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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by BarredBuff, Jun 3, 2010.
If you had 20 acres and you wanted a dairy source. What would you choose a dairy goat or dairy cow?
that would depend on my time involvement, money issues and amount of milk that is actually needed for my family. a cow needs more food, a larger area, stronger fences, and if something goes wrong and the animal dies its a much larger financial loss then a goat. not saying that I want something bad to happen to anybodys animals. its just the truth, the bigger the animal the bigger the possible problems and expenses.
Cows are a LOT messier as far as clean up, etc...
I prefer cows but being a "one woman show" sometimes, I believe I would be more physically capable of dealing with goats. Not saying that I would always be strong enough for a tough goat either, but, given the size difference, I stand a better chance with a goat.
I grew up with goats I miss them I was just as close to them as my dogs I had cousins that could not drink cows milk they kept goats too with barely any experience with cows just helped out at a small farm goats just seem so much easier.
I'd keep a pair of goats for milk, largely because with a dairy cow, I have no idea what I would do with 5 gallons a milk a day.
Get a miniature cow! Only like a gallon of milk per day!!
I want to get a mini Jersey or a mini Brown Swiss.
I would get a cow, love the idea of a mini cow, brown swiss are so pretty.
never had goat milk and that is fine with me. LOL
i only have 10 acres and next year we plan on getting a couple of Dexter's, they give great milk and taste great as a beef cattle.
I'd get a goat for sure <3 I find them easier to take care of. Only on two acres now and just want one lil nig dwarfie girl <3