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laura and tom    Posted 02-09-2003 at 16:34:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
we are novices at keeping a house cow and the milk we are getting appears to have very little cream. The cow is a jersey. We feed it pollard and allow it access to the grass in the paddock. It is the end of summer and the grass is very dry. We milk the cow in the morning and leave the calf on her for the rest of the day. The calf is separated at night. We would appreciate any information.

Burrhead    Posted 02-09-2003 at 18:58:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know what pollard is but that Jersey you have should be giving alot of cream.

Are you leaving the milk stand over night in the cooler.

I have Jerseys round here and have never had one that did'nt give plenty of cream no matter if there were calves on her or not.

Like OS mentioned tho the cream comes last so it maybe that the calf is getting the biggest part of it.

LH    Posted 02-09-2003 at 18:24:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some breeds dont give a lot of cream or butterfat, But for the best production they need good quality alfalfa hay whihc will sweeten the milk considerably

Old Sarge    Posted 02-09-2003 at 16:39:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You may not be milking her clean. That is to say stripping her we used to call it. The cream is the last to come out of the udder.

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