Machines For The Small Farm Or Hobbyist
If you are someone
who just enjoys milking a couple of goats then going out and
spending a ton of money on a commercial goat milker is most likely out
of the question.
If you have the
money to spend there are a few
manual goat milkers available on the market and they can range in
price from $75 to as much as $150.
With a little research you'll quickly learn that these goat
milking machines are
extremely simple, work off of the same principle and
can be easily put together at a fraction of the cost with parts
from your local hardware store.
HOW THE GOAT MILKING MACHINES WORK
The components for a goat vacuum milking
system consists of a small manual vacuum pump, hoses, teat cup, a
couple of fittings and a
container... and that's it.
The goat vacuum pumps can be
found in automotive stores, amazon.com or just Google small vacuum
The teat cups used are mainly large syringes with catheter tips where the plunger has been removed.
Typically, there are two hoses coming from
the container. One hose goes to the
vacuum pump and the other hose goes to the teat cup.
When the vacuum pump is pumped it (sucks the air out)
of the goat milk container, creating a vacuum (suction) drawing the milk from
the goat via the teat cup into the goat milk container.
Goat Milking Machines - Goat Milking Equipment