Does anyone milk their goats by hand?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Granolamom, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Granolamom

    Granolamom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far, everone I spoke to has milking equipment for their dairy goats. Do any of you goat people out there milk yours the old-fashioned way? (Perhaps someone who only has 1 or 2, for family use only)
     
  2. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wanting to know the same thing because we were thinking about getting goats. But doesn't goat milk taste funny?
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I hand milk.

    No, properly handled milk does not taste funny.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:goats milk is yummy! [​IMG]
     
  5. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well when my 4 year old was a baby she was allergic to cows milk and I was breast feeding so I had to stop drinking cows milk and I had to drink goats milk from the store and it tasted like a goat smells. It wasn't rotten or anything but I didn't like it. Does fresh goat milk taste like that?
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:well....if you already know that you dont like it...dont get goats to milk!....[​IMG] ....pretty simple....[​IMG]
     
  7. Granolamom

    Granolamom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:From what I understand, store bought goats' milk tastes "goaty", because it's pasteurized. Untreated goats' milk does not have that strong taste.
     
  8. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I didn't know if store goat milk tasted different than fresh goat milk
     
  9. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hand milk my Nigis, twice a day [​IMG] I say why buy a machine, when God gave me two?

    As MP said - fresh, properly handled goats milk has no off taste or smell. If anything, it's sweeter than cow's milk. I've had the store bought stuff and it is NASTY. [​IMG]
     
  10. Granolamom

    Granolamom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How long does it take you to milk one? And how much milk a day, on average, do you get from one goat?
     

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