Farm Views

Farm Views

How to make a lambar

This is the milkers barn in Texas- it's a carport, divided using panels from Northeast Gate Company. Part is hay storge & part is a loafing area. They put their heads thru the cattle panels to eat from the hay feeders & the gate opens into the milk parlor
Feeder panel, also from Northeast Gate. These I had to modify as some of my Nigerian Dwarfs could fit right thru :). I modified using cattle panels
All of my pens in Texas had covered areas to feed, all accessible from outside the pen.
Hay feeders are wooden boxes up against the cattle panel fence. The goats put their heads thru to eat so we have less waste & less shoving
My milk room in Texas was constructed using a carport with the side & an end enclosed. It has 2 windows & a door
The milk parlor had 3 stands, fluorescent lights, & electrical outlets that hang down. Cement sealer has made the floors much easier to wash
This is our new kids feeding system. The straws go to a half gallon container outside of the fence.
This is the lambar from outside the pemn- easy to fill without being attacked by hungry kids :)
The pen for kids in the house is a puppy pen, on a tarp with newspapers, a small crate with a towel & the training lambar
The training lambar is made using a rubbermade tote. The milk is in coffee mugs & the shorter straws are easier for them to get the hang of it. These kids are under a week old & figured it out on their own while waiting their turn for a bottle