Attn. Dexter milkers

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by furholler, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. furholler

    furholler Cedar Cove Farm Supporter

    Messages:
    1,706
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    Location:
    MO
    What color is Dexter cream?
     
  2. Slev

    Slev Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    1,540
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2003
    Location:
    Illinois
    ......ummmm I haven't milked mine yet, but I'm guessing a kinda off-white color???? why? what color is yours? if it's funky looking, smell it. If it smells funky, don't drink it....
     

  3. Timberline

    Timberline Keeper of the Cow

    Messages:
    1,913
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Mine's is a slightly off white, creamy color. Not as "golden" as my Jersey cream. What color is yours?
     
  4. furholler

    furholler Cedar Cove Farm Supporter

    Messages:
    1,706
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    Location:
    MO
    My cream is rather pinkish. I have treated for mastitis and the cream has gotten WAY better than it was but still has this pinkish tinge to it. The milk itself looks fine and smells fine. I guess I'm wondering if this is normal or if I should take further action?
     
  5. bob clark

    bob clark A man's man

    Messages:
    1,523
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2005
    Location:
    southern Iowa
    thats a little blood in the milk. just a drop goes a long way. it will not hurt you but it is gross to think about. I would watch her closely for a while , it should clear up on its own
     
  6. Patt

    Patt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,049
    Joined:
    May 18, 2003
    Location:
    Ouachitas, AR
    Ours is pale yellow. :) Never seen pink, I'm with Bob it's probably blood. I would ask your Vet about it.
     
  7. furholler

    furholler Cedar Cove Farm Supporter

    Messages:
    1,706
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    Location:
    MO
    Thanks for the input folks. The problem cleared up and we are now enjoying some farm fresh milk. Thanks again. :)