There are certain facts about dairy cows we need to know:
- To begin producing milk and to keep producing milk, an animal must periodically give birth.
-Some animals will continue to give milk from 2 to 3 years after they have given birth.
-Dairy animals must be milked EVERY day at the SAME TIME(S) every day, in the same place, preferably by the same milker; animals never take long weekends or sleep in.
by Dirk Van Loon
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: How Now, (One Brown Cow)?
2: A History of Cattle
Chapter 3: Behaving Herself
Chapter 4: Buying a
Chapter 5: Handling and Grooming Cows
Chapter 6: Buildings, Staking, Fencing
Chapter 7: The Plants Cows Eat
Chapter 8: Taking It All In
Chapter 9: A Choice of Foods
Chapter 10: Measuring Feed Ingredients
Chapter 11: Grass/Hay and Concentrates -- A Basic Diet
Chapter 12: Shaving the Food Budget
Chapter 13: Milk and Milking
Chapter 14: Milk and the Home Dairy
Chapter 15: Breeding and Heat Periods
Chapter 16: Calving and Calf Feed --- Care of Young Stock
Chapter 17: Health
Chapter 18: Keeping the Land
Chapter 19: Making and Storing Hay and Roots