How long for milk to dry up?

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  1. BJ

    BJ Well-Known Member

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    We have a cow who continues to let her twin calves from January nurse her. We have the calves separated from her now. How long will it take for her milk to dry up? She is due to calve in November and we must keep her from nursing until that time. We would separate her from the herd...but she is a crazy cow and would probably jump the fence to be with the herd.
     
  2. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Well-Known Member

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    BJ,
    can you put anti-nursing equipment on the calves?? As long as you quit milking a month or two before calving, you should be okay.

    Dang, just realized it is only 2 months to November!!!
     

  3. opus

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    You will have to keep the calves from her....period. I would keep them away until she calves. You should be able to put them together a little after that. She will keep the old calves away at that time.

    The calves should be started on feed now anyway if you are going to finish them next year.
     
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    It generally takes about 3 weeks.