Milk Brag – January 3, 2015

One morning's milking at Day 274

One morning’s milking at Day 274

Okay, I must brag; that’s what goat mommas do! This morning, on the 274th day after having her second set of triplets, Summer gave me 28 ounces of milk – that is 3/4 of a quart!

Her milk was tested at 8.98 percent butterfat at Day 217 – that is very good.  Likely, only a dairy goat owner will understand so for everyone else, this is extremely good for a second freshener (the second year for kidding/milking) – or any tiny goat for that matter. Nigerian Dwarf goats are represented to give up to a quart a day with some from good milking lines giving considerably more. This is quite good considering I did not milk her until her babies left at four months after kidding, and I am just now, in this third year (and her second year), becoming comfortable with my ability to milk.

When Summer got into the yard, she went directly to the patio table to eat the leaves there.

When Summer got into the yard, she went directly to the patio table to eat the leaves there.

 

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