blood in milk

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blood in milk

Postby vclavin » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:15 am

Calf born week ago tonight, the coaggulated blood I'm straining out is almost totally gone , just a few really tiny flakesnow. But, there is still a pinkish ring between the light yellow cream and the milk. I assume this is blood in the milk? Do I also assume correctly that I shold wait till this is totally clear for it to be safe to drink. Thanks
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Re: blood in milk

Postby bigbull338 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:19 am

yes wait till the pink is completely gone.sometime it takes 2wks for the blood to clear up.
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Re: blood in milk

Postby vclavin » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:17 pm

bigbull338 wrote:yes wait till the pink is completely gone.sometime it takes 2wks for the blood to clear up.

Thanks, I was beginning to think I was seeing things lol. Guess we have a week or so to go. She's up to a pint shy of 2 gallons at a milking along with calf sucking.
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Re: blood in milk

Postby bigbull338 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:46 pm

she is putting some milk in the bucket.how much grain are you feeding her.
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Re: blood in milk

Postby vclavin » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:12 pm

bigbull338 wrote:she is putting some milk in the bucket.how much grain are you feeding her.

In a 2 gallon bucket... 1 scoop oats (scoop holds about 2.5lbs cracked corn), 1 scoop 14% ground high fiber feed, 1 cup dry molasses, 3/4 c soybean meal, fill rest of bucket with 12% high fiber feed ( High fiber feed contains: 1/3 soyhulls, 1/3 corn gluten, 1/3 (25% oats-75%ground corn), calcium, diamond yeast culture, wet molasses, ( the 14% feed has this plus addition of soybean meal to raise protein level)

Average milking is 2 gallons to 2 gallons + 1 qt plus calf sucking, most has been 2 gallons, 3 quarts, 1 pint..... figure we beat the calf to the milk that day.

All blood gone from milk after 1 week. We waited a few xtra days before keeping the milk.

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Re: blood in milk

Postby bigbull338 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:23 pm

glad the milk cleared up.
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Re: blood in milk

Postby vclavin » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:06 am

bigbull338 wrote:glad the milk cleared up.


Thanks bigbull338, we are too!!! Cats aren't too impressed though! :lol2: I have soooooo much milk, we are stealing cream and making butter. I've ordered some kits to make cheese, we'll see how that goes. Sold a few gallons to friends. I have an ice chest with water and then 2 liter bottles of water frozen that we use to keep the water ice cold... mini milk tank except milk is still in the jars. I put double layers of plastic saran wrap , rubber band it it on and then date with am or pm so I can keep track.
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