If you’ve just found us – Welcome! If you’re looking for information on finding a family milk cow, we hope to help you with that. This is the third part of this month’s article, so if you haven’t read the first two yet we encourage you to start at Chapter 1.
Chapter 3: The Animal
After you know that your facilities are ready and that you know how to take care of your cow, it’s time to bring the RIGHT cow home! So many cows to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? Here are some questions you’ll need to answer to help you make that decision.
Do you want a registered animal?
Registered animals will cost more – but if you sell off calves, that cuts both ways, and you’ll have a guaranteed market, too. Figure out if you’ll have a market for unregistered or composite animals. Breed associations can be a great source of information & other members will often be quite helpful to the beginner.