A Family Cow
Many people would like to acquire all the benefits of having a dairy cow for their home. However, fear of how tough it is to care for them, how much they cost to feed, or if you have enough space may stand in the way. Today we are here to say, having a dairy cow isn’t that hard. It is totally accomplishable on a small acreage. But don’t just take our word for it! Do a lot of research and ask friends, family, and neighbors who keep a dairy cow before deciding if it’s the right fit for you.
Having a family cow in the yard was pretty much always a thing for people who could afford it until recently. Having one is definitely making a comeback and more people are adopting the idea. There is an old saying that goes, “If you have a cow, you have everything.” We don’t know if that is actually true but it is definitely true that a cow can give you a lot! If having fresh milk, homemade butters, cheeses, yogurt, and ice cream all sounds amazing to you then you might want to consider a cow! Another great thing about having a cow is that they are a great way to make a profit.
One great way to make money on your cow is by breeding it and selling the calves. Well bred calves are always in high demand. If you want to keep your cow producing milk then she must calve fairly often usually if she has a calf she can produce milk again for a year or more. Not only does having a new calf restart the milk cycles but the calves make a great profit. Most breed their cow yearly. Something great about a friendly milk cow is that she is generally ok with accepting babies that have been orphaned to nurse!
Here is something many don’t realize. You can make good money in the business of cow manure. Many people are ready to buy manure for their garden or small farm. If you don’t need it then you are just the person to buy it from! Almost every garden center carries it and charges a pretty penny!
This Is the number one way to make a profit on your family cow. Many times they make more milk in a day then your family will actually need. You can sell the fresh milk or you can turn it into other products. Some products that are common to make with cows milk include Butter, cream, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and soap. All of these things are in high demand. It is important to check with your state’s laws on selling raw milk. However, even if you cannot sell it for human consumption it is great for other animals as well! Many animals thrive on raw cows milk!
Save Money at the Store
Many of us already work hard on this by growing our own fruits and vegetables, and raising our own chickens for meat and eggs. But we forget how much having a family cow will save us. As mentioned before you can get milk and cream which you can make a huge assortment of products from!
Having a family cow is a great addition to any homestead. If you are ready to buy your own Farm or Ranch then give us a call and we will help make your dreams come true.