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The above reply is right!! She likes you-- but LOVES her calf :) How much milk do you want? I know folks that seperate them for the night and take all the milk first thing in the morning. If you have the hungry calf close by, she will let down her milk-- usually anyway. They turn the calf out with her all day and then just take what little they can get just before putting the calf up each evening. The calf gets to nurse half time and gets PLENTY and they get plenty of milk for the house.
Easier on the hands,too.
Also, a cup of alfalfa pellets really is just a small treat for a milk cow......I'd probably be an old softy and give a coffee can full AND a kiss......
Tana Mc
 
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