Constructing Your Own Goat Stanchion

No matter how many goats you have, a goat stanchion is bound to make your job as an owner easier. Also known as milking stations, a stanchion is a place where you can easily contain the animal for it to be milked. Animals such as goats and cows respond positively to routine, so a place to milk them on a daily basis is beneficial for you and the animal. A goat stanchion can be built easily using only a few supplies and in a short amount of time. Building one of these structures yourself can be well worth the time and effort and can create a safer environment for you and your animal. Most goat stanchions have an adjustable seat for the person milking the animal […]

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How a Goat Milking Station Can Make Your Farm More Efficient

Think about the space you have to work with or whether you plan on building the stanchion out in the open. Goat stanchions that are built stand-alone are generally stronger, but will take up more space. If you don’t have enough space in your barn, it might be a good idea to build the stanchion outside of the barn in order to create a more effective stanchion. Since you will most likely be using the object on a daily basis, the structure should be sturdy and built for the lowest cost possible. Experts suggest using 2×4 boards and wood screws for the framework and pre-drilled holes to prevent the wood from splitting. For the feed box, use a stainless steel bowl to prevent rust and make […]

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