Kurt Stailey wrote:Wow, I am surprised that I am the odd person out on this, especially here. Again my issues may be philosophical, but my idea of permaculture involves observation and working within the function of natural systems, not against it and not forcing it.
Tricking an animal that by its natural function lactates for a few months in to lactating for years does not sound at all natural to me.
And with that I will put away my soapbox
Kent Ormsby wrote:Our Saanens will go a year easy without freshening. Our Nubians, forget about it. We're lucky to get 5 or 6 months before they dry themselves off no matter what we do.