milking units

Discussion in 'Sheep' started by kesoaps, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. kesoaps

    kesoaps Well-Known Member

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    Because my hands get so tired, I've been thinking about buying a milker. I found a refurbished one that comes with everything...but have a question about this:

    Won't the goat model work for sheep? What's the reason for the extra charge?
     
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    fordson major construction and Garden b Supporter

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    the cups and liners on sheep milkers are smaller than goat milkers. what type of milker is it? delaval has the best claw we have found, adptable to bucket or pipeline. beat rate is more for sheep too, can get it using a vacume pulsator.
     

  3. kesoaps

    kesoaps Well-Known Member

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    Well, then, that makes sense.

    I've got an old DeLaval bucket & lid here that my grandfather used. I'm thinking I ought to see if I can find a dairyman around here to let me know if it's worth just adding the parts. It doesn't appear to have the pulsator any longer, and who knows what's happened to it at this point; I'm lucky to have found the bucket!

    My biggest expense will no doubt be the vacuum. Which is why this rebuilt unit piqued my interest, as it comes with it.