Milking goats can be a tiresome chore, especially on your hands. So making a low-cost hand milker can be the solution to all your problems. Even if you have arthritis, a home-made hand milker can make it possible for you to continue milking your goats and enjoying the benefits of fresh milk.
Things You'll Need
- Spray bottle
- One-fourth inch aquarium tubing
- 35-cc syringe
Remove the spray-bottle pump from the bottle. Grasp the plastic tube attached to the nozzle and pull it out.
Attach one end of the aquarium tubing to the spray-bottle pump and the other end to the 35-cc syringe.
Wash the goat's teats and squirt some milk by hand into the syringe. Apply the syringe to the teat while it is still damp so a vacuum will form.
Squeeze the trigger on the nozzle slowly until the milk starts to flow. Continue to press the trigger until you are finished milking.
Clean the milker immediately after each use. Pump cold water and then warm water through it several times. Use mild detergent or vinegar once a week to clean the milker.