How to Milk a Cow Once a Day


| 9/22/2015 12:06:00 PM


Tags: Milking, Dairying, Dairy Cow, Animal Husbandry, Homesteading, Candi Johns,

Candi JohnsOwning a milk cow can be one of the most rewarding and gratifying parts of homesteading. It is also one of the bigger undertakings on the farm.

Getting a milk cow should not be taken lightly. It is a commitment. If you are interested in cow-ownership, milking, making butter, and all things dairy, but you aren't too sure about the 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. milkings every day, you have come to the right place!

Prepare to be free!

 

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Candi
10/2/2015 12:39:31 PM

We keep our calves on our milk cows until they are 9 months old. At this point it us usually time to dry up the cow before she calves again. If she is not bred, you can get another calf to help out with the milking. Best of Luck!


Christy
9/24/2015 11:02:49 AM

Great article. I have been contemplating getting a milk cow, but the thought of never leaving the house has also crossed my mind. I know there are factors that would change this (like location, breed, etc.) but can you give me an example approximately of how much you spend on a week old calf, and about how long that calf will nurse before you have to look to buying another?





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