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I have seen a number of posts from members having trouble milking their goats for whatever reason, and I know milking machines are expensive. My August Goat Rancher magazine came today and when I was flipping through it I found a homemade milker on the back page. I thought it might be of use to someone, so here it is. :)

http://www.mlppubsonline.com/publication/?i=169648
 

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Cool! Thanks for the link :) I know milking can be so difficult and time consuming, which is nice to only have 2 milkers!

And boy, that is a nice buck on the back page...
 

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Looks similar to one friends and I have used. I'm not sure if the article goes into the importance of the gauge. The psi gauge is important because you start breading blood vessels around 15-19 I believe? Milk starts coming out at 5-10... without the gauge once could easily over pump.
 

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I just bought a breast pump from a consignment store have to get the baby bottles that screw on the end before I can use it but will update after I do!

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My oldest daughter made her own milker. She went to Harbor Freight and got a brake bleeding kit, comes with a hand pump and a gauge, then some tubing, a big syringe push on needle style and a quart jar. It works pretty well for her.
And it's a whole lot cheaper to. ;)
 
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