dairy cows for small farm barn

Asked December 14, 2012, 9:37 PM EST

Wanting some information for type of bred cow for small farm and options for a barn for milking with hay storage. Would like a Jersey but haven`t seen many around for the buttermilk. Currently have nothing to start with except the house so have a clean slate to work without much money.

Shawnee County Kansas

1 Response

The breed of milk cow a dairyman has is ususally historical with the farm or due to facility or market restrictions. If milking will be for home consumption or a commercial, profit-generating enterprize, can influence the breed. Also if youngsters will be showing for a youth project can influence the breed.
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