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plumseverywhere

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Maiden milker, will she stop?!
« on: October 01, 2011, 10:33:26 am »
Savannah has reduced her yield from 8 pints a day to between 3 and 4 and I have reduced her feed in relation to this but still trying to not let her lose weight/condition.  I'm wondering if maidens tend to 'dry up' for winter or if there is some way of giving her a rest? thanks! Lisa
Smallholding in Worcestershire, making goats milk soap for www.itsbaaathtime.com and mum to 4 girls,  goats, sheep, chickens, dog, cat and garden snails...

ballingall

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Re: Maiden milker, will she stop?!
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2011, 10:43:31 am »
It is more common for them to dry off in the winter yes. I know someone who has a 4 or 5 year old that she never managed to get in kid- she comes into milk every summer for a while and dries up again every winter....

You'll probablly find when the days get even shorter into November/December she should dry up completely.

You can help it along by milking her less frequently.

Beth

 

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