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We currently have 9-10 does we're milking by hand, I hope to be on test next year or the year after, we'll see. We will only be milking one through this winter, my hands are tired from milking through last, LOL
We make cheese and sell the milk. I'd rather go without milk than drink any milk from the store, goat or cow.
 

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Right now, we're milking mainly LaManchas with one Alpines, they all average 7.5 lbs, even the does that we are milking through. We have a machine, but the new barn doesn't have eletricity set up yet.
My mom has CTS too and she found out about this thing called Trigger Point Therapy. Hers was so bad we almost sold all the goats. After she found out about this, she very little pain now. In your muscles, you have certain points that will contract and form a knot, blocking the normal flow of things. If you massage the knots you find on your muscles it helps to release them and relieve wherever the pain is.
 

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fritzie said:
how many of you have milkers & are on test? also how many of the dairy folks show?
right now i am still milking 5 but getting ready to dry them off. i just love the taste of there milk & hate when i have to buy store bought (yuk)
I'm so glad to have Erin her ein milk for that reason! Now, if I can just get that darn hen house done I can stop buying eggs too. :x

I would love to be on test but I'm having a really hard time finding someone willing to be my tester in my area. I keep trying though.

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GSFarm now that's just mean thing do!! :lol: :twisted:

Fritzie, our girls aren't on a test. There is a possibility that one of the shows we are going to next year is going to have a one day milking test and we would like to do that. :) Oh, and we have Nubians! :D
 

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Chelsey,
Doesn't the AGS(is that where yours are registered?) have DHI herd averages? The ADGA does, and they will tell you how many herds with a certain breed are on test, the average production with the highest and lowest production of each breed.
Sarah,
I don't have a lot of patience but with dairy farming, it's more about work ethic to tell you the truth. It's A LOT of work, but I'm happy with it :D
 
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