Backyard Cows???

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Songster
11 Years
Apr 30, 2008
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well my cousin Dave lives next door and he has a heifer. We live in a small country town but our houses are about 300 ft away and he owns a little less than an acre of land.
He's going to breed her and after she calves he'll slaughter and then raise the baby for slaughter too.
I'll probably get a couple of steaks. He has chickens and turkeys bunny's and pigeons too.And next year we are doing meat chickens together.
 

NewHopePoultry

Crowing
12 Years
Apr 9, 2007
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Troy,Missouri
I know some people do,but it has to be allowed by their town/city.
I live in the country but in the town near me ,you cant have livestock in town,but yet you can have horses.
 

Farmer Kitty

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Sep 18, 2007
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Wisconsin
You need to live somewhere that allows them. It takes 1.5 acres or so (depending on your weather) to feed a cow on pasture. You can have less pasture land but, will need to supplement their feed.

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Haviris

Songster
12 Years
Sep 4, 2007
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I raised my cow in my backyard when I lived in town, but I didn't live there long, by the time she was weaned we'd moved, but she was still in my yard. She's now living w/ my mom's cow herd, but it took alot of effort to get her to except/bond w/ the other cows. She prefered the dogs (or humans) w/ the horses being a close second.
 

Linda in San Diego

Songster
11 Years
May 11, 2008
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San Diego
I read an article about mini cows - give milk and meat. I am not sure my city would allow it - but it was worth a thought, but I might go with a mild goat first. LOL
 
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