Post by faithwingnut on Oct 17, 2013 23:01:11 GMT -5
I was convinced the poll hair thing was true.... Until a month ago. Is as SURE. Gretel was having a bull because of her poll hair(it was crazy last calf who was a heifer). All other poll hair cows have been true to wives tale. Not this one! Gretel threw a gorgeous, healthy heifer calf and had the sleekest poll hair ever. BUT, yes, that looks like heifer hair;)
I seriously downsized the farm and am much happier with the simplicity!
Gretel(Jersey/Milking shorthorn), our first cow that's a keeper!
Pia(Piedmontese)- trying again for an A2 Jersey/Pied Heifer calf! My dream cow!
Our sweet LGD, Cali
Our fierce barn kitties, Alice and Bella
Yep, she's a registered Swiss. I have got two. I raised steer calves for 4-H my entire life from this line, and yet could never get her to sell me a heifer. Now I am hoping to start a herd for my daughter to get her 4-H calves from. I love the Brown Swiss breed. Nothing compares in my book.
Post by morningstar on Nov 4, 2013 12:24:09 GMT -5
Yay! Congratulations! Nice to know the poll hair was right on, too.
3 dairy heifers: Hazel (Jersey), Little Girl (Holstein), and Mochaccino (Lineback)
3 Hereford heifers: Ella, April, and May
1 steer: Teddy Bear
1 sow, Stella, with her 10 pigs
80 layers, give or take
2 NZ White rabbits
1 busy farm
cathymb6: I have a new calf, not sure when to start milking heifer. Saw somewhere within the first 12 hours. Is this correct?
Jul 6, 2014 13:32:48 GMT -5
mommamary: Researching dual purpose milk and fiber goats. Does anyone have recommendations?
Jul 7, 2014 19:01:46 GMT -5
mommamary: I am researching goat breeds that have Both good milk and fiber for spinning. Are there any good ones?
Jul 7, 2014 19:03:44 GMT -5
Jenny at Sagehill: Problem w/fiber goats is they put their energy into fiber, not milk. Cashmere goats might work, but their fiber needs a special dehairing machine to remove a LOT of coarse hair from a bit of cashmere.
Jul 13, 2014 12:05:01 GMT -5
Jenny at Sagehill: Angora goats might work except they aren't bred to milk much or longer than their kids require. They're rather smaller animals and can be finicky.
Jul 13, 2014 12:08:13 GMT -5
beelady: i had an angora doe that was a precocious milker. huge udder too... right now im crossing angora buck on nubian does saving the doelings that show mohair/cashmere and breeding those onto angoras..
Jul 16, 2014 7:42:26 GMT -5
romal: hi there..does anyone know if the Heifer Diary will continue & how Joann is doing?
Jul 17, 2014 14:16:14 GMT -5
Chatty Kathy: I've been out of the KFC, milking mass quantities. I cannot seem to find Joann's current diary entries and saw a post asking how she is doing. She has been such an inspiration and help to me. I'd like to know how she is.
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erinnny: sparkey75 Because not everyone changes their profile pic.
Aug 11, 2014 15:31:49 GMT -5
mootopian: I am trying to post an ad to tell folks I have good dairy cows for sale, but I don't understand how to start a post.
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Jerseytinkerbell: Figured it out, I think. Had something to do with my anti virus.
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mootopian: What would make me active?
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Janene: Ask a few questions and introduce yourself!
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Janene: Um, not here, start a thread or comment on one or two.
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Mare: anyone out there
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Jerseyboy1: How do I post to threads!
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