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!
How to 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 profit from their meat and milk and just having them around brings joy to my heart. Here is how to get started:
If you raise backyard goats you’ll also love our Homesteading Guide To Keeping Goats
Proper Milking Procedures For Goats – Infographic
A special thanks to Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery for this step by step infographic!
How To Milk A Goat – Proper Milking Procedures
Step 1 Wash the doe’s udder before milking.
Step 2 Trap milk in teat by clamping at top with thumb and index finger
Step 3 Squeeze milk down by adding lower fingers. Do not loosen thumb and index finger.
Step 4 On a test cup, squeeze the first squirt using all fingers. You squeeze the first squirt in a seperate container to remove any inpurities.
Step 5 Keep squeezing, squirting fresh milk into a container.
Step 6 Massage udder for more milk.
Step 7 Dip teats after milking to keep goat hygienic. This is typically an iodine solution for keeping the bad bacteria out. Get some here.
Finally: Chill the milk. It is ready.
Next: Use your milk – Make goat cheese!
image via Pioneer Settler
Want to see goat milking in action? Watch this video tutorial from Weedem and Reap:
Have you found milking gets easier over time? Let us know how it goes in the comments!
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