Hello Everyone, Hope you are having a good weekend and staying cool. There has been abit of a difference of opinion about drying the does off at the dairy where I milk and searches hasn't brought much up. So how are things handled at your farm? Over how long a period, if/when do you stop concentrates, how much to milk out at a time? Some of the does have very poor ligaments and their teats are almost dragging , others are pretty lopsided - my thoughts are that those does should be dried off more slowly, and evenly otherwise it will just get worse. Am I off base here? Also it seems that if we are drying them off concentrates should also be reduced significantly - so if milking 1/day - then grain only then and maybe half of what they would normally get; right now they are still being fed 2x day, milked mornings only. Apparently they use to just go cold turkey and stop milking. So, as you can probably tell there is a bit of conflict and it just doesn't feel right to me - but hey, what do I know?