Originally Posted by DashAwayAll
Remember too, that a cow will produce like gangbusters after the first week or so, building up in the first ninety days, then the rest of the lactation is down hill! Often with the last month or so getting milked more to ensure her health than for milk production. Then the cow needs to rest before her next calf, and will be out of action, so to speak, for 45-65 days.
if you could handle goat milk they tend to produce 1/2 to a 1 gallon a day...just get two milking does and youd be set (plus finding a buck to keep her making babies)
I didn't think about how they have to have babies to keep producing milk. Not something I'd want to deal with. After everything you posted Dash, I guess it would be more cost effective to just keep buying the milk!
I was just thinking about the Waltons and how they went out every morning and night and milked their cow. Piece of cake! Plus, we drink fat free milk. What's the process to making it fat free? I have an uncle and cousin who have dairy farms in Wisconsin. You'd think I'd know more about this.
Kickshaw, every 10 days?!