Thursday, June 24, 2010

How we handle our milk-


Udder is washed & dried

Milker is placed on goat


Any hand milking is done in a stainless steel pail

Every 3 or 4 goats, milk is taken from the portable milker & poured into stainless steel totes. 
Then kept in a cooler with ice bath while rest of the goats are milked.
Temperture of a goat averages 102°.  The milk is already at 60°-64°
when milking is finished.
Milk is strain immediately into glass jars.

Placed in our 3 door cooler -

Stored in glass jars until needed.

2 comments:

goatpod2 said...

We do the same when we were milking goats except for the milking machine.

~*~Amy~*

Dawn Jones, Spinner Extraordonaire said...

Thanks for sharing this. It has been a long time since my milking days. Actually we watched and grandpa and Uncle Bud did the work. LOL DAwn