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How to Build a Pallet Milking Stand

Inside:  There are many options for a milking stand and they are easy to build. I will share with you how I built mine to give you an idea of what may work for you. You can read more in our Raising Goats series. 


Before I brought my milking goats home, I had to clean out the storage barn. Oof. Unused barns sure can collect a whole lot of stuff throughout a multitude of years.

But at one point this barn had been used for animals and I uncovered a head catch for milking a cow. And after the barn was cleaned out, I modified it and built a milking stand for my goats.

Milk Stand | Goats | Goat Care | How to Milk a Goat | There are many options for a milking stand and they are easy to build. I will share with you how I built mine to give you an idea of what may work for you.

There are many options for milking stands and really they are quite easy to build. I will share with you how I built mine to give you an idea of what may work for you. Sometimes all we need is some pictures to give us the motivation to get started on the next project.

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Pallet Milking Stand

This picture shows the feeder that was in the barn already. I put up pallet boards on the wall to the left of the milking stand and then build the frame for the stand. 

 

There are many options for a milking stand and they are easy to build. I will share with you how I built mine to give you an idea of what may work for you.

Then I cut to size the pallet boards, leaving a “seat” with longer boards for me to sit on. 

There are many options for a milking stand and they are easy to build. I will share with you how I built mine to give you an idea of what may work for you.

The head catch was pretty easy. I used a pallet board that pivots on a large screw to close. 

There are many options for a milking stand and they are easy to build. I will share with you how I built mine to give you an idea of what may work for you.

When it’s closed it latches with an eye hook.

There are many options for a milking stand and they are easy to build. I will share with you how I built mine to give you an idea of what may work for you.

I also realized that I needed to add a board on the left so the goat’s rear can’t swing to the wall and be too far away to milk. 

 

There are many options for a milking stand and they are easy to build. I will share with you how I built mine to give you an idea of what may work for you.

Ruthie happily eating her grain!

There are many options for a milking stand and they are easy to build. I will share with you how I built mine to give you an idea of what may work for you.

Ruthie snuck in, vying for more grain!

There are many options for a milking stand and they are easy to build. I will share with you how I built mine to give you an idea of what may work for you.

Kira and I posing after milking

There are many options for a milking stand and they are easy to build. I will share with you how I built mine to give you an idea of what may work for you.

And sometimes, it’s easy to get a little crazy waiting for the goats to eat every last nibble. 

There are many options for a milking stand and they are easy to build. I will share with you how I built mine to give you an idea of what may work for you.

Keep on milking and loving goat milk!

This milk stand was very easy to make. Did you make your milk stand? What did you make it out of?

More inspiration: Goat Stand, Building a Goat Stand, Stand Plans

Milk Stand | Goats | Goat Care | How to Milk a Goat | There are many options for a milking stand and they are easy to build. I will share with you how I built mine to give you an idea of what may work for you.

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A simple and effective pallet goat shelter that is large enough to hold more than two or three goats. It will keep off the rain, snow and cold!

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Delci Plouffe is passionate about teaching others how to be more self-sufficient and ultimately God-sufficient. Read Delci's inspiring comeback story, "From Bad Blood to Crazy Goat Lady." Feel free to send Delci a message here.

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  1. Love the milk stand. We need a new one, this looks very doable! Thanks for sharing at Our Simple Homestead Hop. This will be my feature tomorrow 🙂

    • It is sooo easy! Thankfully! I’m still on the learning curve with my wood building skills 🙂 Thank you for stopping by and thank you for the feature! I’ll be sure to stop by tomorrow 🙂

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