Basic Needs for your Family Milk Cow

Jul

20

2014

Before you bring home your dairy cow, you should give significant thought to how you are going to provide for her needs. Cows, like most creatures, need food, water, and companionship. Here is a brief guideline for providing for your cow’s needs. Fencing To keep your cow and the neighbor’s landscaping...

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Share Milking with Nurse Cows

Jul

20

2014

Share Milking Most commercial dairies separate calves from their mothers shortly after their birth. The calves are given bottles of their mothers’ colostrum and later fed on milk from the dairy. Most commercial dairy cows have no idea what it is like to mother a calf. They are simply valued for the...

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Healthy, Organic Pasture Soil

Jul

19

2014

While the Bible verse that says, “All flesh is grass,” was not referring to farmers, it has a broad application to farming, and specifically to cattle farming. Every product that you get from a cow, whether meat or milk, is wholly dependent on the quality of forage that the cow consumes. However,...

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Managing Your Grass-Fed Cow

Jul

19

2014

So you want a Grass-Fed Family Cow? That’s great! As you probably already know, cows are designed to be ruminants, designed by nature with stomachs that convert grass and forage into meat and milk. Feeding a cow grain is an unnatural aberration forced upon them by shortsighted farmers and agriculture...

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Organically Produced Hay Is Part Of Our Quality Process!

Jul

8

2014

Organic dairy farming typically relies on grass and forage as the main food source for most or all of the animals on the farm. Cows, sheep, goats, horses and even pigs, rabbits and poultry can get most of the nutrition they require from good quality grasses and forage. Hay: A Winter & Supplemental...

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