Even though Chica was ready to go eat…she stopped for one last sratch on her way back to the barn.
Dairy Goddess Is Proud Of Chica…Milking Well!
March 27, 2011 by dairygoddess
After working the farmers markets today we got to stop by and check on Chica (our cow, still at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) and her bull calf Nino.
Our timing couldn’t have been better… It was milking time.
There was my Chica lined up and ready to go….
It was nice to see a full bag on Chica. I think she was proud too. Honestly, I think she was showin’ off her stuff for this photo! LOL
Priming a cow before placing the machine on is important. Not only to get her to let down for the milk to flow but also for quality check. We want to make sure that she and the milk are perfect.
Meters show how much milk is given per cow. Chica gave 43 pounds of milk for this milking. An average of about 86 pounds per day (Cows are milked twice a day) That is a good number…way to go girl!
After a pleasant milking…Chica is ready to reward herself…time to eat!
She is looking forward to her fresh mix of alfalfa/silage/grain. Her as well as the other cows are fed the very best. Diet is important for all lactating mammals.
Thank you Chica (and all cows) for the wonderful milk you provide!