Ive been doing a lot of reading about cows lately, in prep for our move to the country. We are going saturday morning to see the inside of a 100 yr old farmhouse with 62 acres of land. We are already in love with the land..and the house looks great from the outside...
The land has a place for our chickens already a building that will work well for a hen house...and the livestock gate and a cattle chute...and this building here
What would we need to do to that building to make it suitable for a milk cow to live in? walls? Hmmmm?
Anyway, back to my original question....
One of the articles I read said that Jersey bulls make excellent beef because of the higher fat content of the milk diet they are on....??? Has anyone here ever had meat from a Jersey? or Holstein?
Jersey is my first preference for a milk cow, but on the off chance that we end up with a bull calf when we breed her...would we just automatically sell it off? or raise it for beef?
For some reason, I hve it in my head that cows, like chickens, more often have bulls/roosters than heifers/hens....is that true?
Anyhow...Im just reading all I can..I will have tons more questions, and plan to get that book on the family milk cow too.