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 Milk Test Results 

Listed here are our milk testing results from all the years that we have been on milk test.

2015:

We tried to do the 305 day test this year, but between some transition glitches at the registry and our tester not working out, we only got a few tests in.  So here is the information from one test as if it were a 1 day test...

 

Doe

Age at

Freshening

(yr-mo)

Days in

Milk

Total Milk

Butterfat%

Protein%

Total Points Comments
Sapphire 7-0 26 10# 4.28 3.70    
Lady 2-11 47 7.4# 4.22 3.7    
Bliss 5-11 50 6.1# 4.5 3.27   Kidded with QUINTS
Daisy   33 6.1# 3.62 2.82    
Luna   30 5.9# 2.2 3.4    
Dolly   89 5.8# 4.36 3.5    
Hope   61 5.8# 3.47 3.13    
Trillium   60 5.6# 4.65 3.89    
Grace 8-0 57 5# 3.75 3.23    
Cami 2-1 52 4.8# 3.42 2.99   FF (peaked over 7#!)
Gloria   49 4.7# 4.6 3.48    
Beauty   55 4.6# 3.44 3.01    
Crissy   89 4.5# 4.24 2.63   Aborted
Liberty   89 4.3# 3.68 3.28    
Paris   47 4.1# 4.18 3.63    
Ivory 9-10 61 3.8# 4.25 3.47   (milk spilled) Kidded with QUINTS!
Coconut   52 3.8# 3.76 3.38   FF
Ashley   42 3.6# 4.77 3.24   FF yrling

2014:

Had a human baby late in 2013, so no milk testing in 2014.  We plan on testing again in 2015.

2013:

No milk testing in 2013 - just no time.  Plus, the pasture, hay and grain we had were very poor quality, so the numbers would have been unusually pathetic anyway.  We did keep barn records, but had a computer glitch that lost the first few months of the weights for half of the goats!

2012:

We decided to only do an one day test this year instead of doing the 305 day test.  We may do the 305 test again next year.  Even doing just the 1 day test, many of the young does earned their stars.  45 points total will earn a doe her star.

Doe

Age at

Freshening

(yr-mo)

Days in

Milk

Total Milk

Butterfat%

Protein%

Total Points Comments
Sapphire 4-02 32 9.4# 4.14% - 97 Highest volume
Nutmeg 5-01 76 6# 6.23% 2.87% 79 Highest butterfat
Lucy 4-10 61 6.6# 3.92% 3.24% 68  
Polly 1-10 87 5.2# 5.62% 3.21% 66  Earned Milk Star!
First freshening 2yo
Dolly 1-11 70 5.7# 4.87% 3.35% 66  Earned Milk Star!
First freshening 2yo
Adelita 2-03 14 5.9# 4.78% 3.41% 64 Earned Milk Star!
First freshening 2yo
Crissy 2-10 60 5.4# 4.8% 3.42% 62 Earned Milk Star!
Trillium 4-01 70 5.6# 4.45% 2.92% 62  
Ivory 6-11 81 5.4# 4.55% 3.38% 61  
Misty 9-02 65 4.4# 5.94% 3.59% 57  
Jasmine 2-10 76 4.4# 5.72% 3.77% 56 Earned Milk Star! Highest Protein
Bliss 3-00 84 4.4# 5.25% 3.30% 54 Earned Milk Star!
First freshening 3yo
Grace 5-00 69 4.4# 5.36% 3.34% 54  
Emma 5-00 73 4.9# 4.09% 2.98% 53  
Rosebud 8-00 78 4.4# 4.4% 2.74% 50  
Daisy 4-01 473 1.7# 7.33% 4.55% 49 Extended lactation from 2011
Hope 2-01 65 4.4# 4.13% 3.04% 48 Earned Milk Star!
First freshening 2yo
Allie 3-00 70 3.7# 4.29% 3.09% 42 First freshening 3yo
Amber 1-01 72 3.0# 5.41% 3.36% 38 First freshening yearling
Cindy 1-10 55 3.1# 5.16% 3.45% 37 First freshening 2yo
Shadow 1-01 78 3# 4.73% 2.97% 36 First freshening yearling
Serenade 1-10 55 2.7# 5.41% 3.84% 34  
Luna 1-01 73 2.8# 4.54% 3.10% 33 First freshening yearling

2011:

2011 was a pretty good year for milking in-spite of a few issues.  As of February 9th, 2012, we still have a few does milking, so these are not all complete tests...  See comment section to see if the record is complete.  Several of the does dried off early due to being bred back earlier than the rest.  Several of the does earned their milk stars this year: Lucy, Nutmeg, Trillium, Sapphire & Grace.  Crissy and Jasmine came within a couple lbs of BF of earning their stars - next year perhaps!

