Sunday, August 4, 2013

A Family Cow

I have been thinking, for quite some time, about getting a family cow. I am pretty set on the Jersey breed, mostly due to first and foremost, wanting to have fresh milk. Second, meat.

Another reason I would like to have a family cow is to help with the grass/weed control mostly in the corral, but also in some other areas of the place.

I have found four (4) books available on Amazon on this topic. The one from 1976 I have read so many wonderful reviews about, but there are new ones in the arena, which also have great reviews.



Here are the books to which I am deciding between which to order:

     

Has anyone read any of these? All of the ratings on them are pretty much equal.

There is one more, it is pre-order with no date, so that one is out of the question.

Do you have a family cow? If so, what breed? Any advise?

Not only am I interested in a family cow for the fresh dairy products, but I'd also like to be able to butcher a calf/young cow for meat. I have read that the jersey breed is a good fit for dual-purpose. Do you agree?

Thanks for any information and advise! Have a wonderful Sunday.

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2 comments:

  1. I would LOVE to have my own cow, maybe one day I'll make that dream come true :)

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    1. You will get there, Sandra! I just know it!

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