Hi all, Are there long-term consequences for milking schedule irregularity and/or changes? I'll be milking one goat in the spring. I am in grad school and I will have one night class in the spring that will get me home around 9:30. On all other nights, I will be home from early evening on. Through the summer I will be home all evenings. In the fall, however, my night-class schedule may jump up to three 9:30 nights a week. For the next year or two, I will be milking for home, friendly neighbor, and family milk consumption and some cheese production. But, after a couple of/few years, I would like to start selling cheese (and milk), so my production levels will need to be high and consistent (granting a lactation curve and dry periods). Here's the question: Can I milk a doe at 8:00PM six nights a week and 10:00PM one night a week for three months, and then 8:00PM seven nights a week through the summer, and then 10:00PM seven nights a week through the fall, etc. WITHOUT messing up the doe's long-term milk production? I know that short-term production will be affected. Since it is for home consumption, I am not worried about the short-term. I do not, however, want to screw up the long-term production of any of my does. I would of course gradually change from one milking schedule to the next. Thanks in advance.