Jason Koscinski

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are you stuck on cows? seems for your purposes, a goat or two might be a better choice (easier to handle/less milk/companionship)



Actually no. I began with considering getting goats. Everyone I have talked to (as in person) has discouraged me for different reasons. So I am investigating what it takes to have a cow. I do suspect that goats might be easier and with having 4 kids of our own, more enjoyable for the whole family.

I guess I need to try some goat milk to see if we like the taste, I can't say that I have tried it other than in goat cheese.
5 years ago

I've seen a really good book called "Keeping a Family Cow."



Thanks, added it to my Amazon list.


5 years ago

She would need to get pregnant and calve to produce milk



Does she need to get preganant each year? Or can we do this once and then just keep her milking? I am not sure if I am up to having a pregnant cow every year.
5 years ago
Sorry for posting this question when most likely someone else has already asked a similiar question, I just didn't have time to search the forum for a long time....

Task: I want to add 1 cow to our little 6 acre farm for the purpose of milk. Starting small with one seems manageable.

Question: Is this a good idea?

Will one cow get depressed? We have chickens already and maybe she will like their company. Does 1 cow living alone produce the milk? or does she need a bull around to make things work? We are not interested in breeding. Just milking everyday.


Any helpful information is appreciated.
5 years ago