Cost of Keeping a Miniature Cow

You need to know what it costs for a miniature cow.

It helps you make an educated decision about having a milk cow on your homestead.
Here is the link to this excel.  You will find the cow cost calculations on the second tab labeled, “Cow Production and Cost”. Continue reading Cost of Keeping a Miniature Cow

How Now Brown Cow

You’ve probably already realized there are several valid reasons for wanting to your own cow.  But do you want an heirloom cow?

It is noteworthy that heirloom cows are miniature cows. Modern cows are the large ones that are used for commercial purposes that you see spotting the countryside.  Commercial growers were obsessed with size.  There are few countries like Australia considering bring back miniature cows for their feed conversion rate alone.  (Conversion rate is the amount of feed you give an animal versus what you get in return such as eggs, milk, or meat)  Here are the biggest reasons to choose an heirloom cow for your farm.

⇒Easier to handle size
⇒More docile and intelligent
⇒Not as susceptible to disease
⇒Higher quality meat
⇒More milk/meat for feed input.
⇒Forage like goats
⇒Lacks the A protein that causes bloating
⇒No need for birthing assistance
⇒Higher conception Continue reading How Now Brown Cow