Before You Buy a Family Cow – Costs

Buying a family cow is big decision and responsibility.  If you are still leaning towards buying a family cow instead of getting involved in a cow or herd share then here is a list of financial considerations: How much land do you have?  Please keep in milk that the size of the cow makes a […]

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Raw Milk – As Good as Cash on the Homestead

Most people feel that having a family cow might mean too much milk.  For a smaller family, one option would be to go with a family cow such as a Dexter that does not produce as much as a Jersey.  It is also a miniature but it produces about 1 1/2 to 2 gallons a […]

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Difference Between A1 and A2 Milk

There are actually two types of milk A1 and A2.  Many are finding that A2 is easier to digest for those who are lactose intolerant.  A1 milk is actually a gene mutation that can not be digested.  In the US and Europe you have cows with A1 milk.  In certain countries such as Africa, there […]

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The Family Cow – Timeline Q & A

If you are considering a family cow, here are a few timeline questions that I thought would be helpful. At what age can a cow be bred?  13 – 17 months of age When does a cow start to give milk?  After a calf is born Does a cow ever stop giving milk?  About 2 […]

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