I don’t know many people in real life who have cows. A few acquaintances, but no good friends with whom I can talk regularly about cows. Like many of my interests, I turn to blogs to find like-minded people who are happy to talk non-stop about cows, manure, hay, minerals, pasture, milking schedule and bottle-feeding […]
I wish we had luscious green grass for our cow year round, but like most places, we only have green grass for short periods. In winter, we don’t get much rain at all, and our sub-tropical grass species die off with the cooler weather. This is when we need to feed our house cow extra […]
Its mid-autumn here and our nine angus-cross heifers are currently calving. This may seem an odd time of the year to have calves, and certainly in the temperate areas you would expect to see baby calves and lambs in spring, but in the sub-tropics we can do things a bit differently as we don’t have […]
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!