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Stainless steel bucket
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Paula Nunley    Posted 06-17-2002 at 19:23:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi, This is my first post. I am wondering if anyone knows of a company where I could order a stainless steel milking bucket. My milk cow is about to calf and we are excitied about it as she has been dry for almost a year.
Thanks for any info anyone might have.
With Christ, saved by Grace,in rural Oklahoma,

Jerry S    Posted 06-19-2002 at 14:08:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Paula, I milked my 4-H cow in plastic or galvanized buckets just whatever bucket we had that was new and clean. There isn't much magic to a stainless bucket. Not sure if you are planning to feed the family or to give it to hogs, but there are a couple things you want to be sure and do. If you let the calf bat cleanup for you, make darn sure the cow is dry before you turn her out or they tend to get a harder udder and don't milk as well. I had better luck milking the cow all the way and feed the calf a bottle of it. That old cow would let you milk her in the middle of a busy highway without tieing her up. If she ran out of feed though, the milking was over tied up or not. If you didn't move that bucket, her foot was in it right away or else it got kicked over.

mel...central ok    Posted 06-18-2002 at 22:17:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
hi paula
dont know where ur located in ok.
you might try some farm supply stores like, orchlins or atwoods

Les...fortunate    Posted 06-18-2002 at 02:28:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Welcome aboard, Paula, and AMEN from New Hampshire, sister. Dead Carp probably has the right idea on the milking implements. He may say he's a newcomer but don't you believe that part ";^)

DeadCarp    Posted 06-17-2002 at 21:37:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Paula and welcome - i'm kinda new too. If you click the link here you'll get to look at some stainless buckets. Might be a better price at a local Fleet supply place, but i don't know what size you'd want or anything.

Les...    Posted 06-18-2002 at 02:34:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
The way I was fetched up, a pail has a bail and a bucket does not. All those pictures of "pails" and "buckets" in that link all had bails (handles) on them so, to me, they were all pails. Your prototypical bucket would be a sap bucket.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it ";^)
BTW, my father never used stainless steel milk pails. Always had the white ones. Like an agate stock pot only they were white. The word escapes me at the moment.

DeadCarp - farmer    Posted 06-18-2002 at 08:34:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Re:" my father never used stainless steel milk pails. Always had the white ones. Like an agate stock pot only they were white. The word escapes me at the moment."

The word is farmer. Your dad was a farmer, Les. Raised some strange kids tho - drink yer milk now. (rolling his eyes) LOL

Les    Posted 06-18-2002 at 12:35:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Get your eyes back where they belong, you old coot! I'm talkin about tha pails, man, the pails.

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