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Plans

Plans are in PDF format and are displayed in Adobe Reader.   If you do not have Adobe reader, you can get a free download at  http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.  Some of the plans are full of photographs and may take a while to load.

Goat Dairy Library plans: 


Adult goat coat

Attaching Pritchard Nipples to Bucket Feeders

Feed bunk, concrete walkway

Feed bunk, industrial shelving, slanted headstalls

Feed bunk, wood, pallet headstalls

Feed bunk, wood, slatted headstalls

Feeder, vertical, mineral  (PVC)

Figuring Stand Space (goats parallel)

Headstalls, pallet board, different applications

Kid box

Making Bucket Feeders (using plastic buckets with lamb nipples)

Mini-Milker

Round bale feeders for goats

Stand, metal, herringbone, for parlor milking  (VERY slow to load.  Many pictures.  Be patient.)

Stand, metal, parallel, for parlor milking 

Three-sided shed

Three -sided shed, simple 

Watering  Unit, Hudson Valve-Plasson Coupler.pdf

Wooden milking stand for one goat (made of plywood)

Plans from other sites:

-Goat Housing and Equipment  www.abe.psu.edu/extension/ip/IP728-26.pdf
 
-Goat Milking stand (wood) http://www.motherearthnews.com/Livestock-and-Farming/1980-01-01/A-Goat-Milking-Stand.aspx
 
-Hoop House (shelters made with cattle panel or PVC pipe)

These plans can be adapted for goats, and can be covered with plastic or steel siding and made in any size: 
 
http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/PDF/poulthous.pdf

http://www.apppa.org/mhpen.pdf (houses made with PVC pipe)  

http://www.hightunnels.org/ForGrowers/SitePlanning&Construction/Articles/CareyHow-toBuild.htm

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/strucs/msg0219015414093.html?14

http://www.westsidegardener.com/howto/hoophouse.html

http://goat-link.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=89&Itemid=84

-Treatment sling (allows you to lay an adult animal on it's back for castration, hoof trimming etc.)

 
-Simple hand milker for under $10  Dairy Goat Journal, Vol. 85 No. 4, July/August 2007 at page 33.
 
-Photographs of one farmer's milking parlor and lots (Keith Morgan-Davies Windhaven Farm)

http://www.dsana.org/virtual_farm_tours/windhaven/index.html

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