I was recently contacted by a friend with a sick steer. She described his symptoms and I was concerned that is sounded quite serious, but I hesitated to recommend that she called a vet. Unfortunately the animal later died, which confirmed my suspicions, however we were both comfortable that she did all she could to […]
Our first house cow Bella came to us from a dairy farm and had already had two calves. She came with her second calf, Molly, who is also a full Jersey cow. We raised Molly to be our second house cow. With Bella now having an uncertain future after having difficulty with her last calf, […]
An easy way to make your own udder balm for the family cow or goat. Keep her comfortable and happy!
Have you ever wanted to add pigs to your hobby farm but feared you just couldn’t handle them? Here is what we have learned so far!
Our guest writer, Jessica, works as a Milk Tester in Vermont and spends time on both organic and conventional dairy farms. Although she says there are differences she points out how many similarities there are in raising calves!
A couple of times now I’ve heard people say that only bulls have horns. The second time it was a radio announcer. I thought I better write a post to explain that some cows have horns…. and some bulls don’t! Read more over at Eight Acres.