Nubian Milking Question

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by SterlingAcres, May 30, 2010.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

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    Oct 19, 2009
    For everyone that has Nubians... Question...

    About how much per milking do you get out of your does? I just had some people here to look at the rabbitry who have Nubians and they were over the moon about the QUART they are getting a day. That doesn't seem like very much for Nubian in peak production time? She kidded about a month ago and they milk her once a day.
     
  2. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    that's not much at all for a standard size nubian... my standard lamancha was giving me a gallon per milking..and she's only two
     

  3. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    If it's just been a month since she kidded, AND her kids are with her, getting a quart from her is good...just means the kids are eating the rest.
     
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

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    Oct 19, 2009
    I don't know... I didn't ask details. They were boasting about her milk production. And they bashed my "pygmy" goats. "Obviously", they aren't good for anything. lol
     
  5. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    well even my lamancha milked over a half gallon while feeding her kids, but IMO these people sound like dunderheads
     
  6. cbartram

    cbartram New Member

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    May 30, 2010
    Tulia, Texas
    :chin: I have a nubian FF and she's giving me about 8 lbs a day. This is my first nubian so not sure. My kinders gave about 5 -6 lbs a day as FF but are now tapering off to about 3/4 per day each at a year out since freshening. I am glad that everyone is posting. I personally have no clue but see online some figures out of champions and think, "what are they feeding them" and "can I hook up a hose?" :greengrin:
     
  7. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Well, Shell....when your girls freshen, you can do your own boasting, my pygmy/ nigi cross does were giving me no less that 1 1/2 quarts a day and my PB nigi gives me just a 1/3 cup Under 2 quarts a day. Oh.....and guess what? The mini girls don't need as much feed/hay to get those amounts as a full size would :wink:


    Regardless, I have to agree with SDK....they must be "dunderheads" to be boasting about the quart they get from their nubian .... because you could get that amount plus from just one of your mini girls!
     
  8. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

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    Oct 19, 2009
    ^ I was thinking the same thing. I almost choked when they said a single quart.
     
  9. Cinder

    Cinder New Member

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    Mar 2, 2008
    My Nubians give me between a gallon and a gallon and a half a day! There are several factors that can play in how much milk a goat gives: breeding/genetics, quality and quantity of feed, stress are the biggest ones.
     
  10. CrossCreekTX

    CrossCreekTX New Member

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    Aug 10, 2009
    Central East Texas
    My nubian gives just over a qt a day (FF) and if she was costing $ to feed and was any more trouble, I'd send her bye-bye. As it is, the amusement factor is usually worth the bother.
     
  11. Cinder

    Cinder New Member

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    Mar 2, 2008
    CrossCreekTX said: "the amusement factor is usually worth the bother" -- spoken like a true goat lover! :)
     
  12. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn New Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    NW Ohio
    My nubian doe Gracie is a 2nd freshner and she is in her 9th month of production and I'm getting 3/4 of a gallon from her still milking her twice a day.She is a very petite nubian with a very nice well attached udder.When she had her twin bucklings on her I was getting a quart a day and when milking her once a day.To me they aren't the highest producers but do just fine for us :)
     
  13. Realfoodmama

    Realfoodmama New Member

    425
    Apr 12, 2010
    Santa Fe, NM
    When I got my Nubian she was in milk and I was new to milking, so I am pretty sure she never reached her highest potential with me.

    She gave me about a quart a day up until I dried her off in February.

    This was plenty for us (I have dairy goats just for the family). I am hoping next time we freshen her she will produce more and I will be able to get it out of her :D