Should I wash teats before milking?

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by cajungoatmama, May 6, 2008.

  1. cajungoatmama

    cajungoatmama Guest

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    Oct 10, 2007
    Should I wash my goats teats before I milk her and what should I wash them with if yes? I have been spraying them with teat spray before and after, but they are always so dirty I feel like I need to do something different. Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    I always do, I wash them with a wash rag and warm water that has a little dish soap in it.
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I don't when just milking for the kids but if for myself then yes it is a good idea
     
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    When it's really wet and muddy outside, I do the same....when it's dry I use baby wipes to get anything that might be stuck...it helps if the udder is clipped too, lessens the chance of dirt clinging to the hair.