how long after calving efore consuming mi8lk

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how long after calving efore consuming mi8lk

Postby hopalong » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:14 am

How long after calving do you wait before consuming milk
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Re: how long after calving efore consuming mi8lk

Postby bigbull338 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:24 am

sometimes it takes 5 or 6 milking or more to get the milk pure white.and thats with no clostrum or flakes in it.once you get to that point its drinkable.
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Re: how long after calving efore consuming mi8lk

Postby regolith » Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:27 pm

I wait a week.
You could drink it in less, at around a week it doesn't taste like colostrum any more.
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Re: how long after calving efore consuming mi8lk

Postby shortybreeder » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:10 am

The standard in US Grade A dairy is about 3 days I believe.
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Re: how long after calving efore consuming mi8lk

Postby branguscowgirl » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:14 am

Are you sure the op isn't referring to the calf nursing? Just a thought.......
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Re: how long after calving efore consuming mi8lk

Postby ANAZAZI » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:01 pm

It is perfectly fine to drink colostrum, it just is not like milk. My people make a food from colostrum, adding a little sugar and a little salt, the put in the oven until it is coagulated. Its name is "Kalvdans", crudely translated it means calf dance.
Over a few days the colostrum gets diluted with and eventually replaced by ordinary milk, usually it is possible to get sale quality within three or four days.
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