Milking hamsters??

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Milking hamsters??

Post: # 93054Post Andy Hamilton »

I was talking to my dairy farmer friend the other day and he was telling me that due to the supermarkets driving down prices that he is having to diversify. Although horse milk was due to be popular a couple of years ago it did not catch on, apparently market research has said this is because people think that the milk will be 'dirty'.

My mate is trying out all sorts of animals milk as an experiment. The market for goats milk is not that lucrative either so what to try next. Now he is a little bit of an odd ball, but in general the stuff he does tends to come off he is someone that would have probably Worn flares in the late 80's before they came back into fashion. He thinks that he should try milking dogs, llamas and even hamsters. So he asked me to do a little market research on here, what would you drink?
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Post: # 93055Post ina »

:shock: :mrgreen:

You'll probably think this is a joke, too - but I did once see mice being milked - by machine - on telly... A long, long time ago it was, and part of some scientific project.
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Post: # 93059Post MKG »

Is this the same guy who used to milk whales until Maggie Thatcher stopped school milk?

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It's April 1st right? :lol:

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Post: # 93113Post Stonehead »

We tried to develop a market for kangaroo milk back in Oz a few years ago. We found a few agile stockmen who were prepared to give it a go and solved the problem of spillage with the famous bouncing bucket, but sadly Jacka's Roo Juice failed as it all turned to butter.

Still, we were able to export the kangaroos to New Zealand, where more adventurous Kiwis quickly swapped sheep for hot buttered roo...
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Nearly was had :lol:

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Post: # 93134Post PeterNZ »

Stonehead wrote:We tried to develop a market for kangaroo milk back in Oz a few years ago. We found a few agile stockmen who were prepared to give it a go and solved the problem of spillage with the famous bouncing bucket, but sadly Jacka's Roo Juice failed as it all turned to butter.

Still, we were able to export the kangaroos to New Zealand, where more adventurous Kiwis quickly swapped sheep for hot buttered roo...
Well at least we kiwis figured out how to get the milking cups into the kangaroo's pouch and were successful at milking them. :lol:

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Post: # 93144Post Millymollymandy »

Well Heather Mills came up with the idea of milking rats, so why not a hamster? :lol:

We'd have to drag little children back into the workforce to do it though.

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Post: # 93149Post Andy Hamilton »

Hmm have to come up with something better next year, remember this one? or the other that I can't find where I mocked up a BBC news item and pretended that we met the tony blair.
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Post: # 93150Post ina »

Oh yes! :mrgreen:
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Post: # 93157Post Millymollymandy »

I've never seen the Old Fat Lad one before! That'd be a good use for all those male hamsters that can't be milked. :lol: :lol: :lol:

I remember the one when you were going to sell Selfsufficientish to the Americans. Nev got very upset! :mrgreen:

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Post: # 93159Post Millymollymandy »

Here is the Tony Blair joke - but it wasn't even in April!!!

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Post: # 93161Post Jack »

Gidday

Hey StoneHead, the Aussies are always trying to milk the Kiwis and when they can't they milk our ideas, like pavlova etc.

There is a manufacturing firm in Otorohanga who make milkinmg machines and they claim to be able to make a machine to milk any animal. I do know they developed one to milk camels.
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:lol:
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