Forget ofr a moment that I dont own any goats yet...

Discussion in 'Goats' started by tbishop, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. tbishop

    tbishop Well-Known Member

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    I just impulsively purchased this-
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    Now I realize I don't know anything about them or how they work. Any one out there that can send tips my way on how to use such a thing and how to keep it up? Any help would be appreciated.

    Tim B.
     
  2. chamoisee

    chamoisee Well-Known Member

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    Is that one for cows or goats? You have to change soemstuff aorund in order to use it for goats...I think. Anyway, to answer your question I have no idea. I've never used one, milked up to 15 does twice a day by hand. :)
     

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    I don't know much, but if I remember correctly, it has to be hooked up to some kind of a vacuum line... :shrug:
     
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    HilltopDaisy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hey dap! Let me be the first to welcome you to HT, and to the Goat forum!
     
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    dap lilsparrow

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    Why thank you Hilltop Daisy! I've been lurking a while, but I love what I'm seeing! :happy:
     
  6. tbishop

    tbishop Well-Known Member

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    So is this gonna be one of those "Honey I really thought I was buying something good, but..." purchases off of eBay? Cuz I got a LOT of them


    Tim B.
     
  7. chamoisee

    chamoisee Well-Known Member

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    A lot of milking machines or a lot of goats? Either way, you can sell the extras!
     
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    A lot of useless ebay purchases. Things that have money going out but no value coming in. Like my David Bradly plow that won't ever be used until I buy a david bradley tractor. Fun stuff.

    Tim B.
     
  9. dosthouhavemilk

    dosthouhavemilk Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That's a Surge belly milker set up for a cow.
    You would need new lines and inflations to set it up to milk a couple of goats and would also need a vacuum pump to run the entire unit. Not necesarrilly a bad buy but just a start.
    If it comes to it, you have a seamless stainless steel milk bucket already that will set under most sized goats. :)