Downloadable, easy-to-follow plans for building a goat milking stand.
All materials you'll be able to find at your local hardware/lumber shop, or maybe lying around in your shed.
*Goat in picture not included, she's retired
Posted by Bob Herwick on 11th Aug 2016
Good design, easily modified to fit any size goat
Posted by Gert Grohmann on 24th Mar 2015
I am not much of a carpenter, but the instructions were so easy to follow, I had a complete goat milking stand within about two and one half hours of when I started. I didn't even need to make a 2nd trip to the hardware store which is amazing in and of itself. We just made up the list of materials and in one trip had everything we needed. We have not used the milking stand yet, but it looks just like the one in the pictures and is very stable. The only downside is that now my wife is lining up carpentry projects for me since she thinks I know what I am doing.
Posted by Steve Carlisle on 15th Aug 2013
Plans were very easy to follow. I had Home Depot pre cut the wood. Then my daughter and I sanded and assembled the stand in one afternoon. We painted it the next morning and had goats on it that afternoon.
One suggestion I have is to include instructions for the acsessery box building. You are left guessing how to do it.
I am very pleased with the stand.
Posted by Vicky on 13th May 2013
we made the milking stand out of two old hardwood pallets we had lying around. Not having any savvy in the woodworking/tools dept I still found the plans precise and easy to adapt with hardly any help from my husband.
Posted by Unknown on 11th May 2013
I bought the plans and handed them to my 14 and 12 year old sons. A few hours later, they had the goat up on the stanchion for her first milking.
Thanks so much.
Posted by Unknown on 1st May 2013
These plans were the best online for Nigerians! My husband has gotten a lot of comments about the stand that he built!
Posted by Danner on 15th Mar 2013
I built this stand in my shop in just an hour or so. It works great my wife uses it twice a day. If i build another I wil change the dimensions a little bit to accomodate my larger nubians. I made the changes for height would just add length.
Posted by Unknown on 30th Jan 2013
I purchased the plans to build the stanchion for milking and was delighted at how easy it was to follow. No questions or confusion at all!!
Posted by Jerry Colman on 10th Jan 2013
I made a few tweaks to the original plans partly due to the fact thqa I work and milk from my wheelchair! I followed the simple design, but lengthened all the legs accordingly. Also, because of the extra height, I added astep on the back for the girls to use to easily hop up to my platform at 25 1/2 inches from the floor. So now I can easily do my milking from the comfort of my wheelchair as I have both legs amputated, it makes my life much easier!