My husband welded for a guy for a calf. We were expecting a small bull that we would have to castrate. We were given a good sized (500 pound) female, about three weeks ago. I'm not sure of the breed, but it isn't a milk cow. I have always wanted a milk cow and my husband said we could milk her after she has a calf. The guy that gave her to us said we could even use the services of his bull free. Can you get good milk from a cow that isn't a milk breed? I realize that the quantity would be down, but what about the quality? And next. When we got her she was wild, only have been running with other cows. We have since gotten her halter broke and she will let me hold her halter to walk her to where we want. The first day we got her she jumped the fence and went down the road to intermingle with other cows. We were able to get her home and put her in an enclosed pen and stall. Tim put another strand of wire around the top to make the fence 5 foot high. Today was the first day she went into the field. Tim put a cow bell on her so we could hear her if she was down in the bottom among the trees. We left for an hour and when we got home we called her and she came running. We fed her a little grain, scratched her and she went back into the pasture. My question is... Do you think I can quit worrying about her wanting to run down to the neighbor's cows (3 miles away) or should I keep a close eye on her for a little while? Thanks for any help you can give this novice.