This class will help you navigate the new and exciting world of owning and caring for your family cow & calf. This may also be an entry point for you to get into selling raw milk from the farm, or having a beef animal (as a result of the occasional bull calf that you will have). A handout and digital material will provide you with basic need-to-know information, plus a listing of useful books, and businesses that can supply you with the feed, nutritional supplies and other items that you will want to have in your First-Aid Kit.
Items to be covered during the workshop include:
Nutrition for the cow & calf,
Hand Milking & using a Bucket Milker,
Milk quality & testing services,
Developing a grazing system for your animals,
Breeds & Breeding,
Milk processing, and
Marketing your milk.