Okay please remember that I am new to all this so sorry if I as silly questions. Just Curious...... Thanks to Quailkeeper my dream of having a Jersey should come true within the next couple months. Since she has already been so nice to help me I didn't want to hound her with questions........ My husband has milked cows before so we have the general idea of that and I know it will take a lot of practice (hopefully the cow won't hate me by the time I learn!! ) One of my questions is How Long Can You Milk?? I know that when they first have the calf you have to let them be because of the colostrium (sp?) but when do you start milking and how long can you milk?? Is it okay to milk them when they are pregnant?? Won't that hurt the baby?? Etc. Please if you could just explain the general idea of this to me I would really appreciate it!! Sorry I am just kinda ignorant in this area! :no: I really want to learn though. I WILL FOREVER BE GRATEFUL!!