Final update on Dottie, our milk cow

Home jersey milk cow
Dottie, when she was only normally skinny. Not super skinny.

We’ve finally heard back from the vet. Dottie is ok as far as any testing goes but she isn’t gaining any weight to speak of. We’ve addressed her teeth, given her food on her own, and stopped milking her but she’s still skinnier than I’d like. For now we are going to keep her on pasture with her calf and continue forward not milking till we see some improvement in her body condition. Not the most profitable way to handle things, but certainly better than overtaxing Dottie. When and if we start milking again, we’ll have that news here as well.

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