Once you’re ready to add a dairy cow to your homestead, it can be tempting to seek out a cow that is already in milk and possibly one who no longer has her calf with her. It may seem ideal upfront, but it may not actually be the best idea to start out. These are three reasons you should NOT buy a cow in milk without her calf.
Just a small farm girl livin' in a homestead world... I'm all about small farming, homesteading, and country life. Getting by on faith, grace, and a bit of elbow grease. I blog to share my journey: the good, the bad, and the manure-covered. I have been homesteading with my family since 2008. Between the goats, pigs, poultry, rabbits, and pets, we have our own little funny farm. I also love canning and preserving as well as soapmaking and DIY projects. Stewardship and self-sufficiency are my goals.
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