Family Cow

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1 day class

The family cow is an integral part of a sustainable homestead providing dairy products and meat as well as fertilizer. In this one-day class you will learn how important a milk cow is to the homestead and the place it plays in the whole of sustainability. We will teach you the essentials of how to care for a milk cow. We begin by explaining the advantages of having a milk cow and then proceed to the following topics: breeds of milk cows, purchasing a milk cow, necessary equipment, housing and fencing, pasture management and feeds, health issues, breeding, calving and hands-on milking of the family cow during the class. This class will involve outdoor activities. Please bring a wide-brimmed hat and wear long sleeves. Also, bring appropriate clothing for cold or inclement weather. No shorts or sandals, please.

This class is from 9 a.m – 5 p.m.

ADDITIONAL CLASSES:  If you are interested in taking this class before it’s offered again, please email us at info@sustainlife.org. If we have enough interest, we will schedule an additional class.

Note: Since our workshops are specifically designed for adults, an individual must be 18 years old to enroll in a class. All students should wear practical work clothes and shoes. For your safety, we ask that you do not wear shorts or sandals to a class you are attending.

All our classes close 24 hours before the class date with the exception of classes that start on Monday, which will close the Friday before. If there's a class that closed early that you'd like to attend, please call us at 254-754-9620 to check for availability.

Product Description

The family cow is an integral part of a sustainable homestead providing dairy products and meat as well as fertilizer. In this one-day class you will learn how important a milk cow is to the homestead and the place it plays in the whole of sustainability. We will teach you the essentials of how to care for a milk cow. We begin by explaining the advantages of having a milk cow and then proceed to the following topics: breeds of milk cows, purchasing a milk cow, necessary equipment, housing and fencing, pasture management and feeds, health issues, breeding, calving and hands-on milking of the family cow during the class. This class will involve outdoor activities. Please bring a wide-brimmed hat and wear long sleeves. Also, bring appropriate clothing for cold or inclement weather. No shorts or sandals, please.

This class is from 9 a.m – 5 p.m.

ADDITIONAL CLASSES:  If you are interested in taking this class before it’s offered again, please email us at info@sustainlife.org. If we have enough interest, we will schedule an additional class.

Unless otherwise noted, the materials fee for our classes is included in the registration cost.
2017
September
30
Sat
Sep. 30th
Status: Closed
2017
November
4
Sat
Nov. 4th
Total Registration Cost: $110
Status: Open
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2017-11-04, 2017-06-03, 2017-09-30