Tuesday, 6 October 2015
I got a new bit of equipment
It arrived last week, yesterday was the first chance I got to have a proper look at it.
Its a Cream Separator, I got it in preparation for milking the goats, I know it be be a while yet, but I didn't want to wait until the last moment.
All unpacked its a lot bigger than I thought it would be
All fairly straight forward to put it together, I then stripped it down and gave it a wash.
I bought some full cream milk to give it a try out,
First bring the milk up to body temperature about 34 degrees
then it was switch on the separator pour in the milk, once the pitch changes on the motor, turn the key and skimmed milk comes out the spout o the left and cream comes out the spout on the right
It was so simple, I got just over 2 fluid oz of cream from the milk.
I ordered this separator through Amazon it came from Ukraine, I had been looking in the UK the price was anything from £300 to £700 and I was thinking I wouldn't be getting one, then through a forum I belong to heard about this one from the Ukraine at £115 it had excellent reviews.
Now I have tried it out I cant wait until the goats are producing milk, I have now had a thought, I usually buy semi skimmed milk and buy in for the month, if I buy a month supply of full fat milk and run it through the separator I will have some cream, I can then re-bottle the milk and freeze it as normal. I will give it a try and see how it goes.