How to milk a cow?

Elena Minkina
Elena Minkina
July 26, 2012
How to milk a cow?

Caring for cows involves their timely feeding, cleaning the barn and, of course, milking. The amount of milk given by the cow directly depends on the correctness of this care. Therefore, the question of how to milk a cow is far from idle for novice breeders. We will try to describe in detail the technique of this process.

How to milk a cow

Udder cows should be well washed with clean water and wipe dry. After this, an udder massage is started, under the influence of which oxytocin begins to be strongly released in the brain of a cow, contributing to an increase in milk yield. If you do not massage the udder before milking, then not only the milk yield is reduced, but the risk of mastitis in the cow increases.

Udder massage technique is quite simple. Palms of hands stroking the width and length of the left, and then the right half of the udder. After that massage nipples, slightly squeezing and unclenching them.

Milking a cow is best fist. In this case, the nipple is captured into a fist so that the little finger is located near its very edge.The nipple begins to alternately squeeze fingers from top to bottom, as if squeezing the milk out of the nipple. Toes on the nipple unclenched, but not removed. During the milking process it is necessary to ensure that the fingers are not wetted with milk, and the nipple does not bend. With proper milking of a cow with a fist, a continuous stream of milk should be obtained.

It is recommended to milk the front shares of the udder of the cow first and only then move to the rear lobes.

After the milk stops flowing, it is necessary to once again massage the udder. At the same time rubbing the udder towards the nipples. After the end of the massage, it is necessary to finish the cow, because the remaining milk in the udder will reduce milk production in the future. In addition, the fat content of milk depends on its last portions. After all, they fat content can reach up to 12%.

If you still doubt the completeness of the information and you still have questions about how to milk the cow - a video with this process, which can be easily found on the Internet, will help you find answers to them.