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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If we have enough interest, we will schedule an additional class.
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.