Milking Options: By Hand or Machine

Jul

20

2014

When you are considering the purchase of a family dairy cow, one of the biggest considerations is whether to buy an electric milking machine or to milk by hand. Knowing the pros and cons of both options will help you decide which method fits best with your cows, your budget, and your lifestyle. When...

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The Jersey Cow

Jun

22

2014

Our Jersey cows grazing on fresh grass in the sunshine. The History of the Jersey Cow Jersey cows originated on a small island in the English Channel. While no one knows the origins of the original cows on the island, what is known is that the dairy farmers on the Isle of Jersey have carefully bred their...

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Backyard Farming with a Family Cow

Jun

22

2014

Cow ownership was once an essential part of American family life. The family cow provided milk, butter and cheese for consumption and sale. It also helped manage grass and pasture while serving as the core of the family farm. We haven’t lived in that pastoral, agrarian world for generations. The...

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Fun Farming Times with a Jersey Family Cow

Jun

22

2014

One of the more docile breeds, Jersey cows are closer to pets when you raise them gently and play around with them a bit. Naturally nosy, it isn’t strange at all to find a calf, or a grown cow, coming to see what you’re doing if you are in the pasture or even come to the door if you are in the barn...

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