Backyard Cow, The: An Introductory Guide to Keeping a Productive Family Cow

Backyard Cow, The: An Introductory Guide to Keeping a Productive Family Cow

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by Sue Weaver
     
 

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Homegrown Dairy Products, Fresh from Your Yard

A single cow, carefully chosen for your needs and facilities, can live a healthy, contented life right in your backyard. Calm and friendly by nature, your cow will be a gentle companion and a valued contributor to your family's diet, producing more than enough milk to keep you out of your supermarket's dairy aisle.

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Homegrown Dairy Products, Fresh from Your Yard

A single cow, carefully chosen for your needs and facilities, can live a healthy, contented life right in your backyard. Calm and friendly by nature, your cow will be a gentle companion and a valued contributor to your family's diet, producing more than enough milk to keep you out of your supermarket's dairy aisle.

The essential beginner's guide to:

*Choosing a breed. Select the backyard cow that makes the most sense for your climate, grazing land, and price range.
*Developing cow sense. See the world as your cow does and you will both be safer.
*Caring for cattle. Breed your dairy cow, feed and groom her well, provide proper shelter, and identify and treat common diseases.
*Milking. Create a daily routine.
*Processing your daily milk. Keep your milk fresh and healthful with proper cooling and storing.
*Making cheese. Use your daily milk to make butter, yogurt, cheese, and other fresh, fermented, and aged dairy products.
*Riding steers. Yes, you can ride your steer or cow!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603429979
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,339,729
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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