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  1. Jersey not giving much milk?

    Homesteading Questions
    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...
  2. Worker in dairy breeds

    I am worried our family Jersey has worms. She is not putting on a lot of weight despite constant access to coastal hay, fresh green grass, and a special dairy ration x2 daily. I was going to get a dewormer (ivermectin) but with her being fresh I wasn’t sure if this was a good idea or if there...
  3. Storing Milk

    For those of you who have a family milk cow, how do you store all of that extra milk? Where did you get the containers to store it? We are currently using 1 quart mason jars but are running out quickly. Any advice would be appreciated. Also, any suggestions on finding cheaper equipment would be...
  4. Feeding soaked whole wheat

    We have a left over 4H pig that we have been trying to sell for over a month. He has to be closing in on 400 lbs - was 300 lbs in mid August. He is a really long, tall pig so not overly fat - just big. We think we finally have him sold but can't get a butcher date until mid-November. We...
  5. Boss, C.O.B., & Flax Seed

    Right now I currently feed an equal part Boss & C.O.B. for my milkers. I am wanting to add an equal part Flax Seed. Anybody currently feeding this mix or something similar? Did it increase milk or butterfat? Taste?
  6. Dexter Cattle Central PA, Delivery Available

    Barter Board
    I have registered Dexter Cows from really good lines. Easy keepers. Hardy and thrifty. I can help with delivery for extra consideration. You can contact me at [email protected] I will post details below.
  7. New to bottle feeding...

    Hi I am new to this forum and new to bottle babies! Need some advice! I brought home two baby la mancha does last week. I started feeding just as breeder/farmer had instructed. He told me to buy the "Milk products Grade A Ultra 24 livestock replacer" to feed 8oz 2x a day! I actually was...
  8. First Fresh Doe, Sore Udder?

    Hey, so my FF two-year-old freshened 4 days ago with a big buckling. She's doing alright on the milk stand, but she's lifting her legs a lot. I think that her udder is sore (it's pink and I noticed that under her legs her udder was reddish) and that's why she doesn't like me touching her udder...