In order to make milking easier, we decided to build a elevated milking stanchion/platform. The dimension is 72 inches long, 36 inches wide and about 9 inches high. We use free pallet as the base, add a sheet of plywood on top and use 2×4 for the posts.
At hindsight, the platform would be much sturdier if we use 4×4 posts but 2×4 still works.
We also build a small ramp for the cow to exist the milking station.
|This is the milking station|
|2 layers of pallets (free!)|
|We put some grain, grass and carrots in the feeder while milking.|
|One fixed board and a movable one make up the head gate. It is about 7.5 inches wide.|
|The side gate will be opened for exit when milking is done.|
|We have since put a piece of kids’ foam mat on the ramp to prevent slippery.|
|The cow in the station. The station is barely long enough for our cow!|