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One Fine Acre - Milk Test

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by OneFineAcre, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Mar 20, 2017 at 6:04 PM
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    My children are wonderful, no problem there, but they are not conscripts. When the adults come home for a visit, it is special... they don't owe me anything but to be good people, contribute to society... I did not raise snowflakes!:lol:

    I need a tractor, an arborist, someone that can haul junk away! :lol:
     
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  2. Mar 20, 2017 at 6:42 PM
    Bruce

    Bruce True BYH Addict

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    We ALL need a tractor :D

    There is a company here called "Got Junk?". I gather they will clean out your junk from anywhere on the property and take it away. Don't know how much it costs.
     
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  3. Mar 20, 2017 at 8:25 PM
    OneFineAcre

    OneFineAcre Herd Master

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    I'll get some
    Still bummed no doe
    He's mostly white with a few black markings
    Kind of like Rocky
    Not really flashy
    Out of a GCH 2*M doe X Valiant
    should be worth something
     
  4. Mar 20, 2017 at 9:49 PM
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    Goat Whisperer True BYH Addict

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    I think so too :) Don't forget her 90 LA score with an E in mammary.......

    You can't be too mad, she did give you what you needed last year, with an extra of course :love
     
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  5. Mar 21, 2017 at 12:43 PM
    sadieml

    sadieml Loving the herd life

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    So, OFA, you're running high with the bucklings this year, huh?:( I still need an unrelated stud down here to the south of you. Let me know what's available when the time comes, and I'll try to work a deal with ya!:D Funds are still at a premium, but you can only scrimp just so-much when you're trying to build a nice little herd. Most of all, I need to be looking at does, of course, but my goatie-pal here, Mark, has Tulip (the one that miscarried) who could use a good servicing *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*. If nothing else, maybe we could buy some frozen "goods" from you and try AI? According to Mark, Tulip is a great producer, and I know she's a good mom. I'd love to get her bred for him, 'cause he'd still be willing to share kids with us if we provide the studding (even if it's AI).

    Tulip's a real sweetheart. Every morning when I go to milk Laurabelle, Tulip wants to go, too. I'm sure she wants the "treats" (grain on the stanchion), but she actually enjoys being milked. I tried to get her "in-milk" after her miscarriage, but I guess I waited too long, 'cause I only ever got a little colostrum, and only drops at that. I'd looove to get to milk her, though.:)
     
  6. Mar 21, 2017 at 2:48 PM
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    OneFineAcre Herd Master

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  7. Mar 21, 2017 at 9:15 PM
    OneFineAcre

    OneFineAcre Herd Master

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    Wow
    Molasses our FF milked 4.3 lbs on milk test today
    And here was a big surprise
    Opal a 2nd freshener who kidded 16 days ago milked 4.2 lbs on her first test
    She has really increasesd from her FF
    Will post the others tomorrow
    They all did well
     
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  8. Mar 21, 2017 at 9:33 PM
    OneFineAcre

    OneFineAcre Herd Master

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    Cookie milked 3.0 lbs
    Dee a FF milked 2.6 lbs
    Moonpie milked 2.0 lbs
     
  9. Mar 21, 2017 at 9:36 PM
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    Goat Whisperer True BYH Addict

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    That's great! Leah is giving a half gallon a day now, I'm so happy :love I haven't weighed it, I just know she is filling 2, one quart jars.

    I can't wait to see Molasses as a second and third freshener! She's a milk machine.
     
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  10. Mar 21, 2017 at 10:11 PM
    OneFineAcre

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    Moonpie would be looking more and more like a cull especially considering how her elbows kick out
    But she is Molasses dam
    But we don't have Fortunato who is Molasses sire
    Don't really know what to do
    We have got to make some cuts
     
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