James Hill Goats

Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats for milk, pet or show

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Milk production and cheesemaking...

Posted by jameshillgoats on May 20, 2012 at 2:05 PM

We started putting Muffin outdoors in the doe pen at night, with her twins remaining inside in the kidding facility.  I milk her first thing in the morning.  I am getting 2-2 1/2 cups and not nearly milkng her out.  Saving plenty for her babies!

Even with her twins staying with her at night, Holly is milking 1 1/2 cups every morning.  We should see a significant increase in her production when we start separating her from her babies at night. 

My husband asked what I am going to do with all that milk?  Why, make cheese, of course!  Colton and I tried our hand at two new recipes today for mozarella and ricotta.  Of course his favorite to make was the mozarella as he got to pull and stretch it into shape.  And it is delicious!

 

Categories: All things edible

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