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Farm Life: purchasing a dairy cow- would like advice

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Poolville, TX

February 25, 2009
3:07 AM

Post #6186452

We have a small farm but haven't done anything dairy. I am considering purchasing a dairy cow and breeding her to a beef breed (such as Angus). We will keep the cow to provide milk for our family and raise the calf to put in the freezer.

As anyone sent a diary cow/ beef cow *mix* to the butcher? How was the meat? Any concerns?

Did you keep the calf on the mom? If so, was she able to produce enough milk for your family and her calf? Any concerns? I plan on home pasteurizing.

Any good sources/ farms in Texas for a dairy cow?


:) Jennifer

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