2 Goat Milking Challenges
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Today we are talking about two separate problems that a lot of goat owners encounter -- milk that tastes "goaty" and does holding back their milk.

First I'm talking to Katherine Boehle, Ph.D., about how bacteria in milk causes a bad taste -- and it doesn't matter whether that bacteria is alive or dead, so pasteurization is not the answer. Dead bacteria tastes just as bad as live bacteria. 

Then we are talking about one of the greatest frustrations of anyone who has ever milked a goat (or cow or sheep or whatever) -- knowing that there is still milk in the udder but being unable to get it to come out. If you're an experienced milker, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't experienced this yet, you will at some point if you are milking a goat that is raising her own kids.

Full show notes here --- https://thriftyhomesteader.com/2-goat-milking-challenges/

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Homeschooling with Goats -- another episode with Katherine talking about how growing up on a farm turned her into a science nerd.

2:30 Fixing Gross Milk in Kenya

5:00 How Bacteria Affects Taste

13:30 Milking Devons 

14:30 Getting Optimal Milk-Fat

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