Cow milk production

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by theghostandmrchicken, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. theghostandmrchicken

    theghostandmrchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much milk can a organic cow produce on an average day?
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2012
  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it depends on the type of cow. [​IMG]
     
  3. r devries

    r devries Out Of The Brooder

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    depends on the cow and what your feeding it a good well fed cow will give an average of 30 litres.
     
  4. Redyre Rotties

    Redyre Rotties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, in ONE day? I can see why one might need to become interested in the butter and cheese business. LOL
     
  5. SDragon

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    I think that the average is 5 gal, not posotive though. It depends on the breed. For example a Holstein will more than almost every other breed, but a Jersy's milk is of a better quality. My grandparents own a dairy farm.
     
  6. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on lots of things, the breed, the age of the cow, where she is in lactation cycle, her nutrition level and body condition, her genetics, and if all 4 quarters of her udder are producing. cows may produce anywhere between 3 and more than 20 gallons per day.
    the quality of the milk and amount of butterfat and milk solids in the milk will vary too, by age, breed, condition, lactation cycle...
    so probably the better approach is to decide how much milk you need, and what you are intending to use it for (drinking, butter making, cheese production, etc.) and then decide what sort of cow to get. or maybe decide to get goats instead.
     

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