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Can I get more cream?
May 16, 2011
10:06 am
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mamajoseph
Kenya
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Suzanne just posted that she is getting more cream now that she is using a milking machine. Something to do with “milking out” the cow? What does this mean? Can I get more cream just by milking differently? My guy usually lets the calves drink first, then milks the cows.

I (sorta) have a farm in Africa.

May 16, 2011
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twiggityNDgoats
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I don't have a cow but we have goats.  Milking out refers to completely milking so that no more milk comes out of the udder at the end of milking.  Complete milking also stimulates more milk production.  I believe that the last milk coming out of the udder has a higher butterfat (cream content) then the milk that comes out first.  Hope this helps.  Cow folks…correct me if I'm wrong please!

May 16, 2011
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Suzanne McMinn
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Yes, that's how I understand it.  The last milk out is the richest.  If you don't milk the cow out all the way, you are missing the best part.  (This is HARD to do when hand-milking!)  If you split with a calf, definitely do what you're doing and let the calf go first then you finish, not the other way around.

Clover made me do it.

May 16, 2011
2:46 pm
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Thanks, I had no idea. Think I'll go to the barn and make sure this is what he's doing.

I (sorta) have a farm in Africa.

May 18, 2011
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Cousin Sheryl
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Believe it or not, this is the same in human mommies.  The “foremilk” is thinner and higher in milk sugars which satisfies the baby's hunger pangs and calms baby down.  Then the “hindmilk” is higher in fat content which keeps the baby satisfied for the duration until the next feeding.

Aren't all of God's creatures stange and wonderfully made?

May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past. – Irish Blessing

May 18, 2011
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Fascinating!

I (sorta) have a farm in Africa.

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