Question about Udders and drying up

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by TinyHoovesRanch, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    My doe has had her baby for over a month, hes sucking her down pretty good.

    But I wanted to sell her in milk, as she is still producing alot of milk, I seperated her baby overnight and her udder was nice and full

    My question is, can she be milked and still produce enough to stay in milk for a while?

    Also, If she can be milked, how would she handle a long drive? Say 10 hours....

  2. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    To keep her at the same level of production she'll need to be milked twice a day, every 12 hours to keep her comfortable.
    To increase her production, milk 3x a day as well as an increase in grain. She should be hitting peak production in another 2 weeks to a month.

    As far as a 10 hour drive, milk her before she's loaded up, than have the new owner milk her when she's settled into her new home.