udderly easy milker?

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  1. kesoaps

    kesoaps Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone seen this? I just read about it in Sheep! magazine. It's a hand held milking unit. They've got one for horses and another for sheep/goats. At just under $200, it's certainly more affordable than a bucket milker; wonder if it's sturdy enough to hold up milking a couple of animals over a long period of time?

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  2. MommaSasquatch

    MommaSasquatch Well-Known Member

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    There were a couple threads about it in the goat forum a few weeks ago. Some people bought them to try. It might be worth searching for. If I recall correctly the reviews were mixed. I might be more curious come spring when I've got four animals to milk instead of just one.
     

  3. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    With no pulsation you'd have to wonder if it'd work very well to milk an entire lactation. Great concept though.
     
  4. kesoaps

    kesoaps Well-Known Member

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    That's a good point, Ross. My hands/wrists just weren't holding up with Dolly; but then, her teats stick out to the sides and are relatively short. With any luck the EFs will be easier to handmilk, but I keep thinking this thing may just help out a bit, especially on days when I'm struggling. Not to mention if I can keep the girls milking until fair time it'd be terrific!
     
  5. mawalla

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    I. too, saw this product in SHEEP magazine. It reminded me that I was going to try my old battery operated breast pump on my ewes to see if that worked :) :shrug: I've not tried it yet but was wondering if anyone else has??? It's paid for and didn't cost $200.00 originally. I was looking at just collecting colostrum, not milking.
     
  6. kesoaps

    kesoaps Well-Known Member

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    Well, if it works, let me know! :p