What to Know Before Purchasing Cows


| 8/3/2017 12:42:00 PM


Bobbi PetersonOwning and running a farm or homestead can be a fulfilling and productive lifestyle. It gives you the independence to grow your own food, so you know exactly where it comes from and how it was treated, and the ability to make a living selling the excess.

Farm life can be difficult, but if you’re up for the challenge, the results are incredibly rewarding. When it comes to deciding what type of crops to plant on your property, you have to consider what plants are suited to your climate and soil type. When it comes to deciding what type of animals to have on your farm, other factors have to be taken into consideration.

There are many benefits to having cows on your property, but you need to consider whether or not they are right for the size of your land. Below are a few things to consider before purchasing cows.

1. What Kind of Cow Do You Want?

There are two types of cows you can have on your property: beef cattle and dairy cattle. Beef cattle are raised to become food, so they have different requirements than dairy cattle, which are kept to supply your family with milk.



However, no matter which cow you decide to buy, there are a few things you will need to consider:





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