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Morning milking is kinda impossible . I have to leave house at 630 and I have dogs and horses too. :-(
I separate the kids from their mom in the morning and milk in the evening when they are still on her. I put off morning milking as long as i can, haha! Like many of these other folks i have a whole list of stuff I have to do in the mornings, too, and the longer I can put off adding morning milking to the schedule the better.

I don't get much of anything from my does when their kids are on them. I have one doe i can get anything from when she is nursing, or used to be able to anyway, before I lost half her udder. The rest I have to separate of I want anything.
 

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so , I've finally got a set up that works to keep the doeling in at night separated from momma.... and this morning I still didn't have hardly anything that I could get out of her.

Can I actually just not milk her and then dry her up at weaning time? Will that effect future milking ability? She's beig really good now standing and actually wants to jump up on the grooming stand i'm using for her...but I'm thinking the whole milking idea may not be for me... however, I like the breeding part and having the kids if I can sell them... just not sure i can keep their value up tomake it worth it unless i milk???
You don't have to milk her if you don't want to, milking isn't for everyone and is a huge commitment to make. If the market for them is high enough in your area it might be worthwhile to keep them just for selling kids. Here it isn't. I breed to keep them in milk, and the kids mostly are a byproduct (or for keeping as replacements in my herd). Without the milk I would not be able to justify keeping more than one or two does for producing meat wethers.
 
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