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Whether you want to keep a few chickens or start herding cattle, this Howcast animal farming video series will get you started.
You Will Need
- A dairy cow
- A grain mixture or hay
- A one-legged milking stool
- A stainless steel milking pail
- Milking gloves (optional)
- Warm water (optional)
- Soap or sanitizing solution (optional)
- Milk pasteurizer (optional)
Feed the cow in the early morning with a grain mixture or hay.
Set up stool
Set your stool on the right side of the cow’s udder. A one-legged stool lets you swivel to be close to the udder.
Sit on stool with pail between legs
Sit on the stool and hold the pail firmly between your legs.
Raise your thumb and grasp the front teat with your fingers together in a gentle grip, like holding a tennis racquet. Squeeze and release, alternating hands until the teats are empty.
Milk back teats
Switch to the back teats.
Repeat in evening
Repeat milking in the early evening. You’re not done until the cows come home.