Ben Child wrote:I’ve been traversing this path , attempting to find someone of like mind for awhile and I’ve come to the conclusion that nothing , short of face to face time , is beneficial , for this pursuit ...at least anything worth getting excited about ..
I’m open to possibilities
Miles Flansburg wrote:Have you looked on the Landwatch website? HERE
elle sagenev wrote:We have staunchly refused the elf. My husband says it's getting the kids ready for big brother. They've begged for one, but no. The last thing we need is more responsibility during the holidays. Hard pass.
Nathan Benavidez wrote:I stumbled on the Shetland breed by happenstance while browsing forums and discovered that the Shetland was checking off all the boxes... medium-sized, docile, marbled beef, high butterfat milk (and lots of it).
Jt Glickman wrote:Quality of milk:
We calf share for the first 5-7 months after freshening. You don't get milk for the first month because it all goes to the calf. Then we start separating the calf at night, which produces much bellowing for about a week. After that they still bellow, but only in the evening and morning, but no longer at one am (I always feel so bad for my neighbors).
While calf sharing, we pretty much get 1% milk. Maybe 2% on a good day.
Once we wean the calf using a no bellow nose weaner, our cream line is comparable to a jersey cow and is rich, yellow milk. We start milking twice a day and try to freeze the evening milk to use after we dry her off.