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Hello, I have a Nubian nigerian dwarf mix and now I only milk her once a day and I was wondering if anyone knew how much the average is they give a day, I usually get a quart and 3'4ths:crazy:
 

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I was getting around a gallon a day from two milkings before my doe lost the use of half her udder. She is like 5th generation mini nubian, maybe farther from the original cross, I always forget which generation she is, lol.

Now I get a half gallon (two quarts) a day from two milkings. I have had people tell me the mini goats are just a novelty because they just don't produce enough milk to worthwhile (I think around a gallon a day on two milkings is plenty worthwhile!!!) so i suspect that there are some of them around that don't milk that much.

I would be happy with getting 1.75 qt a day for a single milking.
 

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It depends on the goat, of course. Some mini's will give you 1/2 gallon per day (1 qt. per milking) and some average 1 gallon per day (2 qts per milking).

If you're only milking once a day her production is naturally going to be lower and 1.75 is pretty darn good. :)
 

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Wow thanks, she is first gen. And I used to be milking her twice before I went back to school and now obviously once and she is completely off the kids:p
 

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My two foundation F1 Mini-Toggenburg does have no trouble at all milking a gallon a day. Same for their daughters. These measures are for second freshening and beyond.
 

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Generally goats produce more after more freshenings.
 

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I was getting a bit worried. I am not getting that much..but all 3 does are first fresheners and still nursing babies, too.
Do you separate the kids from the mom at night? I do that with my kinder and she gives roughly 24oz in the am which was way better then the 12oz before I did this. I honestly can't wait for one of my standards to get bred.
 

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Actually they are seperated during the day and we milk at night. I am starting to fully wean 2 of them now. so we'll see :0 I was getting 3/4 of a quart from 1 doe but then had to put her baby in with her at night again:/
 

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I get a quart a day from my full blooded Pygmy first freshener. Some people think that's a lot, and some people think it's not much, but I don't think many people milk actual Pygmies.

I'm getting a Mini Lamancha this weekend whose dam gives 3/4 a gallon a day with a kid on her, though. She's only a little bigger than my Pygmy, but as a dairy breed gives more than twice as much milk.
 
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