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Q: Where Can I Learn?

December 7, 2011 | By Ches21 | 3 answers | Expired: 1033 days ago

Ches21

I know of places where you can learn how to ride a horse and those places are everywhere but I want to learn how to milk a dairy cow I know everything about them cause I have studied them they are my favorite animal and I want to own some dairy cows some day maybe two or three but first I will need to know the one thing I don't know and that is how to milk a cow does anyone know where there are classes I can take to learn how to milk a cow?

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Kelly
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Dec 07, 2011

There are a few of the working farms and ranches in the Hill Country in my state that actually offer goat and cow milking classes. You might Google "milking classes" and include your state and/or surrounding area to see if anything pops up. The best way to learn is from someone who has milk cows or even goats...the process is the same. Find someone in your area who has cows or goats and milks them by hand and ask if they will show you how. It's not real technical. I learned when I was a kid. It's kind of trial and error until you get the feel for it.

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daryl b.
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Dec 07, 2011

hi ches. so many do it by machine these days. but as usual kelly gave good info

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Jillian
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Dec 15, 2011

I don't know where you can learn this, but you should know that dairy cows don't have the best life. The only way a cow can produce milk is by being bred, then that milk is refused to the babies so people can harvest it. Like humans and kittens and puppies, calves need their mother's milk to develop properly. The female babies are then put into the same life as their mothers while the boys are shipped off, often to slaughter. I think it's good to have cattle, there's many rescued cows who need good homes, but they shouldn't be exploited. Cows milk isn't even good for human consumption. It's fatty, high in cholesterol, and not designed for our bodies.

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