How to Milk A Goat On The Farm | Homesteading Guide

Want to know how to milk a goat? This homesteading skill is a must-have if you raise your own backyard goats. That fresh cup of milk is only a few steps away… I can already taste it. Keep scrolling!

Homesteading Tips On How To Properly Milk A Goat

I’ve had goats on my homestead for years now. I love all the great benefits I get from them. I get to have a profit from their meat and milk and just having them around brings joy to my heart. Here is how to get started:

How to Milk A Goat On The Farm

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How To Milk A Goat – Proper Milking Procedures

You’ll Need:

Step 1: Washing The Doe’s Udder

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Wash the doe’s udder before milking.

Step 2:Trap milk In The Teat

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Trap milk in teat by clamping at top with thumb and index finger.

Step 3:Squeeze Milk Down

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Squeeze milk down by adding lower fingers. Do not loosen thumb and index finger.

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Step 4: On A Test Cup

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On a test cup, squeeze the first squirt using all fingers. You squeeze the first squirt in a separate container to remove any impurities.

Step 5: Keep Squeezing

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Keep squeezing, squirting fresh milk into a container.

Step 6: Massage Udder

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Massage udder for more milk.

Step 7:Dip Teats

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Dip teats after milking to keep goat hygienic. This is typically an iodine solution for keeping the bad bacteria out.

Finally:

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Chill the milk. It is ready.

Want to see goat milking in action? Watch this video tutorial from Weedem and Reap:

Isn’t that fun, my fellow homesteaders? Milk is just one of the many good reasons why goat is the best animal for any homestead. If you’re planning to raise livestock, I would recommend you start with the fascinating goats.

Have you found milking gets easier over time? Let us know how it goes in the comments!

Need recipes for you goat’s milk? Here’re 20 recipes to choose from and I’m sure you’ll have a blast with these!

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This post was originally published in April 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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