Okay so i have 3 dairy goat 2 sadly lost their first time kids this spring gamora lost hers about a month ago and victoria lost hers about half a month ago, gretchen had 2 and both are getting ready to move to their new homes. since the other two lost their babies i have been milking them and freezing the most of it for soap, but i want it for drinking but it was havin a bitter aftertaste an i was chalking this up to the colostrum still being in the "baby" milk as some have said so i figured i milk them out for a few weeks then be able to keep the good milk. well here i am still having a bitter taste.
So the facts are all my does get the same food, timothy hay and orchard grass hay which they love, alfalfa pellets and some feed at night an on the milking stand. MY buck is in the connecting pen but since i put him in it he has been less "bucky" and really has never smelled. They have free choice of minerals and baking soda and all were given copper bolus as well.
The milk isnt goaty its got a bitter aftertaste and i decided to milk the does separate last night and taste test and gamora over a month since she kidded has the bitter taste, and victoria less then a month since kidding her milk taste fine?? I am lost they get the same everything so im worried its something with gamora now. Her udder seems fine she is a good milker as long as food is infront of her she doesnt mind me milking at all and is the first one to want on the stand so im not sure what could be the problem? im asking on multiple sites and looking up info myself as well