How to Hand-milk a Goat, follow these steps

Hand-milking or let’s say that milking a goat is the most important part for you if you are raising a few goats for fresh milk supply because if your goats are few or you have a small herd, you don’t need to use any auto or electric milker as you can easily milk your goats by hand.

If you’re raising goats for profit as part of a green, sustainable lifestyle, you’ll want to milk them. Hand-milking a goat isn’t difficult, but you do have to practice to be efficient at it.

Some goats are like cows and have teats that are large enough for you to use all fingers on them, while others are so small that you can only use three fingers.

Here we are going to describe more about how to milk a goat by hand. Milking a goat by hand is very easy, even you can do it without any prior experience. Although some people think milking a goat is difficult than milking a cow.

But as far as we have experienced, milking a goat by hand is much easier than milking a cow. With perseverance, patience and a willing and lactating participant, you can easily lean milking goats by hand and become an expert goat milker.

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Note: Never pull on the teat. This is not how milk is extracted, and it can cause injury to the mammary system.

How to hand-milk a goat, follow these steps
Wrap your thumb and forefinger around the teat to trap the milk and then gently squeeze it out.

Just follow the step by step process for milking a goat by hand. Practice makes perfect and you will be an expert goat milker if you milk your goats regularly.

  1. Get the goat onto the milk stand and secure her in the stanchion with some grain for her to eat.
  2. Wash your hands.
  3. Clean the udder and teats with warm water and soap or sanitize with a wipe such as Milk Check Teat Wipes and dry them with a clean paper towel.

Things You Will Need For Milking Goat (s) by Hand

For milking your goats by hand, you will need some essential things. The necessary things for milking goats are listed below.

  • Collar
  • Feeder
  • Grain
  • Metal Bucket
  • Milking Stand
  • Washing water and boiled washing cloth.
  • Post milking balm, dip or spray for preventing your goats from infection.

Tips: To practice milking without fear of injuring the goat, use a rubber glove filled with water and tied shut at the top.

This will give you an idea of how closing the teat (finger) off from the udder (hand) traps the water in the finger, allowing you to “milk” the liquid out by squeezing the teat.

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