How to Build a Goat Milking Stand

A goat milking stand securely holds your goat in place as you do the task at hand.
A goat milking stand securely holds your goat in place as you do the task at hand.

Milking goats can be a challenge, especially if your goat is quite uncooperative. I know this because my brother-in-law owns a homestead. My kids would spend summer vacations with him while they were growing up. And almost always, when milking time comes, they grapple with the goats on the ground. While this may sound fun, it’s a scenario for a back injury.

If you have spare pallets lying around, this won't even cost you $5!
If you have spare pallets lying around, this won’t even cost you $5!

One summer, my husband had enough. He couldn’t stand all the wrestling and grappling that was going on. He went online and looked for a goat milking stand. His search led him to one that cost $60. For something that looked so fragile and weak, the milking stand was way overpriced. The DIY-er that he is, he went to work.

The project cost him less than $5. He made it using spare pallets and other materials that were lying around the garage.

Materials:

  • 2 wood pallets
  • Screws

Tools:

  • Drill
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Any wood cutting tool

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Watch this video so you can build your own goat milking stand today.

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