Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Jersey Cow ended up being a "milk dud"... (see below) I wonder if that is the true definition of the word? Back to the drawing board!


gail said...

Hello Angela,

Thats a shame. I'm sure there's a cow that is just right for you. Hang in there.

Blessings Gail

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Too funny. Milk dud.

white_lilly said...

What a shame, are good ones hard to find? I know where I live they are rare unless you breed your own.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear Ole' Bessy the milk cow was a Dud...I would have no idea how to pick out a good milk cow. There has to be another once close would think! Good Luck in finding another one...debbie

Anonymous said...

Your dud Jersey might be a blessing in disguise :-)
Wouldn't 2 or 3 good dairy goats be cheaper?
They'd sure be a lot safer.

You'll never have to use the come along to deliver a malpresentation on a nanny goat.
Not to mention be up all night with a twisted stomach or fiddle with AI.
Cows do have to be bred every year and breeding 1 cow can be some trouble.

Cows are great.
But they eat a lot, can really kick and the vet bill is wicked.

fandkhoffman said...

So what exactly happened with the cow? How was she a dud? We've got 2 Jerseys and have had no problems for 3 years (Thank the LORD!!). With so many children, having a cow makes sense. We've got just 4 (soon to be 5) and easily use all the milk from one Jersey.

While I cannot disagree with Granny Miller, goats are great, it's just not that easy to get cream for butter from goat milk without expensive equipment.

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