I'm wondering; how do you train a cow to pull a cart? I've heard Dexters are triple purpose and that is one of them. I know how to desensitize and what not. My questions are how do you get them going and how do you steer xD
I am very new to homesteading. We purchased a cow who was supposedly bred (now I don't think she is), who is fairly attached to me and allows me to handle her to some extent. But then we also purchased a couple of others so that she'd have a herd (partly because, before we did, she ran away in...
would you run one cow calf pairing in a pasture with 3 goats? Should I rotate pasture even though there aren’t many animals? If this was you how would you rotate the pasture? I’m unsure how to divide the pasture and how often to move the animals
My 3 year old Jersey cow had her calf 5 days ago. I have been leaving mama and baby together the whole time and bringing mom in first thing in the morning to milk. She has one quarter that’s damaged from previous owners not handling a bad case of mastitis. I am only getting 2 quarts a day out of...
I was wondering if I needed to add any loose minerals to my 5 year old jersey cows diet. She is due in about 4-5 weeks. I currently have a mineral block she visits regularly. My question is, do I need to add loose minerals to her diet now or after she calves? Thank you all for your advice.
So I have been on the look out for a decent hoof trimming blade for my grinder. I have a single jersey who is in need of a pedicure pretty bad. I have read articles and watched tons of video. I vaguely remember doing this with my grandfather when he ran a dairy. So I was wondering if anyone had...
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I have been having trouble finding good quality hay for my Jersey cow. I live in north central Texas. It has been a hot dry summer and prices have shot way up. My wife found some for sale not far from us so I went to take a look. It...
I have registered Dexter Cows from really good lines.
Easy keepers. Hardy and thrifty.
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