Dominic Palumbo leads his family cows (a Normande and a Jersey-Angus cross) to pasture near Sheffield, Mass.
PHOTO: JASON HOUSTON
If you allow a calf to nurse instead of milking the cow twice a day, you’ll save time on chores.
Strain milk before cooling it.
Milking can be a rhythmic, relaxing routine.
Dairy products from your own grass-fed cow are nutritious and tasty!
Cows eating a grass-based diet can provide great-tasting dairy products that are more nutritious and flavorful than those you can buy in most grocery stores.
in 1940, the United States had 86 times more small dairy farms than in 2007. The average herd size was five milkers. In 2007, there were only 53,324 farms with fewer than 100 cows.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER