Okay, up until now we have just had dairy & meat goats, chickens, geese, rabbits, pigs and well right now I have 3 turkeys in the carport. LOL! I would really like to get a family cow. I would like cow that I could milk along with breeding her and eating the offspring. I am cow DUMB. Any advice? I like the Jersey look. I would like a calm, well mannered cow since I have back problems and can't be jerked around a whole lot. I don't mind milking, I love to milk my goats. However, I want cream and butter and other cheeses!! Would one cow support a family of 7? I don't have a lot of money, what can I expect to pay for a cow in Washington State? And where would I find one? What are bummer calfs? What kind of housing and feed does a cow need? Sorry for all the questions. I was raised near Brattleboro, VT - Holstein Country - but left when I was 16...guess I hadn't paid enough attention to all of our neighbors!