Congratulations to Bonnie Patten and Sarah Grignon for winning the Cleaning Cloth Giveaway!
For this weeks giveaway we are offering a book from One Ash Farm & Dairy Supply. The book is called
The Family Cow. The One Ash Farm & Dairy Supply carry plenty of great homesteading supplies! I enjoy visiting their store.
They have given me a copy of this book about 2 months ago or more. I had it sitting there until we started having issues with our cattle and our cow. Boy, that book sure came in handy! It is a wealth of knowledge.
This book is for anyone who is considering having a family milk cow or for the person who already has one. I enjoy the style of writing as well. The author has a very candid perspective while sharing some really vital information YOU NEED TO KNOW.
We have owned a family cow for many years now and I tell you, they are a joy to keep. Having a new calf each year is such a blessing, especially all the milk that goes with freshening! God made a truly amazing creature when he created the milk cow!
The Family Cow
This is the basic book — yet with all the essential details — for the family that decides to keep a cow for all the benefits she can provide. Learn first the costs, the gains, what she gives and takes. There are practical, fully illustrated chapters that include:
– The history and behavior of the cow.
– Nutritional needs, from grass to milk.
– Buying a cow — the sources, breeds and factors to consider.
– Handling techniques, housing and fencing.
– Feeds and feeding — cow and calf.
– Milking and uses of milk.
– Health and diseases, breeding and calving.
– Growing feed crops, use of manure.
The Family Cow is complete with data charts and tables, a glossary of agricultural terms, and source lists of books and equipment.
About the AuthorAuthor Dirk van Loon has written two Storey books, The Family Cow and Small-Scale Pig Raising. He publishes a monthly newspaper for small-scale rural producers called Rural Delivery. Dirk is a graduate of the College of Agriculture at Cornell University and now lives in Nova Scotia.
Don’t be shy, enter to win the Family Cow Book today!