Monday, February 24, 2014

Milk Goat



Yes, you can milk a goat, as seen in this picture. It is actually a lot easier to keep a couple of goats than it is to keep cows, so in days gone by, it was not unusual for rural families to get their milk from goats. Today, there are still families that will get their milk from goats. I have never tried it, but have heard that it is an acquired taste. If you are accustomed to store bought cow milk, you will probably not like goat milk. I have had goat cheese and I really like that. If any of you have tried Goat Milk, maybe you could share your experience with us.

9 comments:

  1. I have Nigerian Dwarf goats and milk them (www.quibeynfarm.wordpress.com) I used to love drinking cow's milk until I got my first goat. Pasteurized milk is world's apart from raw goat milk (both in health and taste) - I make ice cream, cheese, yogurt, etc. from my goat's milk. However, keep in mind milk will take on the taste of what the goat is eating (just as with chickens, you don't want to give them onions, etc.) but also having a buck close to the does will taint the taste of the milk. When someone tells me that goat milk was "strong" I always suspect they either were drinking it pasteurized or that the doe was kept too close to the buck. Jan

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  2. i once owned a herd of Lop-Earred Nubian goats...usually the does have twins, sometimes triplets...a lady asked me one day if she could have some goat milk, that it was good for stomach ulcers. Didn't know that, and offered her all the milk she wanted

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  3. My husband is half-Cherokee, and many (most?) non-whites have trouble with cow's milk, so his family always kept goats. Delicious. And yes, we've had "bad" batches when the garlic is coming up in the spring. Makes nice pre-flavored cheese, though.

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  4. Growing up my Grandmother had 10 or 15 goats. The larger breed. From what I remember I didn't mind goat milk at all. Haven't had it since I was a kid. My Dad met my Mom on sort of a blind date. Latter in the week he figured he would surprise her so he showed up at her house unannounced. When he knocked on the door looking for my mom my grandmother pointed him in the direction of the barn. There my mother sat, on a stool, all rag tagged, milking a goat. She used to tell me that she was absolutley mortified seeing him just standing there looking at her saying, "Marie? is that you?"

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  5. Has several times visited England and english dog breeders and then seen that many stick with a goat because the goat's milk is almost identical to (dog mothers) bitches milk and is therefore the best thing to give puppies who have lost their mother or who otherwise require fed to

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  6. Goats' milk is all the rage here now. At the farmers' markets, there are people selling milk, cheese, yogurt and such. And there are some commercial sources for it, too. One such store isn't far from me.

    I've never tried it myself, but I love the goat milk soap I'm getting now. It's just so good - much better than anything made commercially.

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  7. My mother and brother milked a goat back in 1950 for me. I was allergic to cow's milk so Dad bought a goat. I cleared right up.

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  9. I had a brain cramp so I needed to make a new comment.
    I worked for my Aunt and Uncle on their farm. Where I milked many goats

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