Making a Milking Stand for a Goat


Making a milking stand for a goat makes it much simpler and safer to milk them.
Cutting 2x4's into 36 inch pieces for the base. We cut 3 for the top, and 2 for the sides. There was also 2 24 inch pieces that helped form the base. The legs are 2x4's cut into 3 feet lengths.
Built the base, and now building the frame for the head lock.
Adding in the head lock, as well as a dishpan for holding the grain treats while we milk. This made a much happier goat, and she was much easier to milk for us.

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  • The Homesteadinghippy
    The Homesteadinghippy
    on May 28, 2014

    Ours learned to jump onto the stand themselves...especially once they figured out what would go in the feeder. They loved the treats!

  • Cwc25217142
    Cwc25217142
    on Feb 2, 2020

    I milked 2 or 3 goats for about 15 years as our son was allergic to cows milk. My husband built me a milk stand similar to this one except our base was shaped like an E without the top or bottom leg. Sitting was nice because I milked 5 goats for a couple years as I took care of a friends goats while he got his graduate degree at college. We drank some of the milk the rest I fed to a couple pigs and raised calves on our farm.

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