If you had 20 acres....

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by BarredBuff, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Songster

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    If you had 20 acres and you wanted a dairy source. What would you choose a dairy goat or dairy cow?
     

  2. babyblue

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    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 anybody’s animals. its just the truth, the bigger the animal the bigger the possible problems and expenses.
     
  3. Ashmeade

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    Cows are a LOT messier as far as clean up, etc...
     
  4. jspdesign

    jspdesign In the Brooder

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    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.

    Jamie
     
  5. aprophet

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    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.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    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.
     
  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Get a miniature cow! Only like a gallon of milk per day!! [​IMG]

    I want to get a mini Jersey or a mini Brown Swiss.
     

  8. chick4chicks

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    I would get a cow, love the idea of a mini cow, brown swiss are so pretty. [​IMG]
    never had goat milk and that is fine with me. LOL
     
  9. momofthree

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    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.
     
  10. Rin

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    I'd get a goat for sure [​IMG] <3 I find them easier to take care of. Only on two acres now and just want one lil nig dwarfie girl <3
     

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