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farmerjan wrote:Status update on the heifer?
She is doing good, getting calmer everyday. I will try to get a pic of her bag in the next few days. I think she still has a long way to go.
Its can work , but will be better to consulte with vet about your idead , its very hard special when you dont know how to work with cowshillbillyhammer wrote: ↑Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:50 pmI will soon be acquiring a jersey crossbred bred heifer that should calve this fall. Never had a milk cow and know nothing about them. I would like for her to raise her calf and be able to get some milk for the house maybe 2 gallons per week. Can a crossbred make this much milk? Will I have to separate the calf from her for a while before I milk her? If so how long? Once I start milking her do I have to keep it up? Can I skip a week if I am busy? She is gentle now and I will be working with her to get her to come into the barn with a little grain as soon as I get her, and I plan to feed her some after she calves if necessary. Can this work? Thanks for the help.
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I saw that this thread had updated and I just had to comment that milk is about $2.30 a gallon here so that is less than $5 dollars these days. I really feel for the Dairy Farmers because milk costs less than a gallon of filtered water.