Udderly EZ™ Milker
Hand-powered sheep and goat milking machine makes lambing and kidding season easier on your hands the the teats of your ewes and does.
A few pumps creates a seal allowing the teat valve to open and release milk. The flow is not rapid, but effective.
Speed-up and simplify the collection of:
- Colostrum for newborn lambs and kids.
- Excess milk from ewes or does for freezer storage.
- Milk for your family's use, reduce strain on your hands!
Designed with input from shepherds, herdsmen, veterinarians, farm managers and more from around the world.
Milker Kit includes:
- Udderly EZ™ Pump
- 8 oz Bottles (2)
- 16 oz Bottle
- Bottle Nipple (color may vary). This teat fits right on the Udderly EZ bottle of your choice. No more having to milk in one bottle and then transferring the milk or colostrum to another bottle for feeding. What this means is no more cross contamination from bottles.
- Small Silicone Insert (green) with #2 Extraction Tube
- Medium Silicone Insert (blue) with #2 Extraction Tube
- Teat Wipes
- Towel, microfiber
How to Use
- Always, clean the udder area, using the Udderly EZ Wipes provided in your kit, to remove any accumulated dirt and bacteria.
- Gently remove the wax plug from the end of the teat so it does not drop into the bottle.
- Manually strip each teat at least twice to get a good flow of milk started. Dampen each teat or use bag balm to help secure vacuum.
- Place the cylinder directly over the teat and gently lift the pump unit against the udder.
- Squeeze the handle at least 2-3 times, this will start the vacuum seal process, locking the unit onto the animal's udder. You may want to hold bottle with free hand and tilt inward or towards the top of the pump until sealed.
- As soon as the milk flow starts, stop pumping! When the flow slows or stops, start pumping again. You may need to repeat this sequence 3-4 times.
- To release the vacuum on the pump, push bottle backwards toward hand trigger to release vacuum lock. Do not pull pump off udder.
- The first milking will generally collect between 8-12 ounces of colostrum, although this may vary with each animal species or breed.
- If the mother does not let her milk down immediately, you may have to massage her udder gently to get the flow started. Push the entire pump and bottle up into the bag (like a baby bunting it's mom while nursing) and let the weight settle back down and be careful not to break the vacuum seal.
- Do not overfill the collection bottle, only fill to the indicated line on the bottle. Never tilt pump backwards. This will allow the milk or colostrum to run into the air intake hole and damage the diaphragm in the pump.
- Place the nipple directly onto the bottle and feed directly to the newborn. All our bottles are Freezer safe, just apply cap and place in freezer. DO NOT THAW OUT IN MICROWAVE!
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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Replacement parts and components for the Udderly EZ™ Milker.$23.45
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Lerace L from Virginia
Wonderful till the dog ate the tube part that tasted like milk. My fault for setting it on the counter rather than in the sink.
I now have the new part but lambing for me is over this year. I will be buying another and parts next year.
Jean-Francois S from Maryland
We used the pump on our lactating ewes. The pump worked very well for a few days, but unfortunately the pump is not sturdy. The plastic parts, mainly the clip holding the bottle and the pump attachement broke very quickly. There has to be a redesign of that clip using a metal part that can lock and not get broken when the ewes fight it a bit.
Jackie L from Virginia
Okay—so I fought this for a long time. I only milk ewes for a supply of colostrum to keep on hand or if the lambs seem weak- I am not using this to make cheese or milk cows. It seems a little pricey for a milker. I can hand milk for free, I even tried a breast pump that I got for $20. I got kicked, upset the ewes, lambs got stepped on and almost always ended with swears and tears. My business partner told me his was a great time saver (he uses one for every ewe in his 30 ewe operation). My husband told me it was worth the price if it saved one lamb. So, before lambing last year I purchased one.
I should have purchased one sooner! Once you get the hang of it- it is fantastic. Put it on the teat, pump it just until the milk starts to flow, pump it two more times then hold it so it just hangs on the teat- the milk flows out. If the ewe kicks it off- no spilled milk to cry over- you just pick up the unit and get back to work. I have a few ewes that will just not let down their milk, but do just fine with their lambs (they have milk- it just won't pump out). But in most cases- it works great!
I used it a bunch last season and my neighbor borrowed it a bunch too. I just used it on my first ewe this season and it is still working great! I cannot believe I fought it for so long!
K S from Wyoming
I am writing this review based on usage of this product for our cow instead of sheep/goats because the pump is the same for all species.
We purchased and used two Udderly EZ milkers for our milk cow. We bought two thinking we could use them both at the same time and cut down the time it takes to milk. This did work for a couple months before the problems started. We just kept having parts break. The little rubber valves don't last too long and are expensive to replace. Both our handles broke within a short amount of time. These are also expensive to replace. The bottle clip on one broke, so we went down to using one pump with the working bottle clip. Then, the back part of the pump blew out. It was only connected by flimsy plastic clips and these just wore down and finally snapped off. So I duct taped the back of the pump on and this worked ok. Kept having to replace the duct tape though as it would lose tightness after a few washings. Then it got to the point where I could not tape it on tight enough to create the vacuum. We started using the other pump and the same thing happened to it. Now the whole setup is basically worthless as I am not forking over another $100 to replace the pump. This all happened within 4-6 months.
I think these are neat little milkers, but probably should be used more for backup milking if power is out, or colostrum collection only. Their website states these milkers can be used for daily milking, but we have not found this to be the case. We could have bought a small bucket milker for the money we have put into the Udderly EZ. Would not recommend for daily milking. Oddly enough, I was most worried about having to replace bottles. We only lost one bottle during those 4-6 months. The bottles do seem to hold up well but are useless without the rest of the assembly.
Davilyn E from California
I bought this last month and its the best money I ever spent. I can milk each mini-oberhasli goat in less than five minutes. They are more relaxed than with hand milking. I can be sure I am getting the last little bit out so they don't get mastitis.
Easy to clean.