Ok, ok, I know that some of you may be getting tired of talking about milking and dairy animals. I promise, we’ll get back to our regularly scheduled programming soon. BUT, since we just started up our goat milking again for the year I seriously have raw milk on the brain! So, bear with me just a little while longer. 😉
Today, I’m excited to share a free printable milk record sheet that hopefully will help to organize things around your homestead dairy.
Last year I kept no records of any of our food production, milk or otherwise. I really wish I had, even just for fun’s sake. I think it would be interesting to look back in 10 years and see what our yields were.
But, since this is really only our 2nd year of food production, I’m really not too far behind.
I especially wanted to keep a start to finish account of how much milk we brought in this year. People frequently ask me how much milk I’m getting, especially when I’m selling goat babies. Also, keeping a daily tally of your milk yields can help you to monitor the health and condition of your goats, and let you know if you are feeding them appropriately.
It is designed on a monthly basis, and if you will need to print a separate sheet for each animal you are milking.
To print off this free record, you will need Adobe reader installed on your computer. Open the following file, then save it to your computer and print as many copies as you like.
Printable Milk Record Sheet in .PDF format
Let me know if you decide to use it and what you think!
Just in case you aren’t sick of talking about milk, check out these other dairy-related posts!
- Build Your Own Goat Milking Stand
- Choosing a Milking Schedule
- The Life of a Milk Maid: My Milking Routine
Oh wait! Here is something non-milk related! Kate, from Modern Alternative Mama just launched her brand new ebook, Against the Grain! It’s an awesome resource, full of grain-free menu ideas that don’t require weird-sounding ingredients that you’ve never heard of! Plus, if you use the coupon code GRAINFREE25 when you checkout, you’ll receive 25% off your purchase! But hurry, it’s only good until Friday!
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This post is a part of Simple Lives Thursday, Farm Friend Friday
Sustainable Eats says
For the record, I will never get sick of your milk posts. I am getting dairy goats in the next few months so it’s all I think about right now! Thanks for sharing with Simple Lives Thursday.
very nice blog, and yes you are right! We keep track of all our girls every day. We get milk weights, how many steps they took that day and what the salt content is of the milk so we know if they are healty, needed to be bred or if they are sick!
Thanks for the post and have a wonderful easter!
I didn’t know about keeping track of salt content in the milk. Very interesting!!
How do you keep track of the salt content?
Are you referring to the salt content of the milk? I don’t keep track of that.
Goodness, I’m very behind on things. I simply milk my girls. This is really an interesting post.
Don’t worry Teresa, I just started doing it this year! 🙂
We just started our little herd too – your milk recording sheet is perfect – thank you! I’d like to find out how I can have the nutritional value of the milk tested as well – as a former scientist I know how to do it using all the fancy gadgets but of course I don’t have any of that here!
Hi Gina- Glad you are enjoying the record sheet! I’m not sure about the nutritional content testing– sorry!
This seems like a good place to ask: Any one out there have any experience with East Fresian dairy sheep? My husband and I would like to raise a couple for our milk needs. Hard to find information or experience. Thanks!
Sorry Charlene- I have zero sheep experience! Hopefully someone else will be able to give you some input. 🙂
We have been using your record sheet for 4 months and it is great. Easy to use and clear. Thanks so much for posting it.
Yay– so glad you have been putting it to good use. 🙂
looks like i am about 4 yrs late to this party… but i would love to use this record sheet.
However, it looks like the link is no longer active. Any chance it is still available?
thanks a million
Amy Saunders says
Is the printable record no longer available? Its not here any more.
I was looking for it as well and could not locate it. 🙁
Judy Saunders says
I know it’s been three years since you were looking, but I found it today on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/theprairiehomestead/app/137541772984354
Heather C says
I am not seeing the printable record. Am I missing it? I stumbled on your web sight and have been here for a few days. One post leads to another and another. I am learning so much. Thank you for sharing!
Did anyone ever find a link to it? I’d really like to start using this and can’t find it either.
I’m learning about grass fed dairy. I’m told too much green grass in dried off period will lead to acidosis or laminitis. Can you feed hay only with no grain? My cow seems quite thin.