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Saanen milk??? Bitter?

Discussion in 'Behaviors & Handling Techniques - Goats' started by misfitmorgan, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Jun 3, 2019
    misfitmorgan

    misfitmorgan Herd Master

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    I think it was a lack of cobalt or eating to many weeds/bitter plants on pasture. This year my togg's milk tastes bitter but my boers milk was fine...so i dunno cause last year the toggs milk was fine :lol: There is also the factor of them being around the buck 24/7, i heard that cant make milk off too. Our's currently get 1st or 2nd cut grass or grass alfalfa milk hay, a locally produced goat grain, and whatever they find in pasture(atm not much).
     
  2. Jun 6, 2019
    Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Loving the herd life

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    At one point one of my was tasting off for awhile but I had pasturized right after milking next time I chilled the pasturized then chilled in my I'm cream maker and it tasted great. I Kno there on plant in the yard if they eat to much of makes it taste off as well. It's amazing to me how many factors go into the taste of milk. Mine go out to the pasture w(with they supper vision unitil fence is finished) don't eat to much of any weed so works well for us.