[permaculture] milking a cow for the first time

paul wheaton paul at richsoil.com
Tue Jan 4 20:49:15 EST 2011

Monica, of At Wits End Homestead in Victor, Montana (a bit south of
Missoula, Montana) teaches Jocelyn Campbell, of
http://www.jocelynsevents.com how to milk a cow for the first time.

Monica says "Closing the milk at the top and then squeeeze."  "Close,
squire, close, squirt."  Otherwise the milk in the teat goes back up
into the udder.

Jocelyn then lines up to the dairy cow and manages to get milk on the
first squeeze!

Monica points out how milking a cow is actually more comfortable for
the cow than being milked by a calf.

Monica then shows the full speed dairy cow milking technique.


Please forward to folks that are interested in this sort of thing!

Many thanks!

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