Milking Cattle

This section covers the best practice for milking your cattle.

  • Hand or Machine Milking?

    After you've decided to buy a milk cow, the next big decision that you'll need to make is whether you should milk by hand or by machine. Here are the pros and cons of both methods to help you make the wisest decision for your farm. Machine Milking Pros Machine milking is quick, often taking less than 10 minutes to milk out the cow. If your cow is nervous, milking quickly is an advantage. Milking by machine means that your milk will be cleaner than hand-milked milk. Dust and flies can't get...
  1. Hand or Machine Milking?

    After you've decided to buy a milk cow, the next big decision that you'll need to make is whether you should milk by hand or by machine. Here are the pros and cons of both methods to help you make the wisest decision for your farm. Machine Milking Pros Machine milking is quick, often taking less than 10 minutes to milk out the cow. If your cow is nervous, milking quickly is an advantage. Milking by machine means that your milk will be cleaner than hand-milked milk. Dust and flies can't get...
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