I know that some of you are just starting out and getting your first milk goats, so I thought I'd put up a little lesson about how to milk a goat properly. This routine is what I use every morning and night.
|Give her some grain|
|make sure your pail and jug are squeaky clean :)|
|I use antibacterial soap water as the teat cleaner. Just spray both sides of each teat|
|Use a clean rag to wipe the teats with.|
|Put your thumb at the base of the udder, followed by your index finger (don't go up too high or you'll wind up pinching her udder...and that wouldn't feel too good :)|
|Place your middle finger on next|
|Follow the last step with your "ring" finger.|
|And last but not least, your pinky finger!|
Careful technique insures you will get all the milk out of the teats and not shoot it back up into the teat, which can cause serious problems, such as mastitis.
Anyway, that's your short lesson on how to milk a dairy goat!
Thanks for reading :)
Shared: Barn Hop #42