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We have just purchased our first cow. She calved Tues., Calf was dead when I got there. Handmilking her. Getting 1 qt of colostrum per milking. Is this a normal amount? When can I expect "real" milk? This was her first calf so I am told(locally) that anything goes with a first.She is a full Jersey. I am getting concerned that we might not be doing everything correctly.

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If you are planning on using her as a family milk cow (human consumption) milk he out completely twice a day, all four quarters. The colostrum lasts for around 2 to 4 days, depending on the cow. My concern was why the calf was dead. Was something wrong with the calf, bad presentation, cow do something wrong, or just one of those things.

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> We have just purchased our first
> cow. She calved Tues., Calf was
> dead when I got there. Handmilking
> her. Getting 1 qt of colostrum per
> milking. Is this a normal amount?
> When can I expect "real"
> milk? This was her first calf so I
> am told(locally) that anything
> goes with a first.She is a full
> Jersey. I am getting concerned
> that we might not be doing
> everything correctly.
 

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