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Milk Donkeys ?

 
David Livingston
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I notice here in France there are lots of cosmetics for sale including Donkey milk .
Anyone here any experiance of milking donkeys ? What does it taste like ? Cheese ?
Do you need any type of Donkey ? ( ok ok I know female but I was thinking breed )

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Jeanine Gurley Jacildone
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The world equestrian festival - which I believe is being held in Aachen next year - always has equine milk and milk products to sample. Never tried them myself. I have had to milk a horse a time or two in my life and there wasn't much to it once they decide you're an O.K. sort.

 
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Yes , you can use donkey milk. Its got a lot of fat.
 
Kathleen Sanderson
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I've milked a mare (just to make sure her teats were open, after she foaled the first time), and it wasn't much more difficult than milking goats. I was surprised at how well she stood still while I did it.

My daughter REALLY wants a donkey, and in our climate, donkeys are probably our best bet for a small homestead work animal (high-elevation semi-desert). I'm keeping an eye on Craigslist for one, preferably standard-sized. If the opportunity arises, I will milk it.

Kathleen
 
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Lots of videos here. Sounds like the cheese is pretty expensive!

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=milk+donkeys
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://richsoil.com/cards
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