The Family Cow

Author: Dirk Van Loon
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 0882660667
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A complete guide to the basics of cow selection, handling, milking, care, and breeding that provides detailed information on raising feed crops and utilizing manure

Keeping A Family Cow

Author: Joann S. Grohman
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 160358479X
Size: 47.74 MB
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The cow is the most productive, efficient creature on earth. She will give you fresh milk, cream, butter, and cheese, build human health and happiness, and even turn a profit for homesteaders and small farmers who seek to offer her bounty to the local market or neighborhood. She will provide rich manure for your garden or land, and will enrich the quality of your life as you benefit from the resources of the natural world. Quite simply, the family that keeps a cow is a healthy family. Originally published in the early 1970s as The Cow Economy and reprinted many times over, Keeping a Family Cow has launched thousands of holistic small-scale dairy farmers and families raising healthy cows in accordance with their true nature. The book offers answers to frequently asked questions like, 'Should I get a cow?' and 'How Much Space do I need?' in addition to extensive information on: • The health benefits of untreated milk; • How to milk a cow effectively and with ease; • Choosing your dairy breed; • Drying off your cow; • Details on calving and breeding; • The importance of hay quality and how to properly feed your cow; • Fencing and pasture management; • Housing, water systems, and other supplies; • Treating milk fever and other diseases and disorders; • Making butter, yogurt, and cheese, and, of course . . . • . . . Everything else the conventional dairy industry doesn’t tell us! Now revised and updated to incorporate new information on the raw milk debate, the conversation about A1 vs. A2 milk, fully grassfed dairies, more practical advice for everyday chores, and updated procedures for cow emergencies. Keeping a Family Cow has not only stood the test of time, it still remains the go-to inspirational manual for raising a family milk cow nearly forty years after its first publication. Joann Grohman has a lifetime of practical experience that has been bound into this one volume and presented in the spirit of fun and learning.

The Family Cow Handbook

Author: Philip Hasheider
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760340676
Size: 79.80 MB
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Milking your family cow and experiencing the simple joys that comes with it are explained in this guidebook by veteran dairy farmer and cheesemaker Phil Hasheider.This book leads you through all the steps needed to make your dream a reality and the processes involved to make your own dairy products. You will learn the practical do’s and don’ts of buying a cow, milking, feeding, and assisting her when she gives birth to a calf. You may not have the experience yet, but time will take care of that as you learn. Your adventure starts here and this book will guide you along your journey with your family cow.

The Backyard Cow

Author: Sue Weaver
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603429972
Size: 29.96 MB
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You don't need acres of land to keep a cow healthy, happy, and productive. You can raise one right in your own backyard, producing more than enough milk for a single family--up to six gallons per day! The Backyard Cow covers everything you need to know, from selecting the right breed to understanding your cow's behavior; providing shelter, health care, and daily maintenance; grooming; milking; and making cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products from your milk.

Raising A Calf For Beef

Author: Phyllis Hobson
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9780882660950
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Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of raising beef, and provides practical advice on selecting, feeding, caring for, and butchering cattle

Treating Dairy Cows Naturally

Author: Hubert J. Karreman
Publisher: Acres USA
ISBN: 9781601730008
Size: 16.31 MB
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With much thought and research, Dr. Karreman describes how cows can be treated for a wide variety of problems with plant-derived and biological medicines. Drawing upon veterinary treatments from before synthetic pharmaceuticals, and tempering them with modern knowledge and clinical experience, Dr. Karreman bridges the world of natural treatments with life in the barn in a rational and easy-to-understand way. In describing treatments for common dairy cow diseases, he covers practical aspects of biologics, botanical medicines, homeopathic remedies, acupuncture and conventional medicine.

Cows On The Family Farm

Author: Chana Stiefel
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0766042057
Size: 17.14 MB
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"An introduction to life on a farm for early readers. Find out what a cow eats, where it lives, and when calves are born"--

Milk Money

Author: Kirk Kardashian
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611680271
Size: 11.17 MB
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The failing economics of the traditional small dairy farm, the rise of the factory mega-farm with its resultant pollution and disease, and the uncertain future of milk

Cow In The Garden

Author: Larry Yarrow
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1543448763
Size: 13.57 MB
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The story was inspired by the response from children and adults who heard the musical version of the story about a cow that gets loose and ends up in the family garden, ruining some nutritious vegetables. Overnight, after thinking about it, that cow wanted to make up for what it did and show everybody how good for us healthy food is.

The Back To Basics Handbook

Author: Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616082615
Size: 57.48 MB
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Includes hundreds of projects for sustainable living--such as dyeing wool, grafting trees, raising chickens, crafting furniture with hand tools, making preserves and cheese, building a log cabin and much more, in a book that also has tips for down-home fun, as well as 500 full-color illustrations. Original.