Hi everyone, I've tried two different milkers for my goats so far, and have pretty much given up on the vaccuum sealers for one goat - you know, the hand squeeze kind and and the vac. sealer kind. They just didn't work for us. I had terrible time with "latch on" and they were very uncomfortable for Ava, my lone milker just now.
I was diagnosed with arthritus at 12, and it's all I can do to milk 1 a day now, but I've got another coming fresh in a few monthes (we hope) and I'm getting 3 more doelings from the best lines I can afford for huge milk quantities and long standing milkability, so I need to get a regular milker.
I have 3 questions:
1- do surge milkers work better than any of the others when set correctly (10-12 lbs press and 50/50 or 40/60 pulse)?
2- do regular (standard) goat cups work ok, or do I have to get the mini cups for only nigerians? Will they work for all the nigerians, or will the super milk lines with the bigger bags have teats too big for the mini?
3- which ones are easiest to keep well cleaned? I will be washing and hanging to dry in my kitchen sink, unless their is one thats easier!