Dairy Goat Milking Parlor




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Sandra Baxendell: The goats seem to like this double sided milking parlour (parlor)- probably due to the feed they get. See the plank they walk to get to the second side. I don't agree with allowing bucks into the milking parlour however.

Timothy Snider: What's with the buck coming in???

Goat Veterinary Consultancies - goatvetoz: Dairy Goat Milking Parlor - I don't agree with letting bucks come into the milking parlor however http://ow.ly/trZ2u

ben masemore: Hi, can you send me the pictures with the measurements as well? Also curious about the source for the spring loaded gates? Is the other side indeed sold? Looking to build a parlor, and yours is the best design I've seen by far! ben@westernpearlalpines.com

onesky puppy: yes, it has all been sold.

StaufferFamilyVids: Thanks!

onesky puppy: @michigankids the ramp has some skids so they dont slip..altho they made get pushed from behind and stumble, they recover and move along just fine. the older gals take it slow, the young energetic ones race up the ramp...our old parlor had actual 'steps' that seemed more difficult looking back on things now. we've never had a goat injure herself in the parlor.

jschil01: @oneskypuppy So you guys just milk one side out then switch the milking units over and milk out the other side of the parlor? Does it take more vacuum to pump the milk up to the pipeline when you have everything over head like that or is it no more than if you had it level with your waist?

Cynthia Bauman: Was wondering where you bought your milk stands. I am in the process of building a dairy barn and would like one to fit. or do you know where i can get the plans if self made. Thanks!

onesky puppy: @johngodea we may tie a short rope behind their rump if she's causing trouble..but most of the time if we let her slip then shove her back up they get the idea the world ends at their back feet!

NatureLover987: This is an amazing video.. I live on a goat farm and we (me and my brother) hand-milk 20+ does a day in a small herringbone parlor. Soon we hope to build a parlor like yours.. but I have one question. After teh goats are done being milked, how do they get off the stand, onto the floor again? (like at 6:05 -ish)? Are there steps or a ramp? Thanks :)

Pat Lee: That's a thing of beauty! Im starting a dairy at an alternative school for "at-risk" youth, in Taos, NM, and would love to build a 6x6 version of your masterpiece! (With your permission, of course!

jdgalyon62: We are in the process of setting up our milking parlor in East Texas and want ours set up to be pretty much like ya'lls. I wonder if we might could talk to you about seeing your parlor and maybe buying some kids from you next kidding season to add to our herd.

michigankids: @oneskypuppy LOL I was wondering what was up with that! That cracked me up. Just one of the girls..I could picture his plotting....."I'll just get in line, no one will notice....gonna get me a little grain today!"

onesky puppy: @AtlantaCondoExpert yes we copied from another parlor we saw then made adjustments as we saw fit...right now the entire herd and parlor is for sale....after 17 years of a dairy schedule it's time for a new adventure!

StaufferFamilyVids: I am starting a goat dairy in Missouri. Could you provide me with any help, demensions, where to buy equipment, etc.? Thanks!

onesky puppy: that was fall time and the bucks were turned loose with the herd....this one fellow learned to behave coming into the parlor so we let him join in to get seom grain too. the other boys hold back with no interest to squeeze thru the door....

John O'Dea: Great for goats used to being milked, but new goats must be jumping down off d stage ?

tinboats: Now that is impressive. They line up better than little kids at school. They each knew where to go. Awesome!

onesky puppy: @jschil01 we run 11 units...ya, another odd number!...only because for now thats what fits in the wash-up sink! we may go up to 17 some day if we decide to to do clean-in-place system, but i prefer not to with the grade milk rules requiring the parlor to meet milkhouse standards...but really, this gives them full time to eat their pound of grain, so milking any faster and they may not eat it all..

onesky puppy: @jschil01 we used to milk one side, kick them out and reload while the other side milked, but seemed we were giving them enough time and attention and spending our 'quality time' with the girls in a frantic hustle...now we milk both sides, kick them all out and reload...that way if someone from the first side dumps a 'second stage' of milk we have time to get it before they leave!

StaufferFamilyVids: OK thanks. Do you have any contacts for equipment?

Pat Lee: Test

onesky puppy: we copied this design from another set-up, made some changes we felt necessary and feel really good about the results. send me your email address and i can email some photos with dimensions. we have sold the goats and all our equipment is for sale now, (one milking deck has been sold already)

Casemanmxm125: Do the goats ever slip off the walk way?

Tim Harlan: 206-321-1111

MrCkriley: like your palor setup was wondering if we could come and see it? we are in southwest wisconsin.

billion9873: where is this at?

cabelasportsmen: ok everyone go to 1:24 the goat walking up the ramp is a ram i was just wandering how the heck are you planning on milking a male goat are you going to put the sucksion cups on his nuts or what he would go crazy what a sight that would be. i remember when i was like eight we would ride the goats and to get them to move we would grab there balls it was was soooo funny to see them take of pretty soon they learned to run when we reached for them. good times

onesky puppy: the goats have been sold as well as one of the milking decks. the other deck (, the deck/stand, rollaway headstall, dividers, swing gates) is for sale as well as all the milking equipment. pop me an email if you are interested.

lego man: how many goats do you have???

majesticmoonrise: Yes im still interested. Can i have some more details on the equipment such as manufacturer, volume, age, etc... Also what would the price be. majesticmoonrise@gmail.com

Jessica Ballou: Love this set up, thanks for sharing! How large is the milking and holding area?

Tim Harlan: I would be interested in purchasing the equipment.

rakerman102: how many goats do you milk?

onesky puppy: @jschil01 it may take a bit more vacuum, but we have the hp to handle it.... having the pipeline high keeps it out of the way (and CLEAN!) PLUS, gravity flow sends the milk downstream and the collection jar and transfer pump are at a handy height instead of being at the floor level....

onesky puppy: gokory..we started without much money and have slowly built ourselves up..we live cheap while the goats live like queens...we choose to manage goats NOT to manage people. it's all about finding a balance.

crazykarl2007: fantasic sep up very impressed

Tim Harlan: tim at answeringspecialists com. Doesn't seem to want to let me put in in as normal

ljbobb1: udderly amazing system! Love the dog herding them out at the end too!

onesky puppy: it's a thrill everytime they stroll down the deck....but, goats being goats, they still have their moments! all in all, this system works great...if we had funds and hired help and 1000 goats then a rotary parlor is the ultimate, but it's just the 2 of us goat slaves...

Casemanmxm125: Do the goats ever slip off the walk way?

Justine Fuller: Why did you have a buck go up? That would be some odd tasting milk!

onesky puppy: @Susyr22 those are actually brass tags!...we got tired of replacing their plastic tags that always broke, so we dumped some money on something the girls cant destroy! has a nice sounds doesnt it!?!!!

Tim Harlan: I would be interested in purchasing your equipment. I would also be interested in the pictures if you would be so kind. Do you have plans? Can you tell me the size of your barn?

SupraJulie: I can see the supervisor making an appearance at 6:22.

onesky puppy: @michigankids pretty much! lol! a few of the fellows know how to behave like gentlemen so we let them come thru the parlor!

onesky puppy: @ultralegerQc we just started working on it...i'm sure there will be glitches along the way, but we'll post the creation when it's working.

AtlantaCondoExpert: Did you build the entire thing from scratch or did you buy the dividng gates and fronts? and info would be helpful as I would like to build one in Georgia

majesticmoonrise: is the setup still for sale?
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