Anyway, in the local paper, I was reading that the owners rescued short horn cows....six milking cows, one male calf (is that called a bull as a baby?), and one heifer.....apparently, the owner was elderly, and neglected them.....just couldn't keep up the proper keep of them.
The farm owners were asking for donations, cause they figured it would be about ten thousand to feed them all Winter?? (That seems pretty steep to me...there are only three more months left of Winter here in New Hampshire....)
My question is....are there any charity sources they could tap for donations of feed in the upcoming months? The farm is non profit, with a tax exempt number, so I suppose that would be an incentive for organizations....does anyone know of any national organization that would help these folks out? Are there cow rescue organizations?
I wish I could purchase raw milk there...until we get our own...but this place is WAY expensive!!! Buying from them would cost me about seven dollars a gallon!
Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions, I could pass them on to the owners.
How wonderful that they adopted the cows . Do they mean $10,000 for a year of feeding or just to get through the winter? Even if they bought $4 a bale hay for the next 100 days for 8 animals it would only be $3,200. I bet they could get donations from local farms, 4-H, FFA, etc. Probably they could even get hay donated instead of money. People could donate to feed the cows for a day.
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28 January 1998 to 4 May 2015
Post by newenglandbeth on Jan 14, 2005 5:36:50 GMT -5
HI Claire, Yes, the article mentioned the farm was attempting to raise ten thousand for just the Winter! That must have been a misprint....it seems more like for a year, perhaps. The farm is on quite a few acres of town land...so these cows will be grazing in the good weather...
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