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Keeping a Family Cow: The Complete Guide for Home-Scale, Holistic Dairy Producers, 3rd Edition

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781603584784
Author(s): Joann S. Grohman
Format: Paperback
Year: 2013
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Dimensions: 154 x 230 x 19 (w x l x h)
Pages: 296

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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 convention Please click here to ask a question
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