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FergusonK's journal - Impending move and everyday stuff

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by Ferguson K, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. Aug 25, 2016
    Ferguson K

    Ferguson K Herd Master

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    Got milk?

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    Zinnia, T(PM) - W - T (AM). She'sgiving a solid 1/2 gal a milking now. I think she even has room for more in that udder of hers. there's a lot of fatty / scar tissue from the mastitis but I'm happy with the amount of milk she gives.

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  2. Aug 25, 2016
    babsbag

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    How is Onyx?
     
  3. Aug 25, 2016
    Ferguson K

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    @babsbag I thought I updated.

    Not Mastitis, I think I just panicked because of Zinnia's troubles.

    Her left udder shut down. Not producing a drop. Right udder is giving me TONS. I'll breed her again later in the year, maybe in the spring, and try again.

    All the shoes she was entered in I'll just have to put a replacement doe in.
     
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    Ferguson K

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    Post milking. You can see there's absolutely nothing on that left side.

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  5. Aug 25, 2016
    Southern by choice

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    is she a first freshener?
     
  6. Aug 25, 2016
    Ferguson K

    Ferguson K Herd Master

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    Second. Her FF was a success and she gave globs of milk.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2016
    Ferguson K

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    Had a nice udder, too. I'll post pictures when I'm home.
     
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    babsbag

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    Wow, that is a little strange but really glad it was not mastitis.

    I have a doe with a single and I didn't start milking her until her buckling was past weaning age and she was very lopsided. I figured that one side shut down and the other side he was keeping milked. Well when I separated them I discovered the opposite...the small side he was keeping milked dry as could be and the side I was getting a little milk from was the side he ignored. Now that they are apart her udder is almost even again.
     
  9. Aug 25, 2016
    Ferguson K

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    There was almost 24 hours after the doeling died and I milked her for the first time. In that time she got really congested in that side. Within 24 hours of that, all the milk was gone and it's completely dried up now.

    But only on one side.
     
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  10. Aug 26, 2016
    Hens and Roos

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    we have a doe with a lopsided udder, this is her 2nd year and only had a single buckling. Last year she had triplets and a nice looking udder. The smaller side does have some milk and we actually seem to be getting a little more out of it as we have kept trying at each milking. Not sure why it happened :idunno