We just received our 2015 milk awards.  Very proud of our girls.  Our Northern Dawn herd has been on Once a day milking (OAD) for around 2 1/2 years, and thus we don’t receive nearly as much volume as we would like.  Employment is keeping us busy working six days per week. Thus, its next to impossible to milk twice a day (TAD) as we would like.

Our Awards and/or Quantities for 2015

Note:  We have on Once a day milking for around 2 1/2 years.  Loss in production is around 30% over a 305 day or Extended Lactation period of 12 to 22 months.

Name

Photo

Breed

Age

Height

Days

Milk

Pounds

Butterfat

Protein

Pounds

Percent

Pounds

Percent

Lactatation
Length

Hawk Meadows HH Blue Shadow AR*D Shadow_Side_2014 Nigerian Dwarf 5.04 20 3/8 305 700 40 5.7% 33 4.75
Hawk Meadows Flutter By AR 2*D Flutter_SideC_09122012_800x600 Nigerian Dwarf 5.11 21 3/8 305 570 33 5.8% 24 4.2%
 Northern Dawn Blue Heaven AR*D  Heaven_Side2  Nigerian Dwarf 2.11 20 2/8 305 470 30  6.4% 21 4.5%
 MacDonalds Farm DeLuna AR*D Deluna_Side_10112014  Nigerian Dwarf 3.10 20 3/8 305 720  41 5.7% 37 5.1%
 MacDonalds Farm Cocoa AR*D  Cocoa_Side_10052014  Nigerian Dwarf  5.04 19 4/8 305 560 30 5.4% 26 4.65
 Northern Dawn Lil’ Columbine AR*D
*** Our latest AR*D doe)
Columbine_Side_10052014 Nigerian Dwarf  3.o6 18 4/8 305 690 43  6.2% 34 4.9%