We usually do not dam raise but bottle raise instead but this year for varied reasons we left a kid born in October on her dam. She is now old enough to wean and we have separated her from her momma. We need the milk! That was 3 days ago. Poor baby has screamed herself hoarse. She sounds pathetic, she really has no voice left at this point! :sniffle And all of my children are saying NEVER AGAIN to dam raising if weaning is this traumatic! :/ The last time we dam raised the kids werent nearly as traumatized...or vocal... :nooo of COURSE!!! "Last time" they were lamanchas! THIS time we are talking...yep, you got it, a NUBIAN.