What to ask; making a choice; wanting specific breeds; routines; fences; costs (land/shelter/feeding); testing before bringing home; training; behaviour; blending animals; including children; first milking; confirmation questions, etc.
Informational links; treatment options (includes: Today, Tomorrow and others); types of: gangrene, yeast, staph, sub clinical; test types and how to; infusions; natural treatments with recipe's and instructions; issues related to freshening, etc.
Informational links; Jersey, Holstein, Guernsey, all other dairy breeds; beef breeds; bulls (including safety issues); breeding questions; AI vs. Bull; all about AI'ing; ovulation questions; preg checking including biotracking; semen providing companies, etc.
Informational links; dry cows; OAD/TAD; fostering calves; breeding fresh cows; milk sharing; pre/post calving; body changes; first time freshened; new Momma safety; milk increasing/decreasing; placenta questions; what to have on hand for calving; feeding: dry, pre, post calving cows, etc.
Informational links; castration, disbudding, dehorning; tattoo's; vaccinations, blood draws; weight tapes; natural treatment how to's; fly spray's and instructional how to's; all about butchering; foot care; magnets; collars, etc.
Informational links; birth and after of the newborn; feeding: bottle/bucket; castration/dehorning; training; testing/vaccinations; heifer heats; probiotics; coccidiosis; scouring; naval ill; tubing; manure; injuries; multiple calf set ups; sale barn/dairy calves; weaning, etc.
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This book is intended as an inspirational manual for keeping a family milk cow. A lifetime of practical experience has been bound into one volume. Practical advice for the everyday and procedures for cow emergencies. Plus, answers to FAQ's like, 'Should you get a cow?' and 'How Much Space do I need?'