Cow Share – Making Money on the Homestead

If your cow is producing way too much milk for your family, you can sell the raw milk, however in some states this might be illegal.  One way that small farms are getting around this is something called a Cow Share or Herd Share.  It is done through a contract and basically the consumer is […]

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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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Milk – Making Money on The Homestead

Have you ever thought about selling raw milk to make money on the homestead? Please keep in mind that in some states there are laws prohibiting certain kinds of sales of raw milk such as selling across state lines. Below is a video from VW Family Farms on how one family offsets the cost of […]

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