I just got a 7 yr old reg. french alpine doe. She is a BIG girl, and quite the milker - peaking 16lbs every year. She freshened in March, not long ago she then went down to 13-14lbs, and then they moved her to one a day milking for me before i got her - so i am milking her once a day and am getting 3/4 gal from her still. I really want to dry her up and be done milking for the year, get everybody bred ( i want to breed her this month ), and then start milking again next spring. I am new to drying up does. I've only dried one up so far - a FF. Now i have this gal, and really worry about her udder health and feel like i'm going to mess something up. She is starting to show her age and is starting to sag She has been a good show doe and producer of wonderful show alpines, but now her rear attachment is showing some stress/age, and i would like not to make it worse if possible. She is getting alfalfa pellets, grass hay, minerals and a custom grain mix on the milkstand. So where do i start ? Can somebody help put an action plan together for me and also let me know what to watch for ? Thanks !