What do we need to milk?

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by mliga, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. mliga

    mliga New Member

    Nov 27, 2009
    Kingwood, WV
    Hi everyone,

    We are planning on buying our milking supplies. What do we need?

    Michelle in WV
  2. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

    Jan 31, 2010
    milking stand (build/buy online)
    milk bucket with lid (stock pot works)
    strip cup (kiddy cup)
    teat dip (buy/make)
    teat dip cup (kiddy cup)
    strainer (tractor supply- you may have to order it)
    strainer filters (tractor supply- you may have to order them)

    teat dip recipe:
    2 tablespoons clorox bleach (not scented)
    1 quart water
    1 tablespoon blue original formula dawn dishsoap (just plain original nothing fancy)
    hope i helped!

  3. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    I used baby wipes to clean up before.. stripped the teats.. milked into a bucket( i bought stainless steel, but a pot works fine, just something you can sanitize easy), strained milk into a larger container (stockpot) then used fightbac.
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I clip udders as I like a neat and easily cleaned lady. So if you want to clip you'll need pet clippers or even a set of those cheap ones for home haircuts.
    I milk into a plastic bowl and dump into a SS pail, baby wipes before and after( I've never used a teat dip)