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When do you all recommend discontinuing milking of a newly bred doe? I just bred one doe that I am still milking: however she is only giving about 3-4 lbs of milk daily, so I can dry her up anytime. If she is a little on the thin side should I stop milking sooner?

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Personally, I would recommend drying her up about 3 months ago. She needs a period of rest between the cessation of lactating and having to support a new pregnancy to regain body condition.
 

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When does are producing milk it takes a lot of energy and it can take weight off the goat especially if she isnt getting grains. I would suggest drying her up slowly and then putting a bit of weight on her. If does are too thin they wont take to the breeding, and if they are too big they could possibly not take.
 
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