I thought this was really cool, however It really troubles me that it is so impersonal for the cows. I have worked on many dairy farms and itcan be this way but I reall like the small dairys with the personal touch. I do really like how they are using methane gas to create energy. We have a farm near us that is very large and is doinf the same thing. A
Wife to the love of my life, 5 sons, Milkmaid and gereral slave to, Rose and Maggie newly freshened heifers, Buttercup, Violet, and Sally all who will freshen in the summer and more calves than I care to currently acknowledge.
Can you imagine being chained by the neck in a smelly barn 24 / 7, and never seeing a pasture, sunshine, or breathing fresh air? This is why I avoid buying dairy in the supermarket. My cow wanders around my yard, eating grass and hay.
Post by loriandersen on Aug 26, 2009 14:59:12 GMT -5
I have seen this link before and watched the video. I have to say that at least you know that the cows are not getting abused on the farm and that everything is clean and the perfect temp at all times. Very efficent for everyone involved! But its like I always say about the caged laying hen ops, it does not mean that they are supposed to live like that! It sounds like they have some good ideas, but it would be nice to see them out on a nice pasture, yes? Lori
Wife to Matt Mother of James 8y,Milla 7y, Kayleah 6y, John 2y, Thomas under a year, baby due in January Samantha Dexter milk Cow Ulla Dexter Milk Cow Cow Dexter Milk Cow 1 bull, 4 steers, 5 cow and bred heifers, 4 calves 85 laying hens Jessie "herding" Dog
Post by honeycreekdexters on Aug 26, 2009 16:04:55 GMT -5
This farm is only minutes from our place so we see it very often but for other reasons than those that were in the video, I am surprised that they did not tell about the 3 most important things there, and they are the butter pecan ice cream and the best cheese sandwiches you have ever tasted. But the butter is by far the greatest thing you have ever tasted, on a hot biscuit with honey. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it. I dont remember them saying the cows dont get outside, we see cows outside all the time. You can purchase the bull calves for almost nothing. Think I'll go get a cone.
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moserfam6: I am in the Kansas City area and need some comfrey to make a poultice and/or feed to a cow that broke her leg. Anyone know where I can find some comfrey?
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jettat: Need help yearling bull calf got into pig food sometime since yesterday and is down with diarrhea. Vet didn't come out but said only thing to do is give it Kaopetric (SP) but don't give us much hope. Any suggestions would be a big help.
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hroewe: Just finished Joann's book. It was fantastic!
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milkingoneand: Contact me off group and let me know exactly what you're looking for as I'm currently looking at heifers ready to breed soon. I have a couple of farm visits on my list, and might be able to help you out.
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brigitte: Contact me by PM I have a fancy MS registered heifer 10 months old
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fordkevint: Hello, I am looking for a family milk cow in Southern KS this spring. Anyone have a reference out there?
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littlebirddog: Getting some calves ready to be weened any good ideas
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whitegas: I'm looking for our first family milk cow. We live in Michigan. Anyone have suggestions of where to find one?
Feb 16, 2014 20:02:00 GMT -5
FarmBoy66: Littlebirddog, get them started on grain, free choice. They also need to have water. Try to get them interested in it and then in small steps start taking their milk away. They should be fully weaned in about 2 weeks or so
Feb 17, 2014 20:21:25 GMT -5
fairfarmhand: I love this place. No one else, even my husband understands why I'd do all the work, spend all the money, just to milk a cow.
Feb 19, 2014 14:29:45 GMT -5
frauline214: oI am new to forum. I have a jersey/beef cow cross who is due to calve shortly. I plan on adding other calves to her after she calves. This is a first time freshener and she has been raised to let me milk her. Any suggestions how many calves I can add?
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