Building a milk stand

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by dragonfly farms, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. dragonfly farms

    dragonfly farms New Member

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    Oct 4, 2008
    Pfafftown, NC
    I am looking for plans, pictures, ideas on how to make a good milking stand. I am putting off milking until i build the stand, and have missed another chance at goats milk because i dragged my feet. I have two does due in a few weeks so I figured i better get started on this thing if I want to milk them. So any advice or plans to help me along my way?

    Thank you!
     
  2. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    There are really "patterns" on here, but this is the site Hubby and I have been using for ideas on what all I want to build for my nursery, milking, ect. Hope it helps!

    http://www.springsrun.com/

    when you go to the site click on "Herd Management" and it gives ALOT of pics of different things they have for their goaties :wink:
     

  3. MissMM

    MissMM New Member

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    Oct 22, 2007
    McGregor, MN
  4. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
  5. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    Here is the plan we used for our two stanchions. . . . I didn't build it myself (a carpenter did it) but he said it was super easy! Works great too. :)
     
  6. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    I built a pvc pipe one. It is very light weight and extremely strong. Holds me standing over goats and my husband together. I love that I can move it without any assistance. I built it to look like this one...
    http://www.kidnacres.com/id17.html