Keeping a Family Cow: The Complete Guide for Home-Scale, Holistic Dairy Producers (Paperback)
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Keeping a Family Cow: The Complete Guide for Home-Scale, Holistic Dairy Producers (Paperback)

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Paperback 296 Pages / Published: 05/11/2013
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The cow is the most productive, efficient creature on earth. She will give you fresh milk, cream, butter, and cheese, build human health and happiness, and even turn a profit for homesteaders and small farmers who seek to offer her bounty to the local market or neighborhood. She will provide rich manure for your garden or land, and will enrich the quality of your life as you benefit from the resources of the natural world. Quite simply, the family that keeps a cow is a healthy family.

Originally published in the early 1970s as The Cow Economy and reprinted many times over, Keeping a Family Cow has launched thousands of holistic small-scale dairy farmers and families raising healthy cows in accordance with their true nature. The book offers answers to frequently asked questions like, 'Should I get a cow?' and 'How Much Space do I need?' in addition to extensive information on:

- The health benefits of untreated milk;
- How to milk a cow effectively and with ease;
- Choosing your dairy breed;
- Drying off your cow;
- Details on calving and breeding;
- The importance of hay quality and how to properly feed your cow;
- Fencing and pasture management;
- Housing, water systems, and other supplies;
- Treating milk fever and other diseases and disorders;
- Making butter, yogurt, and cheese, and, of course . . .
- . . . Everything else the conventional dairy industry doesn't tell us!

Now revised and updated to incorporate new information on the raw milk debate, the conversation about A1 vs. A2 milk, fully grassfed dairies, more practical advice for everyday chores, and updated procedures for cow emergencies.

Keeping a Family Cow has not only stood the test of time, it still remains the go-to inspirational manual for raising a family milk cow nearly forty years after its first publication. Joann Grohman has a lifetime of practical experience that has been bound into this one volume and presented in the spirit of fun and learning.

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781603584784
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
Edition: 3rd edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Many with small rural properties have opted out of the industrial food system by obtaining a family cow. Keeping a Family Cow is the only owner's manual you will need. In elegant, readable prose, Grohman guides the neophyte through all the steps, from choosing a cow, to milking her, to making butter, yogurt, and cheese. Highly recommended for anyone interested in grass-based farming and nutrient-dense food--not just family cow owners--Keeping a Family Cow will instill great appreciation for the sacred bond between domesticated animals and the human beings who care for them."--Sally Fallon Morell, President, The Weston A. Price Foundation


"Joann Grohman is level-headed and sure-footed when it comes to helping families build a lasting partnership with a homestead cow. Her work remains an important reference for anyone considering bringing these gentle creatures into their lives."--Shannon Hayes, author of Long Way on a Little, The Farmer and the Grill, The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook, and Radical Homemakers

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