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An idea I have for milk machine cleanliness while hand milking...  RSS feed

 
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I am trying to figure out what I would need to create a device that would allow me to hand milk a cow and still deliver the milk directly into a jar without being exposed to the elements (like a Henry milker). So my thought is that I would need a teat cup that is thin and flexible with tubing attached that flows directly into a lidded jar. I just don't know where to begin looking for the right cup etc. I really like the gentleness of hand milking and the cleanliness of delivery into a closed container and of course no feet in buckets etc. Please, share any ideas with me!!!
 
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Seems to me like a small condom is about the right shape and size. Cut the tip off and stretch it over a piece of Tygon tubing and you're good to go. I don't like the idea of glass jars in a barn among cows, but plastic jars would seem fine. The outsides of them will get dirty. Oh well. That's what sinks and water are for.

 
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