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Used portable milking machine..
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KatG    Posted 09-25-2004 at 19:01:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We are looking for a complete used milking machine for one cow...nothing fancy just wroking..Anyone got ideas where I might find one?
I ain't never had any babies so don't know this one...but would a breast pump for a woman work on a cow if modified alittle?? Sorry if that sounds silly..I have never ever seen one...KAtG


Zenia    Posted 09-26-2004 at 09:14:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well... you can sterilize a human breast pump, but because of infectious disease they are really recommended for one user, period.

A human breast pump would not work on a cow. A decently working human breast pump is a couple of hundred dollars, anyway.


Fern(Mi)    Posted 09-26-2004 at 01:39:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Milking machine????? Ho ho he he. Sorry...! Seems like more work than just sitting your but down with the bucket and just plain milking her out.
For and aft clean up simplified. When I was a kid, it took me about 8 minutes to draw a 12 qt pail.
Two pails to wash and rinse. no fancy four rubbered octopus to soak, shake, boil, flush, hanging out to dry. Then there's the compressor/vacuum-pump to maintain?

Get a one legged stool, the same washrag, and milk her for crying out loud!!! Be done with it. Sheeesh!!!! What ever happened to intimacy?
Bee GKC.
Fernan


Willy-N HERE    Posted 09-25-2004 at 21:05:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Look here lots of them. Mark H.


Willy-N    Posted 09-25-2004 at 21:00:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lots of Milkers on EBay. Shelby sold a few a while back for 50.00 to 75.00 she picked up for 5-20.00 at yard sales. Mark H.


Judy in NC    Posted 09-25-2004 at 20:00:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No, KatG; a human breast pump will DEFINITELY not work on a cow! :-)

It really doesn't take very long to milk a single cow once you get the hang of it.

Sometimes it takes almost as long to get my cow good and clean as it does to milk her - she really seems to like laying in muddy spots.

Judy in NC


Alias    Posted 09-25-2004 at 19:28:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I saw a stainless bottom half of a milker at a yard sale today. It did not have the clamp-down top portion with the necassary hoses though. I is located in Harford county maryland. I know an Amish Dairy farmer who using the same kind every day. If there are any Amish near you, it is possible they could help you find what you need....... gfp


Bob/Ont    Posted 09-25-2004 at 19:16:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
More work cleaning it than milking her by hand I think.
Later Bob


KatG    Posted 09-25-2004 at 19:25:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That's about what my hubby said..he worked in a dairy as a kid and he said there was alot of clean up to do on the milking equipment...Thanks..KAt


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