How to Milk a Goat On The Farm | Homesteading Tips For Keeping Goats

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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

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A special thanks to Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery for this step by step infographic!

How To Milk A Goat – Proper Milking Procedures

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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!

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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!

Goat Cheese Recipes

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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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