How you handle a cow effects thier disposition more than the breed. I've been around angus cows that you could walk up to on the range and pet and I've been around herefords that would chase you over a fence. As far as dairy cows, I wouldn't buy any. If you have one milk cow you might as well have a hundred because you have to be home every morning and every night to milk them. Forget about vacations because finding someone that can and will milk the cow properly is next to impossible. For the amount of milk most families use it's cheaper to buy it. It's also safer because it's tested for bacteria and disease and pastuerized.
There's nothing like the Rockies in the springtime... Nothing like the freedom in the air... And there ain't nothing better than draggin calves to the fire and there's nothing like the smell of burning hair. -Brenn Hill