You can see and feel the difference in the milk..

A funny but true story, a friend of mine had goats, and little ones, one day we were out talking and I said, how come you don’t milk at all.. and he said.. well a goat had her baby, and I milked her that day but the milk was all weird, and we didn’t like it.. I just looked at him and started to laugh.. Needless to say, I don’t think he thought it was as funny as I did when I expained what had happened.

So while I am sure that most of you will be able to look and tell which is which..just in case.. the one of the left (white) is nine day into her lactation sheep milk, one on the right is one day into her lactation sheep milk (yellow/colostrum)

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10 Responses to You can see and feel the difference in the milk..

  1. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    When I was nursing my son I was concerned about getting enough/proper nutrition for both of us and learned ALOT more than I’d ever heard about milk production. Milk’s content (fats, nutrition, calcium, etc) changes not only at different times of the day, but from the beginning to end of one nursing session. The body will remove calcium from our skeletal system, if necessary, but can replace it within 24 hours – assuming it’s been made available in the mother’s diet. To me, Nature is AMAZING!!

    • It really is, what the animals eat also greatly effects the flavour, as does the breed, I can taste differnt goats milk, the percents are different..

      • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

        Okay, are any less “furry/goaty” tasting than others too or is that diet as well? My aunt kept goats and I just could NOT get my tastebuds around it… Gak!
        Sorry, I’m cow’s milk all the way.

      • For me, the very best milk is a mix between a saanen/nubian cross, the milk is a perfect blend of creamy but still light.. the saanen would be my next choice, but their milk is sweet and light but not creamy, and the nubian after that, their milk to me is heavier, richer and very creamy.. the meet in the middle is perfect.. I really do not like Apline milk, but that is just my taste buds speaking, I know of others that love it..

      • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

        Pretty sure she had Nubians; so, higher fat, higher flavour?

      • Higher fat content, to my taste, gives you a thicker heavier milk (what I think you called fuzzy), kind of like the difference between a hoslstien and a jersey, very very different milk in both tastes and texture and mouth feel

      • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

        Lol! No, what I meant was, to me at least, goat’s milk has a “furry” taste, not texture. Uncle had Jersey cows and man, that was some awesome milk; )

  2. They drank the colostrum and then decided they didn’t like goat milk? 🙂

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