Milk Dropping--- help!!!

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by Sonrise Farm, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm Guest

    Sep 18, 2008
    My Lamancha doe has consistently produced 7.3 pounds of milk a day . . . but these past few months it's gone wayyyyyy down. (like 2 pints a day.) should I give her vinager? She has 18% protein in her feed---- milk her three times a day? I know this is probably heat/fall related, but how do I get her up before she dries up on me?
  2. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    I was told to feed straight alfalfa - alfalfa pellets and BOSS on the milk stand and the protein grain.

    I noticed the same thing with my Alpine - and I ended up just drying her up as I wanted to give her a break during pregnancy and didn't want to milk during winter :wink:

  3. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm Guest

    Sep 18, 2008
    Just my luck. *grimacing* She won't eat alfalfa . . .so picky . . .