Homemade Goat milking machine

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by mad_science, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. mad_science

    mad_science Member

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    Jan 13, 2013
    I have tried to make a homemade milker. I finally just sucked it up and got this one. The video makes it super easy to use. I like that it is made by "regular" people/Goat owners. They sell them on amazon

    Watch the video and then you can click here to buy one on Amazon
    http://amzn.to/2t5BOQb

     
  2. wifeof1

    wifeof1 Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2016
    Boulevard, CA
    I have one of those. It was great when I was first starting out. After a couple years my hands built up stamina, my procedure got better, so I no longer use it. I can milk 3 goats out quicker than using the milker on one and the clean up afterwards.

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  3. mad_science

    mad_science Member

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    Jan 13, 2013
    Nice... I think it is great for people with arthritis or people who try and pack to much stuff in one day!

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  4. wifeof1

    wifeof1 Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2016
    Boulevard, CA
    Actually, I find it takes longer. The stream isnt as robust as my hand milking. You have to monitor the vacume so its like you cant do something else at the same time.
    Well except maybe sing.

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  5. Robinsonfarm

    Robinsonfarm Well-Known Member

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    Jul 17, 2015
    I made one of those milkers a few years ok, worked ok but I find I can hand milk a lot faster than it. And the chance of damaging the teat are pretty high if you don't have a gauge to monitor the pressure
     
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  6. bamaherd

    bamaherd Active Member

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    Jun 14, 2017
    Alabama
    That very issue has been brought to my attention. We use this milker.