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DYI Cow Milking Contest Bucket April 11, 2014

 

I did not know until recently that there was such a thing as a cow milking contest. The BBQ I will be attending today will be having one and I got to be a part of the process. =)

We had thought about using latex gloves for the udders but they would have popped. I found a photo online of a bucket made for professional contests.

Milk Bucket

This gave me a starting point for making our own. We bought two buckets from the Dollar Store.

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Then I drove to Tractor Supply to buy the teats we needed for milking.

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Once I had all the supplies ready, I marked the holes for ash to drill for me.

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The first attempt to drill did not work because the bucket bottom shattered. So using a dremmal he made a small hole and then ground it until it was the right size.

Once the holes were done, we inserted the teats.

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Once the teats were in, it was time to seal the bucket. We used clear waterproof caulking around the inside and the ouside of the bucket. Boy does it smell!!! I had no idea before but after having my face close to it… yuck!

We left the buckets to cure over night. Hopefully some of the smell goes away too!

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I can’t wait to use them this afternoon…. I will share more pictures with you once the bucket is attached to the cows.

 

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