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Hubirland Homestead

  • Joined Jan 2022
Milking equipment
« on: January 20, 2022, 09:03:23 pm »
Hello, I am wondering what kind of equipment are you using to hold while milking or shearing goats or sheep?


Thanks
Hubirland Homestead

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Milking equipment
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2022, 09:22:29 am »
For milking in the shed I do have a stand the goat hops on and gets strapped in to eat while I milk (either machine or by hand). But not needed, just easier on my joints. Goats only needs tied up in theory, or not even that if she is placid enough.


I don't shear my goats (they are dairy), but for any sheep that I hand clip a couple of hurdles at right angles and the sheep tied up with halter, and then pushed up against one hurdle while I do one side, then switch over.

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Milking equipment
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2022, 11:02:44 am »
I have a cut down pallet, raised with a couple of 4x4" fastened underneath. A short chain and clip on the wall holds them there. I didn't always bother to the her, but she occasional saw her treat waiting and wandered off to help herself. LOL
I tied the sheep to a gate while I clipped them, but i like Anke's idea of right angled hurdles,  save all the backwards and forwards shuffling. Thanks Anke  :)

Hubirland Homestead

  • Joined Jan 2022
Re: Milking equipment
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2022, 12:20:55 am »
Ok thanks

Melias farm

  • Joined Feb 2022
Re: Milking equipment
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2022, 06:06:35 am »
Iím looking at small scale milking machines this year. I have 5 to milk. Time and hand wise Iím confident I wonít be able to keep up with it all this year having a feral 15 month old daughter 😂
Iím getting another milking stand made (mine very died last time we had milking animals)

 

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