milking next week. It is my first time and I am very nervous.
First time milking, Any Tips?
Rotary or herringbone?
You just have to learn by doing it.
Don't get kicked and good luck!
Daaammn i miss that i used to milk my cow manually it's a pleasure .
Don't try to be fast. Just listen to what your told and focus on doing it. Try not to put your head below the bars if its a herringbone. Most of your mistakes will come from rushing, slow and steady until you can do it without looking at the teats is a good plan to start.
I don't know man, my boss wants me to do quicker. Maybe I am a slow learner that I didn't know. I'm still nervous. Maybe it's not for me, will see. Thanks for your support, I will leave a better post next time. Thank you all.
oh, it's not good.
I really hope things get better soon.
When pushing cows to and from parlour/shade, use 45°Angle technique to avoid being kicked, remember most cows kick from behind.
Try to identify hazards inside parlour, slippery floors, iodine is not good on skin, if your employer allows gloves use them. I remember when it peeled off my finger prints for one year I was in parlour.
Know safety no pain, no safety know pain. All the best.
Know safety no pain, no safety know pain
I can remember as a child I used to be scared of being down in the herringbone even with my uncle by my side. I gained more confidence by staying calm around the cows and noticed that if I was calm, they were calm.
When I had enough confidence to milk them I was slow but my uncle encouraged me to use my hands rather than my eyes to guide the cups on the teats. I eventually picked up speed and could confidently milk without him being around all the time. Learning to milk took time but it was worth it!