Used Milk Storage Vats and Such Things

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Used Milk Storage Vats and Such Things

Postby msscamp » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:53 pm

Got a question for the dairy folks. Is it possible to buy used milk storage vats and other dairy equipment, and would a person want to do this? Met a guy yesterday who has a goat dairy, but the price of the equipment is cost prohibitive right now. I thought I would bring the problem to the folks on here and see what you suggested. Thanks in advance for any input, thoughts, or suggestions.
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Postby dun » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:44 pm

It's done all the time. As long as it's in good shape, works properly and can be properly sanatized there's no reason to not use it.
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Postby msscamp » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:47 am

Thanks dun, any idea where to get used equipment?
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Postby pdfangus » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:00 am

every dairy equipment dealer has used stuff sitting around.
Get on the local auction comapny mailing list and buy direct from daries going out of business.
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Postby dun » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:23 am

pdfangus wrote:every dairy equipment dealer has used stuff sitting around.
Get on the local auction comapny mailing list and buy direct from daries going out of business.

Yup!
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Re: Used Milk Storage Vats and Such Things

Postby bigbull338 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:13 pm

around here about all thats sold out of the barns when people quit milking is the milk tanks.thats all weve sold out of our barn.still have the vats milkers an milking system along with the feed system.
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Postby Kingfisher » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:51 pm

msscamp wrote:Thanks dun, any idea where to get used equipment?

There is a little bit of it on ebay. You might try craigsfinder.com too. It searches craigslist nation wide.
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Postby Running Arrow Bill » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:38 am

Save time, money, labor...get you milk at grocery store... LOL!
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Postby novaman » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:09 am

Running Arrow Bill wrote:Save time, money, labor...get you milk at grocery store... LOL!

Have you seen the price of milk in the store lately? It is crazy what they are charging for it.
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Postby Running Arrow Bill » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:59 am

novaman wrote:
Running Arrow Bill wrote:Save time, money, labor...get you milk at grocery store... LOL!

Have you seen the price of milk in the store lately? It is crazy what they are charging for it.


Factor all costs, etc., out... go with bottomline.

Price of milk not really a significant issue unless you are buying several gallons a week... Guess I'm being a little sarcastic...apologize...we buy 1/2 gal a month and divide into 4 jars, keep 1 in refrig and put other 3 in freezer. Only use it for cooking... ;-)
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Re: Used Milk Storage Vats and Such Things

Postby bigbull338 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:45 am

Running Arrow Bill wrote:
novaman wrote:
Running Arrow Bill wrote:Save time, money, labor...get you milk at grocery store... LOL!

Have you seen the price of milk in the store lately? It is crazy what they are charging for it.


Factor all costs, etc., out... go with bottomline.

Price of milk not really a significant issue unless you are buying several gallons a week... Guess I'm being a little sarcastic...apologize...we buy 1/2 gal a month and divide into 4 jars, keep 1 in refrig and put other 3 in freezer. Only use it for cooking... ;-)

i have a friend that drinks 2 or 3 gal of fresh milk just about everyday.
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Re: Used Milk Storage Vats and Such Things

Postby TexasBred » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:11 pm

novaman wrote:
Running Arrow Bill wrote:Save time, money, labor...get you milk at grocery store... LOL!

Have you seen the price of milk in the store lately? It is crazy what they are charging for it.


Like fine sippin' whiskey, milk has never sold for what it's worth. :drink: Love milk. Best is right out of a milk tank at about 34 degrees...talking about a quick brain freeze.
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Re: Used Milk Storage Vats and Such Things

Postby msscamp » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:02 am

Thanks guys! :)
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Re: Used Milk Storage Vats and Such Things

Postby ga.prime » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:37 am

bigbull338 wrote:i have a friend that drinks 2 or 3 gal of fresh milk just about everyday.

How much he weigh?
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Re: Used Milk Storage Vats and Such Things

Postby upfrombottom » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:22 am

bigbull338 wrote:i have a friend that drinks 2 or 3 gal of fresh milk just about everyday.



I'd be bound up tighter than a 100lb square bale.
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