Doe

Age at

Freshening

(yr-mo)

Days in

Test

Total Milk

in test

Ave

BF%

Total Butterfat

in test

Ave Protein%

Total Protein

in test

Comments
Nutmeg 4-01 305 1493.9 5.61% 83.81 3.58% 53.54 #1 milk & total BF
Lucy 4-01 242 1210.7 5.25% 63.32 4.15% 50.21 #2 milk and total protein
Daisy 4-01 305 1022.9 6.49% 66.42 5.00% 51.10 #1 total protein & #3 milk & BF
Emma 4-00 294 1257.96 5.62% 70.15 4.45% 55.84 Only 1/2 udder for 1/2 lactation
Trillium 3-00 305 1051.5 5.46% 57.36 3.65% 37.47  
Ivory 5-11 305 1112.8 6.14% 64.73 7.66% 85.25 #3 protien
Sapphire 3-03 289 1227.2 5.59% 68.58 3.67% 45.03  
Rosebud 7-00 305 935.7 5.08% 47.49 4.00% 37.41  
Grace 4-00 305 856 7.03% 60.17 4.52% 38.70 #2 BF% & total BF
Crissy 2-01 196 847.2 4.98% 42.16 3.15% 29.68 Dried off early due to breeding
Jasmine 2-01 286 664.85 6.60% 43.90 4.65% 30.90  
Misty 8-03 227 535.9 7.58% 40.62 4.83% 25.86 #1 BF% & Protein% in progress
Serenade 1-01 187 330.9 4.71% 15.59 3.39% 11.20 Dried off early due to breeding

2010:

Sadly, 2010 was NOT a good year for us in the milk department.  We had issues with pasture and hay, mastitis in several does (we have not had to deal with mastitis for over TEN years!) and had some struggles with parasites.  All this contributed to significantly reduced milk production.  But at least you can get a fairly decent idea of protein and butterfat even if the volume was way down.  Hopefully 2011 will work out much better!

Doe

Age at

Freshening

(yr-mo)

Days in

Test

Total Milk

in test

Ave

BF%

Total Butterfat

in test

Ave Protein%

Total Protein

in test

Molly 5-00 209 1010.7 5.51% 47.76 4.17% 34.58
Emma 2-11 291 990.3 4.97% 40.92 3.85% 31.41
Daisy 3-10 270 866.1 5.85% 45.37 4.63% 33.79
Ivory 4-11 266 784.3 5.69% 41.91 4.17% 29.75
Lucy 3-00 263 987.9 4.92% 46.82 3.67% 29.74
Misty 6-11 262 768.0 6.28% 45.36 4.48% 30.67
Rosebud 6-00 265 773.9 3.63% 30.80 3.12% 24.31
Sapphire 2-00 290 724.3 6.12% 36.64 3.77% 25.19
Zephyr 4-01 263 622.3 5.31% 29.94 4.47% 23.96
Grace 3-00 258 602.7 6.80% 37.71 4.41% 24.22
Nutmeg 3-00 290 609.8 5.73% 31.86 3.59% 20.17
Trillium 2-00 260 508.3 4.39% 26.33 3.33% 21.92
Summer 1-11 207 445.9 5.51% 23.09 3.92% 16.86
Arthur 8-05 83 175.5 4.69% 8.23 3.07% 5.39

2009:

Here are the milk testing results from 2009. Most of our milkers earned their milk stars this year.  Some of the younger does will have to wait for later.  Results of the testing are posted below (bold indicates where milk star was awarded):

Doe

Age at

Freshening

(yr-mo)

Days in

Test

Total Milk

in test

Total Butterfat

in test

Ave

BF%

Total Protein

in test

Ave Protein%

Molly 3-11 253 1179.8 61.70 5.08% 41.46 5.57%
Arthur 7-06 253 1184.0 61.39 5.29% 38.93 3.03%
Rosebud 5-00 253 1141.8 50.43 5.08% 28.59 3.45%
Misty 5-11 256 986.3 69.05 6.63% 41.13 4.14%
Ivory 3-11 256 970.8 51.62 5.27% 35.7 3.62%
Daisy 2-10 256 889.5 54.25 5.57% 34.85 3.72%
Emma 1-11 254 849.3 48.90 4.71% 30.37 3.24%
Below does did not quite earn their stars in 2010:
Zephyr 3-01 234 740.7 45.20 5.41% 32.19 3.66%
Nutmeg 2-00 255 663.4 39.18 5.77% 20.74 3.32%
Grace 1-11 257 486.0 32.26 6.30% 19.68 2.87%
Lucy 2-01 248 790.7 40.88 5.23% 28.34 3.51%

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