why weighing milk instead of volume measuring?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by goatskeeper, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. goatskeeper

    goatskeeper New Member

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    May 14, 2010
    Algeria
    i had read that goat keepers weigh the milk and do not measure the volume , but WHY?
    and even in lactation curves, it shows the milk production in lbs not in volume (liters for example).
     
  2. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I usually measure by volume..pints and quarts, though I can see why weight is better...milk is denser than water and does not weigh the same as a "cup" of water.
     

  3. lissablack

    lissablack New Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    I think it is likely that milk from different goats also weigh slightly different amounts, although that must be a very small difference. I know two pounds of my milk is not quite a quart by volume. Don't have any idea how that got started though.

    Jan
     
  4. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    Also: sometimes all of the foam in the milk can make it difficult to get an accurate reading from a measuring cup. Weighing is always accurate.
     
  5. goatskeeper

    goatskeeper New Member

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    May 14, 2010
    Algeria
    i am not sure, but i think there is a relation between milk fat content and the weight of the milk.