding her? It is not necessarily protien that is making the milk as much as it is carbs. We feed our does a high carb diet and they milk extremely well on it. If you have access to barley adding that to her grain may help with production.