I know someone who milks their Highland. They get 3 to 6 gallons per day of very rich milk.
Christiaan said:I know someone who milks their Highland. They get 3 to 6 gallons per day of very rich milk.
Carol K said:Have you thought about a Dexter? I'm milking mine, but also have the calf still on her. She is giving at least 2 gallons a day, I just take a quart in the morning and sometimes at night (tho generally not) the calf has the rest. I can decide not to milk if I'm busy or away and just leave the calf with her. You can read about Dexters and hand milking here
If you really want a cow that doesn't swamp you in milk, a Dexter may work for you.
Yes 3 would be a lot more managableCarol K said:There you go PC, see, a Highland is probably still a good bet for you. If Paula's was giving 3 a day, that's not a huge amount and like I said, just take what you want and leave the calf to do clear up!